[Gta04-owner] Replicant images on GTA04 release

Paul Kocialkowski paulk at paulk.fr
Fri Sep 14 08:49:16 CEST 2012

Le mercredi 12 septembre 2012 à 15:20 +0200, calypso at riseup.net a
écrit :
> Hallo Paul,
> another feedback from Replicant on my gta04:
> Installation with skripts works smooth, although on bootloader-flashing
> my LED gives me "orange" for approx. 1 sec, then turns "green" for a
> second then turns black ...

That is perfectly normal. Orange means that kernel is loading into
memory, then it turns green during kernel boot and when booting is done,
it turns off and screen should turn on. The idea here is to avoid an
unnecessary LED to confirm that boot went OK (as long as the screen
works, it seems pretty obvious that boot worked). 

> The system itself runs stable and with impressing speed! Great job ! :-)


> As you already mentioned, wakeup/resume doesn't work (only cursor on
> black screen). Calls seem to work (I heard my other phone ring). I
> didn't test USB but will give it a try tomorrow.
> Can you give us a more detailed Replicant help page to start with? I
> couldn't find more in-depth documentation on replicant.us.

Well, we don't provide a lot of "User guides" since the system is pretty
much the same as CyanogenMod or stock Android. Most of the technical
infos about Replicant (how to install, how to build, what's non-free in
each device we support, etc) are located on our wiki:

> Keep on the great work!
> Niklas
> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:20:29 +0200
> From: Paul Kocialkowski <paulk at paulk.fr>
> To: GTA04 Owners <gta04-owner at goldelico.com>
> Subject: [Gta04-owner] Replicant images on GTA04 release
> Message-ID: <1347308429.1973.0.camel at aldrin>
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> Finally, the first batch of Replicant images for GTA04 is out!
> I know it has been a while since I promised images and apologize for
> being so late. 
> So let's start with what works and is implemented in this release:
> * Android kernel based on Neil's 3.2 branch
> * Audio input/output/mixer, sound during calls on A4 only
> * Graphics, that are really fast and usable
> * Backlight, leds, battery
> * Modem has working calls
> Now what does not work (but will probably be improved over the next
> releases):
> * Headset detection and associated scenarios
> * Suspend/resume fails very often
> * Audio routing during calls isn't implemented for A3
> * Modem has very limited support since I didn't implement all the AT
> commands yet
> * WiFi, bluetooth, GPS, vibrator and sensors are missing
> Here are some notes:
> * Sometimes, the modem does USB disconnect and I can't bring it back
> using the GPIO node
> * Modem is turned on during board bootup (with explicit gpio setting)
> but when the phones turns off, the Modem seems still on and keeps
> draining power.
> * Replicant runs on uSD only since NAND is apparently unreliable with
> 3.x kernels
> * We will switch GTA04 to Android 4.0 in the future if it can be as fast
> The images can be downloaded from:
> <http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/ReplicantImages#Replicant-23-0004>
> Just download all the files listed on the GTA04 line.
> Installation instructions are:
> <http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/GTA04Installation>
> Build instructions are:
> <http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/GTA04Build>

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