[Gta04-owner] [ANNOUNCE] Goldelico Replicant Testing Snapshot (2014.08)

Josua Mayer josua.mayer97 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 18:12:53 CEST 2014

Hi Lukas,

Thats quite an amazing release that you did there! So I fetched my
slightly dusty GTA04, and wrote the latest replicant on the sdcard.

So far I have done very few tests:
wifi connected to wpa2-psk network
start fdroid and let it update packagelist
make a testcall home (I didnt establish a call, just ringing)
enable and disable wifi

What I did like is, that once I had entered the pin, the OS was
automatically german!
But at first boot I had a problem: the sim dialog did not appear; but
maybe I missed it, the phone went into suspend before I noticed it had
finished booting. I also don't like that the phone tries to vibrate on
dialing numbers or going to home screen.

Other than that, it looks really good and I am now evaluating if I can
use it as primary phone again. Keep the work up!

kind regards
Josua Mayer

Am 22.08.2014 13:52, schrieb Lukas Maerdian:
> Hey!
> After a long period of silence, which was due to me being busy
> with university work, I have a new Goldelico Replicant announcement
> to make! Fortunately, Paul added quite some changes to upstream
> Replicant in the mean time, which I could import into our
> single-partition, easy installable and multi-device Goldelico
> Replicant variant.
> The free GTA04 Android/Replicant port improved quite a bit during
> the last few months. I'll try to summarize what happened since our
> last announcement in April:
> Integrated upstream changes, as reported by Paul: * GPS support *
> stable & fast WiFi * Vibrator support * adb via function_fs * Audio
> configuration (for A4) * Power Profile
> Additional Features: * support Letux 2804 (GTA04) phone, Letux 3704
> PDA, Letux 7004 tablet * support for LIS302 accel sensor (by
> Alexandre) * support for TEPT4400 ambient light sensor * automatic
> brightness control on Letux 3704 (using TEPT4400) * integration of
> Radio Interface Layer (hayes-ril) * improvements to hayes-ril, to
> support the GTA04 modem (GTM601)
> The most exciting features are probably the improved WiFi and RIL 
> integration, in combination with the Audio profile. I've been
> especially focused on the RIL. Besides basic SIM access and network
> authentication, you should be able to test phone calls (audio
> routing on A3 models still missing), receive basic SMS (sending
> still missing) and connect to the 3G mobile data network. The RIL
> is not yet very solid; If you cannot connect to the network, a
> reboot, flight-mode toggle or mobile data toggle might help. Once
> connected to 3G or WiFi you can also initiate and receive SIP calls
> with good sound quality on A3 and A4! Using those technologies, you
> can now get a good internet connection on your GTA04, which can be
> used for surfing, emails and SIP calls, using Androids integrated
> SIP client.
> If you appreciate what you see here, I'd like to kindly ask you,
> on behalf of Goldelico, to consider making a donation to the GTA04
> project. Your donations will help to keep our efforts going and
> support projects such as Android porting, Kernel upstreaming,
> project representation at conferences and more. Donations can be
> made here: 
> http://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04%3ADonation
> === Download === 
> http://download.goldelico.com/gta04-replicant/4.2/20140821-replicant+3G.tbz
>  === Installation === * mount your SD card to /media/roofs *
> download 20140821-replicant+3G.tbz * tar xjvpf
> 20140821-replicant+3G.tbz -C /media/rootfs * sync * unmount the SD
> card and boot your GTA04 with it
> === Documentation === 
> http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/
> === Changelog & Issues === 
> http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/issues/ 
> http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-replicant-device.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/replicant-4.2
> === Get involved === We're a small team, always looking for your
> support, be it code, testing, documentation or donations. If you'd
> like to get involved, please have a look at the documentation
> page.
> During my final tests of this snapshot on a Letux 3704 (GTA04A4
> based), I experienced some very strange SIM related errors and was
> not able to enter my PIN. I think this is some specific problem to
> my hardware, as everything was working fine on my GTA04A3. If
> you're not able to enter a PIN, please report this problem and
> provide you RIL log (issue "adb logcat -b radio" on the host were
> your device is connected to, to get the log)
> Another feature were I'd appreciate test reports is audio phone
> calls (not SIP) on the GTA04A4. Theoretically sound should be
> working, but I could not test this, because the A4 based L3704 I
> have does neither have a mic nor speakers.
> As reported by Paul in his upstream Replicant report, we're also
> looking for somebody to improve/implement the power saving
> functions of the libertas_sdio WiFi kernel driver. If you're
> interested in this topic, please have a look here: 
> http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-kernel/issues/651/
> -- Munich, 2014-08-22
> Kind regards, Lukas Märdian
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