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

Lukas Maerdian luk at slyon.de
Tue Aug 26 12:00:51 CEST 2014

Hello Adrien,

yes indeed, this is the same behavior I saw on my A4. There seems to be
a problem with the modem power up sequence and I have created a first
patch, which seems to fix the problem on my device, but it is not yet
very well tested:

Maybe we can do a new testing snapshot once this improved mechanism is
ready. Thanks for your report!


Am 25.08.2014 um 21:23 schrieb Adrien Dorsaz:
> Hello,
> I've tried too this snapshot on my GTA04A4 and I wasn't able to enter my
> pin code, because I didn't had the interface to enter it (even after
> reboot / airplane mod / disabling data).
> As you suggested it I've used logcat to get radio log (see in
> attachment).
> Thanks you very much,
> Adrien
> Le lundi 25 août 2014 à 18:12 +0200, Josua Mayer a écrit :
>> 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
>> http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-kernel.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/3.12-replicant4
>>> === 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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