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

Lukas Maerdian luk at slyon.de
Tue Aug 26 13:59:40 CEST 2014


Am 26.08.2014 um 12:00 schrieb Lukas Maerdian:
> 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:
> http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-replicant-device.git;a=commit;h=1234f02b40de953a7bccf9f3234c8e352b3a0ba2

Adrien, could you please try this devel-build:

It contains the above mentioned fix... does entering the PIN work for
you, using this image?


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