[Gta04-owner] Progress GTA04 and Letux OS

tgrauss tgrauss at f-gp.eu
Wed Dec 20 09:23:52 CET 2017


Thank you for the detailed information :) 

You wrote about trying to compile qtmoko. I read some months ago that
you had some success with it even if you didn't manage to fully compile
it yet. 

Do you have a procedure (like below to install the Uboot) to be able to
compile qtmoko like you did and so that we can try to fix the last
issues on it ? I would love to be able to use it as my daily phone :) 

Many thanks 



Le 2017-12-19 20:40, H. Nikolaus Schaller a écrit :

> Hi,
> Am 19.12.2017 um 18:51 schrieb Neil Jerram <neil at ossau.homelinux.net>:
> On 19/12/17 09:57, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote: What you should do: update your U-Boot in NAND.
> To do this, use makesd gta04 / makesd gta04a5 to format
> a "production image" SD card (dual partition). Insert
> into your GTA04, press the AUX button and insert the
> battery. This will flash the new U-Boot into NAND
> (red screen) and from that moment on you have this new
> feature in your U-Boot and can use the SD card for other
> things. 
> Please could give us a reference to more detailed instructions for doing this?  I'm sorry, it's a while now since I last worked on my GTA04, but I am very interested to get this improvement in place, so many thanks to you and Andreas.

Ok, let's try (I hope I did not forget anything):

1. get an µSD card yo do not need otherwise with at least 2GB
2. plug into some SD card reader on a Linux host
   a recent Debian or Ubuntu is recommended
   It could even be the GTA04 if you manage to connect the SD reader
through OTG and set up WLAN
   I currently use the OMAP5432EVM with Letux-OS
3. find out which device name the SD card has (usually something like
4. follow instructions at http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-makesd/

    wget -O makesd
    chmod +x makesd

5. run (change /dev/sdb to your SD card reader if needed) as root

    DEV=/dev/sdb makesd gta04


    DEV=/dev/sdb makesd gta04a5

6. Insert µSD into your GTA04
7. press the AUX button and keep pressed
8. insert the battery (well, it should have been charged a little
9. GTA04 should boot and the screen should turn red after some seconds
10. take out battery and install your old µSD card (if you had one)
11. boot as usual
12. wipe out the µSD for reflashing if you do not want to store it

If anything fails, please cry for help :)

BR and good luck,

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