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This page is dedicated to the daily usage of Android on the Neo 1973 and Neo FreeRunner handsets.

The informations here have been updated for the following release : Koolu Beta2 Android release. But should be the same for any not too old release.

You can find general informations (porting/development and day to day usage) about Android and Neo phones here : Android



Works, can be tested with simple game called Amazed


Works, latest kernels need permissions for second rfkill interface in init.rc to turn it on.


Once i got it working, you can test with AndNav2 program.


Does not work, GSM get's confused when you try to use it


Sources for not released yet, latest images have binary from ML that works fine. The SIM's PIN code cannot be validated. For now disable the PIN code using another phone.


Works, but i have problems with scanning when just one AP is in range, it fails most of the time.

Data management



From SIM =

Works, Contacts->menu->Settings->SIM contacts importer.




Can add new alarms, but details of an alarm can't be edited.




Can play OGG audio files, picture application crashes


Some received SMS's can't be read.


Software keyboard

Works, can be brought up with short press to power button.


  • Works, can be done with 1s press of power button, wake up with long power button press, don't use screen timeouts, disable it in Settings->Sound & display->Screen timeout->Never timeout.
  • Michael Trimarchi's images allow resume from suspend after two short presses. However, soemtimes it takes a few tries for the phone to wake up.
  • During suspend the phone seems to wake up make an audible click and go back to sleep.

USB Networking

USB keyboard

USB Host mode

Important Links

Software installation and updates

For initial Android flashing, take a look at: Android_on_Freerunner

Install new software

Update software (without reflashing)