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=== Importing ===
 
=== Importing ===
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You can import your Vcard contacts using [http://www.dusystems.com/importContacts.html "Android Contacts Import"]  from the SDCard. This applications is also available from AndAppStore (See [[#Install new software]])
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== Update software (without reflashing) ==
 
== Update software (without reflashing) ==
  
== Problems / FAQ ==
 
Startup problems (Beta2): adb shell to the device and delete /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
 
  
Adb can not find any device:
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== Android Debug Bridge ==
Make sure you can ping the device. Kill the background running adb-server by "adb kill-server" and start your first adb instance (which starts the background process) with "ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 adb devices". After that, you can run adb without ADBHOST-Variable.
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To assist in debugging and to gain shell access to the phone with Android, you can use the instructions found here: [[Android_debug_bridge]]
  
 
= Links =
 
= Links =

Revision as of 23:40, 25 January 2009

Contents

Android.png

Introduction

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


Subsystems

Accelerometers

Works, can be tested with simple game called Amazed

Bluetooth

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

GPS

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

GPRS

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

GSM

Sources for libmuxgsm-ril.so not released yet, latest images have binary from ML that works quite fine. The SIM's PIN code cannot be validated. For now disable the PIN code using another phone. Registering on a Network seems to be slow and sometimes doesn't work.

Wifi

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


Data management

Contacts

Importing

You can import your Vcard contacts using "Android Contacts Import" from the SDCard. This applications is also available from AndAppStore (See #Install new software)


From SIM =

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

Synchronization

Calendar

Alarm

Works.

Importing

Synchronization

Media

Can play OGG audio files, picture application crashes

SMS

Some received SMS's can't be read.

Others

Software keyboard

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

Suspend

  • 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, sometimes it takes a few tries for the phone to wake up.
  • For me resume works best if i long press power until the main screen appears and the short power press that unlocks screen.
  • During suspend the phone seems to wake up make an audible click and go back to sleep.

USB networking

USB keyboard

USB Host mode

Software installation and updates

For initial Android flashing, take a look at: Android_on_Freerunner

Install new software

Update software (without reflashing)

Android Debug Bridge

To assist in debugging and to gain shell access to the phone with Android, you can use the instructions found here: Android_debug_bridge

Links

Personal tools

Contents

Android.png

Introduction

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


Subsystems

Accelerometers

Works, can be tested with simple game called Amazed

Bluetooth

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

GPS

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

GPRS

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

GSM

Sources for libmuxgsm-ril.so not released yet, latest images have binary from ML that works quite fine. The SIM's PIN code cannot be validated. For now disable the PIN code using another phone. Registering on a Network seems to be slow and sometimes doesn't work.

Wifi

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


Data management

Contacts

Importing

You can import your Vcard contacts using "Android Contacts Import" from the SDCard. This applications is also available from AndAppStore (See #Install new software)


From SIM =

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

Synchronization

Calendar

Alarm

Works.

Importing

Synchronization

Media

Can play OGG audio files, picture application crashes

SMS

Some received SMS's can't be read.

Others

Software keyboard

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

Suspend

  • 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, sometimes it takes a few tries for the phone to wake up.
  • For me resume works best if i long press power until the main screen appears and the short power press that unlocks screen.
  • During suspend the phone seems to wake up make an audible click and go back to sleep.

USB networking

USB keyboard

USB Host mode

Software installation and updates

For initial Android flashing, take a look at: Android_on_Freerunner

Install new software

Update software (without reflashing)

Android Debug Bridge

To assist in debugging and to gain shell access to the phone with Android, you can use the instructions found here: Android_debug_bridge

Links