Total Control over the phone

Ian Stirling openmoko at
Sat Apr 28 17:49:46 CEST 2007

Christian Fischer wrote:
> Marco Miani wrote:
>> hi everybody
>> after lurking from the beginning of this list I have a question :
>> Will we have total control over the GSM module? 
> No total control. The GSM-Modules are closed and there is no chance (in
> near future) to get an completely documented module.
> Perhaps when there is no major use for GSM anymore...
> But there are few possibilities to control the GSM part from inside the
> Smartphone part.
> This means for example
> - to turn it on/off

More importantly.
The mixer _is_ documented.
It cannot - for example - be set externally to a 'snoop' mode - as the 
worst case is that it turns on, but can't hear anything, as the mic is 
on the other side of an 'off' mixer.
Any time the GSM module is on, you're pretty much giving your location 
to the provider, inherently, to within a couple of hundred meters or so.

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