Community update: GSM firmware, 850MHz experiment, GTA02 progress

Nick Guenther kousue at
Mon Dec 10 03:21:59 CET 2007

On 12/9/07, Michael Shiloh <michael at> wrote:
> Hi,
> GSM Firmware update:
> We've been informed that everything legal has been agreed upon by all
> parties, and all that remains is to get everything signed. Apparently
> the process of getting things signed takes a few weeks!
> 850MHz experiment:
> As mentioned before we're looking into offering an 850MHz variant of the
> triband GTA02.
> Since the GSM section is essentially the same between GTA01 and GTA02,
> we thought a good experiment would be to modify a couple GTA01 handsets
> for 850MHz and to test them out here in the USA. I just received these
> handsets on Friday and am now trying to figure out how to thoroughly
> test them. Rather than me traveling around the country, it might make
> sense to ship them to various users to test them with different
> carriers.  Please write to me if you are in an 850MHz area and are
> interested in participating.

By "modify" do you mean "update GSM chip firmware" or "update
linux-level GSM driver" or something else all together?
I have a GTA01 and I'm in an 850/1900 area. I can help test, if you
point me in the right direction.


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