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

Al Johnson openmoko at
Mon Dec 10 11:17:38 CET 2007

On Monday 10 December 2007, Nick Guenther wrote:
> 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.

"Modify" as in change some of the components on the board.

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