Charging Neo Freerunner via USB port

Shawn Rutledge shawn.t.rutledge at
Fri Apr 18 21:57:42 CEST 2008

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:22 AM, Andy Powell <openmoko at> wrote:
>  On the GTA01 you can press AUX as you power up to get the boot menu. On mine I
>  have added an option to start fast (500ma) charging and power off the
>  backlight. This means I don't need to have enough power to do a full boot to
>  get the device charging.  Perhaps an option for slow (100ma) charging that
>  turns the backlight off would be useful - although it would probably need to
>  have a few tests run to see if it was actually helping any.

In my testing, the current draw from the battery while I'm sitting at
the boot menu is not very low.  Maybe this menu hack needs to set the
CPU into a very low-power mode, turn off the radios, etc.

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