Neo Freerunner Quickstart Guide

Federico Lorenzi florenzi at
Sat Apr 19 11:04:02 CEST 2008

Just wondering, everyone has asked about using GTA01's debug board
with GTA02, what about the other way around?


On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Alexey Feldgendler
<alexey at> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 09:04:49 +0200, Michael Shiloh <michael at>
> wrote:
> > As you will see, I have a lot more to fill in, but I would welcome your
> feedback on what is already there, and suggestions for topics you think
> should be included.
> >
>  Chapter 4 describes installation of the SIM card, MicroSD card and the
> battery as if they were one task, while in fact it's three different ones.
> It's probably necessary to remove the battery to access the card holders; if
> so, it should be mentioned. Each of the SIM card and MicroSD card can be
> replaced without disturbing the other one, can't they? However, these
> clarifications and breaking down into three tasks is probably not worth the
> hassle, as the developers are going to figure it out anyway, and I hardly
> remember myself ever using a manual to replace the SIM card in any phone.
>  The text mentins "provided" accessories several times. However, the next
> deliveries after the some number of the first ones may not include them.
>  Chapter 7 should describe how to find out the current image versions and
> how to use dfu_util (or where to read about it). It should also tell what
> happens to the user data when the root filesystem is updated.
>  Chapter 8 should describe how to build the toolchain yourself (how is the
> prebuilt one made?) in case you're not exactly on Intel/Linux.
>  Putting stuff in /usr/local/openmoko is against FHS. If the package insists
> on installing everything in one directory, it should be /opt/openmoko. But
> this isn't a problem of this guide.
>  Chapter 8 mentions downloading the package to /tmp (where you might not
> have write access because it's not mentioned in the prerequisites) and later
> unpacking them as if they were in ~/sources.
>  --
>  Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at>
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