How to get started with Openmoko phone?

Mike mikeumo at
Thu Jun 11 03:11:28 CEST 2009

Thanks, Ben --

I just got the SIM card from T-Mobile, the uSD card and the FreeRunner! we'll 
see how it goes!

On Monday 08 June 2009 03:55:35 Ben Wong wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Mike<mikeumo at> wrote:
> > Thanks, Rene --
> >
> > I just ordered the freerunner -- very exciting!
>   Excellent.  You may want to check the GSM firmware version when you
> get it.  I received my phone recently and it had an old firmware on it
> (version 8 instead of 11, I think).  The phone mostly worked, but I
> couldn't do GPRS until I flashed the GSM firmware.
> Here's the page for how to update it:
> Note that, although the web page describes the procedure as a
> lobotomy, it's not nearly so scary, even using the step-by-step
> method, which I did.  Even easier, there's a microSD image you can
> download that automates the procedure for you.
>   By the way, the advice to just buy a SIM card instead of a whole
> plan is the right one.  That way you won't be locked into a year long
> contract.  I'm using T-mobile and it works great; data is unlimited
> and the price is fair.  I've heard T-mobile's coverage is not as good
> as AT&T's in the US, but it hasn't been a problem for me.  My only
> complaint is that ping times are often over 1000ms, and I'm not even
> sure that that's T-mobile's fault.
> --Ben
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