Two queries about Android installation
kaitobiaslueke at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 25 23:44:58 CEST 2010
it works with 0.2.0 RC1:
Download the zip-file unzip the contents. Run the following dfu-util
dfu-util -a kernel -R -D kernel.img
dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D system.img
dfu-util -a u-boot -R -D qi.img
I have no inserted SD. The first boot does not work, so restart.
Kai Lüke schrieb:
> does this flashing work without SD?
> See #1.
> Christian Rüb schrieb:
>> Neil Jerram wrote:
>>> On 24 April 2010 21:59, James Ancona <jim at anconafamily.com> wrote:
>>>> The installer puts all of Android in NAND. After installation the SD card is
>>>> only used for extra storage (web downloads, media, etc.) Any FAT formatted
>>>> SD card will do. You can run with no SD card in there, but as I recall, some
>>>> things don't work.
>>>> It should boot other distributions from SD. The modification is because
>>>> Andoid uses a different NAND partition layout. If you want to replace
>>>> Android with a different distribution in NAND, you should reflash Qi.
>>>> Hope that helps!
>>> Yes thanks, it does. It tells me that I can't switch between Debian
>>> and Android completely seamlessly - but that I can at least do it by
>>> swapping SD cards. Which is probably OK for now.
>>> FWIW, my reason for asking is that I'm now hoping to find something a
>>> bit more swishy and impressive than just basic phone function. Debian
>>> has been fine for me for basic phone function for some time now, and I
>>> expect to keep that as my mainstay. But I'd love to be able to
>>> demonstrate how cool the FR is by saying "but look, it can also run
>>> Android, here...".
>> I had similar reasons to try Android - another being is the browser ;-)
>> You can use an SD only version, which is documented in this thread  and mirrored here .
>> I have _normal_ Qi as bootloader and Android + SHR on my SD which looks like this:
>> p[FAT, for Android data] p[ext3, Androit rootfs] p[ext3, SHR rootfs] e[ext3 data] e[swap]
>> NAND holds an SHR-U of known state that is functional for basic calling - just in case...
>> What I really miss though are easy updates for Android on SD.
>>  http://code.google.com/p/android-on-freerunner/issues/detail?id=7
>>  http://openmoko.senfdax.de/android/
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