HW problems ...

Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Fri Aug 22 18:23:05 CEST 2008

Pietro Abate wrote:
> forgot to say. The datecode on my freerunner is 20080728
> It also powers up with the charger and no battery.

What is the version of your hardware?

root at om-gta02:~# libgsmd-tool -m shell
libgsm-tool - (C) 2006-2007 by Harald Welte and OpenMoko, Inc.
This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY

# # Get revision
revision: "HW: GTA02BV5, GSM:
> Is the wiki now outdated ?
> pp
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 05:14:30PM +0200, Pietro Abate wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've read of the hw problems in the wiki. Now I got my freerunner
>> the other day and I can boot without a battery (while reading the wiki,
>> I understood that this wasn't possible) and I can see a tiny soldering
>> between the 3rd and 4th pin of the sd card (this should be related to
>> the GPS problem). Have these two HW bugs been fixed in the new 
>> freerunners shipped recently ? This news would make me happy :)

I don't know,  but other readers of this list will know and respond.

>> And a last question. Can I use the freerunner without a gsm sim card ?


>> ATM I don't have one and it seems the default system gets stuck
>> in the gsm registering loop.

As expected with no SIM card. You can purchase a pay-as-you-go for as 
little as $10, if you want.


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