GTA02 broken screen / What Nice Projekts to Do Without a Screen or Would Other Screens Work

Ed Kapitein ed at
Fri Apr 18 09:27:37 CEST 2014

On 04/18/14 06:36, robin wrote:
> Hi,
> unfortunately I the screen of my old GTA02 has stopped working (all white
>   apart from a bit of pixel garbish at the bottom, also directly after
> booting). Now I know that you can get a replacement for about 80EUR. Even
> though this is still an option it is a bit expensive regarding the fact that
> the phone is now 6years old. The phone itself still works as I can ssh into
> QtMoko. So I have two questions
> a) did anyone ever manage to connect the phone to some other type of newer
> screen (eg to build an incar navigation system?)
> b) if I ever wanted install something new, how would I proceed only with
> ssh as a visual feedback (if at all): Qtmoko and SHR need the user to
> calibrate the screen inbetween, so I don't know where they will get stuck
> during installation.
> Maybe you can share your ideas on what to do with such a device.
> Many thanks and happy easter
> Robin
Hi Robin,

You could use the freerunner as a SMS gateway, you don't need a screen 
for that.
That is something i use, i can send a text message and perform some action
(switching lights on or off )
Or have a text message send to my other phone if a long running job is done.

Any idea if the touch screen still works?  you might be able to use it 
as a mp3 player, or alarm clock if it does.

Or use it as a gps tracking device.

If you like none of the ideas, you could also donate it to the 
community, perhaps someone can use it as  a base for a gta04.

Kind regards,

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