Dial In/Out + SMS In/Out now works

Peter Rasmussen plr at udgaard.com
Thu Jan 24 21:32:57 CET 2008

I have a SDHC card installed, and the latest mentioned u-boot seem to 
support SDHC, but I suppose regular SD cards, eg. the 512MB card 
delivered with the Neo will work as well.

0.Ensure that the flash-card is formatted with the file system format ext3.
1.You should be able to do that with a card reader connected to your 
Linux based computer.
2.Insert the flash card into your Neo and boot it up with a recent image 
that has been installed to the phone, not the flash card that you are 
about to update.
3.Get the flash image file that you want to flash your Neo with, to your 
Linux computer.
4.Connect your Neo to your computer with a USB cable.
5.Establish the connection with this:  ifconfig usb0 
6.If #5. doesn't work, it may be because your Linux kernel doesn't have 
the necessary USB support.
7.In case you are using the (as of today) the most recent release, 
execute the following command:   cat 
| ssh root at tar -C /media/card -xz
8.Remeber that if you get an error about SSH not knowing your host, just 
execute (as root):   # rm /root/.ssh/known_hosts
  and redo the command.
9.It may take from 5-10minutes to unpack the image onto your flash card, 
and if you have added the tar flag 'v' then it will definitely take longer.
10 If your image is not gzipped, but just a regular tar-image then you 
should omit the 'z' flag.
11.Then, when attempting to reboot to this image, you must select SD or 
SDHC card to reboot when starting up the Neo, using the AUX key and the 

If it doesn't work, ask again, and everyone please remember: there are 
no dumb questions, just dumb answers!

Let's make the Neo the best platform out there!


Brad Pitcher wrote:
> How do you install using the tarball?
> On Jan 23, 2008 3:51 PM, Peter Rasmussen <plr at udgaard.com 
> <mailto:plr at udgaard.com>> wrote:
>     With the recent image:
>     http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/OpenMoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080123-fic-gta01.rootfs.tar.gz
>     <http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/OpenMoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080123-fic-gta01.rootfs.tar.gz>
>     I was able to make voice calls and messaging work on my GTA01, and
>     this
>     is great progress seen from a user's perspective!
>     The Message UI is rather puzzling, though, I was able to use it.
>     If it is now possible to make the GTA01 handle battery power in a
>     decent
>     way, i might actually become a really useful device, also for regular
>     usage. I don't usually want to carry more than one mobile device with
>     me, so my Neo still sits on my desk at home.
>     Decent battery power handling would be:
>     1.Needing charge less than once each day, even when on 24/7.
>     2.Being able to keep charging and not loosing/disconnecting charging
>     while plugged in, see:
>     http://bugzilla.openmoko.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1158
>     I know that battery handling has improved on the GTA02, but I hope
>     that
>     also the GTA01 will eventually be usable for common everyday use :-)
>     Peter

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