Login screen on firmware upgradation

halbtaxabo-om at yahoo.com halbtaxabo-om at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 19 07:53:14 CET 2011

You know, folks, I think it's time to admit that the Openmoko project was a 
failure, and move on.

It was a great idea and a lot of us supported it with our money as well as our 
time, but the device as eventually sold was poorly designed and badly 
implemented. Even the people who bought it after several rounds of hardware 
bug-fixes got a clunky device with pathetic battery-life. Since the hardware is 
crap, it's not surprising that software developers didn't exactly flock to it. 
Trying to make it usable is flogging a dead horse.

The nearest thing we will get to an "open" cellphone will probably be something 
made by Samsung, Motorola, or one of the other big consumer-device companies, 
running Android.

I don't want to offend people, but I think it's time somebody came out and said 
this. If you want to put your time and effort into Free Software, then pick a 
platform that has a future. Your time and effort are valuable even if you don't 
get paid for them; don't waste them.


>From: Rijul Jain <cyberleet at gmail.com>
>To: support at lists.openmoko.org
>Sent: Sat, March 19, 2011 5:43:27 AM
>Subject: Login screen on firmware upgradation
>i recently got a neo free runner and wanted to upgrade the  firmware to openmoko 
>11 so i downloaded the image , wrote it on my uSD  card and tried to boot it 
>from the phone . It boots up file but after 2  mins , a Green Coloured Angstrom 
>screen came and it is stuck at om-gta02  login :_
>its been stuck there for hours and i dont know what to do
>Anyhelp would be appreciated . Thanks 
>Rijul Jain
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