Update 2: Murphy was an optomist. OSX 10.6 is having some issues building Android. Gah! Update: None of the builds I made under Ubuntu 10.4 x64 would boot, which can’t be right. I’ve rebooted in MacOS and am building again from here. Hopefully this one will boot. Ok, so here we go – I’m trying [...]
LG has released the source code for the KH5200 (the Korean version of the GW620.) The source has the 2.6.29 kernel sources included, so hopefully we can get a newer android of Android running soon! We’re targetting 2.1 to start, but may try to get 2.2 going if 2.1 isn’t too tough. You can find [...]
Pixy and I have been talking about writing a game, and tonight we had our first “meeting” about it. We now have the broad storyline figured out, as well as a few of the gameplay details. I’m not going to give too much away, but I will say: it’s going to be a metroidvania platformer [...]
Quick note: I made a few more changes to the site. The mobile theme is MUCH better now. Have a look at m.zacpod.com from your android. Very simple and clean. Added a Docs section (see the menu up there ^^^) that will be a repository for all sorts of instructions. Enjoy!
Update 3: Made a few more changes: QR codes on the right for ease of Android access Mobile site is now live, but the theme isn’t so hot. Trying to find an AJAX theme that rocked as much as the wordpress mobile theme Donate button is back, plus if you’re logged in when you donate [...]
So, I’ve been running my 1.6 Apps2SD image for a few days now, and I’m loving it so far! My favourite improvements are: Battery life It used to last about 24 hrs for me, unless I hardly used the phone at all. It seems like I’m getting around %50 more life. My last charge cycle [...]
Here’s the source for the version of ADB that works in Linux. I don’t think I made any major changes to it – I was trying to make it work properly in OSX when I still thought the problemdetailed here was an issue with ADB. It turned out to have more to do with LG, [...]
Update: Something seems to have gone horribly wrong with the first image. Give this one a try instead. A few people have confirmed that it works. It’s a slightly smaller repack of the same image – I reduced the size by removing a few of the apps I’d crammed in to /system/app, so you’ll have [...]
Quick note – I just changed my webhost from Sunwave over to GoDaddy. For the same price I get 30x the storage and 60x the transfer/bandwidth, plus 24/7 support! Crazy! There may have been some service disruption yesterday as the DNS records propagated, but it looks like it’s all good now. The extra storage on [...]
I’m in Toronto for work + visits till the 23rd, and the internet at my hotel is REALLY slow. Excuse my slow updates.
ADB mysteriously stopped working in Linux for the 1.6 version of Android on the LG Eve. Here’s an adb that should work on the new image. As always, let me know if you have any problems!
A few of you have donated to my site in the past week – Thank you! I wanted some way to publicly thank donators, so I’ve changed the donation system to optionally show your name and link to a site of your choice. Unfortunately, the folks that have already donated previously aren’t included in the [...]
Update: Don’t use this unless you really have to – the new Korean 1.6 image is WAY more stable. This one crashes, apps don’t work, and it basically sucks. Ok, here’s a quick and dirty root of the Rogers beta 1.6 rom. 3g will not work unless you do a factory reset. The ABI problem [...]
It’s just been a VERY busy few weeks. Lots of travel to new clients, and so much work that I’ve not had the energy to do anything ‘cept relax in my free time. I have done a few fun things though: Built a 2-node MythTV/Mythbuntu based media center. Post about that is coming soon. I [...]
I’ve decided to spend my tax return on a pair of new media systems and a projector. Here’s what I’m looking at so far: Projector: Epson 705HD. It’s a nice inexpensive projector that has been getting rave reviews. It will be perfect for our living room. Media Server: For the living room – running the [...]
Fixed! I can now use ADB to talk to the phone in OSX! Turns out that it’s a problem with the way that LG designed the phone’s composite device vs the way that OSX recognizes composite devices. USB devices all present a class and a subclass to the OS when they’re plugged in. For composite [...]
CyrilLD over at XDA found the serial console header on the GW620! It’s the 5 contacts in a row underneath the SIM card. The center one is the TX pin. This is a 3.3v serial port, so you’ll need a level converter of some sort to connect it directly to a PC’s serial port, but [...]
*cry* Ok. So, I finished bringing the LG mods in to the 2.6.29 kernel and the beasty still won’t boot. it just sits there taunting me with a “Booting linux” prompt. No error message, no console activity, no nothing. Just nothing. Nothing. Arg. Worse, another hacker on XDA tried the same thing with the CodeAura [...]
To quote King Crimson: “Frustration will be my epitaph.” <vent> Sooo I’m trying to port the changes that LG made to the kernel (that let it run on the GW620 hardware) and it is being a serious pain in the arse. We need kernel 2.6.29 in order to fully run Android 2.0. So, a porting [...]
LG Just gave us access to the GW620’s open source code! We should now be able to compile a more recent kernel for it, and hopefully get Android 2.0 working! Wooohooo! I’ve uploaded the source code here. It’s open source, so I don’t think LG will mind.