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I have installed ubuntu touch. Downloaded it from https://sempria.de:8203/cosmo/  ( see the post above from sven1999 : Thanks  sven1999)
 Calls , sms, camera are working.
I could not dial and  answer calls using  codi. Only with dialer-app.
Libertine does not work to install libreoffice.
And the sound output to speaker only works after I plug and remove an earphone.
I have changed a file cosmo ( keyboard layout ) to have accents and make sound and brightness work with fn keys.
Also I created an script to enable keyboard backlight on and off.
Ubuntu touch is fine, but Debian to me is a better choice for now.
Thank you to all people in this forum.
@cam1965
Any chance you can do me a big favour and share that script to turn the keyboard backlight on and off and how to implement it. 
I've been trying to get something to work with 'echo 45 > /proc/aw9524_led_proc', looking at other tweaks and scripts here and on the UBPorts forum and trying to understand how to turn the backlight on from either at the keyboard or by opening the Cosmo, but I can't figure it out. 
Thanks
MC

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: In a pickle
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:26:32 am »
Did PC offer to repair it if you were to send it to them?
I suggested a return to base for an out of warranty repair at one point but didn't get an answer.  To be fair I think the comment got buried in the barrage of clutter I was sending them.  I reckon I generated more case notes than the Roswell autopsies on this one. 
Oh well, moving on.  Must go, I will need to get some serious brownie points before I can order my Pro1 X, this will be my fourth new phone in the last two years. 

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: In a pickle
« on: September 10, 2021, 05:00:36 pm »
What was PC's response?
We had quite a discussion, 10 out of 10 for effort, but ultimately fruitless. 
It got to the point where I thought we weren't getting anywhere so I knocked it on the head. 
The Cosmo soldiers on as a pda, sort of like a wifi only Gem with a backlit keyboard. 
Back to the PinePhone for daily driver duties for now. 
I still get to keep Ubuntu Touch though, which is nice. 

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: In a pickle
« on: September 10, 2021, 06:03:41 am »
I have a solution. 
It's called the F(x)Tec Pro1 X

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Cosmo Communicator - Android / Re: Android update not found
« on: September 08, 2021, 01:24:13 am »
I think there's a couple of alternatives if the auto update isn't working for some reason. 
If you're in the wireless update screen and you tap on the setting symbol top right, there's a option there for 'Local update', if you've got the 'Updatepackage.zip', but I don't know where you get this package from. 
Another option may be with recovery mode following the instructions here:  'https://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Rooted_Android_For_Cosmo' but I'm not sure if you need to have a rooted Cosmo for this approach to work. 
Or you may just need to leave your wireless update screen open for a while to give it time to check in. 
Sorry I can't be of more help, I haven't use android for some time. 

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Cosmo Communicator - CoDi / Re: Manual CoDi flash
« on: August 31, 2021, 06:37:34 pm »
@xananax
Sounds like like you've tried everything reasonable and suggested in this thread including the usual do not disturb and flight mode tricks etc. 
If you can't find anything else to try from the various threads in the CoDi subforum it may be time to reach out to Planet support:  hello@planetcom.co.uk
and also to log an issue on the Cosmo trouble reporting board:  https://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Cosmo_Troubleshooting
Sorry I can't be any more help than that. 

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Cosmo Communicator - CoDi / Re: What does 'broken' CoDi icon mean?
« on: August 27, 2021, 08:20:43 pm »
I think you may be able to downgrade with a manual update described here: 
https://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Latest_Cosmo_Firmware#Manual_CoDi_firmware_update
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36139.0
but I haven't had to try it myself.  The version on the webpage appears to be v14, I'm not sure how you would get hold of v15.  Also, what OS and version are you using, is the firmware on the Cosmo itself up to date? 
From memory updating the CoDi firmware has always been entertaining for some, I think when the update is being applied the data passes down the same bus as is used for normal data like notifications etc (or something like that), so it easily gets corrupted unless you go to flight mode, do not disturb, don't breathe for 20 minutes, etc, I wonder if your update to v16 got corrupted on the way through.  There's a reasonable amount of discussion on the CoDi sub forum: 
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?board=214.0
and quite a few of the subjects involve flashing.  I think it just may take the right settings (flight mode, etc) a bit of persistence. 

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Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: upgrading linux on gemini
« on: August 23, 2021, 03:44:36 am »
I think Debian is pretty usable, and there is some mention of apt update and apt upgrade on the planet page:      https://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_for_Cosmo
I used Debian for a while on Cosmo, calls worked fine, I don't remember any deficiencies.  Some other folk on here I'm sure will be able to tell you more detail. 
However, if you are fond of Sailfish you might want to have a play with Ubuntu Touch, I find it as pleasant as my old Jolla, even if not (yet) quite as capable as a 'proper Linux desktop' OS like Debian. 

edit:  Just noticed this thread is for the Little Gem, not the Cossie, apologies for my confusion and gibberish. 

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On UT, 10hrs shows no loss of battery. 
On unrooted Android, CoDi set to Power Save ON & switch off on power down:  10hrs shows no loss of battery. 
On unrooted Android, CoDi set to Power Save OFF & NOT switch off on power down:  10hrs shows no loss of battery. 
All on clean freshly flashed installs, so if my battery gauges are to be believed, I wonder if drain is some added apps or processes not letting the CoDi processor go to sleep on power off, amongst other things. 
As a lot of things still seem to be dependent on Android, I would still  recommend going in to Android, and set the Codi to turn of when powering down: It might have an impact on Linux as well...
I think this is a good idea, CoDi has had a mind of it's own since day 1. 

I'm not using my 2 Cosmos at the moment due to mechanical damage to one and network issues to the other, but other than that they both work perfectly, so if you have any ideas that any of you can't reasonably test yourselves as daily drivers I can be the guinea pig. 

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: In a pickle
« on: August 13, 2021, 05:16:17 am »
Thanks for your support. 
Definitely 'To be continued'.  A lot of developers, community members and Planet have put a lot of effort into our devices, the least I can do is give it my best shot to fix my own little (probably self inflicted tinkering at the command line) problem.  Sorry to vent with the 'Long version' but maybe someone else will read my long winded waffle six months from now and dig themselves out of a similar hole.  OESF and UBPorts have done that for me many times. 
I haven't had your hardware issues, I mean, I have had hardware issues, but again, only self inflicted, usually involving the wrong trousers and long falls onto hard concrete.  Don't get me started on trousers. 
Every time I've stuffed up software on my Cosmo in the past a reflash has sorted it out, cost me a bit of data, and taught me a lesson, but I just can't fix this one. 
I had the perfect setup, UT on Cosmo, not everyone's perfect setup, but it works so well for me.  Isn't that the beauty of it, a choice. 
I hope to have a solution soon, I'm not out of patience or love, but I'm out of ideas. 
To be continued, Watch this space.

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: In a pickle
« on: August 12, 2021, 04:37:12 am »
In a pickle update: 

Long version: 
Well I've tried everything I can think of to fix the sketchy cellular data connection on my shiny Cosmo. 
I've checked IMEI numbers against the numbers on the box, checked they weren't blacklisted online, checked APN settings for consistency, build numbers, image parts, etc, every setting I can see looks okay. 
I've repartitioned and reflashed to Android or Linux, reinstalled Debian and Ubuntu Touch, unlocked the bootloader via FastBoot, started again, and again, but still no reliable network connection on my new Cosmo, whereas the old damaged one still works after the same routines. 
I've tried multiple sims in both slots, with or without the sd card present, on all operating systems, but still no joy on my newer Cosmo. 
I tried going back to Android V19 firmware but I couldn't get recovery mode to see the installer on my sd card.  Probably wouldn't have done any good. 
I haven't tried the SP FlashTool yet.  I haven't read up enough on it yet, haven't found the relevant files, I'm not sure how relevant this tool still is, and I'm out of my depth. 
I've done everything I dare to get busted old Cosmo and shiny new Cosmo back to identical settings to satisfy myself that this is not a software or network issue but a hardware issue, but for a couple of reasons I'm still not sure. 
After a 'Factory Reset', reflashing via recovery mode, boot options on old cosmo vs new cosmo are still different?  That doesn't sound like a reset to me.  I would expect behaviour to be consistent, (if annoying), on any device after a Factory Reset.  Is there a more fundamental level of reset available? 
In Ubuntu Touch I've also noticed some weird behaviour when I try to make a call or send a text.  On occasion the messaging or call app brings up the message 'No sim card, please insert a sim card and try again', whilst at the same moment I can open the pull down menu and see my sim card sitting in either slot, recognised and displaying 2G or 3G.  Surely that's got to be software, (or firmware or settings), but not hardware.  (See attached screenshot) 
On Android I'm also getting some strange behaviour where if the network connection is showing off, and I try to turn it on, a popup asks me if I'm sure I want to turn it off, when it's already off. 
Next stop a report and email to Planet to see if they can help, before I'm tempted to open the bonnet and lose half the fixings down the back of the couch. 

Short version: 
To be continued. 

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Gemini PDA - Hardware / Re: Gemini keyboard self-destruction
« on: August 07, 2021, 04:53:58 pm »
I think most of the smarts in the Gemini and Cosmo are in the top half, with the bottom half being basically just the keyboard and battery. 
It might be worth a chat to Planet to see if they will replace the keyboard (and a new battery while they're at it) to get you up and running comfortably again. 
I don't know how fiddly it would be to do it yourself if you had the parts shipped to you, I think there's a couple of posts about stripping down either the Gemini or the Cosmo on here somewhere, but I can't find them right now. 

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: In a pickle
« on: August 07, 2021, 02:54:21 am »
Thanks for your help. 
I took your advice and did a reset back to Android by reflashing but selecting 'Reserve all space for Ugly Android' from recovery mode rather than going down the Linux route (I think this is what you meant by 'Stock Android'), and booted into Android.  At first I still had no network, so I then gave up and decided to reflash back to my Ubuntu Touch setup, with or without network, and when I did, I had a network connection :)
The connection is a bit sporadic, but I'm out in the sticks at the moment, so I need to get home and update Ubuntu Touch and test from a known signal strength area, but I have a network connection for the first time in a week :) 8) :)
I'll see how I go when I get back into civilisation, update Ubuntu Touch, do some more swotting up on the whole connection issue based on your other comments, and buy you beer if you ever get to NZ. 
Thanks again

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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / In a pickle
« on: August 05, 2021, 01:36:17 am »
I've got myself in a bit of a pickle. 

Long version
I've been running Ubuntu Touch on a Cosmo Communicator for a while without incident, until last weekend. 
I noticed I was getting no network coverage, and I have been unable to get it back. 
After a lot of unsuccessful tinkering I did a fresh flash from recovery mode as per Planet instructions: 
    https://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_for_Cosmo)
with a 'Wipe data/factory reset', 'Change the partition table of your Cosmo', 'Install custom OS on your Cosmo' (Debian into Slot 3). 
Then I reinstalled Ubuntu Touch into Slot 4 and thought all would be good, but still no network. 
I have tried a couple of sim cards from different providers, in Android, Debian and Ubuntu Touch with no joy.  I have tried the sims in another (damaged but functional) Cosmo, and get network no problem. 

At the time the issue appeared I had just been tinkering with SSH and Libertine to install LibreOffice: 
    https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/advanceduse/ssh.html
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/866156/how-to-install-libreoffice-on-ubuntu-touch
but all was working well until I realised I had lost network. 

Short version
Could I have bent some mobile network setting in a way that would not be fixed by a factory reset and flash (that I could reset by some other means), or may I have a hardware problem? 

Any help very much appreciated, thanks in advance. 

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What operating system are you running?  Android? 
After it has booted fully when closed, can you then open it and use it, or does it go back into a loop when opened? 
If you can boot it closed and see it on your PC via USB, it may be an idea to try to backup what you can now, (photos, docs, contacts), in case it gets worse or needs resetting. 

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