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Android / Screenshots?
« on: February 12, 2008, 09:07:27 pm »
Finally, Android on a real phone! The movie is something promissing for the future.

Hands-on with Google Android-based E28 touchscreen phone


Android / Screenshots?
« on: February 05, 2008, 05:50:54 pm »
Quote from: Jon_J
Sorry for silly question, but is all the flickering being caused by the movie recording?
I could not use my Zaurus if it flickered that much. Otherwise, it looks very interesting.

I guess flickering is only an environment issue where the movie was taken.

By the way, I just found another movie of Android. This one runs on Armadillo-500, which is an evaluation board of i.MX31L.

Have fun,

Android / Screenshots?
« on: February 04, 2008, 07:54:20 pm »
Eu.edge, the first guys who made things happen, posted two movies on the blog.

Videos of Google Android on Zaurus

Android / Cant Hear Sound On My Hardware
« on: February 01, 2008, 05:33:54 am »
The sound issue of my Android Zaurus is not fixed yet. I'm thinking to dig into source codes of the emulator in Android SDK, but unfortunatelly I don't have much time recently.

Android / Network Error - Error 32
« on: January 30, 2008, 01:47:26 am »
Quote from: joey
I am behind a internet proxy - how do i specify settings for the internet proxy server (ip,port,username,password) ?

Tips: Howto Connect Android Emulator behind proxy | Open Handset Magazine

I don't know how to set proxy if login is required.

Android / Yet Another Install Image - Testers Wanted!
« on: January 30, 2008, 01:38:22 am »
Quote from: undrwater
Attempted that joy.

I built a loop.ko with my Angstrom-spitz environment. Kernel version is still 2.6.23.

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

I'm not sure it works for you...

Good luck,

Android / Yet Another Install Image - Testers Wanted!
« on: January 30, 2008, 12:27:21 am »
Quote from: undrwater
I tried last night on my Tosa, but the Angstrom console image I had had no loop support, so I couldn't mount the android.img.

I took a look into defconfig-tosa in Angstrom bitbake package and found that loopback device is built as a module.

So, it would be possible you could try to modprobe loop before starting Android.


Android / Molib
« on: January 26, 2008, 05:44:52 am »
Quote from: jpmatrix

it is specially for people riding the french VĂ©lib bicycles in Paris !
i've tried and it works just great!

C'est si bon to see French on my Android Zaurus. It speaks not only Japanese but also French.  

And beautiful satellite maps of Paris. It's really cool, eventhough I don't understand how to use the applet.

Merci, jpmatrix.

Android / Screenshots?
« on: January 26, 2008, 05:38:27 am »
Quote from: koan
Quote from: Capn_Fish
Would people mind posting some screenshots of Android in action? I'm curious to know what it looks like.

We have a wiki page in development at
There is a link to screenshots.

I noticed some of you come visit my post written in Japanese. So, I rewrite it in English for your convenience.

By the way, SDK's emulator would be must have thing to see how it works.

If you are interrested in Zaurus in action, movies are fun to watch.


Android / Google Android Installable Image Available!
« on: January 24, 2008, 03:41:33 am »
Quote from: charli
5. double checke that /dev/binder was in right mod after start:
    crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 253, 0 2008-01-21 16:40 dev/binder

Try chmod 666 /dev/binder in android-root/start again and again.

I'm still don't know why exactly but my case I put sleep 1 between init and chmod.

Android Zaurus: Boot Android up on Zaurus without chroot

Good luck.

Android / Binderdev Messages
« on: January 22, 2008, 10:27:04 pm »
Quote from: jpmatrix
when you switch from android to a console , there are a lot of binder_open / binder_release messages.
how can we suppress them ?

i tried to launch init with 2> /dev/null with no luck...

binderdev.ko outputs those messages using printk(KERN_WARING). If they annoy you, modify /etc/init.d/syslog manually.

line 50
start-stop-daemon -S -b -n klogd -a /sbin/klogd -- -n

Add loglevel, say 4 (KERN_NOTICE). Any number less than 5 (KERN_WARNING) suppresses them.
start-stop-daemon -S -b -n klogd -a /sbin/klogd -- -n -c 4

After save the file, restart syslogs and kernlogd
/etc/init.d/syslog restart

I'm not sure how Debian confiures syslogd/kernlogd, but as long as it uses busybox version, this way could work.


Android / Yet Another Install Image - Testers Wanted!
« on: January 22, 2008, 05:12:11 pm »
Quote from: jpmatrix
just tested your android install image : works great without any problem.

wifi internet access : works

thank you!

Thank you for testing, jpmatrix.

Your post was very suggesting for me to make it work. I guess you notice HDD LED is less busy now.

A guy told me another C3000 with angstrom-consle-image(2007.1-stable) had no problem.


Android / Yet Another Install Image - Testers Wanted!
« on: January 22, 2008, 06:54:09 am »
I build an install image of Android for Angstrom Zaurus.

I test it only on my C3000, and I'm hoping here that it will work on any other Zaurus as long as running on Angstrom and some other 2.6.23 based distributions.

An install image of Android for Angstrom - Testers Wanted!

Feedbacks and contributions are very welcome.


Android / Busibox For Android
« on: January 21, 2008, 06:06:39 am »
Quote from: jpmatrix
ok. thanks

in fact when i do

busybox --install

as said on benno's site i get a "permission denied..." although i chmod 777 busybox...

(i use android under debian with angstrom kernel

Get sh console up with busybox. You can execute any commands in busybox.
\u@\h:\w$ busybox ash
/ $ gzip --help

You will notice "ps" output difference between busybox and toolbox.
/ $ ps
/ $ /system/bin/ps

Or you can install manually by making symbolic link. If you want "tar" and "top" then;
$ cd /data/app/busybox
$ ln -s busybox tar
$ ln -s busybox top

My opinion. I would not try to --install until toolbox source code becomes public because I don't know what side effect would be. I guess toolbox could be yet another version of busybox.

For now, I stick with "busybox tar", "busybox top" kind of way.


Android / Busibox For Android
« on: January 21, 2008, 04:39:49 am »
Quote from: jpmatrix

how can we install that to the zaurus android ?

As benno says, copy it to android-root/data/app/busybox and add PATH to your android-root/start script.

But question is how to get an Android console. The easiest way would be modify your android-root/start script.


/init &

After booting Android up, try [Fn] + [left/right cursor]. If you find "\u@\h:\w$", that's the Android console.

\u@\h:\w$ busybox | busybox more
\u@\h:\w$ busybox ash

There is a one issue. The keycodes are passed to the graphical screen too. Which means everytime you press [Enter] key, some activies are fired in the graphical screen. It is kind of annoying.

To avoid this issue, launch Android from ssh console of your PC.

If you are using Angstrom based Android, you can try this.

Android Zaurus: setconsole and tty1

Please do not try on Poky based Android. I've been told by cortez that it doesn't work for his image.

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