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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: LEDison general questions
« Last post by Daniel W on January 20, 2022, 10:47:16 am »
Hi, and welcome to the sometimes significantly messier world of small-brand Android devices.

In my experience, LEDison on the Cosmo is good for exactly nothing. I seem to recall that the CoDi was supposed to emulate the five colored notification LEDs of the Gemini. I have never seen that happen though, despite many attempts on various firmware versions. You can use its GUI to create and edit patterns, and you can preview them on the main screen, but that's all, it seems. When I get mail in Airmail, I briefly see the LEDison icon on the OS status bar, but no actual LEDs, neither real nor emulated.

Some individual apps, can flash the single power/notification LED in a single color (on my device, the stock SMS/MMS app flashes in yellow, Skype in green) but that seems to have no relation to LEDison, which seems to just be plainly and completely broken on the Cosmo. At this point, I doubt it will ever get fixed.

The four colored LEDs on the Cosmo seems to have nothing to do with the five (colored) notification LEDs on a Gemini. Two of the four (power and wireless) are present on either end of both the Gemini and the Cosmo, and works much the same. The one on the left side of the device (closest to Q on the keyboard) shows the battery state while charging, though with slightly different meaning to the colors. When a Cosmo is charging, the power LED is red below 80%, then turns yellow and goes green at around 95% charge. As mentioned before, at least on the Cosmo, it can also flash for certain notifications. I don't remember if it did that on the Gemini too.

The wireless indicator mostly stays off on my Cosmo. If I close the lid in flight mode, it turns on in red, when the WiFi hotspot is enabled if flashes slowly in blue. I have seen it come on in magenta under some conditions, perhaps when there's only 2G coverage, but I'd have to look that up to be able to give a more certain answer. One of them (I can't clearly recall which one, though I'd guess it's the power LED), flashes slowly in red when the battery is low.

Edit: typo.

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Cosmo Communicator - Linux / UBports and convergence
« Last post by thoadr on January 19, 2022, 03:50:40 pm »
Hi everybody,

I installed UBports on the cosmo communicator. It works fine for my needs but... the convergence is not working  :-\.
I am using the official usb-c HDMI cable from Planet Computers and the cable is definetly working with android.
Any idea how to get the convergence working with the cosmo? I could not find any instruction (if it exists) to activate the convergence. I only find a review with a picture showing a cosmo plugged to a monitor apparently running with convergence  :o. Unfortunatly the guy did not explain how to do it. Obviously only pluging the HDMI cable did not work in my case.

Here is the link of the review.
https://www.slashgear.com/cosmo-communicator-running-ubuntu-touch-shows-what-should-have-been-27656998/

Thank you for your help / ideas  :)
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While not strictly on topic, update #50 mentions that Planet themselves has received three mass produced Astros (for the CES) and shows pictures of several dozen devices undergoing final quality control. Reasonably, the factory will try to finish and ship as many devices they can this week and next, before their new year holidays. It seems update #51 will add more details on production and shipping, so, yes, while still some time away, actual deliveries should start soon.
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Then ensure codi-app / lxc-android are not updated
(sudo apt-mark hold codi-app lxc-android)


Sorry for the necro, but support for the Cosmo is very limited... have to get it where I can find it! That said, why is holding back codi-app and lxc-android necessary?

For what it's worth, your post (and the other post further down for incoming SMS) work on my Cosmo using v4. So, thanks for that!
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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Battery replacement experience
« Last post by Zarhan on January 17, 2022, 05:09:30 pm »
I'd suggest messaging both the eBay seller and Canadian Batteries to see if they could accommodate you. Otherwise, you could always use a mail forwarding service. I wonder if using them with direct shipping or with a forwarding service would have worked out slightly cheaper than the Australia eBay listing...

That's probably what I'll do.

The other alternative is of course that I just ship this think to Planet and ask them to fix Codi at the same time, as soon as I finally get the Astro in the coming weeks - I can probably live with Cosmo until then. It seems to have about 30 mins of usage time these days and maybe 4-6 hours of standby (with the broken Codi turned off, in powersave mode), but since I have a charger around most of the time this is not such a huge issue.
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Cosmo Communicator - Android / Re: Update Magisk v22.0 to v22.1 on rooted Android v25
« Last post by bolderz on January 16, 2022, 01:12:04 pm »
Thanks again, Onkel, I have successfully updated Magisk in the rooted boot to V23 using the procedure detailed in the first post.  The updated version is now shown in both panels of the app and both normal and rooted Android boot run normally without failing verification.
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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Battery replacement experience
« Last post by ZimbiX on January 15, 2022, 10:02:44 pm »
No worries, Ian; will do.

Hey again Zarhan :) I don't know why the eBay seller's made country-specific listings, of which it doesn't look like Finland is an option. In the hunting I did before, the only other place I found that's selling it was Canadian Batteries, but they only ship to US/Canada. Their price with postage to Ontario (as an example) is CA $69.21 = AU $76.49. I'd suggest messaging both the eBay seller and Canadian Batteries to see if they could accommodate you. Otherwise, you could always use a mail forwarding service. I wonder if using them with direct shipping or with a forwarding service would have worked out slightly cheaper than the Australia eBay listing...
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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Battery replacement experience
« Last post by Zarhan on January 15, 2022, 03:52:35 pm »
Anyone know a seller that would ship to Finland?. My Cosmo battery is clearly dying.

Although I guess I could always send the Cosmo to Planet for battery replacement after I get my Astro...
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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Battery replacement experience
« Last post by idc on January 15, 2022, 03:04:10 pm »
Thanks for posting your experience. Would love to hear how it goes when your battery arrives. My gemini seems to have been running out of battery mighty quick recently. I may need to try purchasing a new one. (Though I hate the British system for applying customs charges when you order from abroad, which threatens extra costs of unknown amounts, and punitive extra charges from the delivery companies—it's very irritating.)
Ian
Here's a UK link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114815668118
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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Re: Rooting the Cosmo Communicator
« Last post by TauPan on January 15, 2022, 11:21:41 am »
I've just stopped following this topic since I've been using the official planet procedure for rooting and I suggest everybody to do the same.

Instructions for upgrading magisk are in a different thread, which I'm still following.
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