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« on: April 03, 2020, 10:29:18 am »
Dear community, I need some help. I think I (my Cosmo) got stuck.

The story: My Cosmo was rooted and worked with some problems (high power consumption, CoDi refused to update,...). Today I partitioned the Cosmo following the desciption on Planent Computers webpage. All went well, phone boots in all partitions, but
- Phone works ONLY in unrooted Android (no network on rooted partition, Linux not tested)
- Magisk wants to update, but I can't find a way to do that. All seems fine, but nothing happenes
- CoDi fully stopped to work, asks for update, but refuses to do anything (no automatic, no manual update), no external display anymore

Something went totally wrong. I just can't do anything, because I need a full ROM to restore and a matching scatter file (V19 here on the forum was already tested, but there is still no response from phone or CoDi - something is missing). For the time being I have to retire my Cosmo and go back to my Gemini.

In hope that somebody official monitors OESF: Please provide us with full ROM images. People here are mostly adult and know how to handle a phone. They don't have to send their units back to you for fixing, they can do it by themselves, if you provide the tools.

Thanks for reading, TIA for any useful comment and bye for now
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 10:35:21 am by AP756 »

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 11:08:21 am »
Quote from: AP756
Dear community, I need some help. I think I (my Cosmo) got stuck.

The story: My Cosmo was rooted and worked with some problems (high power consumption, CoDi refused to update,...). Today I partitioned the Cosmo following the desciption on Planent Computers webpage. All went well, phone boots in all partitions, but
- Phone works ONLY in unrooted Android (no network on rooted partition, Linux not tested)
- Magisk wants to update, but I can't find a way to do that. All seems fine, but nothing happenes
- CoDi fully stopped to work, asks for update, but refuses to do anything (no automatic, no manual update), no external display anymore

Something went totally wrong. I just can't do anything, because I need a full ROM to restore and a matching scatter file (V19 here on the forum was already tested, but there is still no response from phone or CoDi - something is missing). For the time being I have to retire my Cosmo and go back to my Gemini.

In hope that somebody official monitors OESF: Please provide us with full ROM images. People here are mostly adult and know how to handle a phone. They don't have to send their units back to you for fixing, they can do it by themselves, if you provide the tools.

Thanks for reading, TIA for any useful comment and bye for now

If you are still using v19 still then the planet supplied root kernel for android will not work correctly. This is because there is some misconfiguration that Planet applied in the boot-loader release that doesn't allow either the linux or the planet supplied android root kernel to access the modem radio. The only thing that is working on the linux firmware is wifi.

There is a thread https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=35879 for unofficial rooting the cosom.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 11:09:17 am by mibry »

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 01:48:04 pm »
Thank you for your suggestion. I followed the thread you mention, but I think my problems are a bit different. Yes I'm still on V19 because I can't update, don't ask me why.

My "interim" solution: I rooted Normal Boot, injected Magisk v20.4 by hand (which was not possible using the recommended way of direct flashing). Phone works now in this normal-rooted partition. I'm back in business, still lacking CoDi, unable to update to v21... Well, good enough for today.

Petition: We need full ROM images and corresponding scatter file(s) to make life easier

Bye for now  Fred

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 01:58:59 pm »
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Thank you for your suggestion. I followed the thread you mention, but I think my problems are a bit different. Yes I'm still on V19 because I can't update, don't ask me why.

My "interim" solution: I rooted Normal Boot, injected Magisk v20.4 by hand (which was not possible using the recommended way of direct flashing). Phone works now in this normal-rooted partition. I'm back in business, still lacking CoDi, unable to update to v21... Well, good enough for today.

Petition: We need full ROM images and corresponding scatter file(s) to make life easier

Bye for now  Fred

You can use these images to restore to a v19 firmware:

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...35879&st=90

Post #97

Use full images.
As a guide reference please see:
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...35879&st=60
Post #69 .

You can also flash lk2, scp2, sspm_2 and tee2. ( same as lk, scp, sspm and tee ) and also preloader and recovery.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 02:54:37 pm »
Copy/paste text with links appears to damage the links.

Here are the links again, hopefully intact:

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...35879&st=90
Topic   Cosmo Communicator - Hardware > Rooting the Cosmo Communicator Post #97

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...35879&st=60
Topic   Cosmo Communicator - Hardware > Rooting the Cosmo Communicator Post #69

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 04:22:36 pm »
Quote from: bolderz
Copy/paste text with links appears to damage the links.

Here are the links again, hopefully intact:

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...35879&st=90
Topic   Cosmo Communicator - Hardware > Rooting the Cosmo Communicator Post #97

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...35879&st=60
Topic   Cosmo Communicator - Hardware > Rooting the Cosmo Communicator Post #69

Ok. Thank you.
I've copied the text from another post that I've already answered.

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 04:24:45 am »
Thank you cam1965 (and bolderz). Tried to restore V19, unfortunately I think my Cosmo doesn't fully understand what I want it to perform...

Status: No response from CoDi at all, black display. V19 is reported to be the latest firmware, no chance to update. Anyway all other programs work. So I decided to root partition 1 again (by hand), installed Magisk, xposed and Gravity box. Now I got two different rooted systems (due to multi-boot), one fully working and one without phone support, both without Codi.

For the time being I'll live with that. I don't know which part of the ROM is responsible for linking the outside display. Would be nice to see an official scatter file with good documentation.

Bye for now  Fred

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2020, 06:56:43 am »
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Thank you cam1965 (and bolderz). Tried to restore V19, unfortunately I think my Cosmo doesn't fully understand what I want it to perform...

Status: No response from CoDi at all, black display. V19 is reported to be the latest firmware, no chance to update. Anyway all other programs work. So I decided to root partition 1 again (by hand), installed Magisk, xposed and Gravity box. Now I got two different rooted systems (due to multi-boot), one fully working and one without phone support, both without Codi.

For the time being I'll live with that. I don't know which part of the ROM is responsible for linking the outside display. Would be nice to see an official scatter file with good documentation.

Bye for now  Fred

You can try to update codi mannualy : Really is a pain to update codi

please see below :

https://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/L..._Cosmo_Firmware

Good luck !

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2020, 04:03:16 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion, tried that. CoDi is completely dead, no response, no function, no update. "Cover display not responding" and ""Codi Version Unknown". "Resetting cover display..." results in nothing. Codi is completely brain dead :-(

Bye for now  Fred