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[PRE-ALPHA] Mozilla Boot-To-Gecko (B2G) - NOT ANDROID, SOMETHING DIFFERENT

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26th February 2012, 05:55 PM   |  #1  
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More information about B2G (Boot2Gecko) is available here.

So... I saw this and couldn't resist having a little sneaky play around with it. This is NOT a daily driver. This is NOT stable. It's pre-alpha. If you want something to use as a phone, this isn't it. If you just want to use your phone as a phone, you want this.

With that aside, and with the clear understanding that while this won't brick your phone, it's nothing to do with me if it did for some reason, or likewise if your cat (or other cute pet) suffers a painful death as a result of flashing this. At your own risk, like everything else here on XDA-Developers!

So without further ado, WTF is this? Well, it's a project from Mozilla (the lovely people behind the Firefox browser). I won't go into details, suffice to say I suggest you read a lot over at their wiki - start off at https://wiki.mozilla.org/B2G and work your way through the pages.

Anyway, what is this? Well, it's a TAR to flash via ODIN (codeworkx informs me not to flash userdata partition via heimdall, I suggest you heed that warning, and this tar contains the userdata partition). Within it is a kernel (should have CWM etc), a /system, and a /data. These are not for Android, rather are for booting up this Boot2Gecko operating system. It's Mozilla's attempt at a cloud OS for phones.

Anyhow, if you wanna know how I did it, check out https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Moz...sung_Galaxy_S2

I've prepared a build environment so I can update it when I feel like it (read, when it needs it). So without further ado, your download link (direct link, should be quite fast):

Download Here

Video? See this post

What works?
According to my group of testers (thanks datagutt, and roniez ):

I have no idea if calls work, but I think you'll need to disable your SIM PIN (if you have one) first.

Big props to the developers of this (see https://github.com/andreasgal/B2G for some links and you'll find what's going on)

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26th February 2012, 05:58 PM   |  #2  
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Look interesting, I will give a try
26th February 2012, 05:59 PM   |  #3  
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Nice. I will be reading up on this.

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26th February 2012, 06:05 PM   |  #4  
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Wow! HTML & CSS3 would allow for easy modifications of the UI.
26th February 2012, 06:10 PM   |  #5  
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This is really interessing. I will post some screens..
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26th February 2012, 06:11 PM   |  #6  
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WOW!!

Really interesting.....i hope it will become good and stable!
26th February 2012, 06:53 PM   |  #7  
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Mozilla...It had great success with browser. Let's see how it does with a mobile operating system!
26th February 2012, 06:59 PM   |  #8  
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Dare devil!! I'm gonna give a try!

I just cleared the yellow triangle. Will try using mobile odin
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26th February 2012, 07:19 PM   |  #9  
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Thanks for this mate.

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26th February 2012, 07:44 PM   |  #10  
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I will keep an eye on this build... Thank you...

Please remove my market warning

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