[NEWS & UPDATES] Badadroid - ARMLinux (Android Kernel) on S8530/S8500
This thread has been approved by Oleg_K
- first developer of port.
It is general summary, project news, and development discussion
about continuation of Android porting project for Wave.
All non-development post in this thread will be reported, deleted, and computers of their authors desintegrated immediately.
There were reports, and I experienced it myself that using Badadroid can destroy your battery calibration and significantly lower your battery capacity. I suspect this can be avoided by reducing time of connection to USB when Badadroid is running there.
Short development history:
The project has been started by Oleg in March 2011 - development progress has been made rapidly by him, however, he had been using JTAG Riff Box to make Wave oneNAND memory organisation the same like in Samsung Galaxy S (SGS) I9000 - phone with very similiar hardware to Wave. The problem is it's very expensive and advanced stuff. In the meantime mijoma
found security hole in Wave's Bootloader3 (BL3) FOTA loading code and made PoC-exploit for that. That allowed me to create, with help of srg.mstr
, mijoma and b.kubica
, simple Badadroid bootloader, loading kernel zImage from moviNAND flash memory - this is where port has been made bootable on literally any Wave phone. However, oneNAND layout still remains untouched and by default kernel is configured to use SGS oneNAND partitions. So nbates66
put all their efforts into making this method of booting operatible. It succeed after few days and ShadowAS1 had released unofficial tutorial explaining how to bring up pre-alpha Android into S8500 device. The problem was that only 1 bootloader version was supported this time, mijoma came up with idea of making our FOTA bootloader capable of supporting alot of bootloaders - he created "BL Univ Boot FOTA". Oleg became very busy with his real life stuff so kernel development practically stopped. Currently I'm the most active kernel developer, altough I'm not so experienced as Oleg is and I'm learning from scratch so it goes very, very slow. In December 2011 KB_Jetdroid contacted me and we are together working on Jet&Wave modem driver - it's tough work but goes forward finally.
In April mikegapinski
has joined the project to get things together and make first really working ROM.
9 April Mike got ICS platform booting.
Mike has stopped maintaining platform so I took it over.
Oleg has finally got S8530 in his hands and made SCLCD driver for it. Praise him!
Both S8500 and S8530 versions are semi operatible. The most complicated, annyoing, and needed driver is Modemctl+RIL.
March 2013 - World's first working non-AT commands based RIL for non-Android phone has been released. Most of the implementation was done by KB_Jetdroid, me and Volk204, basing on opensource Replicant's RIL for Samsung Galaxy S.
April 2013 I finally fixed S8530 display driver.
We are working hard with Volk204 on RIL interface, doing small progress day by day. But it is still long way ahead!
Remember - there were no ETA, there is no ETA, and there will be no ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival).
Badadroid sources are based on kernel of I9000 (https://github.com/CyanogenMod/andro...samsung_aries/
Dev only - "Fastbooting" of kernel is possible through bTerm - scripts are in bTerm directory of badadroid repo.
We do not release binaries according to any schedule - if you want to know real releases time, please refer to Blizzard - "When it's ready."
If you want to donate and increase our will to work - you can find donation links in our profiles. Right next to our posts and profiles.
Original Oleg's thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1012856
Developers call: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1382801
Tools SVN repository (FOTA exploit and various debug and config stuff): http://code.google.com/p/badadroid/
Kernel GIT repository (current kernel and initramfs I'm using): https://github.com/Rebell/android_kernel_samsung_wave/
(also CM10 platform parts are available on my github account)
Jetdroid project: http://code.google.com/p/jetdroid/
RIL implementation repo: https://github.com/KB-JetDroid/bada-modemril
One of the first sources releases by Oleg: https://github.com/Oleg-k/
The opening of the Wave bootloader through FOTA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1020444
CM10 port thread, description and sources: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1118436
bTerm - bada terminal application: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1298950
Oleg's thread on Badablog.ru (it's in Russian language): http://badablog.ru/forum/topic683start780.html
To clarify - building and releasing binaries is not
porting. In this moment, real
porting team consists of Volk204 and myself.
You can often meet me on irc.freenode.net #badadroid
Feedback on my development is highly appreciated, but first
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, just appreciated.
Pretty owsom Android/Kernel dev tips&tricks: http://omappedia.org/wiki/Android_How-tos
Git HOW-TO by eagleeyetom: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=31304826
15-minutes GIT introduction: http://try.github.com
If you want to submit patches to my git projects - use the guides above and make a pull request.