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[DEV] The project to port Android(froyo) on S8500 (8530)

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3rd April 2011, 01:45 PM |#11  
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No i mean Meteor gave me some (seeminly non existant) version of the wave that has 512 internal storage. Im pretty sure its meant to have 2-4gb at the minimum.

Wave have 2gb of internal storage, but only 512mb are free for the user.
3rd April 2011, 03:15 PM |#12  
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Wave have 2gb of internal storage, but only 512mb are free for the user.

Wave S8500 have 2Gb of internal storage which are partitioned (bada 1.0.2):
-about 512Mb for messages (mail+sms);
-about 420Mb for user files;
-about 1Gb for system files (os+apps+widget+java)

You can find it in: Setting-->Memory-->Memory Status-->Common Memory
3rd April 2011, 04:33 PM |#13  
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@ oleg_k

1.
How to bypass to write/overwrite Boot without JTAG?
I stuck in problems with Multiloader to write decrypted unmodified Original Boot. See here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4&postcount=34

2.
How to build valid Bootimage for JTAG or file(s) to use your uploaded files.

Maybe you could please upload your working Bootimage from S8500?
So we had something to start with...

3.
You have working fallback/recovery plan? To get back to working bada S8500.
Or only JTAG...


4.
Anyway. Thanx for uploading files for study.

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3rd April 2011, 05:30 PM |#14  
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To adfree,
1)now the steps bada->android or android->bada is only via JTAG.
i'm don't know any other way.

2)i posted full working bootloader files in first message of my thread.

3)i will post full jtag image with semi-working android in 2 hours.

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3rd April 2011, 05:55 PM |#15  
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Thank you oleg_k


Last Question for today.

So I should use simple Flashtool from I9000 to flash these Boot Files into S8500 ?


Sorry for stupid Question. But I'm totally Android Noob.

Thank you for uploading files.

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3rd April 2011, 05:58 PM |#16  
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Originally Posted by oleg_k

To adfree,
1)now the steps bada->android or android->bada is only via JTAG.
i'm don't know any other way.

2)i posted full working bootloader files in first message of my thread.

3)i will post full jtag image with semi-working android in 2 hours.

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We can think about running SBL or any other bootloader (anybody with sources for that?) through the FOTA hole as I described in the thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1020444
This way we don't need JTAG for initial flashing. It'd be also good to perform testing without touching BADA in the NAND, but we either need to reorganize partitions or boot from SD card

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3rd April 2011, 06:40 PM |#17  
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I think an combination will lead to success... so work together.

At this status it is maybe tooo risky to play without JTAG.
As we not know, how Android will handle Memory...

Okay, correction. I don't know.

In worst case scenario you need JTAG to reanimate Wave...

We have 2 steps/parts.

Android part.
Display, Kernel, Memory, etc...

This part is mandatory in my opinion.

Then second part, how to start Android. Then there are several theories...
BootLoader, No BootLoader, FOTA... inject via JTAG into RAM...
internal Memory or Dual Boot from SD Card...

Anyway, without proper modified Android part we can't use all our Security Holes.

As more infos we have, better, as more working solution we have.
So more chance to improve something.

At the moment we can only improve Video Quality.

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3rd April 2011, 06:40 PM |#18  
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Mijoma,
I totally agree with you,maybe this is the way to deploying android on S8500.
But now,i think about build working kernel for our s8500.
Maybe you helping with analize memory init on original bootloader?
like this - http://code.google.com/p/jetdroid/wiki/OriginalDramInit

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3rd April 2011, 10:03 PM |#19  
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Seems like using mijoma's discovery you should be able to replace booting and maybe make it to boot from SD card using a open source booter a compatible android kernel with selfmade drivers.

Maybe that could be the way, sadly we'd lose internal storage since we wouldn't be touching bada partition, anyway Android should be working fine from a SD card, It does properly on other handsets which internal storage is nothing more than a microSD card instead of flash memory.

I think losing 2GB on internal and XMB on microSD is a good deal for having android on our handsets. Happily I got 16GB SD on my wave xP. Anyway once you achieved that we could gather to use the internal flash memory partition

Jioma I suggest you to work with adfree (along your knowledge) and oleg_k they're our wave masters, baybe you together could gather to achieve this great project. I require you to work on this oh please jioma=(
3rd April 2011, 10:15 PM |#20  
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Ok thats great news! Finally we have a method of booting other platforms on the Wave. What we need is as much information on the s5800 chipset as we can get so we know exactly what to compile and what drivers are needed in the linux kernel for android. Someone get in touch with Cyanogen mod and ask him for help and offer him a wave or something ha.
3rd April 2011, 11:03 PM |#21  
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if you are making an investigation about Samsung Wave S8500 all the data you will need will be in the attached file
file password : samfirmware.com
Good luck with porting android
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