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This was the thread that got Android started on Vogue, use it now for all discussions about kernel development.
The first 400 pages or so are just for historical interest


Hi All,
I've managed to get Linux and Android up and running on Vogue. I've put everything you need at http://cs-alb-pc3.massey.ac.nz/vogue. Just download the latest android zip file, copy system.img and data.gz to the root of your sd card and all the other files anywhere you like, run haret.exe, click run and wait a while. This is with my New Zealand Vogue (Branded as OKTA Touch) but it seems to work on all Vogues, (e.g. Sprint Touch). This has no chance of working on any phone without an MSM7X00 CPU. Newer kernels (i.e. those with audio and power collapse) will only work properly if you have an updated radio, I am using 3.42.50 so update to this if you can.

Volume Down is the Menu Button, Volume Up is Back, Power is Home (on recent kernels) and the Camera button displays the keyboard.

This will not damage your phone in any way and is very safe, it doesn't touch the NAND flash memory so can't mess up anything, just soft reset (or press and hold the end call button, then select power down) to restart windows mobile.

To add Android apks, put them into a directory called AndroidApps (must be capitalised correctly) in the root of your SD card.

Update: Touchscreen now works, people have also had some success running this on Kaiser and Titan.

Update: Radio works, see post 187.

Update: Now has an onscreen keyboard, see post 303. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=303)

Update: Can now make and receive audio calls, see post 312.

Update: SMS now works, see post 330.

Update: Backlight can now be turned off and the browser works well.

Update: Better keyboard, working clock and charging, see post 436.

Update: SD driver works, see post 539

Update: New SDK boots, network and calls work, no SMS yet.

Update: New SDK works much better, SMS works, audio works, now has full screen keyboard, see post 867

Update: Power Collapse works, battery meter works.... in fact it's pretty much usable now.

Update: Camera works (with some quirks), network can be connected and disconnected.

Update: Runs the android cupcake release with on screen kbd.

Update: Screen brightness works.

Update: USB works (adb only)

Update: GPU works.

Update: Audio input works.

Thanks.

Note: This will only work on Vogue, Please don't ask about other devices, they should have their own threads.

There is now an irc channel (#vogue-android) on freenode to chat about this port.

My Paypal is here if you want to support this project:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...if%3aNonHosted
4th April 2008, 12:00 AM |#2  
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I tried with my Sprint Touch. Apparently it boot up ok. I saw the GUI of Android with contact/dial/all shown in the lower right corner of the screen.

However, none of the buttons are working, including d-pad, volume up/down.
4th April 2008, 12:18 AM |#3  
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Ah I see the problem, I copied an older initrd to the site, download initrd-android again (should be 19595944 bytes) and it might work.
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cool. All the buttons work now.
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AMAZING! I've been looking forward to Android since before it was announced, and to be honest, I'm super impressed that someone's already gotten it working on a ppc. I'll have to try it out sometime this weekend.
4th April 2008, 02:39 AM |#6  
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Don't get too excited, it's not usable as a phone. If anyone wants to help get the radio working though all the source is on the site.
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Bravo! I wish I knew more About Linux/Android to help
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dzo

Hi All,
I've been playing with my new vogue for a few weeks now and have managed to get Linux and Android up and running. The radio doesn't work so you can't use it as a phone yet. I've put everything you need at http://cs-alb-pc3.massey.ac.nz/vogue. Just download haret.exe, zImage, initrd-android and default.txt, copy them to your phone, run haret.exe, click run and wait a while. The touchscreen doesn't work yet but the buttons should, Volume up/down are the return and menu keys. This is with my NZ Vogue (Branded as OKTA Touch) other versions may or may not work, let me know if it works for you.
Thanks.

this is really pretty incredible i think.

my question is...do you have the capability to get this working? well, thats not quite what i mean. what i mean is, is Android in a late/good/stable enough stage that even assuming we had the touchscreen working and the radio working...could it do anything?

i ask this because i am fascinated by this. but i dont want to get myself over excited if all we will ever be able to do with it is look at it until the real android is released.

so i guess my question could also be said like this: Is it more help for you and your success we are waiting/hoping for, or is it the real release of android we are hoping for.

you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about this in my opinion, so i figure if it was up to us you could do it. but even assuming you could, would we still just be waiting for a newer release of android to be able to do anything with it? ie calendar, txt messaging, multimedia, internet, etc.. (i realize these are prob a way off)

thanks a lot! (this is COOL) Jim.
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is there anyway to make haret require less ram? I think that's my biggest problem with this phone (titan). I can get up to like 23 (and it was running haret, but sticking after progress bar) and now it's throwing my the memory error (5990 or whatever).

HTC really fouled up this phone. GREAT idea, poorly implemented.
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Did you comment out the ramsize ne in default.txt?
you can see if linux will run without android by commenting out the initrd line (with a #).
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