I know first we need a working kernel on the phone but has anyone thought about trying to get outside help?
From an HTC tech (not the company it's self)
From another embeded project?
Or from here: http://alp.access-company.com/
I have a cingular 8525 and with any of the decent WM roms I have issues with the back lighting on the keyboard not working most of the time so Id love to have a Linux install on it where I can more easily troubleshoot things in a more familiar environment.
A simple GUI like the Access, qtopia, opie or something similar would b ideal as well.
I have some inside information from Motorola. The US cell providers do everything in their power to prevent phones running linux from coming to the US. The Motorola Razr2 is a linux phone, but to bring it to the US Motorola had to write a new OS for the phone. This holds true with several of their other phones that were linux based outside the US.
The reason they do this is that if they control the OS they have greater control over what you can install and use on their without having to pay extra service fees. If the Razr2 were linux based it would be much easier to install free themes and ring tones.
So for those of us stuck in the US projects like this are very important. So what can I do to help? My social skills and debugging skills are better than my barely existent hardware hacking skills.
Things are not as easy as they were back in the Oki days.