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[PRJ][OS]Linux and Android on HTC Diamond "NOT YET WORKING"

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By dcordes, Retired Senior Recognized Developer on 21st June 2008, 02:13 PM
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This thread discusses Linux for HTC Diamond and HTC Raphael

User resources

To get started with android real quick use this site http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...e=RaphaelDonut

Further information on progress with Linux and Android and help can be found at the Raphael Linux wiki page.

Developer resources

The wiki of the htc-linux.org project has all the required uptodate research information http://www.htc-linux.org/wiki
If you want to contribute in the kernel porting project, please use this wiki.

The latest kernel code for Raphael, Diamond (and the other msm7xxxA devices) can be found in the htc-msm-2.6.27 branch of the linuxtogo.org git repository.


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Would be nice if somebody could try and test if the kaiser linux kernel boots on their diamond. Here's what you need

http://linuxtogo.org/~lgorris/kaiser-bootkit/

It has a small documentation but here's what you need to do again:

Get haret.exe, default.txt, zImage and angstrom-console on your diamond into the same folder, run haret.exe and tap run.

edit: the link above points to a website with kernel builds for the kaiser (msm7200). since diamond has msm7201A, it would be better to build directly from the android-msm-2.6.25 branch which has the halibut machine type. halibut is also an msm7x00A. there are some differences between the A and non-A msms.

google git is at
git.android.com

checkout the branch android-msm-2.6.25 ( it's most uptodate)

 
 
21st June 2008, 04:02 PM |#2  
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I have in fact been researching this since yesterday. The vanilla Android is for 7x00A devices, and should work on Diamond without too much fuss. I'm not a Linux developer though, so I'll need some help with that part. (though I am a developer)

The Kaiser boot kit does not work. Once it's done loading the device freezes entirely. Kaiser uses 7200 though, not 7201A, and for all I know it might actually be (partly somewhat) running, but with no frame buffer.
21st June 2008, 04:05 PM |#3  
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agreed with the freezing part.
21st June 2008, 07:00 PM |#4  
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From Haret:

WinCE reports memory size 134217728 (phys=118571008 store=115261440)

Where did the rest 64 MByte go?
21st June 2008, 07:28 PM |#5  
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Ok who's seriously interested in getting this to work?

Whats the progress so far? Lets try to get something packaged and up for diamond.
21st June 2008, 09:52 PM |#6  
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I am definately going to spend some time trying to gets this to work when I get my Diamond.
21st June 2008, 11:15 PM |#7  
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I am definately going to spend some time trying to gets this to work when I get my Diamond.

I haven't been able to compile the kernel, but it sounds like you'll be able to. Give it a shot and I'll test it.
22nd June 2008, 12:10 AM |#8  
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I'll test it too.
22nd June 2008, 03:45 PM |#9  
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k, can you also try the vogue builds? http://it029000.massey.ac.nz/vogue/

http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...iamondResearch

the shared memory looks similar to the on on kaiser. So it will probably be easy to make communication with the phone work as soon as it works on kaiser. Of course you need to be able to boot first
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Hi guys,

I've been trying to get Android running on my Diamond for a few days to no avail.

I've tried the Kaiser set of files and Vogue set of files. The furthest I've got is to make it display the 'Go Go Go...' message and then it hangs.

Has anyone actually got Android to run on a Diamond before?

Thanks.
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Vogue does not work, but might be because of HaRET, don't know.

7201A is different from 7200. I would not expect it to work. However, the vanilla kernel is for Diamond type chips, so if anyone could compile a vanilla kernel it's worth testing. HaRET might need a few modifications though.
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