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Release Announcements / iDroid MoJo 1.0.5 Release Announcement
« on: December 16, 2010, 08:31:06 PM »
On behalf of the iDroid dev team, I am proud to announce the immediate availability of iDroid MoJo v1.0.5

This release is for iPhone 2G,  iPhone 3G & iPod Touch 1G and is available via bootlace or as a binary package.

IF YOUR DEVICE IS NOT STATED ABOVE THEN IT IS NOT SUPPORTED - WE DO NOT HAVE ETA'S ON OTHER PORTS AT THE MOMENT.

BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD, PLEASE SEE THE KNOWN ISSUES SECTION - THIS WILL SAVE US SOME SUPPORT TIME BY EXPLAINING SOME KEY ISSUES

What is this?
This is the iDroid Project's fifth minor release of Android Froyo for iDevices, built from the community source code repos at http://www.github.com/iDroid-Project

Changelog
There have been a large amount of changes across all of our repositories, some of the more key ones are summarised here, but I would suggest checking our Github organisation for a full changes list.

Android
  • Software button emulation (Send, Home & Back) - Pull down the notification bar and you'll see them
  • Added 06.15.00 baseband ultrasn0w unlock
  • Adhoc patch applied to wpa_supplicant
  • Seperated iPhone and iPod build configurations
  • Heavily dieted iPod touch 1G builds (A large amount of telephony based apps removed from builds - dialer is left in because androids MID target is broken and until we fix it, removing dialer causes stability problems - big thanks go to rekoil for sending me an ipt1g so that I can work on it)
  • Initial refactoring/tidy up of radio interface libraries
  • DNS Fix merged back into main init.rc
  • SD Emulation property set merged back into main init.rc
  • Minor bugfixes to ADWLauncher
  • Added busybox and symlinked common commands
  • Added bourne again shell (Bash)
  • Switched from Gallery3D to Gallery (Gallery3D is useless without hardware acceleration, and this one works!)
  • Switched default shell in terminal emulator to Bash

Kernel
  • Implemented wm8991_set_bias_level that Wolfson didnt (iPhone 3G audio codec)
  • Fixed a missing include in composite.c
  • Restored volume button functionality (Now that we have software buttons)

openiBoot
  • No new openiBoot release is shipped with this version (The same version as the previous release is included), nothing has changed in the stable branch since the last release (A lot of heavy refactoring has been completed and a lot of openiboot re-written in preparation for the next release and support for newer devices but it is not ready for GA yet)

openiboot tools
  • NOTE - We used to bundle openiboot tools in with our releases up until now, due to the size of the tools now that we have windows versions and OSX versions we have decided to remove them from the release packages - you can get them (Installers are available too) at http://idroid.nickpack.com/openiBoot/Tools

Known Issues
  • Loopback devices are presently not cleanly unmounted (as has been the case since day 1), as a result an integrity check is forced at startup slowing down boot time a little.
  • Power Management - A large amount of progress has been made on power management in recent releases, but as yet not all device drivers have suspend/resume in them & we are still lacking CPU idle/clock gating so there is still a lot of work to be done before we achieve optimum battery life.

ISSUES SPECIFIC TO THIS RELEASE:
SIM Pin Support
Sim pin support is implemented in this release for all basebands, there is however at this point one caveat for some iPhone 3G basebands and those of you with an iPhone 2G - 3G ultrasn0w compatible baseband versions are not affected by this issue, only applicable to basebands that rely on a wildcard unlock and those that are pre ultrasn0w.

Wildcard unlock/iPhone 2G users will be able to enter their pin successfully and the baseband will unlock at the ril level, however android itself never actually sees this happen, therefore you have to go into Settings and enable airplane mode, then disable it again to get android to see that the baseband is unlocked - this will be fixed in a later release once the baseband communications layer has been rewritten - we figured that some sim pin support was better than none at all for the moment.

Hardware button mapping
We have restored volume button functionality in this release, we have not yet approached the configuration you voted for in the button config poll - there are some technical challenges preventing it and it has also sparked a large amount of debate amongst the development team, therefore for the moment the button configuration is as follows:

Software buttons: send, home, end
Hardware buttons:
  • Hold/lock - back
  • Home - menu
  • Volume up - volume up (Not applicable to ipt builds)
  • Volume down - volume down (Not applicable to ipt builds)

We will discuss this more and address the problems at a later date.

FAQ/User guide
ddominator has gone to great lengths to provide FAQ's and general usage information for iDroid, before posting please take a moment to read these, as a lot of common questions are already answered.

User Manual - http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/User_Manual
FAQ - http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/FAQ

Reporting Issues/Requesting Features
Please remember, this is alpha quality software - there is still a lot to be done.

We have a development tracker system set up to take bug reports and feature requests which you can find at: http://dev.idroidproject.org - please take the time to report any issues you find there.

Please take the time to file a proper bug report, 'iDroid is slow' is not constructive, and is a waste of developers time to answer, please if you wish to raise an issue be as specific as you can, this will greatly increase the chances of your issue being resolved and reduces the workload of the developers drastically.

Getting Help
You can get help by posting in the relevant board on the forum, you can also find the developers and other users in #iphonelinux and #idroid-dev on irc.osx86.hu

Source Code/Contributing
Our source code is hosted on github: http://github.com/iDroid-Project

If you are a developer with Kernel experience, C, Java, C++ or ARM assembler skills and would like to help, feel free to speak to us on IRC in #idroid-dev, we'd be happy to help you get started.

Please honour the licences of the respective code and our Open Source ethos by sharing any changes/improvements you make to it.

Downloads
DONT FORGET TO REPORT YOUR BUGS/ISSUES ON OUR ISSUE TRACKER - WE CANNOT FIX PROBLEMS WE DONT KNOW ABOUT!

You can update to this release directly from Bootlace - http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Bootlace

For manual installers releases for all platforms are available for download now at: http://idroid.nickpack.com/iDroid/official/iDroid-Project/

Team/Contributers/Thanks
A full list of contributers and team members is available at: http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Team

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iPhone 3G / MOVED: Bootlace problem
« on: December 07, 2010, 08:57:15 AM »

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Release Announcements / iDroid MoJo 1.0.4.1 Release Announcement
« on: November 29, 2010, 04:01:20 PM »
NOTE: This is a bugfix release for the 1.0.4 version that was retracted

On behalf of the iDroid dev team, I am proud to announce the immediate availability of iDroid MoJo v1.0.4.1

This release is for iPhone 2G,  iPhone 3G & iPod Touch 1G and is available via bootlace or as a binary package.

IF YOUR DEVICE IS NOT STATED ABOVE THEN IT IS NOT SUPPORTED - WE DO NOT HAVE ETA'S ON OTHER PORTS AT THE MOMENT.

BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD, PLEASE SEE THE KNOWN ISSUES SECTION - THIS WILL SAVE US SOME SUPPORT TIME BY EXPLAINING SOME KEY ISSUES

I have had some people ask whether this works with iOS 4.2.1, the answer at the moment is no for manual installers (Bootlace now has a firmware bundle for 4.2.1). - we need to fix loadibec for the USB protocol change

What is this?
This is the iDroid Project's forth minor release of Android Froyo for iDevices, built from the community source code repos at http://www.github.com/iDroid-Project

Changelog

There have been a large amount of changes across all of our repositories, some of the more key ones are summarised here, but I would suggest checking our Github organisation for a full changes list.

Android
----------------
RAMDISK - Stop dhcpd when wpa_supplicant is stopped
Built against JDK6 instead of 5
Upgraded ADWLauncher to 1.2.0
Added OI File Manager 1.1.3
Problematic APN's disabled (Temporarily disabled until such a time that we have data communications - solves no calls/texts issues)
Fixed terminal, now allows numbers/special chars
LCD Density set to 140
Build properties moved into specific device trees in vendor/apple
SIM PIN support - WITH CAVEAT - SEE KNOWN ISSUES BELOW
o2 UK Data APN details set correctly for iPhone
overlay added to vendor/apple - sensible default settings - this will also allow for tethering (once data is implemented) and a few other things
Some performance tweaks
new userdata image - REVERTED - THIS WAS PART OF THE ISSUE WITH 1.0.4

Kernel
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IPT1G accelerometer inversion issue PROPERLY fixed
Implemented mute in the wm8991 driver (iPhone 3G)

openiBoot - Version 0.2
----------------
Loadibec completely re-written
oibc completely re-written (Now Multi-threaded)
Added different word size support for SPI driver
Known-position task switching
Heavily refactored USB protocol
Removed libirecovery
Fixed a bug with large word transfers over SPI
Fixed minor bug in mmu.c
Fixed some minor bugs in the framebuffer
Version string now stored in /openiboot
Updated default/temp os config to new standard
Added boot_ios command
Fixed some incorrect registers
added multitouch firmware uninstall command (This does not happen automatically on uninstall - this is by design)
FOR A MORE DETAILED SUMMARY OF THE CHANGES TO OPENIBOOT PLEASE SEE https://github.com/iDroid-Project/openiBoot/commits

openiboot tools
----------------------
NOTE - We used to bundle openiboot tools in with our releases up until now, due to the size of the tools now that we have windows versions and OSX versions we have decided to remove them from the release packages - you can get them (Installers are available too) at http://idroid.nickpack.com/openiBoot/Tools

Known Issues
Loopback devices are presently not cleanly unmounted (as has been the case since day 1), as a result an integrity check is forced at startup slowing down boot time a little.
Power Management - A large amount of progress has been made on power management in recent releases, but as yet not all device drivers have suspend/resume in them & we are still lacking CPU idle/clock gating so there is still a lot of work to be done before we achieve optimum battery life.

ISSUES SPECIFIC TO THIS RELEASE:

SIM Pin Support
--------------------------------
Sim pin support has been implemented in this release for all basebands, there is however at this point one caveat for those of you who have newer basebands and those of you with an iPhone 2G - 3G ultrasn0w compatible baseband versions are not affected by this issue, only applicable to basebands that rely on a wildcard unlock and those that are pre ultrasn0w.

Wildcard unlock/iPhone 2G users will be able to enter their pin successfully and the baseband will unlock at the ril level, however android itself never actually sees this happen, therefore you have to go into Settings and enable airplane mode, then disable it again to get android to see that the baseband is unlocked - this will be fixed in a later release once the baseband communications layer has been rewritten - we figured that some sim pin support was better than none at all for the moment.

FAQ/User guide
ddominator has gone to great lengths to provide FAQ's and general usage information for iDroid, before posting please take a moment to read these, as a lot of common questions are already answered.

User Manual - http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/User_Manual
FAQ - http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/FAQ

Reporting Issues/Requesting Features
Please remember, this is alpha quality software - there is still a lot to be done.

We have a development tracker system set up to take bug reports and feature requests which you can find at: http://dev.idroidproject.org - please take the time to report any issues you find there.

Please take the time to file a proper bug report, 'iDroid is slow' is not constructive, and is a waste of developers time to answer, please if you wish to raise an issue be as specific as you can, this will greatly increase the chances of your issue being resolved and reduces the workload of the developers drastically.

Getting Help
You can get help by posting in the relevant board on the forum, you can also find the developers and other users in #iphonelinux and #idroid-dev on irc.osx86.hu

Source Code/Contributing
Our source code is hosted on github: http://github.com/iDroid-Project

If you are a developer with Kernel experience, C, Java, C++ or ARM assembler skills and would like to help, feel free to speak to us on IRC in #idroid-dev, we'd be happy to help you get started.

Please honour the licences of the respective code and our Open Source ethos by sharing any changes/improvements you make to it.

Downloads

DONT FORGET TO REPORT YOUR BUGS/ISSUES ON OUR ISSUE TRACKER - WE CANNOT FIX PROBLEMS WE DONT KNOW ABOUT!

You can update to this release directly from Bootlace - http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Bootlace

For manual installers releases for all platforms are available for download now at: http://idroid.nickpack.com/iDroid/official/iDroid-Project/

Team/Contributers/Thanks
A full list of contributers and team members is available at: http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Team

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iPhone 3G / MOVED: Error update to v0.2
« on: November 25, 2010, 02:55:34 PM »

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iPod Touch 1G / MOVED: iodroid Android Compile
« on: November 25, 2010, 08:36:22 AM »

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Release Announcements / OpeniBoot 0.2 - Tools & Windows Drivers
« on: November 24, 2010, 07:33:57 PM »
OpeniBoot 0.2 images are now available at: http://idroid.nickpack.com/openiBoot

There are also new tools in the subfolder - These are required due to significant changes to the USB protocol in OpeniBoot.

OSX Users: You'll need to install homebrew and use that to install readline and libusb (Until I have time to make a complete install package) - I am aware that the old guides and releases required a specific USB package, I have since switched from this as I intend to package it all up as an installer when I have more time.

Windows Users
--------------------
For the first time, we have released signed windows drivers for OpeniBoot!

Meaning you can now completely install iDroid and OpeniBoot from windows - no more VM's ;)

We are in the process of preparing a guide for Windows installation, but the process is (roughly):
Put device in recovery, Drop openiboot.img3 on loadibec, - When the "new hardware" wizard appears, point to the tools folder for your system, run oibc.exe and use it as you would on any other platform


OpeniBoot Changelog
----------------------------
loadibec completely re-written
oibc completely re-written (Now Multi-threaded)
Added different word size support for SPI driver
Known-position task switching
Heavily refactored USB protocol
Removed libirecovery
Fixed a bug with large word transfers over SPI
Fixed minor bug in mmu.c
Fixed some minor bugs in the framebuffer
Version string now stored in /openiboot
Updated default/temp os config to new standard
Added boot_ios command
Fixed some incorrect registers
added multitouch firmware uninstall command (This does not happen automatically on uninstall - this is by design)
FOR A MORE DETAILED SUMMARY OF THE CHANGES TO OPENIBOOT PLEASE SEE https://github.com/iDroid-Project/openiBoot/commits

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iDroid / MOVED: How can I help?
« on: November 19, 2010, 03:16:11 PM »

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OpeniBoot Development / MOVED: OpeniBoot for iPad.
« on: November 17, 2010, 08:21:21 PM »

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OpeniBoot / MOVED: psfreedom in openiboot.
« on: November 13, 2010, 11:35:11 AM »

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iDroid / MOVED: cam wont work in Idroid
« on: November 11, 2010, 09:02:32 PM »

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Bootlace / MOVED: GApps not able to Google Sign-in
« on: November 11, 2010, 11:21:54 AM »

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Bootlace / Read before posting
« on: November 10, 2010, 01:59:15 PM »
Before posting issues here, read the release announcement and check your device for compatibility:

http://www.idroidproject.org/forum/announcements/idroid-2-1-released-installs-openiboot!/

Requests for support for device/fw/jb combinations not listed as supported will be ignored.

Please remember to search before posting, as many questions will already have been answered in other threads.

Be patient in waiting for answers, we didnt anticipate bootlace taking off as much as it has, and seeing as we are only a small team we are a bit overwhelmed by the support and information requests about it.

Remember none of us get paid for this, we all have jobs and university work to do in our day to day lives, so please bear with us if we take a while to respond - if your question is valid and is not covered by another thread, we'll get to answering you as soon as we can.

We thank you for your patience.

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iDroid / Installation Guides
« on: October 27, 2010, 04:48:57 PM »
Seeing as most people never bother to check the wiki, the install guides are kept current on there, here are some links to get you started:

Installing with bootlace: http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Installing_iDroid_(Bootlace)

Manual Installation:
You can install either using Linux, OSX or a Linux VM (If you are running windows)

Linux: http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Installing_iDroid_(Linux)
Mac: http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Installing_iDroid_(OS_X)
Windows(Via a linux VM in VirtualBox): http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/VirtualBox

OpeniBoot installation: http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Installing_OpeniBoot

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