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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-06, 15:10 PM

I informed the Free Software Foundation about the GPL violation. Hopefully they will react and Lenovo is getting mail from their legal department. I've had enough of this sh!t. What's so hard about releasing a bunch of text files?

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-07, 6:06 AM

 

I am attempting to compile the kernel K1 on Open Suse 12.1 32-bit, using GCC 4.4, and the arm-eabi-4.4.3.
The same results - during boot after the initial Lenovo logo the screen goes black and the front facing camera LED turns on. The device remains frozen this way until I hold the power button to shut down.
What a stupid joke from the firm Lenovo? 

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-07, 13:47 PM
No not a joke. As far as I'm aware, Lenovo didn't create it. And their not the only ones who has done this. They've only released what they was given. Same as Samsung. My 2 android phones STILL do not have working source codes. (Galaxy Prevail and Transform Ultra)

It just happens you have a Lenovo Tablet. Just be a little patent as they find out the required info.

Woot! Woot! Go Mark, he's our man.
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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-07, 18:48 PM
If you aren't finding source for your Samsung, you're not looking.  The code was released with the announcement of the device:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/04/27/another-day-another-source-code-delivered-samsung-releases-the-source-for-the-galaxy-prevail/
Samsung has, on several occasions, released the source BEFORE the device hit the shelves.
Lenovo has the required info -- they just released a new ROM and must have compiled the kernel.  So... zip it and ship it.  It's as simple as that.  Of course, one could speculate that they are scrubbing the kernel to remove things they don't want customers to see.  Other Chinese firms have been caught inserting spyware into devices and components.
The community has been more than patient.  My understanding is that the call for the missing source code was put out three months ago.  Certainly, this thread is as old as that.  How long can it possilby take to zip a source directory?

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No not a joke. As far as I'm aware, Lenovo didn't create it. And their not the only ones who has done this. They've only released what they was given. Same as Samsung. My 2 android phones STILL do not have working source codes. (Galaxy Prevail and Transform Ultra)

It just happens you have a Lenovo Tablet. Just be a little patent as they find out the required info.

Woot! Woot! Go Mark, he's our man.

 

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-07, 19:48 PM
I never said they weren't released, I said neither kernels have worked after being compiled. No one has been able to get them working on the Android Forum. (5+ Devs have tried)

Yes it may have been brought up 3 months ago. But it's only been a few weeks since Mark stepped in and got us the source for one of the tablets.

I have my faith in Mark. We just have to wait. After all this is just a peer-to-peer forum. So trying to rush things doesn't help at all.
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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-07, 19:57 PM
4th posting into this thread on 12-09-2011 sinanju, now gone apparently, got a call from staff at Lenovo. It may be a few weeks since Mark posted, but that isn't when they started working the issue. Stop white-knighting for them. 
They are in violation. They have been in violation for a long time. They have been in violation for a long time over several devices. They have had ample time to zip up the required source directories and post them.

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I never said they weren't released, I said neither kernels have worked after being compiled. No one has been able to get them working on the Android Forum. (5+ Devs have tried)

Yes it may have been brought up 3 months ago. But it's only been a few weeks since Mark stepped in and got us the source for one of the tablets.

I have my faith in Mark. We just have to wait. After all this is just a peer-to-peer forum. So trying to rush things doesn't help at all.

 

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-07, 20:12 PM
No white knighting here. I don't work for them. I'm just saying their not the only one. It took over 2 months with Samsung for my phones.
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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-08, 3:07 AM
2months is worlds apart from 8 months. 2 months is somewhat acceptable but its bordering long already. But 8 months??
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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-09, 7:18 AM

Hello Mark,

   Any updates?

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-10, 7:25 AM

Mark:

 

I downloaded the source code of A1, but i can't compile it, because there are many files missed:

scripts/Kbuild.include

scripts/Makefile.build

scripts/Makefile.lib

....

Why?

 

Actually, i just want to compile module tun.ko, because i need it to run VPN software.

Please release full source code package soon. Please don't waste our customers' time.

 

Suggestion: Please built-in tun module in kernel, this module is very useful for vpn software.

 

BTW, could you please provide tun.ko for me, i am using ROM: A107W0_A234_001_015_2643_ROW.zip

 

Thank you

 

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