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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-26, 22:49 PM

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We are also continuing to look into the K1 - I appreciate the detailed feedback from khanning and krook1.  

 

 



Some news ?

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-27, 13:46 PM

All,

 

The A1 code basically works - many thanks to Gmarkall.   He has identified another item associated with the A1 code and we are working with our development on that.  

 

Some progress on an update for the K1 code, but we need to do some more testing - probably will have updated code on the download link next week.

 

Thanks

 

Mark

 

 

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-27, 13:47 PM

Looking forward to that. Thank you for your help Mark, we appreciate your time.

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-27, 14:54 PM

Hi Mark,

 

Thanks for the update - sounds like the ball is rolling to get the last piece of the puzzle in place!

 

Just for clarification: it looks like the source to the kernel itself is complete - I've been running a self-compiled kernel for a few days now, and don't have any issues that I didn't have in the first place. I get reboots related to the wireless driver after a couple of days' uptime, but that's nothing new.

 

The missing component is the source to the wireless driver module (dhd.ko). It was built outside of the kernel tree, which is why I imagine it was overlooked in the recent source release. Once we have the source to this component, everything that we need to provide community-driven software updates for the A1 will be available to us - in particular, we'll be able to port the A1-specific changes into more recent versions of the Linux kernel.

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention that the X-Loader and U-Boot sources compile and work just fine.

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-03-29, 14:30 PM

Thank you for you hard working,Gmakall,you are a hero,I believe that you will make A1 much better.:smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-04-12, 5:54 AM

gmarkall,

 

We just swapped out the code on the A1 download link on my earlier post marked as the solution in this thread ... I'm told that we've included the missing wifi driver.  

 

Appreciate your continued feedback as does the rest of the community!

 

khanning, Krook1,

 

We may have another K1 update coming - don't have an ETA just yet, but hopefully within a week or so.  That was about the timeframe for the last A1 update.

 

Will update you guys as soon as I hear something..

 

Mark

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-04-12, 9:05 AM

Mark,

 

Many thanks! I've compiled the wifi driver and tested for just a few minutes, and it seemed to be OK. I've now added the built-from-source driver to the Cyanogenmod 7 nightly builds - when people start using these we should be able to find out if there's any problems over the next few days. (Hopefully there won't be :smileyhappy: )

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-04-26, 8:21 AM

Apologies for the long delay in getting back on this...

 

It appears that the source code to the wifi driver that was provided exactly mimics the behaviour of the supplied binary wifi driver  - therefore, we have a complete set of the GPL source codes for the A1 tablet!

 

Many thanks to Mark Hopkins for his persistence with the issue, Michael Summey and Sinanju for their work on pushing the issue initially, and all others who had a hand in bringing the code to the community, including those inside Lenovo and those outside who helped to test the builds, or had an interest in the source release!

 

What now?

 

In case I forgot to mention before, there's an A1 kernel hacking thread with some healthy activity over at XDA developers: thread

 

The bootloader source is instrumental in a port of Cyanoboot for the A1, which I'm presently working on. Link to the Nook version's thread, in case you're interested in what it's about: thread

 

I can't guarantee that the community will be able to do anything about the wifi bugs, as Broadcom keeps its documentation secret - this isn't Lenovo's fault, but it is a bit frustrating. 

 

Many thanks again everyone!

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-05-17, 4:09 AM

Any updates on K1 source code?

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Re: Android Source Code

2012-05-17, 8:02 AM

I understand that a working kernel source for the K1 has already been posted - what update are you hoping for with respect to the K1 source code? 

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