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General => Release Announcements => Topic started by: nickp666 on October 18, 2010, 04:48:56 PM

Title: [REVOKED] iDroid MoJo 1.0.4 Release Announcement
Post by: nickp666 on October 18, 2010, 04:48:56 PM
DUE TO AN ISSUE NOT FORSEEN IN TESTING THIS RELEASE HAS BEEN REVOKED

On behalf of the iDroid dev team, I am proud to announce the immediate availability of iDroid MoJo v1.0.4.

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. - we need some new patches for userland flashing and need to fix loadibec for the USB protocol change

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 at http://idroid.nickpack.com/openiBoot/Tools

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 (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
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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

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

openiBoot - Version 0.2
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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

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:

First Boot Lag
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The first boot of this release will be subject to significant lag for the first 2 minutes after booting - PLEASE LET THIS FINISH
The reason for this, is a clean userdata image being shipped with this release - this results in a significant performance increase, 2 minutes of lag on the first boot was seen as more than acceptable given the outright benefit of doing it.

SIM Pin Support
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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.

Timezone stickiness
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Some testers have reported that iDroid is not remembering their timezone after setting it and rebooting, this will be fixed in a later release, but was not seen as important given that you cannot yet use iDroid as your daily OS.

If you are bothered about having your timezone persistent, the workaround is to add: persist.sys.timezone=America/Chicago
to your build.prop (Obviously substituting America/Chicago for your own timezone, You can do this from the terminal emulator)

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 (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 (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/ (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
Title: Re: iDroid MoJo 1.0.4 Release Announcement
Post by: nickp666 on November 25, 2010, 09:40:21 PM
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