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General => Release Announcements => Topic started by: nickp666 on February 28, 2011, 07:39:55 PM

Title: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: nickp666 on February 28, 2011, 07:39:55 PM
What is this?
This is the iDroid Project's second release of Android Gingerbread for iDevices, built from the community source code repos at http://www.github.com/iDroid-Project (http://www.github.com/iDroid-Project)

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

Special thanks go to ddominator (and those who helped him - Popple3, Lopi etc) for all his hard work with the software buttons.

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

You DO NOT need a new version of OpeniBoot to boot this - If your openiboot install is capable of booting later MoJo releases, then it will be able to boot this

Changelog
This is a relatively minor release in comparison to previous ones.

Those of you that track us (or me) on github, will have noticed a lot of changes to the ramdisk (and its associated binaries), these changes have not made it into this release, however I am gearing up to drop our current ramdisk set up and completely automate builds, this will enable us to run nightly builds in the near future.

What state is this in?
I have worked extremely hard to bring this port up to the same state as the previously release "MoJo" series.

This release actually fixes a number of longstanding bugs in our previous releases (for example, ringtones now work), there are however a couple of minor points that are missing from this release that were in the last of the MoJo series - These are not permanent issues, they are there simply because I dont have time to work on them at the moment.


This port should be pretty much on par with the froyo port with the exception for some fixed bugs of course, therefore the airplane toggle still applies for sim pin unlocks etc etc

I have completely removed ADWLauncher from all future builds.

Like the rest of the Android community, we have now switched to ext4 images, this journalled filesystem results in significantly reduced corruption and data resiliency at the expense of additional writes to the NAND flash - as the rest of the android community is now using this fs, we are too. if you are paranoid about NAND wear then I suggest that you DO NOT USE these images (Neither I nor the project will be held accountable for any NAND damage - this is entirely at your own risk) and instead copy their contents to ext2 images instead although given that the rest of the world is using ext4 I wouldnt forsee that this is a particular issue.

It is almost certain that your first boot of these images will show a lot of ftl messages and will lag somewhat - PLEASE LEAVE IT TO DO THIS - we now roll out clean userdata images rather than prepopulated ones (this should fix some issues with UUID's etc)

Please also immediately disable the UI animations in Settings > Display > Animations, I'm sure by now I dont need to explain why this is - we still have the same kernel after all :)

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 presently do not have a proper issue tracker (I have taken the previous one down) because the one we had was becoming increasingly full of irrelevant noise, and ended up being a time vampire, with little benefit to the project.

As a temporary measure, I have added some boards to this forum in order for bugs to be reported (that way the forum mods can help us keep track)

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.freenode.net

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 - WE CANNOT FIX PROBLEMS WE DONT KNOW ABOUT!

DONT FORGET TO DISABLE WINDOW ANIMATIONS - IF YOU DONT IT WILL BE AS LAGGY AS HELL!

This release is available now from Bootlace.

For manual installers releases for all platforms are available for download from the iDroid Project cdn at: http://cdn.idroidproject.org/release/idroid/ (http://cdn.idroidproject.org/release/idroid/)

Footnote
Please do not litter this thread with "how to fix?" or "how do I install this?" questions, follow the guides on the wiki.

I will happily answer questions about the functionality in this release, and future plans for it, but if you need help with using it then post in the relevant section on this board - ANY SUPPORT QUESTIONS ON THIS THREAD WILL BE IGNORED
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: Peacemaker on February 28, 2011, 11:14:25 PM
Nice, can't wait to try it after I fix my iPhone. Wonder if we can get live wallpapers soon. (Yeah, I know you need to port the Graphics Accelarator. :) )
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: U1G on March 01, 2011, 12:10:20 AM
Too bad I sent my iPhone in to get fixed.
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: M4v3r1cX on March 01, 2011, 01:02:41 AM
Damn Great. Im just installing it right now :D
Hope that someday someone could get working the PMU drivers in the kernel modules...
I tried it,but...it's just difficult :)
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: lisdavid89 on March 01, 2011, 01:29:42 AM
Awesome! :D I seriously want to thank everyone working on the iDroid project.
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: grendell on March 01, 2011, 11:36:17 PM
Awesome job, as always!  :D
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: landon on March 04, 2011, 09:11:21 PM
Add support for the iPod Touch 2g!!! Why are yall taking so fucking long! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: Neonkoala on March 04, 2011, 09:28:45 PM
Add support for the iPod Touch 2g!!! Why are yall taking so fucking long! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Why are you such a tool?
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: landon on March 05, 2011, 09:36:32 PM
Add support for the iPod Touch 2g!!! Why are yall taking so fucking long! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Why are you such a tool?

You see, I have a life if y'all enjoy doing this than thats fine I'm just impatient. sorry
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: sjorge on March 05, 2011, 10:11:38 PM
A rather honest reply!...

They have a life too, they probably enjoy doing this but as a hobby. So it's not a full time thing for them, they need to earn a living doing other jobs like everybody else.
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: Rekoil on March 06, 2011, 12:54:10 AM
Unless of course you're so impatient that you'd consider giving us a salary for working on iDroid, because I for one am all for that!
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: antukecik on March 08, 2011, 03:13:43 PM
nice release.. thanks
nice splash screen animation :D
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: TonyEagle on March 09, 2011, 08:28:08 PM
EDIT: it charges fine when i have it plugged into my computer but when it is plugged into the wall it will say it is charging but the battery still drains

Works great. I have a question though is it normal that my battery doesn't charge? i understand there are issues with the power management drivers so a hot battery and power draining are to be expected but i want to be able to keep my phone in droid mode while i charge it.
Also can my battery getting hot like it is able to do serious damage to my phone?
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: ddominator on March 09, 2011, 08:38:42 PM
EDIT: it charges fine when i have it plugged into my computer but when it is plugged into the wall it will say it is charging but the battery still drains

Works great. I have a question though is it normal that my battery doesn't charge? i understand there are issues with the power management drivers so a hot battery and power draining are to be expected but i want to be able to keep my phone in droid mode while i charge it.
Also can my battery getting hot like it is able to do serious damage to my phone?

Leaving it plugged in for so long with a very hot battery can damage your hardware/overheating.  Best to use iDroid for limited periods of time (bragging to people) while the power management is still work in progress.
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: TonyEagle on March 10, 2011, 04:50:46 PM
Yeah mostly i have my phone booted in ios unless im just showing it off to people. Amazingly people are more impressed with what happens on the screen while it boots then seeing andriod on iphone lol.

thank you for the quick reply
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: keicy on March 17, 2011, 11:00:06 AM
when will it support 3gs...keep waiting
Title: Re: iDroid 11.02 Pepparkaka - Release Announcement
Post by: sneevand on April 09, 2011, 03:00:41 PM
Excellent work.

Iphone 2g:

Sound works fine.
Able to import sim contacts.
WIFI working.

Still waiting for:

Camera.
Bluetooth.

And how can we load songs or any documents through idriod Os.

Keep going one day i use only Idriod I hope.