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Mar
20
comment Dialling a SIP number
A good thought, but unfortunately it doesn't work... also, I have discovered some weirdness. See update.
Apr
4
comment nanddump vs fastboot
One of these: flickr.com/photos/elurstoidi/4626364634/in/… The actual model reported varies depending where you look. I think it's vaguely Z71ish inside. If I want ClockworkMod, I'd have to port it myself!
Apr
4
comment nanddump vs fastboot
...good question. MemTotal from /proc/cpuinfo shows 152784kB, and the flash image is 129MB, so it could be running out of memory. OTOH the minimal diagnostics I'm getting say that it is transferring correctly, and is only failing when it tries to write it.
Mar
26
comment Enter recovery mode from command line
Thanks --- worked beautifully.
Oct
13
comment What's the name of the protocol that android devices use in debug mode?
adb won't connect over a serial connection --- it wants TCP or USB only, and doesn't support anything else. I will admit that I haven't tried snooping the TCP connection to see if this is ADB pushed over serial, though.
Oct
8
comment update.zip that backs up my device?
Incidentally, if anyone wants to know what it is... your guess is as good as mine, but it looks like this: made-in-china.com/showroom/2smartech/product-detailIMuxVXYdCBkm/… Huzzah for no-name Chinese products.
Oct
8
comment update.zip that backs up my device?
Stock. In fact, after my first attempt to write my own backup update.zip it no longer boots into recovery (it just hangs at the startup screen), so I suspect my requirement for this has gone away... for reference, do not try copy_dir SYSTEM: SDCARD:system.
Oct
7
comment update.zip that backs up my device?
With the intent of trying to copy the contents off a not-quite-working device so I can look to see why it's not-quite-working. (Recovery partition works but it doesn't boot.)