Re: FreeCalypso status

2014-09-19 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: And am I correct in thinking that the latest revision of FreeCalypso is this: ftp://ftp.ifctf.org/pub/GSM/FreeCalypso/leo2moko-r1-bin.tar.bz2 It's the latest (and only so far) *practically usable* version. The full-source, gcc-built FreeCalypso

GTA02 2450 mAh Smart Battery

2014-09-02 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Yury S z...@onego.ru wrote: how to restore the battery for neo (pictures without any description, sorry) https://www.flickr.com/photos/zyth_2011/sets/72157646722873307/ I vaguely recall one of the experts on this list (or maybe it was some other related list or forum) saying that a 2450 mAh

Re: Indiephone.eu

2014-07-07 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
David wrote: Is a GTA02 debug board any use to you? I'd be happy to mail it to you if so. I already have one. :) Excellent - I'm glad you decided to continue. Yes, I am continuing for the time being, finances etc permitting. From what I've seen and heard of the UK supplier 3 (the only 3G

Re: Indiephone.eu

2014-06-29 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
There is one more free phone project still kickin': https://bitbucket.org/falconian/freecalypso-sw I somehow doubt that these new folks on the scene (indiephone.eu) will produce a phone with a baseband processor whose firmware is delivered to end users in full source form. At best they might

Re: [QtMoko] GSM not turning on / registering

2014-05-20 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: Interesting results: [...] AT+COPS=? +COPS: (1,T-Mobile ,T-Mobile,310260) OK [...] If I'm not mistaken the above means that only T-Mobile is found. Yes, it does. 310260 aka T-Mobile USA is the only thing your FR can hear in the PCS1900 band.

Re: [QtMoko] GSM not turning on / registering

2014-05-19 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org wrote: Please consider that - it seems / I heard - several 850/900 and 1800/1900 cells are getting reassigned in USA from GSM to UMTS or even LTE during last year. Ongoing. Yes, I heard that too. Dunno about Boston area, as I'm nowhere near there, but at

Re: [QtMoko] GSM not turning on / registering

2014-05-19 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
There is one more way to test/observe what 2G and 3G services and carriers are available at a given location: by giving that AT+COPS=? query command to a 3G USB modem stick that speaks AT commands. I've got a Huawei E303 (South American Claro branding), it is supported by recent versions of the

Re: [QtMoko] GSM not turning on / registering

2014-05-19 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: In the meantime, I tried running the AT commands with socat, but didn't get very far. I've never used socat (I use my own tool, see below), so I don't have much to comment on that part, but the transcript you've posted shows that you managed to catch

Re: [QtMoko] GSM not turning on / registering

2014-05-18 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: I tried the SIM in another phone and it does work, and another SIM in this one does not (both the same network). OK, good observation. The problem is now narrowed down to the FR, rather than network coverage in your area, your service subscription or

Re: [QtMoko] GSM not turning on / registering

2014-05-18 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: The phone that works is 3G, and it doesn't seem to have a 'force 2G' option anywhere. The option in question often goes by different names: it may also be named network type or network selection etc, with the choices being GSM or WCDMA or both. Try

Re: [QtMoko] GSM not turning on / registering

2014-05-16 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: I haven't been using my phone much recently, but it's always been reasonably reliable when I have. Today I turned it on, and all day it has just said searching for network. [...] I'm not sure where to go or what to look for to debug this. I've

FreeCalypso progress update

2014-05-08 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Hello project followers, Just a quick update on where the FreeCalypso project stands. I am still reconstructing the full-source form of TI's Calypso reference firmware, the one which we currently have only in semi-src form, running on TI's Leonardo board and on the GTA02 modem. How can one

Re: Openmoko GTA06

2014-04-11 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: Yes, probably because they have this call and sms possibility. Of course they (the carriers) provide call and SMS capabilities, because I, their customer, want these capabilities, and would not be their customer if they didn't provide such! But I

Re: Openmoko GTA06

2014-04-10 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: just would like to mention my needs, and unfortunately I cannot satisfy them with your project. [...] So I don't need a phone, but a mobile computer [...] Then my project is not for you. It is for those who specifically want a plain old cellphone

Re: Openmoko GTA06

2014-04-01 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller h...@computer.org wrote: I have received a rumor that somebody is working on a truly free and open phone This part is in fact true. with the following specs: But the specs you have in mind are wrong. * Quad-Core Intel Z3770D (1.5 - 2.5 GHz) Nope, it's an

Re: GSM frequency bands in the USA

2014-02-25 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: It's interesting to hear that 850MHz is a quite recent addition, Just keep in mind that my idea of recent is within the last 10 y, at least in this case; most other people's definition of this word probably means a shorter time span. :-( All I know is

Re: Openmoko's downfall (was changing IMEI)

2014-02-21 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Radek Polak pson...@seznam.cz wrote: But there are other points of view. E.g. some people expect the phone ring when friends/wife/customer calls. Yes, that's exactly what I seek out of my cellphone too. And that is why I require having the source for all sw/fw involved in this telephony

Re: GSM frequency bands in the USA

2014-02-21 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: I'm going to the USA soon, Do you know which part of USA? and would ideally like to use my GTA02 there. It is a European 900/1800/1900MHz version (I presume - I bought it 2nd hand - is there an easy way to check?). As others have said, look at the

Openmoko's downfall (was changing IMEI)

2014-02-20 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
openm...@pulster.de (Christoph Pulster) wrote: I remember adverts of Openmoko in capitals 100% FREE mobile. that this was a false promise comes evident afterwards. I wonder how many people forked over their $$$ for those expensive Openmoko phones primarily in the hope that the bloody NDA would

Re: Openmoko's downfall (was changing IMEI)

2014-02-20 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller h...@goldelico.com wrote: You are a Pied Piper of Hamelin. I don't mind the role. Check out The Stolen Child, poem/song by William Butler Yeats - I particularly like this rendition: http://www.elvendrums.com/cddragon.php VLR, SF

Re: Focus of development [was: IMEI changing kit for GTA02]

2014-02-19 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
openm...@pulster.de (Christoph Pulster) wrote: Besides legal issues, I miss the thanks to Michaels effords. Thanks, I appreciate the change in attitude from this previous post of yours: : From: openm...@pulster.de (Christoph Pulster) : To: community@lists.openmoko.org : Subject: Re: Building a

Re: Focus of development [was: IMEI changing kit for GTA02]

2014-02-19 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: Any more hints as to what additional freedom enhancements you have planned? * Pirelli DP-L10 has a bunch of extra chips supporting the WiFi/VoIP and camera functions, chips for which there are no docs. I won't be using any chips without docs in my

Re: IMEI changing kit for GTA02

2014-02-08 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org wrote: I have no idea, I took care about GSM firmware only much later. But I think until the point in time when I was able to contract Dieter Spaar for OM, there been significantly less knowhow about all that stuff inside OM than what you demonstrate here.

IMEI changing kit for GTA02

2014-02-07 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Hello fellow freedom lovers, I have just released the first version of the kit that allows a Neo Freerunner user to set his/her IMEISV to any value of his/her choice. Download it here: ftp://ftp.ifctf.org/pub/GSM/GTA02/ffs-edit-kit-r1.tar.bz2 Operating instructions are inside the tarball. The

Re: IMEI changing kit for GTA02

2014-02-07 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org wrote: you recall that single line I actually censored? http://people.openmoko.org/joerg/calypso_moko_FW/all_version__CHANGELOG.txt line 60, I assume. (Must have been the only time in my life I did this) In the changelogs, around moko5 or something.

Re: TIFFS in vitro analyzer tool released

2014-02-05 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Giacomo 'giotti' Mariani giacomomari...@yahoo.it wrote: Here we are: # diff -r michael-ffs my-ffs Thank you for these diffs; explanation follows inline. Binary files michael-ffs/Test/Production.bin and my-ffs/Test/Production.bin differ Yup, expected - if you hexdump this file, you'll see

Re: TIFFS in vitro analyzer tool released

2014-02-04 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Giacomo 'giotti' Mariani giacomomari...@yahoo.it wrote: It's been easier than expected: root@neo:~# . /opt/qtmoko/qpe.env root@neo:/root# /etc/init.d/qtmoko-neo stop root@neo:/mnt/nfs/root/ModemFFS/Backup# fc-loadtool -h gta02 /dev/ttySAC0 [...] root@neo:/mnt/nfs/root/ModemFFS/Backup#

Re: Fun with IMEI (was testing the free calypso software)

2014-02-04 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
=?UTF-8?B?S2FpIEzDvGtl?= kaitobiaslu...@googlemail.com wrote: thanks to the recent activies I also thought about IMEI yesterday evening and it was fun that other's also did. Setting IMEI would still be a nice feature. A general purpose FFS editing kit for GTA01/02 modems, which will include

Re: TIFFS in vitro analyzer tool released

2014-02-03 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Giacomo 'giotti' Mariani giacomomari...@yahoo.it wrote: Hi Comrade, I can't find the FreeCalypso directory at $ ftp ifctfvax.Harhan.ORG For a moment I was wondering why are people going to that old FTP site and not the new one at ftp.ifctf.org?, but then I realized that I posted a bogus URL

Calypso/audio interaction

2014-02-03 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
David Matthews m...@dmatthews.org wrote: Making a general purpose distro such as Qtmoko loadtools capable is likely to be a non starter. I agree in general, but see below for some finer points. it's likely to be advisable to rip out all the audio stuff also. That's where I need to provide

Fun with IMEI (was testing the free calypso software)

2014-02-03 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: Does anyone know what will happen in a cellular network where there is more than one device has the same IMEI. In other words, if we all could change our IMEI numbers, and use one imaginary number, are there technical reasons for network to not work.

TIFFS in vitro analyzer tool released

2014-02-01 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Hello project followers, The tool for examining flash file system images read out of TI-based GSM devices (which include Openmoko GTA0x modems) has just been released: ftp://ftp.ifctf.org/pub/FreeCalypso/tiffs-iva-r1.tar.bz2 Aside from the naming and packaging change, the main functional

Re: testing the free calypso software

2014-01-28 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: If someone has no backup of calibration data, can she use calibration data from other phone? Then we can send our data to that person. Or it won't work this way? I probably don't understand it well. joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org followed up:

Re: testing the free calypso software

2014-01-27 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Giacomo 'giotti' Mariani giacomomari...@yahoo.it wrote: Hi David, Michael, all, thanks a lot for your work, it is very emotional to see this little piece of freedom rising! You're welcome. :-) I'm still not brave enough to risk my only (I mean in all my life time so far) mobile phone, but

Re: testing the free calypso software

2014-01-27 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org wrote: That's a bold misconception. OM wiki isn't censored, it just gets cleaned of SPAM and obviously incorrect AND hazardous info, like e.g. somebody suggesting to run wear tests against NAND to verify its formatting. But I still think that it would be

Re: testing the free calypso software

2014-01-25 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
David Matthews m...@dmatthews.org wrote: I've done a bit of work, which I hope will encourage other people to give it a test. There is a full write up at http://winterveldt.co.za/leo2moko.html, with links to a distro I've prepared for the sole purpose of flashing your freerunner's calypso -

Re: GTA04A5 / Letux 2804

2014-01-23 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Stefan Monnier monn...@iro.umontreal.ca wrote: There are tradeoffs everywhere. I think that having a 100% free firmware for the cell-phone part is really great. Having an up to date smartphone that runs Free Software is also great. Hypothetically speaking, if someone would like to have a

CSD calls from Neo Freerunner

2014-01-19 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
For those who don't know what CSD is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_Switched_Data Here is an AT command session log of me making a CSD call from my GTA02 on T-Mobile USA: at+cgmm +CGMM: Neo1973 GTA02 OK at+cgmr +CGMR: FreeCalypso leo2moko port OK at+cops? +COPS: 0,0,T-Mobile OK

Re: USB networking Win7

2014-01-17 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
dmatthews.org m...@dmatthews.org wrote: PuTTY is quite a decent (free as in beer) ssh client for windows PuTTY is free as in speech too, i.e., it is bona fide free software - not just free as in beer. Of course Windows isn't, but we are talking about PuTTY, right? VLR, SF

Re: [Community] GTA04A5 / Letux 2804

2014-01-17 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller h...@goldelico.com wrote: Not everybody is weighting the factor of freeable down to the modem equally when calculating the relative position of two devices to decide between upgrade and downgrade. You have a different weighting than me. If freedom is not important to

Re: [Community] GTA04A5 / Letux 2804

2014-01-17 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org wrote: Please can you save me from reading those walls of text filled with [...] Thinking about it more, I realize that my initial post in this thread was more inflammatory than necessary. So I do apologize for posting that on an emotional impulse without

Re: [Community] GTA04A5 / Letux 2804

2014-01-16 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller h...@goldelico.com wrote: So please think again if you want to upgrade your GTA02 with a GTA04A5 board. Upgrade? Surely you must have meant downgrade - why would anyone in his or her right mind voluntarily give up a device that is 100% freeable down to the modem

Re: [Community] GTA04A5 / Letux 2804

2014-01-16 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller h...@goldelico.com wrote: Why do you assume that your (IMHO unlawful) procedure done to free the Calypso is not possible for a Qualcomm modem? Because all modern baseband processors (MTK, Qualcomm etc) have ROM bootloaders which perform cryptographic verification of

/gsm/com/rfcap: tri-band GSM modem believes itself to be quad-band

2014-01-15 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Hello Om community, In the course of hacking TI GSM firmwares, I have come across something that some of you may find interesting, or might even have some insight into. We all know that our good familiar Neo Freerunner (GTA02) was made in two versions: one with 900/1800/1900 MHz bands, the other

Re: /gsm/com/rfcap: tri-band GSM modem believes itself to be quad-band

2014-01-15 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org wrote: Bottom line: even 850MHz FR can do 900MHz but the reception is pretty poor= though just sufficient in usual urban environment. Hmm, interesting! Of course given the geographical theater I operate in, my interest would be in going the other way

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-11-10 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: Hehe, flashed your image! http://norayr.arnet.am/tmp/2013-11-09/Screenshot-2_patched.png Nice! Thanks a lot. You're welcome. :) I don't use gsm usually, I'll check how gprs works over gsm. It did not work before, usually SHR did not want to

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-11-10 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Wow, I went to bed after my last post, and when I got up this morning, there had been a lively discussion between Norayr, Joerg and Nick! As much as I would love to be proven wrong on this, I consider it *very* unlikely that there is any functional defect in moko11 which somehow gets magically

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-11-09 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: Okay, so first thing I did is I have compiled loadtools, as planned right on freerunner. [...] After short build I have three binaries installed fc-iram fc-loadtool fc-xram I believe they will run. Congrats, you have successfully navigated one

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-10-29 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
dmatthews.org m...@dmatthews.org wrote: This is something I've quietly had an interest in for a year plus. Yup, I remember you from 2011. :-) I'd like to suggest that it would be beneficial not only to have some hand holding for people that want to compile, but also sample binary for those

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-10-28 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: Why not add information about free fw and loader to the mentioned wiki page? So that people who are not in this mailing list, may know about this fw and a free fc-load tool. Adding the info to the wiki would be a good idea indeed, but there would be

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-10-28 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Ian Stirling openm...@mauve.plus.com wrote: However, once anyone has used your work to change the IMSI of their phone I assume you meant IMEI. Phones don't have IMSIs, those are numbers stored in SIM cards. and you are aware of this, Yes, I will most likely be aware of it, as I will

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-10-22 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Jose Luis Perez Diez jl...@escomposlinux.org wrote: The procces to flash GSM firmware used linux, the serial port, and the fluid binary see http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GSM/Flashing#Manual_Update_.28GTA01.2C_GTA02.29_.2F_geek_way Yes, and that exact same procedure should work just as well

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-10-18 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
For those following the FreeCalypso project, I have just put out a packaged release of my GSM flash reading/writing etc tools: ftp://ftp.ifctf.org/pub/GSM/FreeCalypso/loadtools-r1.tar.bz2 Of course the source for these tools has been available all along in my freecalypso-sw Hg repository on

Re: First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-10-16 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Norayr Chilingarian nor...@arnet.am wrote: then flash into your GTA0x GSM modem Wait, it works both on gta-02 and gta-04? By GTA0x I meant GTA01 and GTA02. GolDeliCo' so-called GTA04 is rather badly misnamed: GTA originally stood for GSM-TI-AGPS; thus a device that does not use a GSM chipset

First small steps toward free GSM firmware

2013-10-12 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Hello Om community, I am very pleased to announce that after many years of searching, I have finally found a copy of TI's firmware deliverable package for their Leonardo development board, i.e., for their Calypso/Iota/Rita chipset reference platform. It is the package which TI must have given to

Re: Building a new totally free phone

2013-08-23 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
joerg Reisenweber jo...@openmoko.org wrote: I invite you to visit me at my home If you meant it seriously, you might as well give your address or GPS coords (by unicast if you prefer) - but I highly doubt that you meant it seriously. trying to force me to hand to you Hand to me? What me?

Re: Building a new totally free phone

2013-08-23 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Nick openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk wrote: Your free phone idea appeals to me enormously, Michael. Yay, one more supporter! However, can GSM really be a base for secure communication anyway? I see that after your post, the thread on the mailing list veered off into a discussion of security.

Re. Building a totally new smart phone

2013-08-23 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Adam Bogacki adam.boga...@clear.net.nz wrote: I have not been able to find working links to freecalypso-sw anywhere. Not able to find *working* links? So the link I had posted earlier in this thread: ftp://ftp.ifctf.org/pub/GSM/FreeCalypso/snapshots/freecalypso-sw-SE52Fru5.tar.bz2 is not

Re: Re. Building a totally new smart phone

2013-08-23 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Adam Bogacki adam.boga...@clear.net.nz wrote: Now that I have dir 'freecalypso-sw-SE52Fru5' I am not quite sure what to do. Is there some documentation available, or a man page ? No documentation has been written yet, because there is nothing to document yet: all that's there is a FreeNucleus

Building a new totally free phone

2013-08-22 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Bob Ham r...@settrans.net wrote: Please allow me to address a question to the community as a whole: if you can produce a free phone then why aren't you? Do it! What are you *waiting* for? Well, as you've asked the community as a whole, without restrictive language to exclude any particular

New GTA02s (was WIKI is in read-only mode?)

2013-03-16 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Radek Polak pson...@seznam.cz wrote: But one day your GTA02 will stop working - it might fall on the floor or whatever. GTA04 is only replacement - Although it may be the only available replacement at the present moment, it shouldn't remain that way for long. We, the FreeCalypso community

Re: FreeTSM30/FreeCalypso project started

2013-02-15 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
/FreeCalypso code base. Patryk Benderz patryk.bend...@esp.pl wrote: right... now I remember - Michael Sokolov. I am not using my old name any more, I go by Michael Spacefalcon now. Yes, I know, my Ancient UNIX email address still has my old last name as part of my login name - a login name

Re: FreeTSM30/FreeCalypso project started

2013-02-15 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Alex Samorukov m...@os2.kiev.ua wrote: Which country is that? dprk ? :) Yes, I love it. SF ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: FreeTSM30/FreeCalypso project started

2013-02-15 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Bob Ham r...@settrans.net wrote: You moved from Canada to North Korea? I have never lived in Canada. I don't live in North Korea either. In fact, I don't live anywhere at all - being an active-duty internationalist operative, I only *operate* in various countries, working against their

Re: FreeTSM30/FreeCalypso project started

2013-02-14 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Patryk Benderz patryk.bend...@esp.pl wrote: There is leaked TSM30 source code for this GSM chipset firmware... Yes, that's exactly what I'm using as my starting point. maybe there also is some documentation? As far as hardware documentation goes, all of it is neatly gathered on my FTP site:

FreeTSM30/FreeCalypso project started

2013-02-13 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
. But this is a topic for much much later - let's get the firmware liberated first, using our existing GTA02s. Just don't despair if you aren't one of the lucky GTA02 owners. Viva la Revolucion, Michael Spacefalcon, formerly Michael Sokolov ___ Openmoko

Re: FreeTSM30/FreeCalypso project started

2013-02-13 Thread Michael Spacefalcon
Harley Laue losinggenerat...@gmail.com wrote: While I think the project you're working on is great, you come off sounding petty using terms like Closedmoko. I /still/ don't think any open hardware phone has come out without some kind of NDA attached to some part (I could be wrong.) My