G(PE)² on a HTC Tornado April 24, 2007Posted by Florian in GPE, kernel concepts, OpenEmbedded, Source.
With the help of some nice French colleagues I was able to create a GPE Phone Edition image for a HTC Tornado. I was quite impressed how much of the user interface stuff works even without having a touchscreen. Now we only need some hero to make the GSM modem work – using this cute little phone with G(PE)² would be pretty cool. But well even with a working hardware platform there still quite a lot of work to do. The most important missing feature is a working text input method for devices with a numeric keypad.
Of course I have images available for testing again. They are available from here. I used the 128MB Mini-SD card shipped with my N800 and put Haret, zImage and the configuration file on a FAT partition. The second partition on the poor SD card contains the ext3 root filesystem. Depending on your filesystem layout on the phone you need to create a directory tree to put the haret configuration in, that path seems to be hardcoded into the binary from Nicolas’ website. Please note that Haret only works on unlocked phones.
If you have comments or questions just drom me a mail… enjoy!