Archive for May, 2011

Android on LG GW620 – OpenEve

Friday, May 20th, 2011

After having tried OpenEtna 6.3-rc7 (which is essentially Cyanogen-mod 6.X (Froyo) modified for the LG Eve) and constantly having problems because of some weird Bugs I decided to install some other version. Besides, OpenEtna appears rather dormant.

Luckily I found OpenEve, which is a patched Cynogen-mod 7.x, which in turn is a patched Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), snapshot 20110514a. Which happens to work nicely.

Initially I had some problems with the keyboard special keys not working correctly, but I managed to find a workaround; and the maintainer is actually fixing bugs and commenting in the bugtracker, as opposed to the OpenEtna-project which seems to have died.

The keyboard-issues might even stem from my earlier OpenEtna-settings, because I did not flush them. But all the other settings posed no problems, so it’s kinda nice to not have to restore backups.

Most important binaries are there, like a bash, busybox and dropbear (altough I still have to find out how to turn on dropbear). Midnight Commander is missing and I still didn’t manage to compile it, but I found a binary which somehow works, and can be disciplined with some tinkering (something which probably gets its own blog-post).

Sadly OpenEve’s development pace isn’t exactly fast, but you get new releases every few months.