This page lists various images you can try out on your Openmoko supported smartphone and some other downloads. Note however, that some of these are works in progress and may not have even released any files yet. Nothing is guaranteed to work. Proceed at your own risk.
Unofficial users repositories can be found here
Distributions and installation
See Distributions for description of the images downloadable here.
In most cases you will download a Root FileSystem and a Kernel to flash into your phone. If you cannot find a kernel in the directory where you download the Root FS, please pick a kernel from an older directory. The third available file is the bootloader, probably don't want to install a new version of that unless there are bug fixes you really need.
If you want to install a system to a microSD card, see Booting from SD.
Om 2008.8 images (ASU)
These images are based on the branch org.openmoko.asu.stable. They are the ASU distribution. Sorry, there are no build for the Neo 1973 yet, only the FreeRunner. While the branch name ends with .stable, repositories are updated daily. In an ideal world there would never be any regressions and the quality of builds would improve every day. We are not in an ideal world. The content of these images is presented at:
- Main article: Om 2008.8
There are two sources, depending on whether you are an end user or a developer. In both cases, the files you want are of the form:
- Om2008.8-gta02-YYYYMMDD.rootfs.jffs2 (root file system)
- Om2008.8-gta02-YYYYMMDD.uImage.bin (kernel image)
If you want to install stable software, and only get stable updates, the latest stable image (will overwrite all data on your phone) can be found at:
If you update packages in this image, they will come from the stable repository (updated daily from Holger's stable branch) at:
Holger (zecke) will continue to cherry-pick bug fixes with the right risk/reward ratio into his stable branch.
If you want bleeding edge, we have created an image that only contains Settings application and Installer, nothing else. We call it 'base image'. You can find this base image, updated daily, at:
By default, this image will fetch updates packages from our 'testing' repository:
If you want even more fun, change the package repository to 'unstable', which will then fetch updates from:
Once you have this base image, you can install the GTK+ telephony apps including gsmd, or Qtopia, or Mickey's framework.
First Om 2008.8 release (historical)
The first Om 2008.8 release was made on 8/8/08 and is still available for historical purposes at:
The files you want are:
This image fetches updated packages from:
The bleeding edge: Om "base / empty" images
The org.openmoko.dev branch does not have any applications preinstalled other than settings and installer, and it is unstable for now.
Images for testing are at: http://downloads.openmoko.org/daily/
To get packages from testing, use this /etc/opkg/testing.conf :
src/gz testing-all http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/testing/all src/gz testing-arm http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/testing/armv4t src/gz testing-i686 http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/testing/i686 src/gz testing-neo http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/testing/neo1973 src/gz testing-gta02 http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/testing/om-gta02
unstable comes from the same branch, compiled with the AUTOREV flag. There are no images, but packages are at http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/unstable/
Reference: See "Repository and Images" announcement for details on other "Base image", "testing" and "unstable".
Om 2007.2 images (GTK)
- Main article: Om 2007.2
Celtune offers different Images and a huge amount of packages (2007.2, pyneo, fso) for neo1973, freerunner and others. Celtune images can be found at http://rabenfrost.net/celtune/ .
Andy Powell maintains (or used to maintain ?) images based on the 2007.2 software stack for the gta01 and gta02. A. Powell's ScaredyCat images can be found at: http://buildhost.automated.it/OM2007.2/ .
Openmoko discontinued support for this release. The host that used to distribute it has been taken offline at the end of August 2008. The stable Om 2007.2 release for the Neo FreeRunner used to be at: http://buildhost.openmoko.org/releases/FreeRunner/
The daily builds were at: http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/freerunner/
- Root FS files were like: Openmoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080804-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2
- Kernel files were like: uImage-2.6.24+git27+1a95efdc23966343a3b432ceef2f6c24dc0e2052-r2-om-gta02.bin
For the Neo 1973, daily builds were at: http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/
- Root FS files were like: Openmoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080802-om-gta01.rootfs.jffs2
- Kernel files were like: uImage-2.6.24+git27+1a95efdc23966343a3b432ceef2f6c24dc0e2052-r2-om-gta01.bin
FSO images (freesmartphone.org)
- Main article: FSO
- Milestone 1 is here: http://downloads.openmoko.org/framework/milestone1/
- Milestone 2 is here: http://downloads.openmoko.org/framework/milestone2/
- Milestone 3 is here: http://downloads.openmoko.org/framework/milestone3/
Browse the source: http://trac.freesmartphone.org:8000/trac-example/browser
Learn more at its wiki page: OpenmokoFramework
The file system will be in a jffs2 "summary" file. A file with the extension ".jffs2.summary" can be flashed to the FreeRunner just like an ordinary jffs2 file.
- Main article: qtopia
Images are available on the Qtopia.net images page, make sure your browser sends referer Header when downloading. (Note: direct linking to the files does not work.)
- Find "Qtopia flash image for FIC Neo FreeRunner (gta02)" on Qtopia.net images (a tarball with both a rootfs and kernel)
- The "Developer root filesystem for FIC Neo FreeRunner (gta02)" file is a barebones root filesystem created from the 'FSO' image available from Openmoko.
- Find "Qtopia flash image for FIC Neo 1973 (gta01)" on Qtopia.net images (a tarball with both a rootfs and kernel)
- A Neo 1973 image is also available from here openmoko-qtopia-image-om-gta01.tar.gz
More Qtopia downloads
You might also try ftp.trolltech.com snapshots
Addtional packages can be added from the Trolltech feed for this image, found at http://qtopia.net/packages/feed/4.3.2/neo/ To get to these packages, you need to add the feed as a source in the Qtopia package manager.
SHR images (Stable Hybrid Release)
- Main article: SHR
There are no downloadable images yet.
- Main article: CommunityRepository
You can download CAD files here. http://downloads.openmoko.org/CAD/
Download Neo FreeRunner photos in various sizes for print and web use here: http://openmoko.com/press-press-material.html
Tiddlywiki version of wiki.openmoko.org
If you want to carry this wiki along with you and to use it offline, then download http://om-tiddlywiki.projects.openmoko.org/openmokowiki.html and store it locally, then browse through the pages which you think you need to have, click "save changes", so next time you open it all articles you have fetched previously will be available to you.