Getting Started with your Neo FreeRunner

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Thank you for purchasing this Developer release of Neo FreeRunner. This guide will help you know your Neo FreeRunner and explain how to:

  • Flash new kernel
  • Flash new root filesystem
  • Connect to Neo FreeRunner


Contents

Contents

  • What Is In The Box
  • Getting To Know Neo FreeRunner
  • Turning On Neo FreeRunner
  • Flashing Neo FreeRunner
  • Connect To Neo FreeRunner By USB Networking

What Is In The Box

  • Neo FreeRunner
  • Stylus
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB Cable
  • microSD Card 512MB

Getting To Know Neo FreeRunner

Turning On Neo FreeRunner

There are three ways to boot your Neo FreeRunner. You can power up into an Openmoko Image directly. Alternately, you may also boot into U-Boot via NAND Flash or NOR Flash, which will allow you to update the kernel and root filesystem.

Log in Openmoko Image

Press and hold Power button until Openmoko splash screen turns up. You may now release the Power button, and Neo FreeRunner will continue to boot into Openmoko Image.

Log in U-Boot in NAND Flash

Press and hold Power button, then press and hold AUX button. You can see BOOT MENU for NAND Flash.

You can download the connection tool from : http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon

Connect Neo FreeRunner to Linux host with USB cable and key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./neocon /dev/ttyACM0
[Open]
In:  usbtty
Out: usbtty
Err: usbtty
PCB rev: 0x000
switching led 2 0
switching led 2 1
switching led 2 0
DEVICE_CONFIGURED: 1
GTA02v5#

Log in U-Boot in NOR Flash

Press and hold AUX button, then press and hold Power button. Release AUX button. You can see BOOT MENU for NOR Flash.

You can download the connection tool from : http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon

Connect Neo FreeRunner to Linux host with USB cable and key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./neocon /dev/ttyACM0 
[Open]
##Executing script at 18050100
mtdparts mtdparts=physmap-flash:-(nor);neo1973-nand:0x00040000(u-boot),0x00040000(u-boot_env),
0x00800000(kernel),0x000a0000(splash),0x00040000(factory),0x0f6a0000(rootfs)
Ready.
DEVICE_CONFIGURED: 1
GTA02v5#

Flashing Neo FreeRunner

As Openmoko development continues, Openmoko regularly releases updated versions of the Openmoko root filesystem, the kernel, and the U-Boot. These may be programmed into the Flash memory of Neo FreeRunner. You can use the USB cable and Openmoko provided tool to flash Neo FreeRunner.

Neo FreeRunner needs to boot into U-Boot when flashing.

You can download the flashing tool from: http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/dfu-util

Flashing Kernel

You can download the latest kernel from : http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/

Key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./dfu-util -a kernel -R -D uImage-2.6.24+svnr4082-r4055-r3-neo1973.bin

When flashing succeeds

status(0) = No error condition is present
Done!

Flashing Root Filesystem

You can download the latest root filesystem from : http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/

Key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D openmoko-devel-image-fic-gta02.jffs2

When flashing succeeds

status(0) = No error condition is present
Done!

Connect To Neo FreeRunner By USB Networking

Connect Neo FreeRunner to Linux host with USB cable. After booting into Openmoko image, there will be a new interface, usb0, in your Linux host.

Manual Method

Key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

ifconfig usb0 192.168.0.200 netmask 255.255.255.0
ssh root@192.168.0.202

Press Enter to pass the password.

Automatic Method
  • Ubuntu

Edit /etc/network/interfaces

auto usb0
iface usb0 inet static
address 192.168.0.200
netmask 255.255.255.0

Restart the networking service and key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

ssh root@192.168.0.202

Press Enter to pass the password.

Making things even more automatic

If you don't want to remember the IP number of your phone you can create an alias by adding the following line to your /etc/hosts:

192.168.0.202   openmoko

Now it should immediately be possible to connect your phone using the following command line:

ssh root@openmoko
Personal tools


Thank you for purchasing this Developer release of Neo FreeRunner. This guide will help you know your Neo FreeRunner and explain how to:

  • Flash new kernel
  • Flash new root filesystem
  • Connect to Neo FreeRunner


Contents

  • What Is In The Box
  • Getting To Know Neo FreeRunner
  • Turning On Neo FreeRunner
  • Flashing Neo FreeRunner
  • Connect To Neo FreeRunner By USB Networking

What Is In The Box

  • Neo FreeRunner
  • Stylus
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB Cable
  • microSD Card 512MB

Getting To Know Neo FreeRunner

Turning On Neo FreeRunner

There are three ways to boot your Neo FreeRunner. You can power up into an Openmoko Image directly. Alternately, you may also boot into U-Boot via NAND Flash or NOR Flash, which will allow you to update the kernel and root filesystem.

Log in Openmoko Image

Press and hold Power button until Openmoko splash screen turns up. You may now release the Power button, and Neo FreeRunner will continue to boot into Openmoko Image.

Log in U-Boot in NAND Flash

Press and hold Power button, then press and hold AUX button. You can see BOOT MENU for NAND Flash.

You can download the connection tool from : http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon

Connect Neo FreeRunner to Linux host with USB cable and key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./neocon /dev/ttyACM0
[Open]
In:  usbtty
Out: usbtty
Err: usbtty
PCB rev: 0x000
switching led 2 0
switching led 2 1
switching led 2 0
DEVICE_CONFIGURED: 1
GTA02v5#

Log in U-Boot in NOR Flash

Press and hold AUX button, then press and hold Power button. Release AUX button. You can see BOOT MENU for NOR Flash.

You can download the connection tool from : http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon

Connect Neo FreeRunner to Linux host with USB cable and key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./neocon /dev/ttyACM0 
[Open]
##Executing script at 18050100
mtdparts mtdparts=physmap-flash:-(nor);neo1973-nand:0x00040000(u-boot),0x00040000(u-boot_env),
0x00800000(kernel),0x000a0000(splash),0x00040000(factory),0x0f6a0000(rootfs)
Ready.
DEVICE_CONFIGURED: 1
GTA02v5#

Flashing Neo FreeRunner

As Openmoko development continues, Openmoko regularly releases updated versions of the Openmoko root filesystem, the kernel, and the U-Boot. These may be programmed into the Flash memory of Neo FreeRunner. You can use the USB cable and Openmoko provided tool to flash Neo FreeRunner.

Neo FreeRunner needs to boot into U-Boot when flashing.

You can download the flashing tool from: http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/dfu-util

Flashing Kernel

You can download the latest kernel from : http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/

Key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./dfu-util -a kernel -R -D uImage-2.6.24+svnr4082-r4055-r3-neo1973.bin

When flashing succeeds

status(0) = No error condition is present
Done!

Flashing Root Filesystem

You can download the latest root filesystem from : http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/

Key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

./dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D openmoko-devel-image-fic-gta02.jffs2

When flashing succeeds

status(0) = No error condition is present
Done!

Connect To Neo FreeRunner By USB Networking

Connect Neo FreeRunner to Linux host with USB cable. After booting into Openmoko image, there will be a new interface, usb0, in your Linux host.

Manual Method

Key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

ifconfig usb0 192.168.0.200 netmask 255.255.255.0
ssh root@192.168.0.202

Press Enter to pass the password.

Automatic Method
  • Ubuntu

Edit /etc/network/interfaces

auto usb0
iface usb0 inet static
address 192.168.0.200
netmask 255.255.255.0

Restart the networking service and key in the command in the terminal of Linux host.

ssh root@192.168.0.202

Press Enter to pass the password.

Making things even more automatic

If you don't want to remember the IP number of your phone you can create an alias by adding the following line to your /etc/hosts:

192.168.0.202   openmoko

Now it should immediately be possible to connect your phone using the following command line:

ssh root@openmoko