Neo FreeRunner FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

Booting

Q: I can't boot Neo with charger?

A: 1. You can't boot GTA02 without a spare battery. You should boot Neo with spare battery and attach your charger, then you can boot into neo.

2. Once your phone is booted, remove the spare battery. Freerunner will remain running,

3. Insert dead battery and let it charge.

Q:Uable to flash FreeRunner after booting either into NAND or NOR.

NOTE: Please check Getting_Started_with_your_Neo_FreeRunner for more information about the flashing image.


I can ssh into the phone via USB per the wiki instructions, but dfu-util does not find the phone.

This is what I need to run as root and the everything works fine:

root(eno,freerunner)# cat upom
#!/bin/sh
/sbin/ifconfig usb0 192.168.0.200 netmask 255.255.255.0
/sbin/route add -host 192.168.0.202/32 dev usb0
/bin/echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
iptables -F
iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.0.202 -i usb0  -d 192.168.0.200   -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT  -s 192.168.0.200  -i eth+  -d 192.168.0.202  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT  -s 192.168.2.0/24  -i eth+  -d 192.168.0.202  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT  -s 192.168.2.0/24  -i eth+  -d 192.168.2.0/24  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -s 192.168.0.202 -i usb0 -d 192.168.2.0/24 -o eth+   -j 
ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -s 192.168.2.0/24 -i eth+ -d 192.168.0.202 -o usb0  -j 
ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -d 192.168.2.0/24 -o eth+   -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -d 192.168.0.202 -o usb0  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -s 192.168.0.0/24
root(eno,freerunner)#

Battery

What is the expected battery life?

See Neo FreeRunner (GTA02) Battery#Notes_about_expected_battery_life

GSM

SIM compatibility

Q:Sim card is not working, how do I run diagnostics? A: Here is the "how to" check.

Follow this until you get an OK prompt.

GSM/GPRS information

Following page contain very usaful information:


GPS

For general GPS introduction, you could find it at GTA02 GPS

Wi-Fi

How do I get the wlan working?

See GTA02 WLAN

Display

Can it play VGA video?

No, it can do about 20 fps QVGA with software, and something beetween QVGA and VGA playing MPEG-4 using hardware (at resonable fps). Scaling is also done with GPU hardware.

How to change the background picture of the root window?

Copy whatyouwant.png over /usr/share/pixmaps/wallpaper.png, best results may come up with pictures that have width=480 and height=640. I think that the X-server must be restarted, at least it will show up after the next boot.

Software

Does it support Java?

There is a port of Jalimo for Openmoko.

Personal tools

Frequently Asked Questions

Booting

Q: I can't boot Neo with charger?

A: 1. You can't boot GTA02 without a spare battery. You should boot Neo with spare battery and attach your charger, then you can boot into neo.

2. Once your phone is booted, remove the spare battery. Freerunner will remain running,

3. Insert dead battery and let it charge.

Q:Uable to flash FreeRunner after booting either into NAND or NOR.

NOTE: Please check Getting_Started_with_your_Neo_FreeRunner for more information about the flashing image.


I can ssh into the phone via USB per the wiki instructions, but dfu-util does not find the phone.

This is what I need to run as root and the everything works fine:

root(eno,freerunner)# cat upom
#!/bin/sh
/sbin/ifconfig usb0 192.168.0.200 netmask 255.255.255.0
/sbin/route add -host 192.168.0.202/32 dev usb0
/bin/echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
iptables -F
iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.0.202 -i usb0  -d 192.168.0.200   -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT  -s 192.168.0.200  -i eth+  -d 192.168.0.202  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT  -s 192.168.2.0/24  -i eth+  -d 192.168.0.202  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT  -s 192.168.2.0/24  -i eth+  -d 192.168.2.0/24  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -s 192.168.0.202 -i usb0 -d 192.168.2.0/24 -o eth+   -j 
ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -s 192.168.2.0/24 -i eth+ -d 192.168.0.202 -o usb0  -j 
ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -d 192.168.2.0/24 -o eth+   -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -d 192.168.0.202 -o usb0  -j ACCEPT
iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -s 192.168.0.0/24
root(eno,freerunner)#

Battery

What is the expected battery life?

See Neo FreeRunner (GTA02) Battery#Notes_about_expected_battery_life

GSM

SIM compatibility

Q:Sim card is not working, how do I run diagnostics? A: Here is the "how to" check.

Follow this until you get an OK prompt.

GSM/GPRS information

Following page contain very usaful information:


GPS

For general GPS introduction, you could find it at GTA02 GPS

Wi-Fi

How do I get the wlan working?

See GTA02 WLAN

Display

Can it play VGA video?

No, it can do about 20 fps QVGA with software, and something beetween QVGA and VGA playing MPEG-4 using hardware (at resonable fps). Scaling is also done with GPU hardware.

How to change the background picture of the root window?

Copy whatyouwant.png over /usr/share/pixmaps/wallpaper.png, best results may come up with pictures that have width=480 and height=640. I think that the X-server must be restarted, at least it will show up after the next boot.

Software

Does it support Java?

There is a port of Jalimo for Openmoko.