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The Om 2008.9 Update is the first of many point releases to come after the initial Om 2008.8 release and is recommended for Om versions 2008.8 and 2008.8-update. This includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Neo.

For detailed information about fixes and updates, please visit Openmoko Trac.

Products Affected:  Neo FreeRunner

Installing the update

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you back up your Neo prior to installing any updates.

Opkg Upgrade

  • Not yet available

Download and Flashing

  • Not yet available

What's Included?


  • Created public unstable/testing/stable branches for Om 2008
  • New meta toolchain Details
  • Fixed issue with unknown wifi
  • Fixed Qtopia build issues
  • Details


  • Improved overall startup / restart speed]
  • Fixed suspend request issues in illume
  • Added alert signal for low battery
  • Added carrier information
  • Details


  • Improved overall error handling and stability
  • Fixed issues with packages getting switched to wrong categories
  • Added improvements to scrolling and list usability
  • Added one press to update all packages capability in Update view
  • Details


  • Fixed issues with accuracy of tag saving
  • Fixed tag text issues
  • Fixed issues with the location of saving maps
  • Added improvements to scrolling and list usability
  • Details


  • Improved overall call/message handling during suspend
  • Improved PIN dialog pop up
  • Fixed issues with showing UTF8 correctly
  • Improved sound handling issues during calls
  • Improved overall GUI issues
  • Details


  • Improved overall speed of opening/closing of application
  • Improved suspend time handling
  • fixed issues with sound profile handling
  • Details

System Software

  • Fixed issues with time changes after removal of battery
  • Fixed issues with no sound after resume
  • Improved AUX light during charging
  • Improved overall suspend/resume handling
  • Details

Known Issues



  • WiFi can only connect once
  • A lot of focus is on wifi at the moment. An Om update is scheduled to release once we have basic usability working on the device.

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System Software


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