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Old 01-29-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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Linux on a Smartphone?


Has anyone ever had any experience with this?

I've currently got a Orange SPV-C500 (otherwise known as the i-Mate SP3) it currently has a version of windows smartphone on there which is so slow and buggy.

Just wondered if anyone knew of any sites dedicated to putting linux on devices like this? I've had a quick search on the web but can't find anything.

Any help in this area would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 06:46 AM   #2
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No idea, may be google help. But it will void warranty remember this
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:20 AM   #3
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Tried google

Don't worry about warranty... these phones are 92 for the whole year with 100 minutes cross network calls a month... cheap as chips. That includes the phone etc etc
 
Old 01-29-2005, 08:02 AM   #4
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Hey then you can do it yourself and start a new porject!

Basically you need the cable or blue tooth will also do to get connectivity between linux and phone and then embedded or slashed kernel and then write some cool app it is too much work but it can be done I guess. I will never try that with my phone as phones very expensive here


But to be frank I have no idea about this issue. Only got interest into it by reading your post
 
Old 01-30-2005, 03:36 PM   #5
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i have worked with orange ncs( tech support ) who do alot of work with the phone in the uk. we've stripped the os down on the h/s but the phone will not run without signed firmware, we have managed to modify the underlying firmware, it does run alot better

although it was still ms core powering the thing
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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I appreciate the signed firmware thing but is there anychance you can divulge more details? I'd really love to have a play
 
  


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