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Old 11-26-2008, 06:07 AM   #1
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Motorola ROKR E6


Hi,
I have got the Motorola ROKR E6, which they claim it to be Linux based.
How can I know weather I can install some applications which are linux based or so?

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Old 11-26-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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The phone uses a Linux-based operating system, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it functions like a desktop computer. There are still limits in place due to hardware constraints and occasionally wireless provider regulations.

What exactly where you looking to do?
 
Old 11-27-2008, 03:32 AM   #3
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The phone uses a Linux-based operating system, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it functions like a desktop computer. There are still limits in place due to hardware constraints and occasionally wireless provider regulations.

What exactly where you looking to do?
Hi,
I'm more enthusiastic in exploring the capabilities of my phone and want to make the best use of it. Though I'm a green horn in this arena I would like to explore the phones capabilities. I'm a Linux user.
Could you please help me..?

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Old 11-27-2008, 04:39 AM   #4
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Whether you can install linux app depends on the firmware version of your phone. Earlier firmwares allowed the installation of the native apps. but they have blocked it in the newer firmware version.

You can get lot of info about this in motorolafans.com. there is a seperate forum for E6 where you ll get all the info about it
 
Old 11-28-2008, 04:40 PM   #5
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Whether you can install linux app depends on the firmware version of your phone. Earlier firmwares allowed the installation of the native apps. but they have blocked it in the newer firmware version.

You can get lot of info about this in motorolafans.com. there is a seperate forum for E6 where you ll get all the info about it
thank you so much for the information.

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Old 12-04-2008, 01:26 PM   #6
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on linux based devices such as the one mentioned in this thread, i'm am curios if there is a way to boot into the terminal (command prompt) and echo "hello-world" or something ?
 
Old 12-08-2008, 04:11 AM   #7
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on linux based devices such as the one mentioned in this thread, i'm am curios if there is a way to boot into the terminal (command prompt) and echo "hello-world" or something ?
By default, its not possible to boot into the shell and echo things since they dont display console to user. And also i suppose it uses agetty to login with flag to auto login and prevent console from displayed.

But, once we hack and get hold of its root fs, there should be way to do it. Also, embedded systems have root filesystems as read-only. So, before making any changes to boot order, it has to be changed into RW file system. So, lot of painful hacks have to be done to boot into console.

One more easy way would be to install a virtual console and run your shell scripts inside it.
 
Old 12-31-2008, 04:10 AM   #8
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If there was like an interphone firmware project like Rockbox for mp3 players, it would be drop dead awesome. I'll be first to buy a phone just for that.
 
Old 12-31-2008, 09:45 AM   #9
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By default, its not possible to boot into the shell and echo things since they dont display console to user. And also i suppose it uses agetty to login with flag to auto login and prevent console from displayed.

But, once we hack and get hold of its root fs, there should be way to do it. Also, embedded systems have root filesystems as read-only. So, before making any changes to boot order, it has to be changed into RW file system. So, lot of painful hacks have to be done to boot into console.

One more easy way would be to install a virtual console and run your shell scripts inside it.
is there a list of handsets where this functionality has been hacked and made available ?
 
Old 01-01-2009, 12:36 AM   #10
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is there a list of handsets where this functionality has been hacked and made available ?
Hi,
I came to know about OpenMoko mobile recently and is available in India from IDA systems. (idasystems.net)
You can order it online.
The specifications are as follows:

Connectivity
GSM
Bluetooth 2.0
GPRS
AGPS
WiFi
USB 1.1 slave and host
2.5-mm audio jack

Media
microSD, SDHC capable
Wolfson WM8753 Codec

Operating system
OpenMoko
Qtopia
(both Linux-based)

Input
touchscreen
buttons

Power
1200-mAh battery

CPU
Samsung 2442 SoC @ 400 MHz

Memory
128 MB SDRAM
256 MB NAND flash

Display
2.8 in. VGA (480640) TFT, 282 pixels/in.

Dimensions
120.7 62 18.5 (mm)

http://idasystems.net/yahoo_site_adm...202946_std.gif
 
Old 01-03-2009, 08:22 AM   #11
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I own a Motorola A780. Since it's got a Linux OS in it - unfortunately - I am not able to download any softwares for it. The only things that work are the Java based apps - and IMHO - they're no where as feature laden as the ones available for phone that run on a Windows CE or Symbian OS.

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Old 01-19-2009, 06:15 AM   #12
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is there a list of handsets where this functionality has been hacked and made available ?
There are terminal emulators developed even for Moto rokr e6. but it doesnt work on all the firmware versions. But, older firmware versions support running native apps. So, once this terminal emulator is installed, it can be used to run our shell scripts.
 
  


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