Dec 30, 2008, 12:10am EST
I’m having fun with my new Android phone. I went ahead and installed debian on it, mainly because I can, but also becuase this lets me write python scripts on it. A few notes on where I diverged from the instructions:
- My phone is an
developer phone. There’s no need to run telnet, instead, I run
adb -d shelland
suon the device.
- I tried to make a 3gb image, but it failed to mount on the device.
ls -lshowed the file size as negative so maybe it’s a busybox/toolbox signed int32 limitation? I settled for a 2gb image.
- I followed Brad’s
notes and I bind ssh to localhost and use adb port forwarding. I also use
bind mounts (
mount —bind /system /data/local/mnt/system; mount —bind /sdcard /data/local/mnt/sdcard).
- I found that if I leave the keyboard closed, when the screen turns off it switches from wifi back to edge. I’ve gotten in the habit of just leaving my keyboard open when it’s attached to the USB port.