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IRC log for #motoactv, 2012-03-18

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11:38 _ilbot joined #motoactv
11:38 dproldan I'm in contact with Moritz,  (just entered the room)  I've asked him to add a log bot to the channel
11:38 dproldan I hope you all agree
11:38 bdaman80 fine with me
11:39 dproldan it's usually a great resource for newcomers
11:39 moritz logs are at http://irclog.perlgeek.de/motoactv/today
11:39 bdaman80 thanks
11:39 moritz would be nice if you could put the log URL in the /topic, or otherwise tell participants that the channel is logged
11:40 moritz if you ever need anything related to the logging, feel free to /msg me
11:40 dproldan thanks so much
11:40 dproldan really nice of you
11:43 bdaman80 anyways , anything big brewing today?
11:43 dproldan we have [mbm] joining us
11:43 moritz you're welcome
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11:44 dproldan he's has vast knowledges of the internal workings of several motorola devices
11:44 [mbm] guess he didn't want to talk to me
11:45 bdaman80 awsome.
11:45 dproldan (how can we set a topic?)
11:45 dproldan need an operator
11:45 dproldan ?
11:45 bdaman80 sorry slightly multitasking.  glad to have you here
11:47 dproldan If I'm not mistaken,  bdaman80 is trying to compile a kernel for the motoactv,  right?
11:47 dproldan he's setup github repositories for the kernel and the system tree?
11:48 bdaman80 correct.
11:48 bdaman80 on both
11:48 [mbm] there, got myself a stock 5.6.0 boot.img
11:48 bdaman80 https://github.com/Bdaman80/BDA-ACTV
11:49 dproldan woot
11:49 bdaman80 thats great, any pointers?
11:50 bdaman80 finally got around to properly fixing my exploded battery test device
11:55 [mbm] overcharged it?
11:56 bdaman80 long story short.  failed attempt to flash custom boot.img, then left it sit for a week.  it died to point of bootloader not working
11:57 bdaman80 then would not charge sinse as soom as it got plugged in it would try to boot, and boot loop, not charging
11:58 bdaman80 so i opened it, charged it externally, worked great....until two days later for no know reason battery swelled until back popped off
12:00 [mbm] oops.
12:00 bdaman80 now its this                                                                         https://plus.google.com/photos/1003​57993315484261436/albums/5721157955​855305089?authkey=CKy_l7zvjZ_x_QE
12:01 [mbm] make a factory programming cable, then you don't have that problem
12:04 dproldan_afk like here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/146492​-how-why-make-your-own-motorola-factory-cable.html
12:06 dproldan_afk bdaman80: can you measure the battery and take a couple pictures,  maybe I can find a replacement for you
12:07 dproldan_afk probably a battery from a bluetooth handsfree
12:07 bdaman80 well, as i clean out my man cave....i will look for it again.....it been "lost" in the last few months
12:07 dproldan_afk heh
12:07 [mbm] that's the ugliest cable mod I've ever seen
12:08 [mbm] you can actually find cheap microusb cables where the microusb end isn't injection molded
12:08 [mbm] just a two piece thing that snaps together
12:08 [mbm] and comes apart pretty easily too
12:09 bdaman80 I will have to find one of those
12:10 [mbm] or you can just pay cellzellot something like $40 and he sends you a a factory premade cable
12:10 bdaman80 is this a moto only thing? or will most any device be able to benifit?
12:11 dproldan_afk 40??  that's some money for making a short in a cable
12:11 dproldan_afk kindle also can use a factory cable
12:11 [mbm] it's pretty much a moto only thing
12:12 [mbm] sends power down the id rail that's usually left floating
12:13 [mbm] actually provides enough power that you can boot and flash moto devices without batteries installed
12:13 bdaman80 good to know, never heard of it before now.
12:15 bdaman80 have any knowledge of update scripts?
12:15 [mbm] yep, what do you want to know?
12:17 bdaman80 well im trying to get kernel to install using the "any kernel" style. where ramdisk is left alone.  and no matter what it errors out
12:17 bdaman80 im sure its something simple, but im just not seeing it
12:18 bdaman80 any i need this to work before i can actually test the kernel
12:20 [mbm] kernel is packed into a boot.img ith the ramdisk
12:22 bdaman80 yes, but using the any kernel style template bootimage is extracted into a /tmp folder split, new zimage is repacked with existing ramdisk, and then written back to boot partition
12:22 bdaman80 on the inspire4g it seems to break less things
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12:49 shampoo Hi.. has anyone tried to run MyTracks on a Motoactv
13:04 bdaman80 I can olny speak for myself, but no.  What is it?
13:04 bdaman80 [mbm]; you leave?
13:04 shampoo It's Google's Sport app
13:04 shampoo and it can talk to the ANT+ sensor
13:04 shampoo so I wanted to know if it worked
13:05 shampoo you can get it in the market
13:05 shampoo open source
13:06 bdaman80 im throwing all kinds of *ish at my actv.....i dont have any ANT+ things but i will see if it installs for you
13:06 shampoo thanks..
13:08 [mbm] bdaman80: nope, just distracted
13:08 bdaman80 in other news, my kernel actually flashed and booted.  now device cpu is capable of 1GHz
13:09 bdaman80 with smartassV2 governor
13:10 bdaman80 and it leaves ramdisk alone
13:12 [mbm] nice
13:14 bdaman80 wanna shot?
13:18 bdaman80 shampoo: it installed, searching for gps now,
13:19 [mbm] there; 5.6.0 rooted.
13:19 bdaman80 awsome.  need a .......tester?
13:22 shampoo ok thanks bdaman80
13:24 [mbm] bdaman80: depends, are you on 5.6.0 already?
13:25 bdaman80 my tester is on 4.55.78
13:26 [mbm] update to 5.6.0 and I'll give you a new boot.img
13:37 bdaman80 you be around at a later time?  looks like my day is starting around here
13:37 [mbm] here - http://dl.opticaldelusion.org/boot-5.6.0-root.img
13:37 [mbm] boot it, adb ill drop right to a root shell
13:43 bdaman80 thanks, your the man
13:44 bdaman80 http://alpha.dl.bdaman-dev.n​et/MotoACTV/ACTV-temp_2.zip   this is just the first working version, but its a start
13:46 [mbm] hmm, there actually is a golf app
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15:13 [mbm] lmao .. netflix works
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18:33 dproldan so,  today we have a rooted 5.6.0 image and a new kernel!!
18:39 dproldan I've added the channel logs link to the wiki
18:47 cmw whats the big deal? did they actually change anything worth while?
18:48 cmw i guess i have never used the moto interface
18:49 dproldan don't know if its worthwhile,  40 new activities,  battery savings,
18:53 dproldan you know much more than me about this,  with this new image we don't need further steps to root, right?
19:01 dproldan what about the kernel?    bda said it can go up to 1Ghz now.  If/when it can undervolt-underclock,  there could be some serious battery savings
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19:33 [mbm] dproldan: the boot.img I tossed together has root access via adb but you'll still need su and superuser.apk if you want root from apps
19:43 [mbm] also looks like the stock kernel runs at 300Mhz and only jumps to 600Mhz with load
19:43 dproldan i see
19:44 dproldan also,  is that boot image for 8GB motoactv or can it be used for 16GB?
19:44 [mbm] it was done using an 8gb boot.img; I don't know yet if there's a difference
19:46 [mbm] really can't see why there would be a difference
20:06 dproldan people has been using cmw's image for 8 and 16GB AFAIK
20:25 [mbm] partition layout would change but all that information comes from the cdt
20:26 [mbm] anyone tried wifi inection?
20:29 dproldan I haven't seen anything about it it the different forums
20:30 dproldan it has the same chip as the milestone
20:30 dproldan I think
20:44 [mbm] the other thing that'd be useful is to build a frontend to the usb cdrom mode to select isos
20:52 dproldan you mean to have different isos on the actv?
21:14 [mbm] yeah pretty much
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23:09 CEnnis91 [mbm]: 5.6.0 boot.img?
23:12 [mbm] what's the question?
23:18 CEnnis91 first of all i dont even know what 5.6.0 is
23:19 CEnnis91 i guess thats the most recent version now?
23:20 CEnnis91 lol wow
23:20 CEnnis91 well that saved me trouble
23:20 CEnnis91 [mbm]: okay second, what did you do to it
23:20 CEnnis91 i dont feel like unpackaging and looking
23:21 CEnnis91 wow they updated mbm.bin again
23:23 [mbm] hardly touched the boot.img; just turned on adb
23:23 [mbm] yeah, they added a golf app, and a keyboard service
23:24 CEnnis91 yea some type of clock faces aswell
23:24 [mbm] haven't figured out how the golf app is supposed to be launched but it's gps aware and you download maps of various golf courses
23:24 CEnnis91 wait
23:24 CEnnis91 not that golf game
23:24 CEnnis91 a golf app?
23:24 [mbm] right
23:25 [mbm] it probably hooks into one of the exercise menus
23:25 CEnnis91 yea
23:25 CEnnis91 hmmm god so much shit i need to do
23:26 CEnnis91 ill have to look at this later
23:26 [mbm] keyboard is weird, but works well enough to add wifi from the settings menu without having to use a computer
23:28 CEnnis91 you're talking like you have the device
23:28 CEnnis91 you didnt?
23:28 [mbm] adb shell am start -a com.motorola.android.intent.action.START_GOLF
23:28 CEnnis91 did you finally pick it up
23:29 [mbm] yeah, got bored and went over to bestbuy last night
23:29 [mbm] they had the 8gb for $199
23:30 CEnnis91 lol
23:30 CEnnis91 and you're on 5.6.0 or w.e it is?
23:30 CEnnis91 or did you hang back
23:30 [mbm] yeah, latest stock with adb root access
23:30 CEnnis91 so you can still flash boot.img with the newest
23:30 CEnnis91 nice
23:30 CEnnis91 also, which boot.img did you use?
23:31 [mbm] I grabbed the stock 5.6.0 boot.img and modded it
23:31 CEnnis91 okay
23:31 CEnnis91 the other one is lolzuglyt
23:31 [mbm] noticed
23:32 CEnnis91 good, now we have someone to test with =)
23:32 CEnnis91 =P
23:32 [mbm] it's really just a matter of toggling a few props and adb dumps you right to a root shell
23:32 [mbm] can't figure out why people were messing with zerg and other roots
23:32 CEnnis91 [mbm]: can you get into wifi settings and what not with am?
23:32 [mbm] yep
23:32 CEnnis91 okay good
23:32 [mbm] can even get into mobile hotspot
23:32 CEnnis91 they just removed it? lol
23:33 CEnnis91 "removed it" meaning the menu item
23:33 [mbm] they removed the menu to launch it, but it's still there
23:33 CEnnis91 yea
23:33 [mbm] although it doesn't do much good because it says it's not conneted to the internet so it won't let you turn on the hotspot
23:33 CEnnis91 yea
23:33 CEnnis91 i was more interested in the wifi settings
23:33 [mbm] doh .. superuser dialog box is off the screen; can't acceppt
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23:34 keeperoffrisco hello out there
23:34 keeperoffrisco just got my motoactv yesterday and rooted and installed cwm recovery today, looking for further help
23:37 CEnnis91 [mbm]: did you bother to install recovery?
23:37 keeperoffrisco yeah the CWM recovery? it's installed
23:38 keeperoffrisco I'm working my way through the XDA forum on the motoactv but its really huge, only on page 9 so far
23:38 keeperoffrisco it looks like gnu4lyfe is going to post his files, that might be all i need
23:40 [mbm] CEnnis91: nope.
23:40 keeperoffrisco yeah doesnt look like he's going to
23:41 CEnnis91 [mbm]: would you be interested in doing it, so you can test flash update.zips?
23:41 keeperoffrisco so i finished the cwmR install but don't know how to get the zeam launcher on there
23:41 CEnnis91 keeperoffrisco: your first impression of [mbm] is likely wrong
23:42 CEnnis91 keeperoffrisco: http://motoactv.wikispaces.com/
23:42 keeperoffrisco oh cool thanks for the link
23:42 CEnnis91 you wouldve eventually run into that around page 20 or so
23:43 CEnnis91 lol nvm
23:43 CEnnis91 like page 70
23:43 keeperoffrisco wow this would have made things much easier haha. thanks again
23:43 CEnnis91 keeperoffrisco: i dont think theres anything interesting until page 70 anyway
23:44 CEnnis91 look for when "utkanos" and "CEnnis91" come in
23:44 keeperoffrisco ok great thanks
23:48 * [mbm] tries a 96dpi setting
23:55 keeperoffrisco wow that motoACTV easy modder is the best
23:57 [mbm] huh, 96dpi really screws with the moto launcher

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