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As of Android 1.5, the OS seems to be buggy.
As of Android 1.5, the OS seems to be buggy.
Even in Android 1.6, the OS has its fair share of bugs.
Even in Android 1.6, the OS has its fair share of bugs.
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===Initial DSTL1 ROM release (1368)===
===Initial DSTL1 ROM release (1368)===
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* Kernel version: 2.6.28-svn1368
* Kernel version: 2.6.28-svn1368
* Build number: CUPCAKE.eng.long.20090720.210535.r1368
* Build number: CUPCAKE.eng.long.20090720.210535.r1368
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===First ROM update (1502)===
===First ROM update (1502)===
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'''Hacks'''
'''Hacks'''
* The first root hack is based on this (1502) update: [[DSTL1 Rooting]]
* The first root hack is based on this (1502) update: [[DSTL1 Rooting]]
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===General Mobile's Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Problems===
===General Mobile's Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Problems===
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* Battery life has always been a complaint.
* Battery life has always been a complaint.
* Speaker crackle on music playback.
* Speaker crackle on music playback.
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===Donut (1.6) ROM update (2485)===
===Donut (1.6) ROM update (2485)===
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'''Hacks'''
'''Hacks'''
* Rooted: [[DSTL1 Rooting]]
* Rooted: [[DSTL1 Rooting]]
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===General Mobile's release 2485 Problems===
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* Bluetooth functionality is not solid [http://www.androidspin.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=134&t=24].
* Bluetooth functionality is not solid [http://www.androidspin.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=134&t=24].
* Lack of Norwegian locale (fixed in v1.2.0 [http://www.androidspin.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=75])
* Lack of Norwegian locale (fixed in v1.2.0 [http://www.androidspin.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=75])
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===Donut (1.6) ROM update (2544)===
===Donut (1.6) ROM update (2544)===
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'''Hacks'''
* Rooted: [[DSTL1 Rooting]]
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* Bluetooth functionality is not solid [http://www.androidspin.com/forum/index.php?f=35&t=22&sid=8b01f732541c50f7de178ea5424e5491&rb_v=viewtopic].
* Bluetooth functionality is not solid [http://www.androidspin.com/forum/index.php?f=35&t=22&sid=8b01f732541c50f7de178ea5424e5491&rb_v=viewtopic].
* Lack of Norwegian locale.
* Lack of Norwegian locale.
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===Mount Points and Blocks===
===Mount Points and Blocks===
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mtd6: 016a0000 00020000 "cache"<br>
mtd6: 016a0000 00020000 "cache"<br>
mtd7: 00080000 00020000 "BBT"
mtd7: 00080000 00020000 "BBT"
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===General Mobile's Android 1.6 statement===
===General Mobile's Android 1.6 statement===

Latest revision as of 05:19, 3 February 2013

Contents

Introduction

The DSTL1 a General Mobile product designed by Yuhua Tel [1] as the X2 [2]. The DSTL1 has been rebranded [3] as the Chinese SciPhone N21 [4] and coming soon as Russian RoverPC (Twin?) [5].

It is a GSM Dual-SIM device operating tri-band on 900/1800/1900 MHz, optionally the hardware may come with 850/1800/1900 MHz. It is the first Android enabled smartphone to have two simultaneously active SIM cards. In fact you can keep one as a data connection and the other just a telephone.

As of Android 1.5, the OS seems to be buggy. Even in Android 1.6, the OS has its fair share of bugs.

Source(s): Android solutions

Initial DSTL1 ROM release (1368)

  • Model number: GM_DSTL1
  • Firmware version: 1.5
  • Baseband version: 20/05/09,st32,x2a.m1
  • Kernel version: 2.6.28-svn1368
  • Build number: CUPCAKE.eng.long.20090720.210535.r1368

Source(s): Android solutions

First ROM update (1502)

  • Model number: GM_DSTL1
  • Firmware version: 1.5
  • Baseband version: 20/05/09,st32,x2a.m1
  • Kernel version: 2.6.28-svn1502-dirty
  • Build number: CUPCAKE.eng.long.20090826.172316.r1502

Intended improvements:

  • Improved power management
  • Improved network
  • Fixed bugs in web browser, sleeping mode

Hacks

  • The first root hack is based on this (1502) update: DSTL1 Rooting

Source(s): Android solutions

General Mobile's Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Problems

  • The music skips to the next song when the device is shaken (i.e. jogging or walking with the device in a pocket) - this happens with the default Music player.
    • RockOn player, same thing.
    • TuneWiki player does not suffer this problem.
  • Subtle screen flickering, especially when watching video.
  • Easy to call/SMS a contact with not the intended SIM card.
  • Impossible to enter PUK code if SIM card gets locked out - currently you must use a different device to unlock the SIM.
  • Icons overlapping text.
  • Battery life has always been a complaint.
  • Speaker crackle on music playback.

Source(s): Android solutions

Donut (1.6) ROM update (2485)

  • Model number: GM_DSTL1
  • Firmware version: 1.6
  • Baseband version: 20/05/09,st32,x2a.m1
  • Kernel version: 2.6.28-svn2485
  • Build number: Donut.eng.long.20091201.133823.r2485

Intended improvements:

  • Added Bluetooth send function.
  • Added new android keyboard. It is easy to use and more graphical.
  • New visual style, at the bottom of main screen you can see programs,phone,message and widgets button.
  • Improved touch screen sensitivity
  • Improved video playback capability.
  • Added Dual SIM card selection option. You can select only SIM1, only SIM2 or dual SIM option.
  • LCD screen is now compatible with WQVGA resolution.
  • Added Data Connection control for SIM1 and SIM2. You can activate or deactivate data connections for both SIM1 and SIM2 respectively.
  • Improved Wi-Fi connection.
  • Added task manager under notification bar. (You can view and end programs from this option.)
  • Improved call history. You don`t need to see all call history for one number on main screen. You can select whether Display by group or Display by date option.
  • Improved battery consumption.
  • Other bug fixes and product improvements (see release notes).

Hacks

Source(s): Android solutions

General Mobile's release 2485 Problems

  • It boots in Turkish.
  • The calibration is hard not to fail, almost impossible.
  • Top menu bar hard to grab because of small size, position, touch screen inaccuracy, and the requirement to hold down for two seconds.
  • Widgets can hide and overlap.
  • Slowdown when jumping to Home screen.
  • Battery life has always been a complaint.
  • Intermittent speaker crackle on music playback.
  • Bluetooth functionality is not solid [6].
  • Lack of Norwegian locale (fixed in v1.2.0 [7])

Source(s): Android solutions

Donut (1.6) ROM update (2544)

  • Model number: GM_DSTL1
  • Firmware version: 1.6
  • Baseband version: 20/05/09,st32,x2a.m1
  • Kernel version: 2.6.28-svn2544
  • Build number: Donut.eng.root.20091204.200410.r2544

Intended improvements:

  • Officially nothing was stated.
  • The release came out a few days after

Hacks

Source(s): Android solutions

General Mobile's release 2544 Problems

  • The calibration is hard not to fail, almost impossible.
  • Top menu bar hard to grab because of small size, position, touch screen inaccuracy, and the requirement to hold down for two seconds.
  • Widgets can hide and overlap.
  • Slowdown when jumping to Home screen.
  • Battery life has always been a complaint.
  • Intermittent speaker crackle on music playback.
  • Bluetooth functionality is not solid [8].
  • Lack of Norwegian locale.

Source(s): Android solutions

Mount Points and Blocks

As of 1.5...

cat /proc/mounts
rootfs / rootfs ro 0 0
tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,mode=755 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /sqlite_stmt_journals tmpfs rw,size=4096k 0 0
/dev/block/mtdblock3 /system yaffs2 ro 0 0
/dev/block/mtdblock5 /data yaffs2 rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/dev/block/mtdblock6 /cache yaffs2 rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/dev/block//vold/179:1 /sdcard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid= 1000,fmask=0711,dmask=0700,allow_utime=0022,codepa ge=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,s hortname=mixed,utf8 0 0

cat /proc/mtd
dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00100000 00020000 "Bootloader"
mtd1: 00400000 00020000 "boot"
mtd2: 00400000 00020000 "recovery"
mtd3: 05000000 00020000 "system"
mtd4: 01000000 00020000 "JFFS"
mtd5: 08000000 00020000 "userdata"
mtd6: 006a0000 00020000 "cache"
mtd7: 00080000 00020000 "BBT"

As of 1.6...

cat /proc/mounts
rootfs / rootfs ro 0 0
tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,mode=755 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /sqlite_stmt_journals tmpfs rw,size=4096k 0 0
/dev/block/mtdblock4 /system yaffs2 ro 0 0
/dev/block/mtdblock5 /data yaffs2 rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/dev/block/mtdblock6 /cache yaffs2 rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/dev/block//vold/179:1 /sdcard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid= 1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,s hortname=mixed,utf8 0 0

cat /proc/mtd
dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 000e0000 00020000 "Bootloader"
mtd1: 00020000 00020000 "param_table"
mtd2: 00400000 00020000 "boot"
mtd3: 00400000 00020000 "recovery"
mtd4: 07000000 00020000 "system"
mtd5: 06000000 00020000 "userdata"
mtd6: 016a0000 00020000 "cache"
mtd7: 00080000 00020000 "BBT"

Source(s): Android solutions

General Mobile's Android 1.6 statement

"Next month we will launch Android 1.6 Donut SW. With this new software most our problems will be ended." - General Mobile Support Team 10/28/2009
True to their word and not too far from a month later, the Donut (build 2485) upgrade was released on General Mobile's site on 12/1/2009.
Only to be followed by a quick fix (build 2544) again on 12/4/2009.

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