- June 20, 2011 at 3:13 am #31368
Is there available kernel patches/platform drivers/configs/etc for “Premium MAD Kit” platform? At first look, in the repository there is no special target for that platform (it's based on Ingenic JZ4760, right?).
I missed something, or this kit is really only useful just for testing applications on it's native buggy firmware?June 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm #37766
The MAD-kit is provided for rapid application development only. It is not designed for replacement of firmware. As such, the program details are being worked out – including the type of hardware, distribution channels, and cost. Please stay tuned! Thanks.July 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm #37767
This device is sold by china e-shops for ~$175 (with shipping); here is hardware config (reported by one owner):
phone part: Spreadtrum SC6600L2-224G SoC, with it's own separate flash, + Spreadtrum QS518 transceiver with RF7163 amplifier;
CPU: Ingenic JZ4760
Flash: Hynix H8BES0UQ0MCR (FLASH+RAM combo?)
It'll be great if vendor will provide sources (maybe with some binary blobs for drivers or 'extremely secret' daemons/utilities) as required by GPL – native firmware isn't so good as expected. Unfortunately, vendor is unknown for buyers, phone us unbranded 🙂July 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm #37768
The MAD-kit is provided for rapid application development only. It is not designed for replacement of firmware. As such, the program details are being worked out – including the type of hardware, distribution channels, and cost. Please stay tuned! Thanks.
It is impossible to verify the application running on the wrong device. Lack of access to the code of the base system (kernel,Android) – makes it impossible to fix the problem. Device (system) architecture also leaves much to be desired.
MIPS – a serious company, surely the normal platform for smart phones can not be implemented?