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USB host mode

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great! congrats!

Is this the right kind of cable?

No, it's Micro AB.

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Great stuff, can this be added to the main git archive for the blade kernel so it's in all releases?

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Great stuff, can this be added to the main git archive for the blade kernel so it's in all releases?

I wanted to do a fork on github like I did on the Nexus One, but I'm confused what kernel tree the definite one would be.

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Cool! Gotta try it out sometime.

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No, it's Micro AB.

Actually, the screenshot is shitty, the Nokia N8 uses the same standard MicroUSB B port what all Nokia phones (I am charging my Blade with my old 5800's USB cable).

And yes, the power question is another one, any way to redirect power-out in kernel to the port?

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Hi! :D

It is posible? and how can i do this? I want to connect a USB keyboard.

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How to do this? :D

Which rom needed for this hack?

Thanks for everyone! :P

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How to do this? :D

Which rom needed for this hack?

Thanks for everyone! :P

You'll have to build one yourself or wait until someone includes the additional code.

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BUMP !

When is a Dev going to include this in their rom?

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How to do this? :D

Which rom needed for this hack?

Thanks for everyone! :P

until a rom is created you would have to push the modules to your phone.

though hold off until it's found if this http://sven.killig.de/android/Blade/usb_host/boot.img boot.img is TFT compatible.

where is Sven when you need him

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though hold off until it's found if this http://sven.killig.de/android/Blade/usb_host/boot.img boot.img is TFT compatible.

where is Sven when you need him

Sven's own Blade came from Switzerland, and thus (pretty much certainly) would have a TFT screen.

And anyway a TPT install/partition can sort out any post-experimentation colour problems by reflashing.

This is something waiting to be picked up by a rom Dev ...

I've already told kallt some times, but looks like he don't want to include it :S

My guess is that with the popularity of his Jellyfish among n00bs, kk already has his hands more than full with basic support questions.

Something like this, unexpected by newcomers and requiring at least some different cabling, would likely significantly add to his support burden.

Maybe when things have settled down a little ...

... unless anyone wants to make this their specialist subject, as an add-in package? (It shouldn't be rom-release-version dependent, should it?)

Do we need Blade-specific mode-switching scripts, or anything else like that?

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Do we need Blade-specific mode-switching scripts, or anything else like that?

Seems that Host Mode was unlocked on the Advent Vega (tablet) just before Christmas

here's a guide http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-v...de-to-usb-host/

and lots of people found that lots of devices would work

http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-v...devices-a-list/ (5 page thread)

and before New Year someone called "Paul" had written a little 'mode switcher' app

http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-v...slave-switcher/ (4 page)

...

P.S. I'll be posting the source for this on my GitHub when I've tidied it up a little. :D

"Soon" ...

I expect it would make a good starting point for a Blade mode-switcher ...

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and before New Year someone called "Paul" had written a little 'mode switcher' app

http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-v...slave-switcher/ (4 page)

"Soon" ...

I expect it would make a good starting point for a Blade mode-switcher ...

have you tried the app, might work as is

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have you tried the app, might work as is

Not tried.

If I thought that the host-mode stuff on the Advent bore a close relation to Sven's work, then perhaps.

I believe its just going to be a simple user interface for

if

button_A then (run a little script as root)

elseif

button_B then (run the other little script as root)

endif

where both the relevant scripts are part of the Advent host mode zip download

I don't think Sven scripted his work. (An exercise for the reader?)

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i think it would be a good idea to use all this stuff with a usb hub

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Is it possible to add support for "ZTE BLADE series-Froyo kernel(2.6.32)" (source http://support.zte.com.cn/support/news/New...x?type=service)?

Since Sven's original work was on 2.2 (for his Nexus One), my belief is that it should not be particularly hard to do.

However, to be truly useful, there needs to be some EASY way of host/slave mode switching.

As noted upthread, Paul knocked together a switcher for the Advent tablet.

Just another small piece of the jigsaw that is 'almost there'.

Of course the best means of mode switching would be the standard cable-select 'USB On The Go' (OTG) method ...

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Since Sven's original work was on 2.2 (for his Nexus One), my belief is that it should not be particularly hard to do.

However, to be truly useful, there needs to be some EASY way of host/slave mode switching.

As noted upthread, Paul knocked together a switcher for the Advent tablet.

Just another small piece of the jigsaw that is 'almost there'.

Of course the best means of mode switching would be the standard cable-select 'USB On The Go' (OTG) method ...

Is there anything planed yet?

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Posted · Report post

is that project dead?

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is that project dead?

ok seams dead....

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ok seams dead....

the zte 2.6.32 github has usb host mode added already, just no apk has been created to switch between host and slave modes

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Well, my OTG-compatible cable has arrived from China, but I'm now rather wedded to 2.2 and Sven's Blade stuff was for 2.1 ... :(

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the zte 2.6.32 github has usb host mode added already, just no apk has been created to switch between host and slave modes

Sorry for the push off the old thread, but which github do you mean? TomG's?

https://github.com/TomGiordano/kernel_zte_blade

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Sorry for the push off the old thread, but which github do you mean? TomG's?

https://github.com/TomGiordano/kernel_zte_blade

https://github.com/ZTE-BLADE/ZTE-BLADE-2.6.32

not investigated Tom G's

https://github.com/ZTE-BLADE/ZTE-BLADE-2.6....drivers/usb/otg < OTG which allows usb host mode

config USB_MSM_OTG_72K

bool "OTG support for Qualcomm on-chip USB controller"

depends on ARCH_MSM

select USB_OTG_UTILS

default USB_MSM_72K

help

Minimal tranceiver driver which would start/stop the host/gadget

depending on ID and VBUS interrupts.

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