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Android Phone Notes

Update Android G1 (HTC) Firmware


  • Update “Device Radio Firmware” first,
  • Then update using “Recovery Image” approach second.

Allow Use without a SIM Card

Configuring the Android Dev Phone to Work with AT&T

Set the APN (Access Point Name) to point to the Cingular service provider. From the Home screen on the Android…

  1. Press the MENU button
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Wireless Controls
  4. Select Mobile Networks
  5. Select Access Point Names
  6. Press the MENU button
  7. Select New APN
  8. Add this information:
    • Name: AT&T
    • APN: wap.cingular
    • Proxy: <Not Set>
    • Port: <Not Set>
    • Username:
    • Password: CINGULAR1
    • Server: <Not Set>
    • MMS Proxy:
    • MMS Port: 80
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 410
    • APN type: <Not Set>
  9. Press the MENU button
  10. Select Save
  11. Turn off phone and install SIM card
  12. Turn on phone and enjoy

Thanks, Kip.

Configuring the Android Dev Phone to Work with PAL2.0

  1. Install the Android SDK. Open a local shell window. Plug in the Android via USB.
  2. Start the adb daemon as root…
% adb root
  1. Get a copy of the Thawte_Premium_Server_CA.pem file from, say,
  2. Save the certificate to a local file, say cert.pem.
  3. Copy the certificate to the phone.

<copy> % adb push cert.pem /sdcard/certs/Thawte_Premium_Server_CA.pem - Get the current wpa_supplicant.conf file in /data/misc/wifi (if it exists)… <code> % adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf x.txt </code> - Copy the text below into your (scratch) x.txt file. Be sure to edit in your login id and password (sigh). <code> ctrl_interface=tiwlan0 update_config=1 network={ ssid=“PAL2.0” id_str=“pal20” scan_ssid=1 proto=WPA RSN key_mgmt=WPA-EAP pairwise=TKIP group=TKIP eap=PEAP ca_cert=“/sdcard/certs/Thawte_Premium_Server_CA.pem” identity=“*LOGIN*” password=“*PASSWORD*” phase2=“auth=MSCHAPV2” } </code> - Copy your modified x.txt file back out to the wpa_supplicant.conf'' file.

% adb push x.txt /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf
  1. Turn off WiFi, and then turn it back on. If that doesn't do it, then reboot the phone…
% adb shell
# reboot

Thanks, Charlie.

android_phone_notes.1253224111.txt.gz · Last modified: 2009/09/17 14:48 by jtkorb