[ztebladeopensource] Re: [ztebladeopensource] Re: [ztebladeopensource] 答复: [ztebladeopensource] Problem with Hungarian shipments

  • From: Krister <krister@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ztebladeopensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 22:54:31 +0100

Hi József, kallt_kaffe here, I'm just guessing but if you have tried a
dump from a new 512Mb Hungarian Blade it doesn't have to mean that it
will automaticly fix the problem on the old phones. There is likely more
than the linux kernel and the android build that could have an effect on
this and the kernel(boot.img) and the android system (/system) is pretty
much what we can dump. With my other Android phone, a Huawei U8100,
official ROMs seems to contain more stuff, like firmwares. It's not
unlikely that the fix needed is some kind of new firmware. Similar to
replacing the BIOS in a PC, that kind of firmware.

My OSF reports this at boot:
<6>[ 0.040498] Memory: 214MB 256MB = 470MB total
<5>[ 0.040531] Memory: 423680KB available (4872K code, 1038K data, 140K

So it seems like there are two memory banks and my guess is that the
256Mb phones have a broken "BIOS" that reports only one bank to linux

Now, I'm just guessing and speculating but it makes sense and I really
hope that there is a software solution to the 256Mb problem. I suppose
that it there also is a small chance that it could be possible to
"force" the linux kernel into using more memory by adding "mem=470M" to
the boot commmand line. I could create a custom boot.img for the Finnish
Fillyjonk ROM if you are interested in trying.

Best regards (and Merry Christmas)

kallt_kaffe (Krister)

József Király skrev 2010-12-24 11:18:
> Well, T-Mobile already published the new shipments with the corrected
> firmware (it has Internal Build code TM_P729TV1.0.0B07).
> And also I got information from T-Mobile that it will be available on
> 29th December at their own service stations, but you, ZTE, have
> already published it on your site (maybe mis-information, or simply
> the T guy had access to the restricted areas). But, if the written
> firmware isn't the one you made, may I get a preview of it, just to
> see if it works? Because T-Mobile made fool of me many times (told me
> that phone got water damaged, thus no warranty, but the phone was just
> opened from the box, etc), and if there's a need, I wouldn't like to
> run circles, but go to consumer protection first. Of course, not
> against you, I can rarely find such a responsive company anywhere, who
> make such high-quality devices at such low price (I wonder now, why
> HTC Android phones with lower hardware than the Blade costs so much.
> Maybe that shiny "Quietly brilliant" logo?), but against T-Mobile,
> that they won't swap the device, and I'm sure if the firmware does not
> work, they will have a backup story why not to swap the phone in
> warranty...
> I'm totally cool, I was upset when I got informed that T-Mobile got
> the new models with correct firmware (although I still can't see why
> the new firmware won't show me 414MB available RAM instead of the
> currently shown 160,99MB), and that they won't swap the device in case of:
> - RAM problems (the written 256MB instead of 512)
> - Screen gradient problems (the screen at some gradients turns to
> blue-ish)
> - Wifi drop problem.
> I had a feeling they are simply sh*tting on our head, and go for
> higher sales, not caring about customers who already bought it.
> So, I got the new software from a new device's dump, tried it, it is a
> bit faster than the old one (although the build B02 was fast enough,
> tried it, even faster than a stock Galaxy S, now THAT'S what I call OS
> quality... and some people tells me the system isn't optimized
> enough...), and wifi bug is kinda fixed (no more won't connect to
> router, it reconnects in the moment I unlock the screen).
> Any ways, thank you for your help, even at Christmas, and have a merry
> Christmas time!
> 2010/12/24 <ying.ben@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:ying.ben@xxxxxxxxxx>>
>     Hi József:
>     I'm so sorry to hear this information and i think you shall cool
>     down to have a good Christmas because we have finished the new
>     version for Hungarian T-mobile Blade and you may just wait a few
>     days then you will get upgrading to solve your problem. But we and
>     T-mobile havn't published the new version now, so can you tell me
>     where you got the new software?
>     Merry Chirstmas!
>     Best regards.
>     You can call me Ben.
>     -
>     *József Király <fonix232@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:fonix232@xxxxxxxxx>>*
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>     Hi again!
>     I know you're busy with Christmas and the launch of the Japanese
>     Blade, but I would need a little info ASAP!
>     Yesterday, I got informed that the Hungarian Blade (what has only
>     256MB RAM) is actually factory defect, as ZTE was to send the
>     512MB RAM version! I've gone to T-Mobile Hungary, and they said
>     that you and they are working on the problem, and it will be fixed
>     with a new software version. I've got access to this new software,
>     but it DID NOT CHANGE ANYTHING! I still got 256MB RAM accessible,
>     and while it seems a *bit* faster, no other changes.
>     I would like to know your official position on this case. Is it
>     true that the new firmware will fix it, or T-Mobile is trying to
>     fool us (again)?
>     Thank you very much in advance:
>     fonix232
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