android on XO-4 questions

Paul Fox pgf at
Mon May 18 10:33:19 EDT 2015

i've been playing with android on XO-4 lately.  i had tried an early
release, it was buggy, and i didn't have much use for it anyway, so
i'd not tried the latest.  it actually works pretty well.

but i have some questions.  i don't know if anyone with answers or
experience is reading here, but i may as well start somewhere.

    - is it possible to get root?  there's a terminal emulator
	pre-installed, and it's possible to browse the filesystem
	and do a few things, but being root would give access to
	more.  (logs, for instance)

    - are the USB ports fully supported?  i can't seen to get any
	app that exists to allow access to a USB GPS dongle to work,
	for instance.

    - has anyone gotten bluetooth audio to work?  i know there's
	a limitation in the XO-4 hardware regarding audio -- i
	think stereo headsets won't work -- but can any audio work?
	(here's a case where looking at logs and dmesg output might
	be helpful)

    - i could probably get audio to work via an external (USB)
	bluetooth dongle, but a) USB devices would need to be
	recognized, and b), i think i'd need to disable the internal

finally, a different sort of question:
    - i have exactly one app (an important one, unfortunately) in
	which the mapping of ctrl-ESC to emulate the android hardware
	"Menu" button doesn't work.  does anyone know where that
	keyboard mapping is implemented?  i'd happily replace the
	app-switcher function on the rotate button, and make it
	a true Menu key, instead.

 paul fox, pgf at

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