android on XO-4 questions
pgf at laptop.org
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,
- 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
- 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 laptop.org
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