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Alternative Hardware to run PSFreedom on ...
Alternative Hardware to run PSFreedom on ... –
I am just new to the forum and follow all the ps3 "dongle" theads in several boards. Most interesting for me has been the work for the N900.
Unlucky as I am I just have iPhones and could not try it out. I am from Germany and it is quite hard right now to even get some parts for soldering a pcb or directly buying some usb dev board. Based on the instructions for porting the N900 solution to any other linux enabled device I was looking around in the corner with all the old hardware in the shelf to find a suitable device.
I think there is a very broad base of hardware which could be used to have psfreedom working on it. From my understanding the only real important things is the capability to support the USB Slave mode and beeing able to use linux. It is often explained what USB Slave mode is but some didn't get it at all A normal PC has just support for the host mode, external devices like for example hdd's, usb memory, tv adapters, usb dev boards and so on. The slave mode means you could connect the device also to the pc like again as hdd or whatever. So what I want to say, we all for sure have some gadgets lying around.
For example old Rockbox enabled MP3 players could do, like old Cowon X5 (I found this in the shelf) - this one supports even hostmode which is not usual. I found some old Dvico TViX media players, for which hacked firmwares are available - they also support both USB modes. Any other media player which could also be used as external harddrive would do, if it already runs linux or it could be flashed.
I am not a programmer at all, but the instructions gave me the feeling to give it a try. Maybe there are even devices using the same usb controller than N900 ... but for me it is sometimes not possible to even find out which controller is on the pcb. Google is not always a real help to find the specs for components used on the pcb ... maybe we should start a list to have an overview which devices could work and name the used controllers onboard the pcb.
I tried with an hacked dockstar, but like a pc it does not support the slave mode, without modifications to the hardware... I will now start to investigate a little bit more the tvix 5100 multimediaplayer, because i think this could work.
Anyway I would like to invite everybody to take a look around at home for other eventually usable hardware and name it here. Maybe I am not the only one who does not sell the old stuff on eBay
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Wouldn't anything with the USB OTG tag work?
hi .. as I know the fine thing about USB On the Go is to connect an extra external device to copy from and to, like those mediatanks are used for. This than makes the device capable to react like a pc (hostmode)
Originally Posted by Lasikie
But of course most of those devices will probably also have the capability to be connected as device (slave) to an pc's usb port. I remember that one of the Cowon's X5 features was USB OTG
what about an ipod running linux or rockbox?
I think this could work, I saw ipodlinux.org but the page is not reachable. There should be a toolchain you need to crosscompile on any standard linux host or in an vm. The same one I could use to compile the stuff for the Tvix player. Both seam to be Arm platforms.
Originally Posted by Worm9100
Does anybody know an alternative download site for the toolchain ? Most of the links I found were dead ...
I have been looking into running on the ipod, i have a classic 60gb video, but have not got very far due to work and family life getting in the way.
I also have a Ipaq Hx4700 and i have not installed familiar 0.8.4 and OPIE and was looking at porting PSFreedom over to this. I've been looking for a toolchain to use and trying to establish what usb controller it uses.
Since there is so much work being done to get different phone working i thought it might be possible to adapt the code for a compatible USB controller. Any one know how to determine what the usb controller is?
I've got a PSP as well but that looks like a no go, well not for a long time.
Well, I got some info to share about the iPod Video 5.5G\5G (and maby others..)
I was looking for the USB Controller used in the iPod Video, and I found that its in the CPU itself.
The CPU is "Portal Player PP5021C-TDF", and the USB Controller can be used as slave (Supports USB 2.0 OTG).
You can see also other ipod's details right here: