Sunday, January 29, 2006

A shell on my Motorola A780 Smartphone

Lately i've been working to get a shell on my Motorola A780 Smartphone. Once i get this working properly, I have two possibilities with this cool gadget. Using liloader and some AT command tweaks you can set the phone in an usblan mode. The usbnet linux kernel module is mandatory, and we can get a telnet shell over USB. The second possibility is installing qonsole(A java based console program on the phone) though the font of qonsole is too small and we must use a virtual keyboard on A780.

More details on using A780 with Linux can be found here.
More details on installing qonsole can be found here(this page is in german, use google translator to get an english version of it).

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. - Sir Francis Bacon.