Wednesday, November 11, 2009

strings in the n900 firmware

The n900 isn't out yet, but it's firmware is! I ran strings over it and looked at the longer, more interesting strings as follows:

strings RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.42-11_PR_F5_MR0_ARM.bin | awk '{if(length($0) > 50) print $0}' | more

Some interesting finds:

Uses glibc, good to know... GLIBC_2.4

"Major hack here, this needs to be spawned from a proper class"

Always good to know. :)



Lots of these:

TMS320C6x COFF Linker Unix v6.0.7 Copyright (c) 1996-2006 Texas Instrument


5320C6x COFF Linker Unix v6.0.7 Copyright (c) 1996-2006 Texas Instrumentl

Looks like they are making extensive use of the DSP on the OMAP3430. I guess for accelerating graphics etc. This is good news in terms of functionality, should make the whole experience smoother. But bad news for open source zealots as there's no open source TMS320C6x compiler.

Some familiar apps:



What does it use prolog for?!?


No IPv6?

8Removing IPv6 stuff because it is no longer found in fremantle BUT only ifR

echo "Welcome to your upstart powered internet tablet."

Upstart powered!!

Custom bootloader:

INokia OMAP Loader v1.4.13 (Oct 5 2009) running on %s %s (%s

Wonder if this is the same bootloader they use on the n97...

%s: Checksum mismatch (stored 0x%04x, calc. 0x%04x). Who cares, right?

Yea! Who cares!

Yup, there it is. Stand by for some Linux pleasure.

That's right bitches! Bring on the pleasure.

1 comment:

nobodycares said...

When is this thing coming out?