iMate SP5 – Firmware upgrade

  1. Guide about how to update firmware
  2. ROM to download
If you are upgrading from an older cooked ROM to the latest ROM, you just have to download the ROM, and start from Step 6 but skip step 10
WM6.5 Standard Build 21234 by SGregory(choose either FULL or LITE version), the only difference is that LITE has more storage space at the expense of the newer explorer and widget installer. Read my blog post about this ROM
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Samsung Omnia 7

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General info
  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • Network technology:

    Network technology – Referes to the kind of network technology used. Three major technologies are used today – TDMA, CDMA and GSM.

    • GSM:

      GSM – Global System for Mobile communications. A world standard for digital cellular communications using narrowband TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), which allows up to eight calls at a time on 800 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. Introduced in 1991. Is the standard most commonly used in Europe and Asia, but not in the United States. GSM phones use a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) smart card that contains user account information. Any GSM phone becomes immediately programmed after plugging in the SIM card, thus allowing GSM phones to be easily rented or borrowed. SIM cards can be programmed to display custom menus for personalized services.GSM provides a short messaging service (SMS) that enables text messages up to 160 characters in length to be sent to and from a GSM phone.

      • 850, 900, 1800, 1900
    • UMTS:

      UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service, also called WCDMA, is a 3G (Third Generation) packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to 2 Mbps. It is based on GSM standard and is supported by major standards bodies and manufacturers

      • 900, 1900, 2100
  • Data:

    Data – Shows the particular phone’s type of data. the major mobile phone data types are GPRS, CDMA2000 1xRTT, EDGE, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS, etc.

      • EDGE
    • UMTS:
      • Yes
    • HSDPA:
      • Yes (HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s)
      • HSUPA 2.0 Mbit/s
Design
  • Design:

    Design – Phone design type

    • Form Factor:

      Form Factor – Refers to the form factor of a phone. The main handset designs are bar, clamshell, slide, swivel

      • Candybar
    • Dimensions:

      Dimensions – Phone’s dimensions

      • 4.82 x 2.53 x 0.43 (122.4 x 64.2 x 11 mm)
    • Weight:

      Weight – Phone’s weight

      • 4.87 oz (138 g)
        the average is 5 oz (144 g)
Display
  • Display:

    Display – Phone’s main display

    • Technology:

      Technology – Refers to the type of the color displays. There are five major types: LCD, TFT, TFD, STN and OLED

      • Super AMOLED
    • Resolution:

      Resolution – Refers to the width and the height of the display

      • 480 x 800 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 4.00 inches
    • Colors:

      Colors – Shows the number of colors that the display supports

      • 16 777 216
    • Touch Screen:
        • Yes (Capacitive)
    • Multi-touch:
      • Yes
    • Proximity Sensor:
      • Yes
    • Light sensor:
      • Yes
Battery
  • Capacity:

    Capacity – Shows the battery capacity in mAh

    • 1500 mAh
  • Talk time:

    Talk time – Maximum talk time in hours

    • 8.66 hours
      the average is 7 h (439 min)
  • Stand-by time:

    Stand-by time – maximum Stand-by time in hours

    • 390 hours
      the average is 423 h (18 days)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.16 hours
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 330 hours
Software
  • Smart Phone:

    Smart Phone – Phone that has capabilities, not usually associated with phones. Usually it has some of the above features: – Email, Web browsing – Personal information management – LAN connectivity etc

      • Yes
    • OS:

      OS – Operating system, which is the software that enables and controls the basic operation of an electronic device. The major OS for mobile phones are UIQ over Symbian, Microsoft Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition, Microsoft Mobile for Smartphones, Linux, Palm

      • Windows Phone 7
  • Processor:
    • Processor speed:
      • 1000 MHz
Camera
  • Camera:

    Camera – Camera specs

      • Yes
    • Resolution:

      Resolution – Shows the particular phone’s camera resolution. The major mobile phone camera resolutions available are QCIF; CIF; VGA (640×480); 1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0 and 3.0 megapixels.

      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes (LED)
    • Features:
      • Auto focus
  • Video capture:
      • Yes
      • Resolution:

        Resolution – Shows whether the particular phone’s camera can record a video clip

        • 1280×720 (720p HD) (25 fps)
Multimedia
  • Music Player:

    Music Player – Audio support such as MP3

      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, MIDI
  • Video Playback:

    Video Playback – Video support such as MPEG4

      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Radio:
      • Yes
    • Type:
      • FM
Internet browsing
  • Internet Browsing:

    Internet Browsing – Capability to access special Internet sites using the mobile phone

      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • HTML
Location Based Services
    • Location Based Services:
      • Yes
    • Type:
      • A-GPS
    • Navigation:
      • Yes
Phonebook
  • Support:
    • Yes
  • Capacity:
    • Capacity depends on system memory
  • Features:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Organizer
  • Calendar:
      • Yes
  • Alarms:
      • Yes
  • To-Do / Tasks:
      • Yes
  • Document Viewer:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Calculator, World Clock
Messaging
  • SMS:
      • Yes
  • E-mail:

    E-mail – Shows if the phone supports email features

      • Yes
Memory
  • Built-in:
    • 8192 MB
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth:

    Bluetooth – Low power radio technology replacing the need for wires connecting electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, palm top computers and mobile phones.

      • Yes
    • Version:

      Version – Shows the paricular phone’s Bluetooth version

      • 2.1
    • EDR:

      EDR – Refers to any special features of the particular phone’s Bluetooth

      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:

    Wi-Fi – Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) – used radio waves (RF) or infrared signals to send and receive data over the air. Most popular WLAN solutions today is Wi-Fi (802.11b and 802.11g) standards. 801.11b provides data speeds of around 11mbps while 802.11g can go up to 54 mbps.

      • Yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Type:
      • microUSB
    • Version:
      • USB 2.0
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
Other features
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer

Handbrake – Convert VOB files to single HD MKV file

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HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Supported Sources:

  • Any DVD or Bluray-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or bluray (unencrypted — removal of copy protection is not supported), and some .VOB, .TS and M2TS files.
  • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

Transmission on GigaNAS – Best configuration

You could download the Transmission application from Embedded System website

If you got the following error connecting to the website:

403: Forbidden
Unauthorized IP Address.
Either disable the IP address whitelist or add your address to it.
If you’re editing settings.json, see the ‘rpc-whitelist’ and ‘rpc-whitelist-enabled’ entries.
If you’re still using ACLs, use a whitelist instead. See the transmission-daemon manpage for details.

You need to edit the configuration file.

There are 2 files that you could change.
The first one is the conf file which is located in “/usr/local/transmission/etc” folder

GigaNAS> cd /usr/local/transmission/etc

GigaNAS> ll
-rw-r–r–    1 root     root          323 Jun 19  2009 conf
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     root         4096 Feb  2 23:43 ..
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Feb  2 23:43 .

GigaNAS> cat conf
TRANSMISSION_WEB_DIR=”/usr/local/transmission/web/”
TRANSMISSION_CONFIGS=”/public/.transmission”
TRANSMISSION_DOWNDIR=”/public/Downloads”
TRANSMISSION_ALLOWED=”192.168.*.*,127.0.0.*”
TRANSMISSION_DOWN_SPEED=”100″
TRANSMISSION_UP_SPEED=”50″
TRANSMISSION_MAX_PEERS=”120″
TRANSMISSION_MAX_TORRENT=”60″
TRANSMISSION_PORT=”5000″

This file contains default path and settings loaded automatically at every reboot.

During the installation of the package, another configuration file settings.json should be created in “/mnt/md1/public/.transmission” (replace “md1” if you aren’t using RAID).
If the configuration file is not there, create a new Text file from Notepad and add the content manually as reported below, then restart the NAS.

GigaNAS> cd /mnt/md1/public/.transmission

GigaNAS> ll
-rwxrw-r–    1 admin    users        1566 Feb  5 01:56 settings.json
-rw-r–r–    1 admin    users         133 Feb  5 01:51 stats.json
drwxr-xr-x    2 admin    users        4096 Feb  2 23:50 blocklists
drwxr-xr-x    2 admin    users        4096 Feb  7 09:12 torrents
drwxr-xr-x    2 admin    users        4096 Feb  7 09:12 resume
-rw-r–r–    1 admin    users           5 Feb  5 01:52 transmission.pid

GigaNAS> cat settings.json
{
    “alt-speed-down”: 50,
    “alt-speed-enabled”: false,
    “alt-speed-time-begin”: 540,
    “alt-speed-time-day”: 127,
    “alt-speed-time-enabled”: false,
    “alt-speed-time-end”: 1020,
    “alt-speed-up”: 50,
    “bind-address-ipv4”: “0.0.0.0”,
    “bind-address-ipv6”: “::”,
    “blocklist-enabled”: false,
    “dht-enabled”: true,
    “download-dir”: “\/mnt\/md1\/public\/Downloads”,  <<<=== Change according to download folder
    “encryption”: 0,
    “lazy-bitfield-enabled”: true,
    “message-level”: 2,
    “open-file-limit”: 32,
    “peer-limit-global”: 240,
    “peer-limit-per-torrent”: 60,
    “peer-port”: 11282,  <<<=== Change to avoid default port
    “peer-port-random-high”: 65535,
    “peer-port-random-low”: 49152,
    “peer-port-random-on-start”: false,
    “peer-socket-tos”: 0,
    “pex-enabled”: true,
    “port-forwarding-enabled”: true,
    “preallocation”: 2,
    “proxy”: “”,
    “proxy-auth-enabled”: false,
    “proxy-auth-password”: “”,
    “proxy-auth-username”: “”,
    “proxy-enabled”: false,
    “proxy-port”: 80,
    “proxy-type”: 0,
    “ratio-limit”: 0,
    “ratio-limit-enabled”: false,
    “rpc-authentication-required”: true,  <<<=== Enable username / password access in the webpage
    “rpc-bind-address”: “0.0.0.0”,
    “rpc-enabled”: true,
    “rpc-password”: “xxxxx“,  <<<=== Set a password to logon in the webpage
    “rpc-port”: 9091,
    “rpc-username”: admin“,  <<<=== Set a username to logon in the webpage
    “rpc-whitelist”: “*.*.*.*,127.0.0.*”,   <<<=== Allow all IP address to access webpage
    “rpc-whitelist-enabled”: true,
    “speed-limit-down”: 500,
    “speed-limit-down-enabled”: false,
    “speed-limit-up”: 25,   <<<=== Set the value for the global max upload speed
    “speed-limit-up-enabled”: true,   <<<=== Enable the global max upload speed
    “upload-slots-per-torrent”: 14
}

To access Transmission Web Interface from the web, you need also to open port 9091 in your internet router.