Modem Firmware: update manually or wait?
#1
Hi there, I don't think this is really a mobian issue, nevertheless: We were told the other day that linux is running on the modem and that this will facilitate firmware upgrades. Now I wonder: Would I still need to upgrade as described here https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11815
or has this method become obsolete and I'd rather wait for a proper firmware?

The answer might be somewhere but I didn't find it? Anyone else knows?
  Reply
#2
(01-18-2021, 04:01 AM)sfb Wrote: Hi there, I don't think this is really a mobian issue, nevertheless: We were told the other day that linux is running on the modem and that this will facilitate firmware upgrades. Now I wonder: Would I still need to upgrade as described here https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11815
or has this method become obsolete and I'd rather wait for a proper firmware?

The answer might be somewhere but I didn't find it? Anyone else knows?
The vendor firmware referenced in your link is as "proper" as can be at this moment. It'll improve power consumption, responsiveness recovering from device sleep and adds VoIP profiles for certain providers. The modem already runs Linux both pre and post firmware upgrade.

The efforts of replacing the firmware's userland by @biktorgj and @megous (incredible work BTW!) may offer us more options in the future. At this moment, the results are awesome, but not usable by everyone.
  Reply
#3
Thanks. So I will update asap and happily wait for future developments.
  Reply
#4
It looks like a great update, however my Pinephone is working for what I need right now and although I'm very familiar with the Linux command line (I worked with ancient Unix systems back when dinosaurs roamed the earth), I have not messed around at all with modem commands. So I figure why risk having something go horribly wrong. Since I leave the phone off when not in use, power consumption and wake from sleep are not serious issues.  Might have a go at it sometime in the future.
  Reply
#5
I just updated the firmware following  @Subsentient's instructions  https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11815 and it worked flawlessly on Mobian.
If you follow the instructions there is almost no way of messing it up I'd say.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Reboot Modem on Pinephone in Mobian eggmatters 4 400 06-07-2021, 02:36 AM
Last Post: Gribouille
  Always-On VPN issues at boot. Need to manually activate it.. What did i miss.. temp0rary 0 96 05-31-2021, 10:35 AM
Last Post: temp0rary
  Can't update OS Mobian Phosh Gon 5 374 05-23-2021, 10:52 PM
Last Post: pajux
  Cant update and upgrade mobian. mode80 5 565 05-06-2021, 07:32 AM
Last Post: C0ffeeFreak
  Pinephone not receiving SMS. SMS not showing on modem either. norbear 4 976 03-27-2021, 11:43 AM
Last Post: norbear
  no camera,streaming after update rvh 0 330 03-21-2021, 08:02 AM
Last Post: rvh
  Phone won't boot after update: red LED 3x5co 7 1,052 02-16-2021, 01:34 PM
Last Post: 3x5co
  Mobian phone app update 2-14 mw4jet 8 1,427 02-16-2021, 06:53 AM
Last Post: a-wai
  No modem after dist-upgrade KJ6OHG 2 508 02-09-2021, 04:29 AM
Last Post: sfb
  How can I control the modem? SocialNetworkingWasAMistake 2 523 02-08-2021, 12:57 AM
Last Post: spaetz

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)