Go Back   DaemonForums > NetBSD > NetBSD General

NetBSD General Other questions regarding NetBSD which do not fit in any of the categories below.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 28th November 2011
H2DAZ H2DAZ is offline
New User
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Default Need help with sidekick lx 2009


I read on wikipedia that the mobile phone sidekick lx 2009 has the DangerOS 5.1 which is built on NetBSD which eventually brings me here to this forum.
I am looking for help with installing applications on my phone.
If this is the right place please help else if u have any info on where i can get help please point the right direction.

Reply With Quote
  #2   (View Single Post)  
Old 28th November 2011
Carpetsmoker's Avatar
Carpetsmoker Carpetsmoker is offline
Real Name: Martin
Old man from scene 24
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dutchman living in the UK
Posts: 2,199

The source cited in wikipedia is this:

Which in turn links to:

OK, I felt the need to clear some things up regarding NetBSD being used for the m3/Sidekick Blade/Sidekick LX 2009.

What does it mean for you? Nothing. You still won’t see any Non-Catalog 3rd party applications, you won’t see a “Jailbreak”, you won’t see free rangt0n3z… none of this will happen with the Blade running NetBSD as it’s foundation. Sorry to burst any bubbles.

What you might and probably see however… is a more stable, reliable and powerful device. NetBSD/*nix is a rock solid foundation to build on top of (Bravo Danger for the choice) and I’m going to bet you as the end user will see a much more stable device that doesn’t crash and reboot nearly as much as previously (Although for us the LX was/is a very stable and reliable device).

So, let’s break this down again. No free applications or ringtones outside of the catalog on the blade.
I'm not at all familiar with these devices though, but it looks like this is not a very "open" mobile platform.
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
Reply With Quote
  #3   (View Single Post)  
Old 28th November 2011
ocicat ocicat is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,290

Originally Posted by H2DAZ View Post
I read on wikipedia that the mobile phone sidekick lx 2009 has the DangerOS 5.1 which is built on NetBSD...
Danger has customized the NetBSD kernel for their environment. The userland layer on top of it is not the same as a stock NetBSD installation, & I am sure that the display requires specific drivers not common to a generic NetBSD install. Whether these drivers are available to the public is unknown (to me). To find help with installing applications, you will need to search for Danger-specific mailing lists for further information. What little time I spent looking for one didn't yield any results, so I tend to agree with Carpetsmoker's assessment that this device may not be very open, but the amount of research either one of us has put into the venture is quite small. You should search further for more information.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hacking at Random 2009 (13-16 Aug, Vierhouten, NL.) Carpetsmoker Off-Topic 2 6th November 2010 04:54 PM
BSD community day - 2009-12-12 the Netherlands (Utrecht) J65nko News 2 12th November 2009 11:17 PM
OpenBSD 4.5 released, May 1, 2009 jggimi OpenBSD General 13 3rd May 2009 10:42 AM
2008 -2009 Certifications qmemo Off-Topic 2 7th January 2009 11:28 PM
The road to 2009 TerryP Off-Topic 4 7th January 2009 06:05 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick