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    Default Smart phone

    Hello.

    I am experimenting with a spare smart phone I have (Huawei u8230).
    Just a general question, has anyone any succes with communicating with such devices on openSUSE; the Android version on the mobile is 2.1 which mean I should be able to communicate without any mtp libs.
    The device is detected by OS:
    Code:
    olav@DDAchtung:~> lsusbBus 001 Device 025: ID 12d1:1031 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0471:0328 Philips (or NXP) SPC 700NC PC Camera
    Bus 006 Device 002: ID 1bcf:0005 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 010 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 011 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    olav@DDAchtung:~> cat /proc/partitions
    major minor  #blocks  name
    
    
       8        0  732574584 sda
       8        1   10481664 sda1
       8        2   92943360 sda2
       8        3  524290048 sda3
       8        4  104857600 sda4
       2        0          4 fd0
       8       16   78150744 sdb
       8       17   78140128 sdb1
      11        0    1048575 sr0
      11        1      27200 sr1
    olav@DDAchtung:~>
    The phone seems to be listed as a cdrom device (sr1) and I am unable to do much about it; also the size indicates a totally wrong meassurement of the HD, otherwise there are partitions which aren't being detected.
    OpenSuSE 13.1, KDE 4.11.5, 64bit
    Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, AMD FX8350, MSI GeForce GTX 760, RME HDSP9632, 16GB HyperX Kingston DDR3, Samsung 840-Pro SSD 128GB, WD Desktop Black 1TB, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 750GB

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    Default Re: Smart phone

    I hit the wrong button before the post was done, meant to have a preview

    To continue, what I am trying to do is to have an overwiev of the partition table and the hard-drives installed in the phone, gain access to edit the partition table(s) and, eventually, install Linux onto it, try at least.
    I am able to manually mount ('mount' from CLI and 'read-only' only) and enter the sr1 partition but I don't really know what is in there, no system files as I can see; further, if I activate the SD card, which I have available, the sr1 partition disappears (also from proc) and an ordinary sdc(1) partition (SD) appears, which in contrast to the other one is mountable as an ordinary USB stick.

    The Android OS is partially broken (by me) so I am unable to do much from the phone itself.

    The phone communicates with the computer through a USB cable.

    'adb devices' does not detect anything, never.

    The overall goal is to be able to install a new OS onto the phone either flashed or triggered from my computer. I am willing to be quite experimental with this device so any suggestions are appreciated, and whether or not the phone remains a 'phone' does not really matter for now.

    Thanks,
    Olav
    OpenSuSE 13.1, KDE 4.11.5, 64bit
    Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, AMD FX8350, MSI GeForce GTX 760, RME HDSP9632, 16GB HyperX Kingston DDR3, Samsung 840-Pro SSD 128GB, WD Desktop Black 1TB, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 750GB

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