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July 21, 2014

realtek RTL8192CU

Filed under: Download,Geeky goodness,Hardwares,Raspberry Pi — Sagacious Himself @ 4:27 pm
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For low cost client compatibility with Atheros AP we opted for RealTek RTL8192CU.

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLAN Controller with USB 2.0 Interface
  • a MAC, a 2T2R capable baseband, and RF in a single chip
  • as Realtek RTL8192CU-GR
  • ProductID 277

Working backwards from selected chipset we selected a manufacturer least likely to abandon driver development:  TP-Link, TrendNet.  This left less desirable: Belkin, BenQ, D-Link, Edimax, Hawking, Netgear, Rosewill, and the balance from the listed 48.

linux: lsusb

 

OSX: system_profiler SPUSBDataType

Product ID: 0x8178
Vendor ID: 0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Version:  2.00
Serial Number: 00e04cXXXXXX
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: 802.11n
Location ID: 0xfa200000 / 3
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 500

 

as TP-LINK TL-WN823N   (available only as V1 in support site)

2T2R [mimo 2×2:2]

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Realtek

The MAC address of the tested units seems to be cloned.  Fun.

One flavor of RTL8191SU-GR [ProductID 231] is available as 2X2:2 also in 27 products.

 

That RTL8192CU vs that RTL8191SU

  • RTL8192CU additionally:  receiver diversity up to two antennas
  • RTL8192CU additionally:  two independent RF blocks, the RTL8192CU can perform fast roaming without link interruption
  • RTL8192CU only:  64-pin QFN
  • RTL8192CU only: IEEE 802.11h TPC, Spectrum Measurement
  • RTL8192CU only: IEEE 802.11k Radio Resource Measurement
  • _peripheral  (it’s not worth fighting wordpress outline ‘features’)
  • CU: general purpose IO pins: 10
  • SU: general purpose IO pins: 8
  • CU: configurable LED pins: 3
  • SU: configurable LED pins: 2

 

Unique to SU standards

  • Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX4)

 

Amidst other features both share

  • Multiple BSSID feature allows … multiple MAC identities when used as a wireless bridge

 

 

RTL8192CU RealTek drivers, version 2.0.1

realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=21&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=277&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true

current to 2012 october

 

 

uninstall script for OS X includes

 

echo “Uninstalling Script and Utility …”
sudo killall -c Wireless\ Network\ Utility
sleep 2
sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/WirelessNetworkUtility

echo “Uninstalling UI…”
sudo rm -rf /Library/LaunchAgents/Wlan.Software.plist
sudo rm -rf /Applications/Wireless\ Network\ Utility.app

echo “Removing Driver…”
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192SU8.kext
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192SU8.kext
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192CU8.kext
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192CU8.kext

As one packages serves two flavors

    <choice id=”choice7″ title=”RTL8192CU”>
<pkg-ref id=”com.WirelessDriverCU.pkg”/>
</choice>
<choice id=”choice8″ title=”RTL8192SU”>
<pkg-ref id=”com.WirelessDriverSU.pkg”/>
</choice>

And some startup joy

<key>Label</key>
<string>Wlan.Software</string>
<key>Program</key>
<string>/Applications/Wireless Network Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Wireless Network Utility</string>
<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<true/>

 

TP-Link “V1” driver

tp-link.com/en/support/download/?model=TL-WN823N

 

 

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June 20, 2014

TEW-624UB (V1.0R)?

Filed under: Hardwares,pOSiX veritas — Sagacious Himself @ 10:38 pm

Planned or actual?

A1: RaLink

B1.0R: Marvel

B1.1R:

C1.0R: RealTek

vC.xR, discontinued, replaced by D1

D1.0R: RealTek

.. D1.01
.. D1.02

V: ??

624UB V1.0R  planned or actual

 

 

http://downloads.trendnet.com/TEW-624UB(V1.0R)/

 

versions of TrendNet TEW-624UB only RealTek worth using observe versional evolution Marvel RaLink mystery  drivers differ from reference design and like TP-Link has attractive warranty

 

TrendNet a step ahead of RealTek reference utilities drivers

 

D1.0R includes a nice USB2 extension cable for those concerned about potential shear force doing harm to USB ports through inattention or careless borrowers

TP-Link consistently has a better box presentation, while often it’s a toss-up for device detailing.

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April 11, 2014

inexpensive GPS feature competitive with android flagship phones WAAS, beidou or gonass, qzss egnosmsas gagan, optionally arduino [and raspberry pi]

Filed under: Arduino,bargain,CIO,GPS,RaspberryPi,social engineering — Sagacious Himself @ 2:17 pm
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SkyTraq CaaS venus8 GNNS 29 second TTFF cold quad-GNSS 34 channel  GLONASS  Beidou  Galileo  [Arduino ready]

Venus 8 chip is built with enough MIPS and memory to process signal from combination of 34 GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo satellites in parallel simultaneously

navspark.com.tw

NavSpark arduino friendly dev board onboard gps  under $15

navspark inexpensive alternative to arduino gps shields

which will be extra awesome as soon as evil google [evil google owns Waze as of June 2013ish] facilitates simultaneous GNSS (internal GPS and external GPS) within android — not displacing as does currently more awesome BlueGPSWaze INTENTS would be helpful.

SkyTraq affordale high end multignss

 

 

IOS multisource GNSS

ion jnc

install F-droid repo client for android

WARNING: occasionally adware is allowed into the repo by morally damaged volunteers.  Fortunately such is declared in red text atop app listing.  malware [adware] is never an acceptable payment system for app COSTS: privacy rape

social gps is now less costly

vs Venus GPS with SMA Connector , $50

skytraq S1216F8-GL 167 channel , 28 simultaneous (gps glonass qzss egnosmsas gagan WAAS)

skytraq S4070DR GPS + dead reckoning  Extended Kalman Filter (gyro + odo)

SkyTraq makes available the module’s powerfullness without GNSS for thos interested.  Buy one; set on shelf.

WAAS [SBAS]

NavSpark-GL NavSpark-BD Venus838FLPx break in geocaching hobbyist navigation LEON from SPARK

 ION Military Division’s Joint Navigation Conference is the largest U.S. military navigation conference with joint service and government participation. The event focuses on technical advances in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) with emphasis on joint development, test and support of affordable GN&C systems, logistics and integration.

SkyTraq arduino development board

SeeAlso.01 SeeAlso.02 SeeAlso.03

 

January 19, 2014

Wacom doesn’t support Open Source??

Filed under: Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 10:02 am
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I was shocked after receiving the screenshot of wacom support reply.

wacom does not support open source_

 

Huion looks a bit better now.

( I have a few Wacom tablets on a shelf next to a few other not wacom tablets. )

I’m collecting/testing drawing tablets pre-gifting.

 

January 15, 2014

selling people into Applandia: pOSiX joy!

Filed under: pOSiX veritas — Sagacious Himself @ 1:07 am

I deserve some kind of award made of gold from apple for my nearly selfless conversion numbers.  A free mac pro would be nice.  (I don’t own a mac; I do carry an iphone and an android)

now how does one simply pass arguments to firefox to open every instance with “–no-remote” and offer the profile manager “-p”

oh it’s this much fun:

http://superuser.com/questions/271678/how-do-i-pass-command-line-arguments-to-dock-items

so I’m heartened about the fun required to locally encrypt before pushing to any public cloud (any other than icloud beta)

:sigh:

 

January 13, 2014

drobo? no thanks, no zfs

Filed under: Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 10:54 pm

drobo no thanks

perhaps sheeple ignorance overwhelms?

 

October 16, 2013

GPS test 1.24 — prior to nagware “upgrade”

Filed under: android,DARPA — Sagacious Himself @ 9:34 pm

 

[insert uuencode]

 

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Versions after 1.29 are also nagware but also show GNSS birds in bargraph and not merely in skyview

October 4, 2013

android security focused Quasar IV two weeks remaining a mere $3.15 million shy security through obscurity to descend into same obscurity

Filed under: android,bookmarkified — Sagacious Himself @ 5:37 pm
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encrypt locally before cloud storage it’s most attractive feature Quasar IV seeks funding

http://indiegogo.com/projects/qsalpha-quasar-iv

Image

Unfortunately the QSalpha folks plan to replace one walled garden with their own QuaWorks walled garden further employing untested special encryption.

QSalpha hasn’t read about the woes of Alice.

QSalpha design is trustyworthy because QSalpha claims it’s trustworthy

QSalpha design is trustworthy becuase QSalpha says their design is trustworthy

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Quasar IV special crypto blend:

QSalpha special crypto blend

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QSalpha would like you to ignore the man in green

QSalpha ignore the man in green

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This all assumes our nation reclaims the liberties stolen by the obamanation through feckless indifference

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obamanation forced sharing

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$0 encrypted SIP calls can be had on android now with OSTN, https://ostel.co

non boot leaky XPosed framework for android+ XPrivacy

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2320783

..is the least horrible stop gap for now for those who have disabled- or removed privacy raping google framework

 

flesmihsuoicagas

 

May 14, 2013

0a12:0001 [ASIN:B003VWU79I, merchant:A2T2LRVG0LYFAA, $2.5]

Filed under: gizmo,Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 9:16 pm
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#2

MAC 00:1F:81:00:08:30

this MAC is awfully familiar (identical to #1)

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__ hciconfig -a

Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:1F:81:00:08:30  ACL MTU: 1021:4  SCO MTU: 180:1
UP RUNNING
RX bytes:1180 acl:0 sco:0 events:39 errors:0
TX bytes:423 acl:0 sco:0 commands:48 errors:11
Features: 0xff 0x3e 0x09 0x76 0x80 0x01 0x00 0x80
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF
Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT
Name: ‘storage-0’
Class: 0x6e0100
Service Classes: Networking, Rendering, Capturing, Audio, Telephony
Device Class: Computer, Uncategorized
HCI Version: 2.0 (0x3)  Revision: 0x44
LMP Version: 2.0 (0x3)  Subversion: 0x3
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (10)

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{Accel-OB2 0x6e0100}

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USB 00.0: 11500 Bluetooth Device
[Created at usb.122]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_a12_1_noserial_if0
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0
SysFS BusID: 4-2:1.0
Hardware Class: bluetooth
Model: “Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)”
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x0a12 “Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd”
Device: usb 0x0001 “Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)”
Revision: “19.15”
Driver: “btusb”
Driver Modules: “btusb”
Speed: 12 Mbps
Module Alias: “usb:v0A12p0001d1915dcE0dsc01dp01icE0isc01ip01”
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: btusb is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe btusb”
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #51 (Hub)

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P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2
N: bus/usb/004/003
E: BUSNUM=004
E: DEVNAME=/dev/bus/usb/004/003
E: DEVNUM=003
E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2
E: DEVTYPE=usb_device
E: DRIVER=usb
E: ID_BUS=usb
E: ID_MODEL=0001
E: ID_MODEL_ENC=0001
E: ID_MODEL_ID=0001
E: ID_REVISION=1915
E: ID_SERIAL=0a12_0001
E: ID_USB_INTERFACES=:e00101:
E: ID_VENDOR=0a12
E: ID_VENDOR_ENC=0a12
E: ID_VENDOR_ID=0a12
E: MAJOR=189
E: MINOR=386
E: PRODUCT=a12/1/1915
E: SUBSYSTEM=usb
E: TYPE=224/1/1
E: UDEV_LOG=3

P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0
E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0
E: DEVTYPE=usb_interface
E: DRIVER=btusb
E: INTERFACE=224/1/1
E: PRODUCT=a12/1/1915
E: SUBSYSTEM=usb
E: TYPE=224/1/1
E: UDEV_LOG=3

P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/bluetooth/hci0
E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/bluetooth/hci0
E: DEVTYPE=host
E: SUBSYSTEM=bluetooth
E: UDEV_LOG=3

P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/rfkill0
E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/rfkill0
E: RFKILL_NAME=hci0
E: RFKILL_STATE=1
E: RFKILL_TYPE=bluetooth
E: SUBSYSTEM=rfkill
E: UDEV_LOG=3

P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.1
E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.1
E: DEVTYPE=usb_interface
E: DRIVER=btusb
E: INTERFACE=224/1/1
E: PRODUCT=a12/1/1915
E: SUBSYSTEM=usb
E: TYPE=224/1/1
E: UDEV_LOG=3
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_lsusb_

ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Device Descriptor:
bLength                18
bDescriptorType         1
bcdUSB               2.00
bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
bDeviceSubClass         1 Radio Frequency
bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
bMaxPacketSize0        64
idVendor           0x0a12 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd
idProduct          0x0001 Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
bcdDevice           19.15
iManufacturer           0
iProduct                0
iSerial                 0
bNumConfigurations      1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         2
wTotalLength          177
bNumInterfaces          2
bConfigurationValue     1
iConfiguration          0
bmAttributes         0xc0
Self Powered
MaxPower                0mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        0
bAlternateSetting       0
bNumEndpoints           3
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
bmAttributes            3
Transfer Type            Interrupt
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0010  1x 16 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
bmAttributes            2
Transfer Type            Bulk
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
bInterval               0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes            2
Transfer Type            Bulk
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
bInterval               0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       0
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0020  1x 32 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0020  1x 32 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       1
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0009  1x 9 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0009  1x 9 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       2
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0011  1x 17 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0011  1x 17 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       3
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0019  1x 25 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0019  1x 25 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       4
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0021  1x 33 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0021  1x 33 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       5
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0031  1x 49 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0031  1x 49 bytes
bInterval               1
Device Status:     0x0000
(Bus Powered)

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udevadm info –query=all –path=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0
P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0
E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0
E: DEVTYPE=usb_interface
E: DRIVER=btusb
E: INTERFACE=224/1/1
E: PRODUCT=a12/1/1915
E: SUBSYSTEM=usb
E: TYPE=224/1/1
E: UDEV_LOG=3

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mentioned in ubuntu 12.04: /lib/udev/rules.d/97-bluetooth-hid2hci.rules

# CSR devicesATTR{idVendor}==”0a12|0458|05ac”, ATTR{idProduct}==”1000″, RUN+=”hid2hci –method=csr –devpath=%p”

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hci0 urb ed5a7480 submission failed

#2 bronzed

http://eestud.kku.ac.th/~moo/datasheet/Bluetooth/BlueCore/BCCMD%20Commands.pdf

it’s a ‘great’ dongle until trying to pair; then system hangs.

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win1 hcidump

[hcitool scan]

device: hci0 snap_len: 1028 filter: 0xffffffff
< HCI Command: Inquiry (0x01|0x0001) plen 5
lap 0x9e8b33 len 8 num 0
> HCI Event: Command Status (0x0f) plen 4
Inquiry (0x01|0x0001) status 0x00 ncmd 1
> HCI Event: Inquiry Complete (0x01) plen 1
status 0x00

[hcitool dev]

[hcitool cc 00:1F:81:00:08:30]

[“Device is not available.”]

{dmesg: no new errors}

win2

sudo hcitool cc 00:1F:81:00:08:30
sudo hcitool auth 00:1F:81:00:08:30
bluez-simple-agent hci0 00:1F:81:00:08:30 remove

disconnect #2

connect #1

dmesg
[ 8311.888088] usb 4-2: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 8311.889665] Bluetooth: hci0 urb ed7149c0 submission failed
[ 8323.940053] usb 4-2: new full-speed USB device number 5 using uhci_hcd
[ 8325.192022] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
[ 8335.276029] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout

disconnect #1, reconnect this #2

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hcidump

HCI sniffer – Bluetooth packet analyzer ver 2.2
device: hci0 snap_len: 1028 filter: 0xffffffff
< HCI Command: Read Class of Device (0x03|0x0023) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 7
Read Class of Device (0x03|0x0023) ncmd 1
status 0x00 class 0x000000
< HCI Command: Read Local Name (0x03|0x0014) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 252
Read Local Name (0x03|0x0014) ncmd 1
status 0x00 name ‘Accel-OB2’
< HCI Command: Read Voice Setting (0x03|0x0025) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 6
Read Voice Setting (0x03|0x0025) ncmd 1
status 0x00 voice setting 0x0060
< HCI Command: Set Event Filter (0x03|0x0005) plen 1
type 0 condition 0
Clear all filters
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Set Event Filter (0x03|0x0005) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Write Connection Accept Timeout (0x03|0x0016) plen 2
timeout 32000
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Connection Accept Timeout (0x03|0x0016) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Delete Stored Link Key (0x03|0x0012) plen 7
bdaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00 all 1
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 6
Delete Stored Link Key (0x03|0x0012) ncmd 1
status 0x00 deleted 0
< HCI Command: Set Event Mask (0x03|0x0001) plen 8
Mask: 0xfffffbff07180000
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Set Event Mask (0x03|0x0001) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Read Local Supported Commands (0x04|0x0002) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 68
Read Local Supported Commands (0x04|0x0002) ncmd 1
status 0x00
Commands: fffffb03ceffefffffffec9ff30fe8ee3f
< HCI Command: Write Inquiry Mode (0x03|0x0045) plen 1
mode 1
< HCI Command: Read Local Extended Features (0x04|0x0004) plen 1
page 1
< HCI Command: Write Default Link Policy Settings (0x02|0x000f) plen 2
policy 0x07
Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF
< HCI Command: Reset (0x03|0x0003) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Reset (0x03|0x0003) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Read Local Supported Features (0x04|0x0003) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 12
Read Local Supported Features (0x04|0x0003) ncmd 1
status 0x00
Features: 0xff 0x3e 0x09 0x76 0x80 0x01 0x00 0x80
< HCI Command: Read Local Version Information (0x04|0x0001) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 12
Read Local Version Information (0x04|0x0001) ncmd 1
status 0x00
HCI Version: 2.0 (0x3) HCI Revision: 0x44
LMP Version: 2.0 (0x3) LMP Subversion: 0x3
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (10)
< HCI Command: Read Buffer Size (0x04|0x0005) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 11
Read Buffer Size (0x04|0x0005) ncmd 1
status 0x00
ACL MTU 1021:4 SCO MTU 180:1
< HCI Command: Read BD ADDR (0x04|0x0009) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 10
Read BD ADDR (0x04|0x0009) ncmd 1
status 0x00 bdaddr 00:1F:81:00:08:30
< HCI Command: Read Class of Device (0x03|0x0023) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 7
Read Class of Device (0x03|0x0023) ncmd 1
status 0x00 class 0x000000
< HCI Command: Read Local Name (0x03|0x0014) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 252
Read Local Name (0x03|0x0014) ncmd 1
status 0x00 name ‘Accel-OB2’
< HCI Command: Read Voice Setting (0x03|0x0025) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 6
Read Voice Setting (0x03|0x0025) ncmd 1
status 0x00 voice setting 0x0060
< HCI Command: Set Event Filter (0x03|0x0005) plen 1
type 0 condition 0
Clear all filters
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Set Event Filter (0x03|0x0005) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Write Connection Accept Timeout (0x03|0x0016) plen 2
timeout 32000
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Connection Accept Timeout (0x03|0x0016) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Delete Stored Link Key (0x03|0x0012) plen 7
bdaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00 all 1
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 6
Delete Stored Link Key (0x03|0x0012) ncmd 1
status 0x00 deleted 0
< HCI Command: Set Event Mask (0x03|0x0001) plen 8
Mask: 0xfffffbff07180000
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Set Event Mask (0x03|0x0001) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Read Local Supported Commands (0x04|0x0002) plen 0
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 68
Read Local Supported Commands (0x04|0x0002) ncmd 1
status 0x00
Commands: fffffb03ceffefffffffec9ff30fe8ee3f
< HCI Command: Write Inquiry Mode (0x03|0x0045) plen 1
mode 1
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Inquiry Mode (0x03|0x0045) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Read Local Extended Features (0x04|0x0004) plen 1
page 1
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 14
Read Local Extended Features (0x04|0x0004) ncmd 1
status 0x00 page 1 max 0
Features: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
< HCI Command: Write Default Link Policy Settings (0x02|0x000f) plen 2
policy 0x07
Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Default Link Policy Settings (0x02|0x000f) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Read Local Extended Features (0x04|0x0004) plen 1
page 1
< HCI Command: Write Page Timeout (0x03|0x0018) plen 2
timeout 8192
< HCI Command: Read Stored Link Key (0x03|0x000d) plen 7
bdaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00 all 1
< HCI Command: Write Local Name (0x03|0x0013) plen 248
name ‘storage-0’
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Local Name (0x03|0x0013) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Set Event Mask (0x03|0x0001) plen 8
Mask: 0xfffffbff07180000
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Set Event Mask (0x03|0x0001) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Write Inquiry Mode (0x03|0x0045) plen 1
mode 1
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Inquiry Mode (0x03|0x0045) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Write Default Link Policy Settings (0x02|0x000f) plen 2
policy 0x07
Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Default Link Policy Settings (0x02|0x000f) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Write Class of Device (0x03|0x0024) plen 3
class 0x6e0100
> HCI Event: Command Complete (0x0e) plen 4
Write Class of Device (0x03|0x0024) ncmd 1
status 0x00
< HCI Command: Write Scan Enable (0x03|0x001a) plen 1
enable 2
< HCI Command: Read Local Name (0x03|0x0014) plen 0

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syslog

21:23:50 storage bluetoothd[606]: HCI dev 0 registered
21:23:52 storage bluetoothd[606]: Listening for HCI events on hci0
21:23:56 storage kernel: [ 8325.192212] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:24:05 storage bluetoothd[606]: HCI dev 0 up
21:24:06 storage bluetoothd[606]: Adapter /org/bluez/606/hci0 has been enabled
21:24:06 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPAG
21:24:06 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
21:24:06 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
21:24:07 storage kernel: [ 8335.276219] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: HCI dev 0 down
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: Adapter /org/bluez/606/hci0 has been disabled
21:27:46 storage kernel: [ 8554.432074] usb 4-2: USB disconnect, device number 5
21:27:46 storage kernel: [ 8554.433363] Bluetooth: hci0 urb ee9826c0 submission failed
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: HCI dev 0 unregistered
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: Stopping hci0 event socket
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: Unregister path: /org/bluez/606/hci0
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
21:27:46 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPAG
21:27:58 storage kernel: [ 8566.340018] usb 4-2: new full-speed USB device number 6 using uhci_hcd
21:27:58 storage bluetoothd[606]: HCI dev 0 registered
21:27:58 storage bluetoothd[606]: Listening for HCI events on hci0
21:27:59 storage kernel: [ 8567.532210] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:00 storage kernel: [ 8568.532041] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:01 storage kernel: [ 8569.588014] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:21 storage kernel: [ 8570.588011] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:03 storage kernel: [ 8571.588013] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:08 storage bluetoothd[606]: HCI dev 0 up
21:28:08 storage bluetoothd[606]: Adapter /org/bluez/606/hci0 has been enabled
21:28:08 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/HFPAG
21:28:08 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
21:28:08 storage bluetoothd[606]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.47 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
21:28:09 storage kernel: [ 8577.600210] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:10 storage kernel: [ 8578.600014] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:11 storage kernel: [ 8579.600017] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:12 storage kernel: [ 8580.608015] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
21:28:13 storage kernel: [ 8581.608017] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout

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firmware & CSR commands

BCCMD Commands [PDF]

0c45:7000 Microdia, receiver for iPazzPort Commander Bluetooth KP-810-18BR

Filed under: gizmo,Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 9:26 am
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[purchased from unisen-usa.com]

___hwinfo____

ID 0c45:7000 Microdia
Device Descriptor:
bLength                18
bDescriptorType         1
bcdUSB               1.10
bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass         0
bDeviceProtocol         0
bMaxPacketSize0         8
idVendor           0x0c45 Microdia
idProduct          0x7000
bcdDevice            0.01
iManufacturer           1 RCMCU
iProduct                2 iPazzPort
iSerial                 0
bNumConfigurations      1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         2
wTotalLength           59
bNumInterfaces          2
bConfigurationValue     1
iConfiguration          0
bmAttributes         0xa0
(Bus Powered)
Remote Wakeup
MaxPower              100mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        0
bAlternateSetting       0
bNumEndpoints           1
bInterfaceClass         3 Human Interface Device
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Boot Interface Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Keyboard
iInterface              0
HID Device Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType        33
bcdHID               1.11
bCountryCode            0 Not supported
bNumDescriptors         1
bDescriptorType        34 Report
wDescriptorLength      77
Report Descriptors:
** UNAVAILABLE **
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
bmAttributes            3
Transfer Type            Interrupt
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0008  1x 8 bytes
bInterval              10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       0
bNumEndpoints           1
bInterfaceClass         3 Human Interface Device
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Boot Interface Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol      2 Mouse
iInterface              0
HID Device Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType        33
bcdHID               1.11
bCountryCode            0 Not supported
bNumDescriptors         1
bDescriptorType        34 Report
wDescriptorLength     116
Report Descriptors:
** UNAVAILABLE **
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
bmAttributes            3
Transfer Type            Interrupt
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0007  1x 7 bytes
bInterval              10
Device Status:     0x0000
(Bus Powered)

……………………….

___hciconfig____
hci0:    Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:1F:81:00:08:30  ACL MTU: 1021:4  SCO MTU: 180:1
UP RUNNING PSCAN
RX bytes:1764 acl:0 sco:0 events:52 errors:0
TX bytes:972 acl:0 sco:0 commands:54 errors:4
Features: 0xff 0x3e 0x09 0x76 0x80 0x01 0x00 0x80
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF
Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT
Name: ‘MINE-0’
Class: 0x4a0100
Service Classes: Networking, Capturing, Telephony
Device Class: Computer, Uncategorized
HCI Version: 2.0 (0x3)  Revision: 0x44
LMP Version: 2.0 (0x3)  Subversion: 0x3
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (10)

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0a12:0001 [ASIN:B0026SKZO0, merchant:A19R3BN6ZSO9A1, $2.5]

Filed under: gizmo,Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 9:19 am
Tags: ,

identical lsusb output to https://himself.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/usbvidpid_0a120001-_-asin_b003vwu79i-_-merchant_a2t2lrvg0lyfaa-_-usc_2500/

and same MAC address: 00:1F:81:00:08:30

ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Device Descriptor:
bLength                18
bDescriptorType         1
bcdUSB               2.00
bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
bDeviceSubClass         1 Radio Frequency
bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
bMaxPacketSize0        64
idVendor           0x0a12 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd
idProduct          0x0001 Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
bcdDevice           19.15
iManufacturer           0
iProduct                0
iSerial                 0
bNumConfigurations      1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         2
wTotalLength          177
bNumInterfaces          2
bConfigurationValue     1
iConfiguration          0
bmAttributes         0xc0
Self Powered
MaxPower                0mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        0
bAlternateSetting       0
bNumEndpoints           3
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
bmAttributes            3
Transfer Type            Interrupt
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0010  1x 16 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
bmAttributes            2
Transfer Type            Bulk
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
bInterval               0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes            2
Transfer Type            Bulk
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
bInterval               0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       0
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0020  1x 32 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0020  1x 32 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       1
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0009  1x 9 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0009  1x 9 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       2
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0011  1x 17 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0011  1x 17 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       3
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0019  1x 25 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0019  1x 25 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       4
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0021  1x 33 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0021  1x 33 bytes
bInterval               1
Interface Descriptor:
bLength                 9
bDescriptorType         4
bInterfaceNumber        1
bAlternateSetting       5
bNumEndpoints           2
bInterfaceClass       224 Wireless
bInterfaceSubClass      1 Radio Frequency
bInterfaceProtocol      1 Bluetooth
iInterface              0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0031  1x 49 bytes
bInterval               1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength                 7
bDescriptorType         5
bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
bmAttributes            1
Transfer Type            Isochronous
Synch Type               None
Usage Type               Data
wMaxPacketSize     0x0031  1x 49 bytes
bInterval               1
Device Status:     0x0000
(Bus Powered)

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February 29, 2012

freedompop 4g free? no. money down the drain. freedompop is a scam: freedompop 4g is not free

Filed under: BULLSHIT,gadget,HardWare,Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 3:41 pm
Tags: , , ,

breakdown: http://Himself.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/freedompop-free-4g-is-free-except-for-the-fees-and-evil-billing-practices/

Akin to as seen on tv:  “free *simply give us money”

NetZero is STILL a scam!  NetZero free 4g is not free; netzero free 4g costs more than freedompop free 4g

alternative to freedompop 4g?  Netzero 4g

https://himself.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/alternative-to-freedompop-netzero-4g-with-similar-fees-minefield-and-unethical-business-practices/

November 22, 2011

PDroid, adds awesome spoofing POWER to android privacy permissions management

edit 2014:  still good XPrivacy Pro [license supports crowdsourced knowledge], but also evolving quickly from the developer of PDroid 2.0 (not svyat) is DonkeyGuard (CollegeDev | github).  DO absolutely combine  AFwall+ firewall  [in whitelist mode] with LightningWall, and UnbelovedHosts, AND BootManager.  To that end do also donate to defim for the combo license: DefimDonator  [$14 is well worth it] — important: make a note of the name in which you want the license issued. LightningWall does not appear to have a whitelist mode starting from everything blocked, but can function independent of your iptables manager (AFwall+).

 

DonkeyGuard android privacy enforcement logo

(DonkeyGuard requires CydiaFramework… seems to be abandoning XposedFramework in favor, but uses both now)

DonkeyGuard defaults to ultimate privacy

DonkeyGuard has a better UI style than XPrivacy Pro

DonkeyGuard better interface design than XPrivacy sterile checkbox columns

vs XPrivacy Pro

 XPrivacy Pro app UI

XPrivacy Pro summary UI

 

edit 2013:  better is XPrivacy extension of XPosed framework for android.  zero malware market access needed; download only via XDA forums or soon *hub for free OpenSource possibly F-droid.org “You can use an XPrivacy Pro license for all the devices you personally own.”

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2320783

XPrivacy FAQ#50 also recommends Xmpp Texting [Xabber]

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original post:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1357056

picks up where LBE Privacy Guard leaves off… they play well together.  However PDroid claims no need of background service.. still requires root. It requires root to boot into CWM to apply the patch, but does not require root to run the management app.

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PDroid allows blocking access for any installed application to the following data separately:

  • Device ID (IMEI/MEID/ESN)
  • Subscriber ID (IMSI)
  • SIM serial (ICCID)
  • Phone and mailbox number
  • Incoming call number
  • Outgoing call number
  • GPS location
  • Network location
  • List of accounts (including your google e-mail address)
  • Account auth tokens
  • Contacts
  • Call logs
  • Calendar
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • Browser bookmarks and history
  • System logs
  • SIM info (operator, country)
  • Network info (operator, country)

For device ID, phone and mailbox number, SIM serial, subscriber ID and device location it also allows supplying custom or random values.

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easy access to APKs from memorable url: http://tinyurl.com/PrivacyDroid

PDroid 2.3.4 source; patches build, frameworks and libcore

cites interesting article on blockery leakiness.

[ Himself.wordpress.com ]

October 31, 2011

English LBE Security Master for android now available (outside market) formerly LBE Privacy Guard

edit 2014:  XPrivacy Pro is still the most mature solution.  Another XPosed Framework plug-in is worth observing in development: DonkeyGuard — as it will allow user choice spoofing of requested data.  Also consider installing:  UnbelovedHosts and many other defim plug-ins, LuckyPatcher (remove adware only), Llama (or Tasker), LightFlow (or Xposed led options).  [I do neither encourage- nor condone piracy].   “But my android device… selinux|bootloader”… yeah it’s time to consider buying out of contract, too, for user-liberty (oppo [no cdma]).

 

edit 2013: better yet:  XPrivacy extension of XPosed framework for android

 

edit: a MUCH better, more elegant solution is the PDroid patch

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1357056

Ask your ROM builder to bake-in PDroid.  There are PDroid aditions and versions for ICS.  It will likely be ported to EVERY subsequent versison of android.

 

MY hardware, MY data: MY terms.

 

If you had been in contact with LBE developers prior to this release you should have received notification directly from LBE. 😉

English LBE Privacy Guard has received MUCH much more than a face lift.

Download English LBE Security Master [lite]

Version mismatch?  English LBE Security Master lite is version 2.0.x whereas Chinese LBE Security Master is version 2.1.x

Hopefully LBE has the wisdom to sell the full version outside the market, also.  Secure information shared with google [stored on google] is NOT secure.

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There is an rom alternative to LBE Security Master [lite] by WhisperCore:

http://whispersys.com/permissions.html

WhisperCore provides selective persmissions in a way that doesn’t take apps by surprise. Instead of denying access to resources, each permission revoked by a user creates a “private resource” for that application. So if an application requests the phone’s unique identifier, it will still get an identifier, but it will be a privacy-protected identifier generated specifically for that application. A different application with the same revoked permission would get a separate identifier, and an application without the revoked permission would get the real phone identifier.

Unfortunately WhisperSystem’s WhisperCore  does not support ALL android phones like LBE.

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Another alternative to LBE Security Master LITE is pffmod

http://code.google.com/p/pffmod/

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Ultimate permissions management, spoof ID / fake data, is possible with cyanogenmod

http://review.cyanogenmod.com/#change,5677

Apply a little peer pressure to effect a change in favor of the hardware/data owners!

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October 27, 2011

new English version of LBE Privacy Guard available Halloween? Renamed to LBE Security Master

Filed under: AdNoyances,android,circumvention,Justice,privacy — Sagacious Himself @ 1:49 pm
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edit 2014:  better alternatives to LBE

edit: a MUCH better, more elegant solution is the PDroid patch

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1357056

Ask your ROM builder to bake-in PDroid.  There are PDroid aditions and versions for ICS.  It will likely be ported to EVERY subsequent versison of android.  MY hardware, MY data: MY terms.

English LBE Security Master lite from LBE now available

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I have been using the new LBE Security Master in Chinese.  With the exception of a few features all the functionality can be intuited based on prior app experience.

[insert: LBE PG backgrounder]

New to this version is a name change.  This better than fantastic app has been dubbed LBE Security Master.  The Guard icon is a dial whereas the Master icon is a shield.  Go figure.

While denial of permissions is an option I much prefer playing integrity challenged applications at their own game: data poisoning.

I had been working on a screen shot based tutorial but it seems that will be of little value for the Chinese-only upgrade as the English version of LBE Security Master (version 2.1.x) will be available Halloween or possibly All Souls Day.  Chinese APK.

I am hoping in addition to unique id spoofing [UDID] LBE Privacy Guard data services will also be able to spoof MAC addresses and spoof non-radio IMEI/MEID.

New must-have features include:

  • new permissions visualization,
  • bandwidth monitoring per app (a starred feature req of DroidWall)
  • battery preservation,
  • communication filtering [some twits label this sms firewall]
  • fractional functionality for non-root users

Missing is finer grained control of permissions.   Some permissions such as send SMS, receive SMS are grouped into one tickbox.  GPS location and network location are deemed one permission.   ‘Get TASKS’, a permission abused by google maps, seems to be MIA as well.

The new Chinese version of LBE Privacy Guard is fully functional under Cyanogenmod 7: good news for users of non-stable releases of CM7 who are unable to use the current English version. While garbage collection frequency has been a blight for some using cm4dx the dev cm4dx-gb has almost entirely addressed the problem; LBE Security Master can increase garbage collection frequency at user request.

Keep an eye on the LBE Security Master change log and LBE dev blog for more speculation fodder.  Though big fans of QQ they are not big on XMPP.

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July 14, 2011

disposable phone testing: TracFone good, cheap TracFones bad. (prepaid phones)

Filed under: bargain,Hardwares,overview,verizon sucks — Sagacious Himself @ 3:15 pm

I carry more than two mobile phones for a variety of reasons.  Taking any of them to a potentially wet environment is less than desirable.

Disposable phones to the rescue?  Which pre-paid phones suck the least?

First choice to test: TracFone.

It was inexpensive (and very cheap).  No per day cost for the privilege of having the phone activated.  Minutes do not expire, but the phone activation does.  Buy more minutes before activation window expires or the phone self destructs (becomes unusable).   $15 for the phone itself: LG420G.  $20 for a 60 pre-paid minutes code.  Apparently there was a promotion at the time of phone purchase:  All minutes, and future purchase minutes, are doubled.  Searching the interweb I found a five digit promo code for an additional 60 minutes.

$35 bought: a chintzy phone, 180 minutes, five months of activation, and a phone number in the zip code I specified during phone activation.  The phone activation has a few gotchas.  It prompts early for a five digit promo code.   Since I was unaware that such existed I had not interweb searched for one.  No problem, the IVR indicates promo entry can be deferred to the end of the call.  Unfortunately the IVR provides no opportunity to enter the promo code later.  One need call TracFone support, 800.867.7183, and endure half an hour of near musak before being routed to a live body in Singapore.

Now the worse-bad:

  •  lag. horrible audio lag for each call party.  Sometimes as poor as long as four seconds of lag
  •  audio drops.  With full signal audio drops: 30% or more of the conversation is lost to the ether.  The lower the signal strength the more audio is dropped
  •  echo.  horrible echo.   I did not expect fantastic audio fidelity from a $15 obviously refurbished phone.  However, a high quality blue tooth headset offers no improvement.  sound uptake, DAC, DSP, codec, signal transmission..  the latter three are apparently hugely problematic even with BT audio.
  • audio fidelity poor.  very very poor… even with high quality BT
  •  most SMS falls in a hole never to be seen

The phone would be great for 419 scambating as the phone delightfully  mangles audio and would frustrate scammers.  While I would almost be pleased if this phone were to get wet on a trip and die the audio-suck issues render it useless for using other than a pager.

The less than good:

  • SMS sending uses at least 0.5 minutes of air time.  More minute fractions for longer SMS
  • TracFone will not accept SIM from another SIM provider
  • BT profile has been verizon’d
  • BT audio device must be manually accepted each time powered
  • TracFone support claims one is charged for outgoing ringing
  • charged for incoming ringing WHEN phone rings for more than five minutes

The decent-good:

  • no id required to purchase
  • no credit card required
  • no volunteering of personal information required
  • zip code used to assign phone number
  • number can be ported out to ITSP for PBX joy
  • short SMS can be viewed at no charge with the inbox preview feature
  • no charge to *receive* SMS.  only charged to view or send SMS
  • not charged for outgoing ringing per se

the extremely-bad

  • when voicemail is removed the system, much like verizon, soonventually applies INANE defaults
  • inbound calls are routed to a “mobile user unavailable” error and disconnected after 25 seconds
  • this error should only apply when the TracFone is not powered
  • activation zipcode assigns both phone number AND provider.
  • For least pain do not use zip code to shop for an area code

Why remove voicemail?  Prior experience with pre-paid phones is that voicemail is used to extort additional payment.  Also I prefer the PBX features of asterisk to lametard mobile voicemail.  I provide people with my own DID and route to the disposable phone.  My PBX captures voicemail, filters call

the extremely-good

  • Customer Service agents at TracFone, very much unlike AT&T/verizon, care about helping users,
  • Customer Service agents at TracFone are infinitely patient, polite, and kind, and have better training than most every non-business agent at other carriers,
  • Time spent with CS is credited back to the TracFone balance

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IMPORTANT: buy the mobile flavor for the area in which you will be calling/called… CDMA or GSM.  Got SIM? you have GSM.  The 4th and 5th digit of SIM serial indicates carrier: 12 for tmobile, 14 for att.  Use zip code to ensure CDMA, or AT&T.  It’s far too easy to inflict tmobile or cingular on yourself. Zip code prompt during activation is for number selection.

Use zipcodemap.net and tracfone availability to find desirable carrier and engineer tracfone to ship the correct SIM, or force them to display CDMA handsets.  Ship where ever else you like.  Do not rely on TrafFone to select the best mobile flavor for where you live; tracfone will default to the least cost technology where you live.

For least cost: best audio quality & best signal with AT&T use the motorola W376g [pdf]

IF you want a phone to perform other than calling features you really want an internet capable PDA aka “smart” “phone”.  SMS is gay.

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June 30, 2011

NEVER post photos from camera phone to internet: exif — FIRST SANITIZE to PNG

Filed under: android,bookmarkified,DARPA,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 1:38 am
Tags:

Sure, not a novel concept but certainly worth repeating.. again and again until change is effected

Examing image URLs for exif leakiness:

http://regex.info/exif.cgi

ALWAYS convert camera phone images to PNG to sanitize exif and other metadata sneakiness!  Or leave a delightful trail for others to follow.

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firefox 5 “upgrade” sucking up ram.. great GC asa!  Now we need an extension to iteratively restart firefox to inflict GC.  the “upgrade” on android is even more joy!  Thanks to Tasker ($5) we can be alerted how sucky firefox mobile performance is!

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April 30, 2011

verizon wireless issuing private ip addresses to 3g customer, NAT joy, MIA packets and gross ineptitude … fraudulent enticement

fraudulent enticement” : is the phrase for those pitching class action suits to such law firms.

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Part 2, draft 1

verizon staff, even senior tech staff [not network], cannot seem to understand that “private:public” is ONE distinction of ip addresses and that “dynamic:static” is another distinction.  Several people now have approached verizon wireless with the problem that their handset, the phone itself, is receiving a private ip address instead as before a public ip address (internet ip address, or public routable, or insert colloquialism here) on the 3g ppp0 interface.  The joy for “smart” phone users is Port Restricted Cone NAT.  It is a great way to break voip and vpn functionality of the device.  NAT per se is not the issue; user non-configurable “feature” is the problem.  Additional complexity is introduced by VZW denying addressing scheme.

10.0.0.0/8 (255.0.0.0)

Not sure you and your mobile station are in this private address space wan facing boat?  IF android: Grab “STUN client” application, pick any functional STUN server from the drop down, and perform the test.  At the bottom of the results will be the name of your 3g interface, in my case ppp0, and the associated ip address, in my case 10.n.155.n

STUN client: appbrain: http://www.appbrain.com/app/stun-client/com.kodholken.stunclient  I can provide the apk if you have opted to disable google “features” by not adding a gmail address to your handset.

The comical troubleshooting one must initially endure is the assertion that if the web browser is working the data network is working perfectly.  Out of order packets don’t noticeably affect web browsers; out of order packets are very bad for voip.  Lost packets aren’t bad for TCP web browsers; Lost packets are very bad for UDP voip conversations.

“The [3g] ip address on the phone is ONLY for talking to our towers”

Oh really? **  Wait it gets better:

“[3g ip addresses are] not for talking to third party services on the internet”

yes, verizon really made that delightful claim.

“are you saying I’m stupid?” No, based on the call recording I heard this guy is clearly grossly ignorant and not suited to a network support department.

“If the data isn’t working it’s the third party software you’re using”

great!
‘software can control your side of the network? please walk me through how I access that manually’

‘if web pages are timing out is it the fault of the web browser?’  .. “no” .. distinction failure continues

Various analogies are drawn to soho nat…

“you have to understand your ip address is dynamic” ..

uh huh. what’s that to do with it now being private address space and the evil of network address translation whereas recently the 3g interface was _dynamically_ issued from a public address space?

Let’s compare the dhcp class of this handset with the dhcp class of another handset.  Awkward silence.  Even their unassailable network people don’t have access to this information.  Scary.

“you might need to create a new rule in your corporate firewall”

How does that effect my phone?  There is nothing I control between my handset and the tower.  I’m not even using a rooted phone with a software firewall with this issue.

We all commiserate there is little point pushing this issue up the food chain by voice with non-business class accounts… especially with the appalling terminology dearth and concept fail.

Stuck with a private ip address?  Too bad.  Suffer but please continue to pay us.

All silly suggestions to contact the manufacturer of the phone, or the developer of VoIP product x or y ought be ignored.  The manufacturer of a handset that speaks CDMA (or lte), for verizon wireless, will direct all questions pertaining to the network back to verizon.  The software is not relevant to this issue — it merely MANIFESTS (or indicates) that there is an issue, and if you are voip familiar you recognize quickly the flavor of NAT involved.

“Perhaps you should contact google”

Yeah, that’ll work out so well.  Sadly no longer employed by a multinational, multibillion dollar venture group I don’t wield that kind of power any more, so no thanks I’ll try bashing your head against the wall instead.  It’s nice to have memories of seeing microsoft, [phone co], and intel dance to make me happy.. I mean work to find a solution to a problem with stuff.

Expect VoIP to FAIL and FAIL BADLY.  There’s a reasonable chance of VPN pain in your near future.  But at least your browser works, right?

It may be a secret top down plan to sell static ip addresses as that has been repeatedly suggested as a ‘solution’.

Please share your verizon wireless fun [pain].  I have several phone conversations from several people in my allegedly small boat in WAV — VoIP allows call recording for claim consistency purposes.  Consider capturing all your CS phone calls; it’s easy with viatalk (roll your own asterisk people have a few buttons to mash).

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See post on “google port-OUT .. revisionist history” for voip/itsp recommendations.  Also consider PIAF vitelity endorsement.  Additionally try TLS nightlies of CSIPsimple.  Howardforums has luminaries worth consulting.

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Verizon.Wireless.Private.Network_whitepaper_static.ip.address

* VoIP : udp sip
** Although it could be an unqualified  reference to pg 5 of VZW document b2b.vzw.com/assets/files/PrivateNetwork_WP.pdf [Verizon Wireless Private Network whitepaper] — section 3.1 grasps the public:private and dynamic:static distinctions. A static IP address is available without having a business account. Section 3.8: “static IP — verizon wireless hosted” as opposed to “static IP — verizon business hosted” makes further distinctions. Dynamic Mobile Network Routing exchanges tower-calls for voip calls.  Any claim by Verizon Wireless that a static IP address [on non-business account] would cost $500 reveals gross ineptitude by the agent.  It is obvious that the agent is phrase searching and landed on section 3.8 “verizon wireless private network setup fee”.  There are a number of circumventions to verizon wireless [tortial interference] ranging from irksome to vexatious.. but VZW provoked Proof of Concept circumvention necessity.
*** upselling:  CradlePoint CBA250, CadlePont CTR500, CadlePont PHS300 : opennetwork.verizonwireless.com/devicesShowcase.aspx

EDIT: 110701

addendum: verizon 5+ gb throttling easily circumvented without modifying system files.. hahaha delightfully simple change to system!  (requires SuperUser)

edit 2:

learn to speak verizonese:  CGN

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April 1, 2011

malware-foss contradiction reedemed by fdroid community .. as drm fosters piracy.. or re-engineering.. so does malware-foss foster fixing

Sick of the malware dominated “freeware” section of android market?  Irked by “malware-foss” contradiction?  F-droid to the rescue.  A fine group of programmatically inclined heros edit away malware infecting f/OSS and compile actual-freeware for the educated. Kudos to CiaranG and those who want no spotlight.

Sadly the vast majority of android market users in their gross ignorance WRONGLY tolerate malware.

Sure ads can be easily blocked (root et al) but why trust an intellectually dishonest developer?  What other evil lurks in that black heart?  What other nefarious ends await the use of the malware?  Yes, malware: undesired code that harms the user or abuses his resources [for profit].

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“But programmers gotta eat”

Yes, they do.  But if eating is unlikely daily perhaps said programmer should ply skills commercially and not futter away hours on a f/OSS project.  You can’t eat a cake you don’t have.  People don’t owe you cake.. nor do you have the right to another’s food. When you have enough food THEN worry about baking a cake.  Let them eat your cake or sell it!  You ought not pillage food from gift recipients.

When you give your cake away it’s irrational to whine that no one bought it.

Beware of cake indian givers!

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* http://F-droid.org

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March 28, 2011

PhantomAlert.com farce: pay to work for phantom alert, bait and switch marketing language, oh my another “smart” phone scam? (phantomalert review: avoid)

Filed under: android,BULLSHIT,DARPA,GPS,iTard,overview — Sagacious Himself @ 1:05 pm

You want me to add to- and verify your database AND charge me? no.

http://www.phantomalert.com/Free-Download-Page/Download-Page.html

Pay $10/month at least for the privilege of contributing to the accuracy of the phantomalert database is a privilege I need not.  Better model for me is a PGP signed trust model: the better the contributor the more time-accurate the database one may download freely.

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If I am to subscribe to a payment model I expect FAR better than casual community contributions to a nebulous database with VERY little intelligence applied to design.

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How the phantomalert marketing scam works:

“drivers and spotters report speed traps..on our website.  Then drivers simply download our .. database in to [sic] their GPS” …

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What?  No mention of paying to work for phantomalert?

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“you could be making singles of dollars [scamming friends with craig’s list and ebay]” — review

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All the while RadarDroid Pro becoming less and less appealing.

waze, social gps navigation, actual-freeware, integrates speed trap reporting with self expiration.  PhantomAlert database continues to stagnate.   http://m.waze.com  to download latest client without [android] market.

(As android market continues to decay from MALWARE speciously claiming to be freeware the iphone platform becomes more appealing. )

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March 20, 2011

must have android application for hold sanity

Filed under: android,CIO,Concept,DARPA,How To,SoftWare,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 9:20 am

Sure, mid conversation one could mash the speaker button and switch the call to speakerphone while on hold

…. but there is a f/OSS application [on google code] that uses the proximity sensor to do this automatically for you.  What’s more is has a toggle switch to engage only when phone is set upon a mostly horizontal surface:

Take phone from face, set on table… voila speakerphone on hold

SpeakerProximity

http://code.google.com/p/speakerproximity/

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there be one gui bug: speaker button does not illuminate when the application toggles speakerphone on by proximity sensor

Plays well with IMSdroid

http://code.google.com/p/imsdroid/

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March 14, 2011

UFD led annoying? turn it off with MPtool

Filed under: DIY,gizmo,Hackery — Sagacious Himself @ 1:24 pm

thanks to the Rally2 bait and switch I’ve had the opportunity to fiddle with the MPtool settings LED busy and LED ready

really hate the ultra bright LED on your UFD?  set LED ready to 82 instead of 80 to turn it off.

ADHD blinking LED?  tinker with the speed! set LED busy 0 (new adhd) to 48 (mellow blinky)

 

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Or adjust up the speed on the blinking for that special person who insists the blinking isn’t annoying..

I have have changed the product string from “RALLY2” to “FAKE_RALLY2”.

Is 2% really enough reserved space to reallocate for bad blocks?  crank it up!  Not too far though or it might write-protect itself.  No you cannot steal space from reservation.  Minimums 20:SLC, 44:MLC

Some settings do not play well with button mashing ;P

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March 12, 2011

OFFICIALLY: new OCZ Rally2 8gig flash drives NOT as fast as prior incarnation

Filed under: bargain,gizmo,Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 5:43 pm

Disappointing performance of new ocz “rally2” drive, firmware 8.07, partition W95 FAT32 (0x0b)

blue led variants absolutely slower “thanks” to new controller:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?84096-OCZ-Rally2-8GB-blue-led-one/page2

post #19

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?84096-OCZ-Rally2-8GB-blue-led-one&p=606607&viewfull=1#post606607

“We have changed the controller, they are not as fast as the older Rally2, just the way it is.” — RyderOCZ [OCZ staff]  (2011 Feb 24 @ 08:29 AM)

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I’m returning it… that’s just the way it is. I paid for OCZ speed not sub par performance.  I’ll be buying the Corsair non-GT Voyager 8gig.

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OCZ “rally2” transfer rate benchmark [image to text]: Minimum write rate 1.4 MB/s, maximum write rate 5.0 MB/s, average write rate 1.9 MB/s, average access time 1.7 ms, minimum read rate 7.8 MB/s, maximum read rate 23 MB/s, average read rate 22.2 MB/s

OCZ blog all hype no substance like “new” drives

OCZ wiki does not address controller change

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it took F O R E V E R to write the Fedora image to the OCZ “rally2” flash drive. The new ocz “rally2” flash drives SLOW write… suck… horrid waste of money. Sure $25 is not alot of money but I overnighted the order Friday so I’m a bit more vexed

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update 2012-Aug:

Replace with USB3 Patriot Supersonic Boost XT [up to 90MB/s Read and 30MB/s Write].  (backwards compatible to USB2, a USB2 machine achieves maximum bandwidth read & write vs using their USB2 models).  For actual USB3 and sizes greater than 32 gigs, Patriot Memory Supersonic Rage XT 180 MB/s:50 MB/s R:W, or  Patriot Memory Supersonic 4-channel 100 MB/s:70 MB/s R:W, or  Patriot Memory Supersonic Magnum 8-channel 200 MB/s:100 MB/s read:write.  Speeds consistent even if not lame-FAT.  Patriot came to market sooner than other USB3 offerings.

Amazon ASIN:B007JPVT8G

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January 27, 2011

dead reckoning android GPS

Filed under: 42,android,AYBABTG — Sagacious Himself @ 9:45 am

Why is dead reckoning not enabled in ANY android GPS navigation applications??

dead reckoning should at least be a feature in GPS car location applications… for those parking structures or underground parking.

pshaw! lame!

GPS navigation ought not rely entirely on google maps (google navigate)

Also try:

* Waze

* Mapquest

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XDA to the rescue?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=409261
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=422662

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January 14, 2011

multidrive sata port multiplier drive enclosures (vs multilane SATA)

Filed under: Hardwares,TV — Sagacious Himself @ 5:30 pm
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feed the [NAS] storage demands of boxee or other uses.. mmm overkill

http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sata_port_multipliers/

Benefits of port multipliers:

Controller and the cabling cost is very low, compared to multilane alternatives when using a large number of drives. The solution occupies only 1 slot in your server, whereas a 12 or 16 port multilane solution would need at least 2 slots. It is the only way to have JBOD mode hot-swapping with more than four drives in a single slot. You can have 5 or 10 bays in a tower enclosure as opposed to 4 or 8 with our other solutions. If necessary, it is possible to convert the connection to USB via our eSATA to USB adapters.

Limitations of port multipliers:

If you have high-bandwidth slots (PCI-X or PCIe), performance will be limited to 300MB/s, unlike multilane enclosures. You will be limited to non-caching controllers and you will not be able to use RAID 6.

Benefits of port multipliers:

Controller and the cabling cost is very low, compared to multilane alternatives when using a large number of drives. The solution occupies only 1 slot in your server, whereas a 12 or 16 port multilane solution would need at least 2 slots. It is the only way to have JBOD mode hot-swapping with more than four drives in a single slot. You can have 5 or 10 bays in a tower enclosure as opposed to 4 or 8 with our other solutions. If necessary, it is possible to convert the connection to USB via our eSATA to USB adapters.

Limitations of port multipliers:

If you have high-bandwidth slots (PCI-X or PCIe), performance will be limited to 300MB/s, unlike multilane enclosures. You will be limited to non-caching controllers and you will not be able to use RAID 6.

If boxee box had bothered to use eSataP ports instead of only [useless] USB then:

http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sata_enclosures/

… Or interface overkill: with 3.0Gbps eSATA, FireWire 800, iSCSI/AoE and USB3

http://www.areca.com.tw/products/esatafirewire800iscsiaoeusb.htm [Areca 5040]

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September 15, 2010

App Inventor for Android promises to flood google market with more poor code and malware. yay?

Filed under: android,AYBABTG — Sagacious Himself @ 3:57 pm

gee thanks

I’ll stick with http://F-droid.org :: actual-freeware, verified submissions, absolutely no malware (adware) allowed.

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One’s app inventor product will exist at the pleasure of google : much as with their privacy policy (private until deemed otherwise).  Grreat!

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October 6, 2009

mobile phones: how is it as a phone?

Filed under: CIO,iTard,Motorola phone,sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 9:27 pm
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Why is Motorola targetting the iTard market with the Motorola Droid?

Should not phones primarily BOTH

(1) have excellent signal reception/relay
AND

(2) have excellent audio fidelity / vocoders

???

YES!

Does the motorola droid? who knows?!  The engineers might not have bothered testing.  What has happened to the motorola name? merely YAPP (yet another phone producer)?

Does anyone test PHONE network connectivity or test PHONE voice quality anymore?

As long as a phone is SHINY, small, light, and run programs to delight the feckless surely it will be a winning selling product…

Soon the generation who inflicted contraceptives on society will in turn receive the similar gift of euthanaia. … iTards and useful idiots first.. then second generation iTards.. then public school employees and overseers…

I want a slimmer motorola e815.  HTC has one passable PHONE, but I am not interested in paying a $60/month verizon FINE.  One cannot opt-out of the verizon penalty fee.  I want to use the PHONE as a PHONE and nothing more (than the occasional SMS).

edit: even eWeek doesn’t bother to review PHONES  as a PHONE per se... seems like eWeek has moved to the iTards column

Where are the QUALITY PHONES????

edit:  droid “does” stuff but how well IS it a PHONE?


S.H.

June 26, 2009

PX-850SA a great 6x burner

Filed under: Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 11:04 pm

PX-850SA

http://homepage2.nifty.com/yss/ihas322_8/ihas322_8_top.htm

http://homepage2.nifty.com/yss/

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June 16, 2009

PX-880SA : Sanyo inside allegedly

Filed under: Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 9:45 am

Plextor PX-880SA promised to be authentic plextor gear

yay

 

edit: plextor FALSEHOOD … a PLDS production with plextor proprietary firmware

May 31, 2009

FPD32GLSE 32GB SLC SSD 170 MB/s from Super Talent Technology

Filed under: gadget,Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 12:55 pm

sequential read speeds up to 170 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 130 MB/s. The SLC products come with a 3 year warranty

SATA mini 2 PCIe

$126 for 32gig MLC

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April 26, 2009

verizon fios westell 9100EM routers ripe for third party firmware: GPL

Filed under: Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 9:51 pm

verizon fios issued westell routers potentially suck-proof

http://westell.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=952&arcsection=support

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A90-9100EM15-10 Open Source

.or not

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=258431

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Do NOT suffer with internet facing MoCA FIOS CPE!!  FIOS **DOES** function flawlessly internet over  ethernet from ONT, then keep evil MoCA CPE behind ethernet gear of YOUR choosing.  This will NOT break guide or vod.  This will circumvent SIP-rape of westell’s poorly designed (undisable-able sip alg)

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April 24, 2009

netgear facetiously compares EVA9150 to xbox360 – does not bother comparing to XBMC

Filed under: gadget,Hardwares — Sagacious Himself @ 6:47 pm

EVA9150 nearly a match for XBMC on xbox360

http://netgear.com/Products/Entertainment/DigitalMediaPlayers/EVA9150.aspx

Cute chart, netgear, but I did not buy my xbox360 for its native features.  I bought it to use XBMC for my media on MY terms and it happens to play games.  Having DRM is a sale killer.

The sata drive bay is a nice touch, though when combined with docking station. It natively can take advantage of my 802.11a.

If freedom to tinker is mostly meaningless to you (making you mostly feckless) then EVA9150 migth be a match for you… as long as you’re fine with crippled support for matroska d’oh… or you aren’t bothered by a whole host of other problems that are sure to be “addressed” in classic netgear style (ignore them to death): http://forum1.netgear.com/forumdisplay.php?f=99

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