- The Ouya uses a BCM4330 radio chip for wifi and bluetooth. Drivers for this chip is built into the linux mainline as of 3.3 and the kernel we use uses 3.1 with the driver support (presumably) backported. Otherwise, we can use the Android binaries (which would be non-free).
- Two later releases (the completely white special edition and completely black 2nd generation) allegedly use a BCM4334 chipset. This needs to be implemented and tested at a future date.
- Currently we avoid flashing directly to the device as a corrupted kernel would irreversibly brick the Ouya due to the locked bootloader. We use a tool called Ouya BootMenu (source) that allows us to run the postmarketOS kernel through a kexec method. This implements an extra failsafe to prevent bricking and in theory allows dualbooting and kernel development.
- Splash screen doesn't appear
- Hildon doesn't work?
- USB booting needs to be tested
How to enter flash mode
1. Connect Ouya to PC
adb reboot recovery to enter recovery (or
adb reboot bootloader to enter bootloader for fastboot commands)
2. Turn on Ouya, then press the power button many times until it scrolls to Bootloader, and then wait until the boot menu disappears.
3. Run the following using pmbootstrap:
# pmbootstrap init # pmbootstrap install --no-fde # pmbootstrap export # pmbootstrap pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs
4. Reboot Ouya, then press the power button many times until it scrolls to Recovery, and then wait until CWM appears.
6. Using CWM menu options, mount /data partition.
7. Copy postmarketOS boot.img to /sdcard as altboot.img:
# adb push /tmp/postmarketOS-export/boot.img-ouya-ouya /sdcard/altboot.img
8. Reboot Ouya, then press the power button many times until it scrolls to Alternate Boot, and then wait until postmarketOS appears.