Samsung u740 (Dual Flip) Hacking/Applications
Mobile SSH on the Samsung u740
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The first two images are me running BitchX IRC client, the last is a simple 'ps x' process listing
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So now that the landscape mode trick has been discoverd allowing applications to use the full QWERTY keyboard, it only makes sense to get a mobile SSH application working for all those remote administration tasks from the side of the road!
The development version (1.7.0 as of writing this) launches correctly on the u740 however the numeric keys (letters w,e,r,t,s,d,f,g,z,x,c,v) only output their number values. The shift, Numlock and Fn buttons dont work either, nor does Enter, Space or Backspace... so now you're going "wait a second, that doesnt sound very useful!"... well it wasnt.. until I downloaded the source code, debugged the keycodes that the u740 uses, and created a patch specific for the u740!
Here is the patch for the source code:
And here is a precompiled 'SSH2 lite' JAR that has my patch applied:
The jar filesize (~122k) is much larger (about double) than the original version because I don't have the 'obfuscator' that compresses the class files.. perhaps i'll work on that sometime later.
Once you have the .jar file head on over to the Rumkin uploader to send it to your phone. The uploader never text's me but just follow the instructions on how to access the download manually using the jump code.
There is currently (still trying to figure out how to do it) no indicator whether your SHIFT, NUMLOCK or FN keys are toggled on or off. However, I coded it so all of them act as toggles, and only one toggle can be 'active' at a time. (turning one on, will turn the others off).
eg) [Q] [W] [E] [SHIFT] [A] [B] [C] [SHIFT] [D] [E] [FN] [Y] [Y] [Y] [SPACE] [NUMLOCK] [Z] [S] [W]
Useful key's that aren't labelled
The LEFT SOFT-BUTTON or Menu/OK is a TAB '\t' character (useful for auto-complete on *nix servers). In full screen mode the LEFT SOFT-BUTTON activates the menu, so use Menu/OK instead. In non-full screen mode, either will work.
The CAMERA BUTTON is a pipe '|' character (ps ax |grep httpd)
Last Updated: December 19, 2007 @ 11PM
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