Looking at this again

A project log for Telstra T-Hub rooting/repurposing

This is an attempt to reuse the mostly useless Telstra T-Hubs that are popping up for peanuts in various secondhand places in Australia

TroyTroy 08/20/2016 at 09:310 Comments

I've recently come into some more time to look at these again. I managed to repair some faults with boards I already had (be careful when playing with shorting pins on the NAND, you can very easily blow up a 6-pin PNP transistor in the power supply section!). I've decided to make a decent effort at porting a new OS. I'm pretty much sick of Linux these days so I'm going with something I find a bit more interesting: Windows Embedded. Specifically Windows Embedded Compact 7 (AKA Windows CE7).

What works - generally

What does not - specifically

What hasn't been tested at all


I expect to get display off of the not working list very shortly. Once that is done the next tasks for me are:

  1. Touchscreen
  2. NK NAND drivers
  3. SD Controller
  4. Wireless
  5. Audio
  6. Bluetooth
  7. Keypad
  8. Power Button
  9. DECT - I am interested in using this as a lightweight, long range data network for my automation and control stuff, which is what the T-Hubs are slated for right now.
  10. RTC (maybe - this might be a little higher depending on what happens)