Google Fi 5G

Yesterday (3/29/2023) Google sent out an email explaining how to enable 5G on capable iPhones running the latest iOS.

I followed the instructions and rebooted my phone for good measure.

For all the marketing hype, I’m not sure I care about 5G, but it’s good to have it available.

Instructions to turn on 5G on your iPhone®

  1. Upgrade your iPhone® to the latest version of iOS (16.4)
  2. Open your iPhone® Settings, then tap on: Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Voice & Data or Cellular > tap on your Google Fi number > Voice & Data
  3. Select “5G Auto”

Because most of the time since I’ve been connected to my local WiFi, I can’t really tell if I’m on 5G or not. The space that was showing 5G in the previous image has the WiFi signal indicator.

Arducam 64MP and Raspberry Pi Kernel 6 (revisited)

Over a week after my first post and I was still without a working 64mp camera. The old method of running a script to install drivers still reported the same error, and the entry that used to be in my /boot/config.txt file wasn’t helping.


I went back to look at the arducam forums and came across this post and found that when they went from the custom kernel module install to the standard module install they’ve changed from using an underscore to a hyphen:


Now after booting, my camera is correctly recognized. The delay and lack of obvious information on their site has been frustrating, but at least I’m up and working and shouldn’t need to do anything special with further apt updates.

wim@WimPi4-Dev:~/WimsConstructionCam $ uname -a
Linux WimPi4-Dev 6.1.19-v8+ #1637 SMP PREEMPT Tue Mar 14 11:11:47 GMT 2023 aarch64 GNU/Linux
wim@WimPi4-Dev:~/WimsConstructionCam $ libcamera-still --list-cameras
Available cameras
0 : arducam_64mp [9248x6944] (/base/soc/i2c0mux/i2c@1/arducam_64mp@1a)
    Modes: 'SRGGB10_CSI2P' : 1280x720 [30.00 fps - (0, 0)/0x0 crop]
                             1920x1080 [30.00 fps - (0, 0)/0x0 crop]
                             2312x1736 [30.00 fps - (0, 0)/0x0 crop]
                             3840x2160 [30.00 fps - (0, 0)/0x0 crop]
                             4624x3472 [30.00 fps - (0, 0)/0x0 crop]
                             9152x6944 [30.00 fps - (0, 0)/0x0 crop]

Raspberry Pi Kernel 6 and Arducam

I updated the software on my development machine this morning without thinking too much about it. After doing so, I checked my program that uses the camera to see if it was running properly. I’ve got an Arducam64mp camera that I’m using on that machine, and often when the kernel gets updated I need to reinstall the kernel drivers from Arducam. They have a script, so normally it runs easily enough.

wim@WimPi4-Dev:~ $ sudo ./ -p 64mp_pi_hawk_eye_kernel_driver
Hardware Revision: d03114
Kernel Version: 6.1.19-v8+
OS Codename: bullseye
ARCH: aarch64

--2023-03-21 10:36:25--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2023-03-21 10:36:26--
Resolving (,,, ...
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 11382 (11K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘64mp_pi_hawk_eye_kernel_driver_links.txt’

64mp_pi_hawk_eye_kernel_driver_links.txt   100%[======================================================================================>]  11.12K  --.-KB/s    in 0.001s

2023-03-21 10:36:26 (15.6 MB/s) - ‘64mp_pi_hawk_eye_kernel_driver_links.txt’ saved [11382/11382]

Cannot find the corresponding package, please send the following information to
Hardware Revision: d03114
Kernel Version: 6.1.19-v8+
Package: 64mp_pi_hawk_eye_kernel_driver -- bullseye-arm64-v5
You are using an unsupported kernel version, please install the official SD Card image(do not execute rpi-update):

wim@WimPi4-Dev:~ $ uname -a
Linux WimPi4-Dev 6.1.19-v8+ #1637 SMP PREEMPT Tue Mar 14 11:11:47 GMT 2023 aarch64 GNU/Linux

Today, it didn’t fix the problem. The script reports an unknown kernel version. I noticed that it’s reporting kernel version 6, which seemed unusual to me. That’s when I switched to my other Pi that I have most of my long term stuff running.

wim@WimPi4:~ $ uname -a
Linux WimPi4 5.15.84-v8+ #1613 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 5 12:03:08 GMT 2023 aarch64 GNU/Linux

A major bump in kernel version from 5 to 6 was unexpected. Now I’m left with the decision of either waiting to get the 64mp camera working with the new kernel or switching back to one of the PiCamera Model 3 units I have collected recently. Because this is on my development machine, the camera is less important to me than on some of my other units.

I attempted removing the special hooks for arducam to see if the 64mp driver had made it into the standard kernel source tree but no luck with that either.