Excellent. May God bless all those who developed this app for the service of humanity. Giving you ten stars **********
It works well on my Samsung s5 & s7 Edge phones, plus an Alps chinese phablet. All without rooting! Great idea in case you are out of network range and need to communicate in the near range. I liked the concept of putting a spare phone up a tree to increase coverage. Instant repeater!!
Not fully functional without root Nice idea, maybe, but you can't get an ad hoc WiFi mesh network unless you have root access, and this app requires extensive permissions to work.
Excellent idea This is a great idea, and my phone is rooted so it works. Problem is finding others that are willing or able to root their phones. Wish creating an adhoc network didn't require this. Using a wifi router works, but using hotspot network sorta does although sometimes one caller can't hear the other.
Root required, yes, fix Get a cheap android phone that can be rooted, (check online first) use it as your Serval Mesh node allowing full use. Connect your expensive device if required. Share this with friends & family, workmates, church, PTA. ect. The more that have it and use this the better the community. Great app, thanks, keep up the good work.
* Greatly reduced power drain, especially when no peers are present
* Bluetooth has been added as a usable network transport
* Improved support for more recent versions of Android
* Improved feedback while networks are changing
For a complete list of changes, see https://github.com/servalproject/batphone/blob/master/CURRENT-RELEASE.md