JavaScript for RePhone

RePhone can be a learning tool for you to start interesting projects. Currently, RePhone supports various development environment and development languages, you can either built applications with C/C++ based on Eclipse IDE, Arduino IDE, or with Lua and JavaScript.

This wiki is a User Guide to help you start your RePhone project with JavaScript.

Install Driver and Update Firmware

Download JavaScript for RePhone Application

Step 1. Go to JavaScript for RePhone project's github release channel to download js_for_rephone_xxx.zip

Download JavaScript for RePhone

Step 2. Set your RePhone into storage mode by plugging in the battery and connect it to PC with a Micro USB cable.

Step 3. Unzip the js_for_rephone_xxx.zip file into the 5MB disk of RePhone, you can also put some music files (mp3 format) into the disk. Here I have put the 'music1.mp3' and 'music2.mp3' in it.

Use JavaScript Shell

Step 1. Now press and hold the power key of your RePhone (Xadow GSM+BLE, see the diagram above in step 3 of section 2) for 2 seconds to turn it on, then identify the COM number for the serial port, which will be MTK USB Modem Port showing in the Device Manager, also please note that the COM number might be different on different PC.

Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. See the following image:

Step 2. We use a serial terminal tool such as PuTTY to access the Lua shell running on the RePhone.

If you use PuTTY, please remember to enable "implicit CR in every LF" option. Otherwise, line breaks will be weird. As Lua shell of RePhone use LF ('\n') as EOL, while PuTTY uses CR LF ("\r\n") as default EOL.

**Step 3.**Open the MTK USB Modem Port (its baudrate doesn't matter as it is a USB virtual serial port) and type "print('hello, world')", you will get your first Lua code running on the RePhone.

If you have some music files in the RePhone, type "audio.play('music.mp3')" to play it. If you have a SIM card inserted, type "gsm.call('phone_number')" to call someone or "gsm.text('phone_number', 'message from rephone')" to send a text message.


1.Play a music repeatedly.

function aplay() { audio.play('music.mp3'); }
t = timer.create(10000, aplay)

2.Auto-reply message.

function re(f, c) { print('message:', c, ' from:', f); gsm.text(f, 'Thanks for your message'); }

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