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1st September 2014, 11:33 PM   |  #1  
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I have recently had interest in running Firefox OS on my Galaxy Nexus.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT FOR DAILY USE, FIREFOX OS STILL HAS SOME BUGS ON THIS DEVICE

Also, just a warning about the first build... I used the binaries from Toro (Verizon Galaxy Nexus), which shouldn't be a problem, but I'll use the Maguro ones in the future. UPDATE: Maguro binaries are in use now, so it should be fine for Maguro, Toro, and Toroplus. Keep in mind that cellular/SIM functions will not work on Toro or Toroplus.

The latest version I have compiled is 2.2 pre on September 5th 2014 .

I figured others might be interested in the files to get this installed (use Fastboot) as the older releases I saw seem to no longer be online and are quite ancient if they would still be up


Here is the link to the newest (tar.xz, extract it, then fastboot flash userdata, system, and boot): http://android.litemoons.com/fxos/20...y_Nexus.tar.xz


Old versions:

2.1 built on September 1, 2014: http://android.litemoons.com/fxos/20...y_Nexus.tar.xz


Current issues: Graphics seem to be artifacting (OpenGL only) and the device is sluggish at the moment. Internal storage isn't detected/used (it asks to have a card inserted).

Haven't tested data since I don't have a GSM Galaxy Nexus


Credits:
Anyone who has contributed to Firefox OS/Boot2Gecko or have had their code put into it
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2nd September 2014, 02:03 AM   |  #2  
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Would love to try this...but need atleast a stable ROM to receive phone calls and do some daily stuff.. will be waiting for updates....
3rd September 2014, 09:32 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by nischalnischal

Would love to try this...but need atleast a stable ROM to receive phone calls and do some daily stuff.. will be waiting for updates....

everything seems to be working well on toroplus except for what you already mentioned, wifi connects, vibration works, auto brightness works, sound, thats all i tested so far. awesome work!

edit: adb also works

edit 2: even got you a logcat if it helps at all in this situation, http://pastebin.com/yvJt56T4
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3rd September 2014, 10:00 AM   |  #4  
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Looks very interessting, for sure will keep an eye on this
6th September 2014, 09:11 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by whoshotjr2006

edit 2: even got you a logcat if it helps at all in this situation, http://pastebin.com/yvJt56T4

It seems that the graphics just aren't being processed by the GPU...

Code:
E/IMGSRV  (  112): :0: compositionComplete: GLESFlushBuffersGCNoContext failed
 
E/IMGSRV  (  112): :0: compositionComplete: Foreign (probably software) GLES detected! Enabling workarounds.
The logcat is much appreciated, thanks.
I'll look into this and see what can be done.
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Can anyone vouch that this works on maguro?
7th September 2014, 07:37 AM   |  #7  
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Can anyone vouch that this works on maguro?

I haven't tested it on maguro, but I have been using maguro binaries for the new build (unless toro snuck in and needs to be purged from somewhere). You should at least be able to get it to boot and connect to wifi. 2G/3G may or may not work.
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Is there any screenshot for this rom?
7th September 2014, 11:10 PM   |  #9  
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Is there any screenshot for this rom?

It is similar to the main Firefox OS screenshots, but OpenGL just doesn't seem to work.

You can see http://imgur.com/a/GJzN8 for what is affected (not limited to just those apps though).
8th September 2014, 11:28 AM   |  #10  
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OpenGL just doesn't seem to work.

Well but all other things will work?

Looks pretty nice, thank you for this nice work

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