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[BUILD][02-MAR-2015][TEST][SP2] Android-x86 Kitkat/Lollipop

31st December 2014, 02:26 PM |#1  
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Hi Devs!

I'm wondering why not more people here working to get android lollipop working on our beloved tablets

I started to read a little bit into the topic and found quick easy solutions on the web to get ordenary android-x86 images boot very well.

Draco wrote an How-To that is easy and works also perfect with the Surface-Pro
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...86/D85Jq02cLrE
I modified the UEFI files to work better with a out of the box intallation of the Surface and put it together with Android 5.0.2 test builds.

KitKat-x86 build with kernel 3.18
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4...SFU&authuser=0

Lollipop-x86 build with kernel 3.18
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4...S2s&authuser=0


working
multitouch screen
sound
internal Wifi from SP2 (88W8797)
Type Cover 2 (on installation also)
Touch Cover 2 (on installation also)
Inclinometer (= rotation sensor)
Ambient light sensor
Front Cam (tested with open Camera)
Rear Cam (tested with open Camera)
OpenGL (tested with Antutu)

Issues so far
Accelerometer [HID-SENSOR-200073.0]
Gyroscope [HID-SENSOR-200076.0]
Magnetometer [HID-SENSOR-200076.0]
Bluetooth not working
MS Pen not working
YouTube Videos not working (only low resolutions, working over chromecast)
...

Are there more people interrested in getting latest Android working better on our Surface Pro?
I can support and provide with modified files and my modified How-To if someone like to join.

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31st December 2014, 02:35 PM |#2  
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bootmanager, gapp[EXT4], WIFI [firmwar+module], Type/Touch Cover 2
How-To

Here to download a Testbuild for Android 5.0.2 from Google Groups from rgb
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...86/3xClAbl5D_w

Info:
If an microSD card is inserted the boot process will fail, because the microSD replaces the SSD to be the hd0 device.
Solution: change the grub.cfg entry from hd0 to hd1 and also do the mod in the loopback cfg
[EDIT]: sinc latest UEFI Firmware update, booting from microSD isn't working anymore

gapps can be used from any place, just copy the contens of the .zip file to there correct places.
atm I use a small gapps package from paranoidandroid (PA)
http://d-h.st/o72

WiFi:
I compiled a build on my Ubuntu intallation and extract the files for you, hope copy the files works also on the downloadable iso.
Please give me feedback if the files are working for you.
usb8797_uapsta.bin replaced in /lib/firmware/mrvl/
mrvl folder replaced in /lib/modules/3.10.58-android-x86+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless

Touch/Type Cover 2:
hid folder replaced in /lib/modules/3.10.58-android-x86+/kernel/drivers/
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Genymotion is a good choice
3rd January 2015, 11:09 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snailx

Genymotion is a good choice

Genymotin is only a emulator as far as I see!

I'm one of the users who want to run an os natively like i did with osx.
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Originally Posted by sandman01

Genymotin is only a emulator as far as I see!

I'm one of the users who want to run an os natively like i did with osx.

Hi,
I'm very interested in this!
Could u pls post a tutorial of installing OSX on surface pro 3 ?
I have only installed Max OS 10.9 in VMware, but it's not smooth verywell.
Does WiFi work well within your OSX install ed on the Disk ?
3rd January 2015, 04:21 PM |#6  
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Hi!

For OSX Yosemite go to
http://www.insanelymac.com

I'm on the SP2 and WIFi only per external USB Stick sorry
I hope similar tho the SP2 kex Files for SP3 are available
For me OSX with the use of touchscreens is not very comfortable.
Is like Win7 to small buttons

Also at Android I only get WIFI working via external USB Stick atm.

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Thanks a lot, I'll try it.. someday..
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Solution for gapps found by the guys from google groups.

Use a EXT4 Partition on the USB-Drive/SSD to get gapps working like a charm.

Post 2 with HOW-TO updated
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Unhappy Surface Pro 3
I can verify that this does not work on the Surface Pro 3. The touchscreen doesn't work, the type cover doesn't work and the pen doesn't work, so I can't even choose my language on the first screen.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by epic118

I can verify that this does not work on the Surface Pro 3. The touchscreen doesn't work, the type cover doesn't work and the pen doesn't work, so I can't even choose my language on the first screen.

I'm sorry for that, if you have time, can you also test a available Android 4.4.4 installation if olso there touchscreen is not working?
I correct the title and update the OP that everyone sees that on SP3 ther are more problems.

Touchscreen is working on SP2 but Type Cover 2 did not so I also need an external USB keyboard for analysing things in console (ALT+F1)

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