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Sailfish OS for Allwinner A31: FreeTab 8014

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By elros34, Member on 18th September 2018, 06:25 PM
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Be aware it has a lot of bugs, can break your device and it's not ready for daily usage.
Introduction
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First sailfish os for allwinner A31 based tablet: FreeTab 8014. With little effort it can be probably used on any A31 based device. Sources and patches are based on a31_v4.5_hummingbird_kfb_ok.

  • After completing first boot settings screen becomes black.
  • Due to Landscape framebuffer browser is broken.
  • Kernel sends VSYNC udev events during any transition on screen so systemd-udevd consume ~20% of cpu. I have tried apply patch used for omap to ignore those events but without success: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1234743..
  • To control volume use 3 fingers gesture (unreliable)
  • Jolla store is not enabled so grab storeman and use openrepos.net
    Code:
    rpm -U harbour-storeman-0.0.*.armv7hl.rpm
  • Repo with my apps and patch (swipeable covers from sfos 1.1):
    Code:
    devel-su
    ssu ar elros34-sailfishapps http://repo.merproject.org/obs/home:/elros34:/sailfishapps/sailfishos_2.2.0.29/
    pkcon refresh


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Installation instructions
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  • First you need to flash firmware with modified boot which will init from second partition on sdcard
  • Then copy this image to sdcard (using dd or Etcher) and enjoy
You can use this kernel + initramfs to boot debian/ubuntu also. If there is no sdcard or it's incorectly partitioned you can telnet to device, fix issues and continue:
telnet 192.168.2.15 23

Changelog
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v2

  • HDMI support added (at the moment it's the only device with external display (HDMI) support in sfos world :P)
  • VSYNC udev events converted to sysfs and handled in qpa plugin (greatly decrease cpu usage)
  • Landscape frambuffer issues fixed
v1
  • Initial release

FAQ
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Q: Can I *?
A: It's NOT android so you can't

XDA:DevDB Information
Sailfish OS, ROM for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
elros34
Source Code: https://github.com/elros34/freetab_8014

ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

Version Information
Status: Alpha

Created 2018-09-18
Last Updated 2018-10-03
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