also here's a suggestion from robclark:
<robclark> elcapshiggitay, I do have a TP somewhere in a box packed away in a closet somewhere.. (and with, presumably by now, a completely flat battery :P)... but there was a 3.0 kernel that was working.. https://github.com/freedreno/kernel-...tenderloin-3.0
<elcapshiggitay> haha hi robclark
<elcapshiggitay> long time
<elcapshiggitay> They're using 3.4...
<elcapshiggitay> I dunno if they'd wanna downgrade kernels
<elcapshiggitay> Would you be willing to help us out?
<robclark> well, I'm not really going to have a whole lot of time until after christmas.. kinda crunch time right now.. but maybe you can just take drivers/video/msm and drivers/gpu/msm from the 3.0 kernel?
Here's the Evervolv Lollipop 5.1.1 source.. I dunno what the htc part is doing there, but if they can get Android 5.1.1 running on our device, then I don't see why we can't use it to help Arch to run.
Also also also, I decided to install the 2011 CrimsonRedMK build and I issued a "pacman -Syu" to get all the most up to date packages possible, and upon reboot the pacman command no longer works, though its binary is where you'd expect it to be (/usr/bin/pacman). When executed it's all "-bash: /usr/bin/pacman: No such file or directory" when it's obviously not true.