[ROM][18-01-03][Guhl] Chiron - Sailfish OS [Alpha 1]

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By guhl99, Senior Member on 14th December 2017, 09:46 AM
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This is a port of Sailfish OS to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (aka chiron).
At the moment this is a very early state port.
Current state: Alpha 1

Sailfish OS Version 2.x (work in progress)
Alpha 1: (current)

Be warned. This will wipe all your data and you will get a very, very early user experience!
Remark: The installation of the correct LOS (14.1 for SF 2.x) image is only necessary once. So if you already did this the first time you can skip steps 1,2 and 5.2
1. Boot into fastboot mode and format the data partition using the command:
fastboot format userdata
2. Boot into your custom Android Recovery (TWRP) and make sure that the sdcard is mounted
3. Upload the LOS release:
adb push /sdcard/
4. Upload Sailfish OS:
adb push /sdcard/
5. In the Recovery on the device:
5.1. Clear data and cache (factory reset)
5.2. Install the CM release by picking the CM image (this is needed so that the correct version of the binary libraries and firmware files are in place)
5.3. Install Sailfish OS by picking the SFOS image (this will take quite some time)
6. Reboot the device

After the initial boot the language selection and initial setup will show.
You have to skip the WLAN connection because there is no working WLAN or modem atm.
After that it will take a while and then the Jolla tutorial should come up. You can skip the tutorial if you want by clicking the corners of the screen in the following sequence: Top-Left, Top-Right, Bottom-Right, Bottom-Left.

Version 20180103
What works:
  • Telnet access via USB to the device on IP and port 2323
  • ssh access for the user nemo after Remote connection is enabled in Developer tools in Settings
  • GUI
  • You can play Galaxy Attack if you enable the on screen controls as sensors do not work yet (click on top-right corner)
What does not work:
  • everything else

mal, sledges, MisterMagister - et al. from the #sailfish-porters IRC channel on freenode
These guys are doing amazing work and their competence and readiness to help is really inspiring.
Without their support this would not be possible!
If you want to help and participate, please find me on IRC

Have fun - Guhl
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14th December 2017, 11:31 AM |#2  
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Sweet, looking forward to checking it out
14th December 2017, 11:34 AM |#3  
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Thanks for supporting mix 2 ,
Its great to see support for our device increases with every passing day. Loving it . Looking forward to it
14th December 2017, 02:42 PM |#4  
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This is so cool. Thanks for supporting this phone.
14th December 2017, 03:54 PM |#5  
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Waiting .....Thanx

14th December 2017, 04:17 PM |#6  
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What time with it!
14th December 2017, 09:26 PM |#7  
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Waiting to test it
15th December 2017, 07:56 AM |#8  
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Interesting stuff, thanks for keeping the MIX 2 dev scene alive!
15th December 2017, 01:20 PM |#9  
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Great work, wait for 1 st public build
17th December 2017, 11:26 PM |#10  
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thanks for the encouragement!
Currently I am fighting with the Wifi driver. As soon as I have this up I'll upload the first ROM.

Have fun - Guhl
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18th December 2017, 01:48 AM |#11  
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Cool. I'm really interested in trying this ever since I heard the Turing phone uses it.
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