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  1. Worldblender

    Thread VoLTE support for the LG G5 US Unlocked model (RS988)

    With the impending 3G network shutdowns by AT&T (on Feburary 2022) and T-Mobile (already done in January 2021; Sprint network will in Janurary 2022), I'm badly in need of another option. My current LG Nexus 5 (International version) won't enable me to survive these shutdowns, as it lacks the...
  2. Worldblender

    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    It is possible to get Kali Linux running, if you change the sources.list repositories, and then upgrade all the packages available. Though it may take a considerable amount of time to complete. Sound is working, I've tested it multiple times.
  3. Worldblender

    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    I never received such an error, but the specific package you must install is xserver-xorg-video-opentegra. No other Nvidia driver is going to work.
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    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    Can you still switch to a virtual terminal with Ctrl-Alt-[F1-F7]? You will need a USB keyboard to do this. Then try, after logging in with your username and password: systemctl stop lightdm startx If startx does not bring something up, could you try running journalctl, and show me any log...
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    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    I released a new version of the premade Ubuntu MATE image just now, named 'ubuntu-mate-20.04.1-desktop-armhf+acer-picasso.img.xz'. The following changes have been made since the last image: Kernel version upgraded to 5.10.1-rc1 Based on Ubuntu MATE 20.04.1 Everything that changed since the...
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    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    Wait for me to give out an update to the image, as there likely has been a new kernel version released that I would like to have updated first. TWRP will not be used at all for this installation process, as the image is too big to flash with fastboot. Just flash the image to a microSD card, as...
  7. Worldblender

    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    The instructions were written assuming that the user has already flashed the custom bootloader as described here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/iconia-a500/a500-2019-2020-t4039271. Sorry for not making this clear anywhere, but that custom bootloader, along with flashing the boot image found...
  8. Worldblender

    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    That's because this port is not yet merged into upstream pmaports. I'm working on getting it merged, however, so you can either wait for me to finish it (which I will announce somewhere), or if you really want to do it now, you have to check out my version of pmaports at...
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    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    Premade Linux images I finally have managed to create a premade image to make the installation process easier for other people, especially for those who don't want to go through the hassle of compiling software. Every image I make can be found at...
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    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    After reaching past the bootloader stuff, the following things will appear, in order: 2 Tuxes, each representing the CPU cores present. The postmarketOS logo, with the text loading, at or near the center. Wait a little longer, you'll eventually see a cursor, a sign that the X11 server has...
  11. Worldblender

    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    I'm sorry for being a little late, but I'll tell you where you should start: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Installation_guide But first, you will need to install pmbootstrap, following https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Installing_pmbootstrap. Then, run: > git clone...
  12. Worldblender

    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    Check out my latest instructions here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/iconia-a500/linux-acer-iconia-tab-a500-2020-edition-t4136023 I wrote it just now.
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    Post Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    Using another distro in place of postmarketOS Advanced: Using another distro in place of postmarketOS It is possible, if using the microSD card method, to use a different distro instead of postmarketOS, for those who want more software OOTB. I use the Ubuntu MATE rootfs from...
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    Thread Linux on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, 2020 edition

    I have become successful with getting postmarketOS to run on this tablet for the past 2 months, running mainline Linux (5.8.0 as of this writing). This allows us to use this tablet model for a little longer, without getting stuck on older Linux kernel versions. postmarketOS is an experimental...
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    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    2019 Status Finally, I've decided to try again to get something a little more recent onto here. Ubuntu 16.04 and one flavor, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, can currently be run. Ubuntu Mate is an Ubuntu flavor shipping with the MATE desktop environment, and the only flavor to produce images for the...
  16. Worldblender

    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    The kernel that I used expects the root file system to be on /dev/mmcblk1p2. Images for the Raspberry Pi are usually formatted with two partitions: one containing the boot files; the other containing the actual filesystem. The latter is what the kernel expects to read.
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    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    Yes, I'm still looking for people to help me with this; it will happen for as long as I own this tablet model; I haven't made much progress as I haven't found enough people to help me. It's good that you would like to help me.
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    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    Potential new kernel source See the bottom of the first post for more information about this. I'm working on trying to get us a newer kernel version than the NVIDIA-provided 3.1.10 one, located at https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tegra/linux.git/. This one is at 3.17.0-rc7. It's...
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    Post Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    Supported Distros Almost any distro will work out-of-the-box (OOTB), but some require software-level modifications that can only be done on a real armv7-based device or emulation, so here is a list of distros whose latest stable versions have an arm build, can successfully boot up, use glibc <=...
  20. Worldblender

    Thread Linux on the Iconia Tab a500, for 2018

    I have new instructions here that are much better, but require some amount of software compiling (mainly with the kernel): https://forum.xda-developers.com/iconia-a500/linux-acer-iconia-tab-a500-2020-edition-t4136023 I'm a latecomer to the scene of seeing GNU/Linux userland distros run on this...
  21. Worldblender

    Post Change built-in file manager?

    The default file manager that you were using has the package name "com.android.documentsui", and you generally see it when you have to choose a file for an app. Only here has it been turned into a full-fledged file manager. That was a system app that you weren't supposed to remove, so your only...
  22. Worldblender

    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] CyanogenMod 11 Open Source (Current: M9)

    I misread the stuff: The builds I found are for CM 12.1, not 11. I've found some newer builds this time. They have been built for use with an experimental port of Sailfish OS, but this is the newest that I have found so far (built between October 9 to 10 of last year, 2016). Direct link to the...
  23. Worldblender

    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] CyanogenMod 11 Open Source (Current: M9)

    Well, I'm about to have found some even newer builds, which I will post in a few seconds.
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] CyanogenMod 11 Open Source (Current: M9)

    I seem to have ended up with errors relating to "SignatureTest_intermediates", and now, with the API "checkapi-last". This must be the reason why Xposed will not work on my build. The build will boot to the setup screen and launcher normally, but some libraries may be missing due to the errors I...
  25. Worldblender

    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] CyanogenMod 11 Open Source (Current: M9)

    I do have a build that I made today, on an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x64 operating system on real hardware, but it comes in the form of several images that have to be flashed with fastboot, and the system image is missing "libwebviewchromium.so" in the /system/lib/ folder, so the web browser will not...
  26. Worldblender

    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] CyanogenMod 11 Open Source (Current: M9)

    You did that before, or just now? What operating system are you using to compile your build?
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] CyanogenMod 11 Open Source (Current: M9)

    I think I know what's going on: you might have built your ROM without the proprietary files. :eek: Without some of them, your ROM was unable to communicate with some of the hardware. You need to run the extract-files.sh script with a device that has the stock ROM on it (get one here from this...
  28. Worldblender

    Post [ROM][M7][KK][4.4.4] CyanogenMod 11 Official Nightly Builds

    I should've made this more clear, I'm actually trying to get Android 4.4/Kitkat, not 5.1/Lollipop, which was why I mentioned CM11 and not CM12. However, I am capable of learning how to create a custom CM build, which I am going to have to resort to eventually since I will have almost no hope of...
  29. Worldblender

    Post [ROM][M7][KK][4.4.4] CyanogenMod 11 Official Nightly Builds

    Last CM nightly build I'm trying to find a copy of the last build of the nightly CM11, from 2015/01/06, with the filename "cm-11-20150106-NIGHTLY-m7.zip", but the download page no longer has such a build that old. (I wish I got the build around that time, but I was not using an HTC One then :()...
  30. Worldblender

    Post [Q] What rom do you guys want? I'll build it.

    Yeah, I wish someone can continue development on the existing CM 11 ROM. But that will be hard to do, especially when the proprietary drivers are hard to reach. Or, what is there I can do to help speed up this ROM's development?
  31. Worldblender

    Post Big "lockdown" on an obscure TV box set

    Maybe next time, when I get an opportunity, I'll look for a TV box that won't be this limited; how come you say that Android TV is fading away?
  32. Worldblender

    Post Big "lockdown" on an obscure TV box set

    This is one that is leased similar like AT&T UVerse tv boxes, in which I get to use it for the period that I pay service, so if my family ends service with ITalkBB, we may have to return the box to the company. It may not be like I get to own that box forever.
  33. Worldblender

    Thread Big "lockdown" on an obscure TV box set

    Copied and modified from my XDA Assist post Around last June, my family has gotten a TV box set only providing Chinese content, but boy have I had a hard time with this device! :mad: Although there is an app store for that box, there aren't that many apps that I can download aside for a few...
  34. Worldblender

    Thread [Completed] Big "lockdown" on an obscure TV box set

    Around last June, my family has gotten a TV box set only providing Chinese content, but boy have I had a hard time with this device! Although there is an app store for that box, there aren't that many apps that I can download aside for a few games and other productivity apps. From whatever...
  35. Worldblender

    Post [Q/A]Coolpad 5560s - MegaThread: We are now ROOTED.

    Does this device support USB OTG? Yesterday, I managed to get my own Coolpad 5560s phone. I successfully managed to get it rooted using the tools mentioned in earlier posts. However, for me to do even more with this device, I wanted to find out if I could use USB devices with it. Before...
  36. Worldblender

    Post ZTE Zinger aka Whirl 2, aka Prelude 2, aka Salem Z667, Z667G, Z667T ($10 Android GSM)

    Just last Sunday, I was able to get the Zinger version at my local Wal-mart store. Today, I had some time to try out and test some of the functions (not including any activities that use radios or charging). The results so far were good, but one thing struck me: when I tried connecting a USB...
  37. Worldblender

    Post ZTE Zinger aka Whirl 2, aka Prelude 2, aka Salem Z667, Z667G, Z667T ($10 Android GSM)

    Getting root access is the main problem here. At the moment no vulnerability has been found that could enable one to permanently "root" these kinds of phones: the software build is very recent (late 2014), so it probably has most, if not all of, the known vulnerabililtes for gaining root access...