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Credit to the people behind this project ... but unfortunately this great project has come to an end ... one of the primary dev's behind this proj just confirmed that its not logical to support this project on Android 9 & 10 ... nevertheless ... a valiant effort !!!

I still wouldn't mind using it on older devices.
 

madhits45

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I still wouldn't mind using it on older devices.

Yes I agree this needs to LIVE on so older devices Android 4-7 can run newer OS's. I have a few android 4 devices that got left for dead to go to the dump and I refuse to let this happen on this perfectly working tablets/phones.

Your app would allow my x86 android 4-7 device to run a newer OS if only you kept working on it. :(
 

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Yes I agree this needs to LIVE on so older devices Android 4-7 can run newer OS's. I have a few android 4 devices that got left for dead to go to the dump and I refuse to let this happen on this perfectly working tablets/phones.

Your app would allow my x86 android 4-7 device to run a newer OS if only you kept working on it. :(

You can try to trebelize your devices. That's not hard to do. I mean, create vendor partition. Many Samsung J (e.g J7 2016)and A were trebelized, also some Leeco (e.g Le Max 2).
Just read the tutorial carefully, analise the given zips and try to adapt the steps to your devices. It's all about gparted and mathematics.
 

J.V.B.

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If this project was still alive it could have been used to run windows on arm on every android device. I hope a similar project will come along one day.
 

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    EFIDroid is a easy to use, powerful 2ndstage-bootloader based on EDKII(UEFI).
    It can be installed one-click with the EFIDroidManager app. You can add/remove/edit multiboot ROM's.

    There's no special support needed by ROM's or RecoveryTools(no kexec etc).

    Supported devices
    • fairphone/fp2 (Fairphone 2)
    • motorola/condor (Motorola Moto E 1rd Gen)
    • motorola/peregrine (Motorola Moto G 4G)
    • oneplus/bacon (OnePlus One)
    • pantech/ef63 (Vega Iron 2)

    FAQ
    • this is a UEFI port, can we port Windows?
      no, trust me.
    • Can I still use fastboot after installing this?
      If you flash to the boot/recovery partitions, UEFI will be overwritten.(dd in android/recovery instead). all other partitions work as usual.
    • I FOUND A BUG
      Report it on Github. If there already is an issue for your bug and you don't have anything useful to add, just hit the thumbs-up button. This way I know how many people are affected and can adjust my priority list. I will not keep track of all bugs reported in posts of this thread. If you want a bug to get fixed, report it on github

    Installation
    • Just download the EFIDroidManager App from the playstore and hit install.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    EFIDroid, Tool/Utility for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    m11kkaa
    Source Code: http://github.com/efidroid


    Version Information
    Status: Alpha

    Created 2016-08-25
    Last Updated 2016-11-11
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    can explain a little more what the benefit is?

    benefit over what? if you mean multitom: efidroid tries to focus on simplicity, and doesn't require any kernel modifications etc.
    in general: well having such a powerful bootloader in your boot stage gives you lots of possibilities, like multiboot, replacements/additions for kernels/ramdisk/cmdline.

    This project has a lot more potential than what's currently implemented. i.e. you can give samsung devices fastboot and sony devices a standalone recovery. Also you can natively boot GNU GRUB if you're into booting linux kernel's the desktop way.
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    Probably this project has a lot of potential, why don't you publicise it a little more? Make some request to other devs so that they can note your work, and help you to support more functions and devices

    Thank you.
    My publication skills are very bad :D but I guess I could scroll through device forums and PM a few talented devs.
    Btw I spent the last 2 years working on this project(I had to build up an entirely new technical infrastructure) and before that I worked on Xiaomi Mi2 for 3 years(before Xiaomi was allowed on XDA) so I don't know who the big devs are on XDA :D
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    1+1 is now supported too :)
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    @m11kkaa would you like to chat? I'm one of the XDA News Writers. We're interested in featuring your work.

    Thanks to @MSF Jarvis for pointing us towards this amazing project!