/* * Your warranty is now void. * * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. */
What is Ubuntu Touch?
Ubuntu Touch is the touch-friendly mobile version of Ubuntu.
This operating system is developed and maintained by UBports: An international community of passionate volunteers.
This means Ubuntu Touch is 100% community driven and independent.
What is Halium?
Halium is the collaborative project to unify the Hardware Abstraction Layer for projects which run GNU/Linux on mobile devices with pre-installed Android.
How it is a GSI?
First of all, I should mention ubports GSI definition is different from android, but both are generic.
ubports root file system was always generic and works for most cases, but devs were porting halium system image to add device-specific (HALs and configs) support to ubports Android container.
But after project treble which introduced in android 8, all device-specific parts of android system image moved to vendor partition and we can use "Generic system images" over one vendor partition.
In halium version 9, we use this adventure and have a totally generic system image + root file system.
The only Requirement of booting this GSI is having Halium patched kernel.
Keep in mind having android 9 firmware installed on the device as GSI base is mandatory (GSI can be used on android 8.0 and 8.1 vendors but experimental and not supported yet)
How to install?
1. Boot TWRP and FORMAT data
2. Flash vendor image and halium-boot.img (Halium-boot.img confirmed working on DRG and PL2, B2N needs testing)
3. Flash GSI installer zip
Note: if the device is stuck on the splash screen on boot, simply force reboot using the power/volume button combo meant for your device
GSI - built by @mrcyjanek (download ONLY target.zip)
Whats suppose to work?
Random (but rare) BSOD + reboots
no way to unlock using Fingerprint
Touching Fingerprint sensor can reduce media volume
oh and of course VoLTE
Camera (on B2N)
Halium telegram group
UBports telegram group
UBports Porting telegram group
ErfanGSIs telegram group
Explain your bug in proper support telegram groups (from above)
Please don't ask about spoon-feeding or helping on building kernel or device specific builds.
Please don't ask about picking/reverting commits or any basic git commands.
bug reports without logs will be ignored
logs we need are: android logcat, kernel log, syslog
sudo -s LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/system/lib64 lxc-attach -e -n android -- /system/bin/logcat
Taken with all due respect from Erfan's Thread
Anbox installation guide (by SevralTi on Github)
sudo mount -o rw,remount / sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y anbox-ubuntu-touch android-tools-adb mkdir ~/anbox-data wget http://cdimage.ubports.com/anbox-images/android-armhf-64binder.img -O ~/anbox-data/android.img touch ~/anbox-data/.enable sudo chmod -R o+wrx /home/phablet/anbox-data/data sudo start -q anbox-container reboot, wait 2 minutes the reboot again To symlink anbox files to system: ln -s ~/anbox-data/data/media/0/Documents ~/Documents/android ln -s ~/anbox-data/data/media/0/Pictures ~/Pictures/android ln -s ~/anbox-data/data/media/0/Music ~/Music/android ln -s ~/anbox-data/data/media/0/Movies ~/Videos/android
To make the QS panel occupy the whole screen, install UT Tweak Tool from the Open Store and increase device display scaling
Libertine containers can't be created from the settings app for now. To create a container, pass the command "TMPDIR=/tmp" in the terminal and follow documentation here