Sony's solution to OTA partitioning.
TBH if their going to keep updating it seriously fast, expecially year after, fixing the issues, than I'm more than happy to stay fully locked.https://www.xda-developers.com/why-...-phones-wont-be-project-treble-certified/amp/
But of a bummer, but with bootloader unlock if we get that treble might be possible on custom ROMs.
Also not impossible for Nokia via ota it's just a risk they aren't prepared to take.
TBH if their going to keep updating it seriously fast, expecially year after, fixing the issues, than I'm more than happy to stay fully locked.
I've been flashing loads of ROMs since htc desire Z, through nexus 4, first moto g, than moro x force.
Always there have been something wrong, or just didn't work as it should.
Well actually there is no development delay. Treble makes it more easy to develop since your problem is not with development treble wouldn't change anything .
That doesn't work just like that. Just checking that option of unlocking bootloader doesn't actually unlock the bootloader. You need to get a bootloader unlock access code file from hmd, flash it via fastboot. Then someone have to build a rom with project treble enabled. As far as I. Know, Nokia 8 doesn't support treble.Perhaps I am bit slow and I don't get that Treble project thing. I saw that someone has mentioned some hardware limitations such as partitions of the phone. So what is wrong with flashing the phone with USB cable and perhaps tool like one that Sony has "flashtool"...? Also, someone has mentioned that you need to have open bootloader. I am having Nokia 8 (not sirocco) older version with Android 8.1 on top, and if I go to developer mode, I have option to OEM unlock bootloader. Am I missing something? This means that I can unlock bootloader, right and if so only what I am missing is a damn tool to partition phone and flash Android 8.1 with Treble support... If I didn't understand you correctly, please correct me and explain in simplest way possible.
What's wrong with flashing via USB cable is that not all people are going to do this (in fact only minority of techy ones will), so they would still have to support old partition layout or ask everyone to go to a service point which would do it for them. Both are costly solutions.
As for unlocking, the switch you mentioned is only the first step. Next, you have to go to fastboot mode and initiate unlocking via adb. On Pixel and Nexus devices, you simply entered specific command. But on other devices (Nokia, HTC, etc.), you also have to enter unlock code you got from OEM. And Nokia does not officially issue those codes. yet (they promised to do that at some point in the future).
Read my post again. I didn't say it cannot be done technically. I said that most owners won't do it. The great majority of them are not technical people. So they won't even know that there is an update that has to be installed manually in the first place, let alone installing it themselves.I cannot agree with you. As a former programmer, there is no thing that you cannot solve by writing a program. In fact, you can even call commands for flashing phone. Only problem can be installing adb drivers on your machine. Actually, when I think of it, that can be done as well...
Project Treble seems not yet to be implemented in the current beta ROM. Hope it will be enabled in the stable version to release Google security patches separately from firmware updates quickly.
To check if it is enabled:
- install adb
- enable usb debugging
- open windows power shell
- connect the phone to the PC
- open adb and type: adb shell and look if the phone is visible
- type: getprop ro.treble.enabled
False: not enabled