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[ROM][ALPHA][NON-ANDROID][A530F/A730F]Ubuntu Touch (ubports) for A8/A8+

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VDavid003

Senior Member
Jan 9, 2019
73
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Budapest
Code:
#include <std_disclaimer.h>
/*
 * 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 patch
 * 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.
 */

We finally have something other than Android!
Let me introduce: Ubuntu Touch for our phone!
Using @prashantp01's Vendor Dumpster V1.1.

This ROM is very much not ready for daily use, and probably never will, but it's still cool!
Ubuntu Touch is the touch/mobile friendly version of the popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu.
Using the steps listed below, you can boot it on your A8/A8+.


Bugs:
  • Y E S

What works:
  • Usually boots (unreliable)
  • Display works!
  • OpenGL Works!
  • WiFi usually works (unreliable, if you turn it off, you can't turn it back on)
  • Rotation works!
  • Brightness works!
  • Vibration works! (takes a minute or two to start working)

Installation:
  • Follow the instructions to install Vendor Dumpster V1.1.
  • Install the SaR Patch following the instructions.
  • Flash GlES_Updater.zip provided in downloads using TWRP.
  • Install the correct Halium boot image for your model. (TWRP -> Install -> Install Image -> Select your boot.img -> Select Boot from the list -> Swipe to flash)
  • (optional) Format data! (Not just simply wipe!) (This sometimes is required, sometimes isn't. If you can't boot, Try formatting then continuing from here!).
  • Flash the provided Ubuntu Touch ARM64 Rootfs GSI using TWRP.
  • Reboot to system
  • If you can't boot, do a hard reset a few times! (Vol Down + Power for 7 seconds)

Credits:
@MIDHUN.V.NADH For his work on getting the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) to run Ubuntu Touch. This is based on his work, and wouldn't have been possible without him!
@prashantp01 For his Vendor Dumpster.

Download
Google Drive

Screenshots
Coming soon!

Source code: https://github.com/VDavid003/universal7885_halium_jackpotlte
 

dosdoktor

Member
May 17, 2018
5
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I would like to boot it off external sdcard though, since it would be dualbooting just like that Arch Linux ARM in another thread. (searching for a OS to move on, away from Android, Ubuntu Touch is very well suited for this, pmOS too, but Unity8/mir has that look to it...)
 

gazerock

Member
May 12, 2011
16
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It's working, but what the passphrase? I think i didn't set it
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May 14, 2017
38
0
Hi your work is awesome but please make stable twrp based rom because my phone not able to mount and wipe or format vendor partition. My phone just twrp based rom can flash succesfully.
 

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    Code:
    #include <std_disclaimer.h>
    /*
     * 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 patch
     * 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.
     */

    We finally have something other than Android!
    Let me introduce: Ubuntu Touch for our phone!
    Using @prashantp01's Vendor Dumpster V1.1.

    This ROM is very much not ready for daily use, and probably never will, but it's still cool!
    Ubuntu Touch is the touch/mobile friendly version of the popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu.
    Using the steps listed below, you can boot it on your A8/A8+.


    Bugs:
    • Y E S

    What works:
    • Usually boots (unreliable)
    • Display works!
    • OpenGL Works!
    • WiFi usually works (unreliable, if you turn it off, you can't turn it back on)
    • Rotation works!
    • Brightness works!
    • Vibration works! (takes a minute or two to start working)

    Installation:
    • Follow the instructions to install Vendor Dumpster V1.1.
    • Install the SaR Patch following the instructions.
    • Flash GlES_Updater.zip provided in downloads using TWRP.
    • Install the correct Halium boot image for your model. (TWRP -> Install -> Install Image -> Select your boot.img -> Select Boot from the list -> Swipe to flash)
    • (optional) Format data! (Not just simply wipe!) (This sometimes is required, sometimes isn't. If you can't boot, Try formatting then continuing from here!).
    • Flash the provided Ubuntu Touch ARM64 Rootfs GSI using TWRP.
    • Reboot to system
    • If you can't boot, do a hard reset a few times! (Vol Down + Power for 7 seconds)

    Credits:
    @MIDHUN.V.NADH For his work on getting the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) to run Ubuntu Touch. This is based on his work, and wouldn't have been possible without him!
    @prashantp01 For his Vendor Dumpster.

    Download
    Google Drive

    Screenshots
    Coming soon!

    Source code: https://github.com/VDavid003/universal7885_halium_jackpotlte