Sailfish OS for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/ 5 Plus (vince)

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You flashed the wrong sailfish os zip file. Updated to 3.2.0.12 now https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=4349826312261644870

I've tried that one 5 hours long yesterday, but didn't boot.
(No loop, just loading with Miui white LOGO, and nothing happens. Waited 5 min.) :(
- Yes, I've started LOS15.1 >> it booted well >> than TWRP again.
- Tried with DATA wipe / cache wipe / no wipe /etc and re-re-flashed, but nothing helped. It just does not boot.
- Tried older TWRP too (3.2.1) >> no difference.

So I gave up, flashed LOS14 and the other ZIP ( linked at the first page) >> that went fine, loaded well, WORKING fine. :good:
Should I try to flash LOS15.1 now OVER current SFOS_3.2 without wipe? :confused:

Interesting thing is: both LOS and SFOS reported error during installs:
failed to mount /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/system
 
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I've tried that one 5 hours long yesterday, but didn't boot.
(No loop, just loading with Miui white LOGO, and nothing happens. Waited 5 min.) :(
- Yes, I've started LOS15.1 >> it booted well >> than TWRP again.
- Tried with DATA wipe / cache wipe / no wipe /etc and re-re-flashed, but nothing helped. It just does not boot.
- Tried older TWRP too (3.2.1) >> no difference.

So I gave up, flashed LOS14 and the other ZIP ( linked at the first page) >> that went fine, loaded well, WORKING fine. :good:
Should I try to flash LOS15.1 now OVER current SFOS_3.2 without wipe? :confused:

Interesting thing is: both LOS and SFOS reported error during installs:
failed to mount /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/system

Yes, you can flash LOS 15.1 without wipe, all sailfishos data is under /data/.stowaways/sailfishos/ . Sailfishos don't modify your LOS files.
 

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I've tried that one 5 hours long yesterday, but didn't boot.
(No loop, just loading with Miui white LOGO, and nothing happens. Waited 5 min.) :(
- Yes, I've started LOS15.1 >> it booted well >> than TWRP again.
- Tried with DATA wipe / cache wipe / no wipe /etc and re-re-flashed, but nothing helped. It just does not boot.
- Tried older TWRP too (3.2.1) >> no difference.

So I gave up, flashed LOS14 and the other ZIP ( linked at the first page) >> that went fine, loaded well, WORKING fine. :good:
Should I try to flash LOS15.1 now OVER current SFOS_3.2 without wipe? :confused:

Interesting thing is: both LOS and SFOS reported error during installs:
failed to mount /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/system


I am having exactly the same issues. Performed a full wipe of my Aex Rom and after flashed 8.x firmware recommended by dev. Afterwards flashed lineage 15, booted up - but error appeared on vendor image file, ignored it and went back to recovery where I done a flash of sailfish 3.2, but it didn't boot into system, just got stuck at the very beginning of black mi welcome screen.

I also managed to flash lineage 14,but when flashing sailfish 3.2 over the os, I got the same result as above. Haven't found working link of earlier versions sailfish os unfortunately to try your solution.

Any idea what I could try out? Thank you
 

rossholmes

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Not available to download the zip :( but is available from the gitlab :D thanks

Thank you for the hint. Managed to find it, but it didn't worked.. I installed and booted lineage 14, then reboot to recovery and flashed sailfishos-vince-release-3.0.1.11-devel-20190325.zip but the installation didn't go though (at the very end orangefox rebooted itself). Afterwards lineage is boots only.
 

0312birdzhang

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Thank you for the hint. Managed to find it, but it didn't worked.. I installed and booted lineage 14, then reboot to recovery and flashed sailfishos-vince-release-3.0.1.11-devel-20190325.zip but the installation didn't go though (at the very end orangefox rebooted itself). Afterwards lineage is boots only.

Use twrp, do not use orangefox
 
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Is it LOS 14.1 or LOS 15.1 based?

I believe it can be based on any of them. I am currently running 3.2.1.20 of SailfishOS on 14.1 LOS. Highly satisfied with this system and implementation into vince. Definitely worth to give a try as it is something very different and gives very smooth, new user experience!
 
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I believe it can be based on both of them. I am currently running 3.2.1.20 of SailfishOS on 14.1 LOS. Highly satisfied with this system and implementation into vince. Definitely worth to give a try as it is something very different and gives very smooth, new user experience!

So what's with the software support , i was using it on version 2.2 but i moved back to android due to lack of basic app needs , say a Decent facebook app , messenger , whatsapp , telegram , MS-Office files reader , No ability to run android apps for the most part ..
Is any of that good now ?
 

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So what's with the software support , i was using it on version 2.2 but i moved back to android due to lack of basic app needs , say a Decent facebook app , messenger , whatsapp , telegram , MS-Office files reader , No ability to run android apps for the most part ..
Is any of that good now ?

I am talking according to my own experience: Before I flashed Sailfish I was really considering the same questions in my mind. Once I started to use, I've just realised how flexible I can be for a such smooth OS and it opened my mind. Basically, I've told to people I am only available via Telegram - only limited time in whatsapp (if I sometime dual boot). What I am trying to say here is that I felt so much better once I recognized, I do not depend on only one system any longer.

I do not need decent apps if I have a smoothly running system on my phone, and an opportunity to customise it to my taste. I am sure with a little research you can adjust everything what can more closely match your needs.
 
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I believe it can be based on both of them. I am currently running 3.2.1.20 of SailfishOS on 14.1 LOS. Highly satisfied with this system and implementation into vince. Definitely worth to give a try as it is something very different and gives very smooth, new user experience!

I'm a bit confuse about which vendor to use, last time I tried it can't boot after flash firmware and LOS 15.1. If you don't mind, can I send you a pm via telegram? Mine is http://t.me/grindklast
 

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@0312birdzhang - thank you very very much once again for making this absolutely fantastic system available to us. If my financial situation wouldn't be desperate, I definitely had sent you many donations as your effort deserves that.

Any way Guys, I would like to ask you for some advice. I am currently running Sailfish on LOS 14.1 base as I am unable to successfully flash SOS Over LOS15.1.

I managed to boot up LOS 15.1 (worth to mention I got an error regarding vendor image missmatch here) and went back to twrp to flash Sailfish, what's been done successful according to the install script. However, when I try to boot up SOS it gets stuck on the miui screen.

I suspect the root cause of this issue is the error on LOS 15.1 about vendor mismatch. Has anyone had a similar problem?
 

0312birdzhang

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@0312birdzhang - thank you very very much once again for making this absolutely fantastic system available to us. If my financial situation wouldn't be desperate, I definitely had sent you many donations as your effort deserves that.

Any way Guys, I would like to ask you for some advice. I am currently running Sailfish on LOS 14.1 base as I am unable to successfully flash SOS Over LOS15.1.

I managed to boot up LOS 15.1 (worth to mention I got an error regarding vendor image missmatch here) and went back to twrp to flash Sailfish, what's been done successful according to the install script. However, when I try to boot up SOS it gets stuck on the miui screen.

I suspect the root cause of this issue is the error on LOS 15.1 about vendor mismatch. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Check you can boot up LOS 14.1 or not first.
 

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Check you can boot up LOS 14.1 or not first.


Hi birdzhang. Thanks for your reply. Yeah, I can boot it up -14.1 runs all right. I can also boot up 15.1, but when I do this I get a warning message about vendor image mismatch - it says I need image OPM1.171019.019.

Its worth to mention I flashed opengapps too for 8.1 android. May be this causes some trouble..

BTW this is the LOS file on what I try to flash Sailfish over: lineage-15.1-20180809-UNOFFICIAL-vince.zip
 
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0312birdzhang

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Hi birdzhang. Thanks for your reply. Yeah, I can boot it up -14.1 runs all right. I can also boot up 15.1, but when I do this I get a warning message about vendor image mismatch - it says I need image OPM1.171019.019.

Its worth to mention I flashed opengapps too for 8.1 android. May be this causes some trouble..

BTW this is the LOS file on what I try to flash Sailfish over: lineage-15.1-20180809-UNOFFICIAL-vince.zip

It's Okay. But i suggest you flash LOS 14.1 and the lastest 14.1 base sailfishos zip file.
 

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    Change log:

    • 2021-10-08 update to 4.2.0.21
    • 2021-07-08 update to 4.1.0.24
    • 2021-03-08 update to 4.0.1.48
    • 2020-11-20 update to 3.4.0.24
    • 2020-05-02 update to 3.3.0.16
    • 2019-11-16 update to 3.2.0.12
    • 2019-09-27 add 15.1 base sailfishos
    • 2019-09-09 update to 3.1.0.12
    • 2019-05-11 update to 3.0.3.9
    • 2019-03-30 update to 3.0.2.8
    • 2019-03-25 fix FM radio on 3.0.1.11
    • 2019-01-26 update to 3.0.1.11
    • 2018-11-10 update to 3.0.0.8
    • 2018-09-25 fix browser video playback bug(by @PiggZ)
    • 2018-07-22 fix FM radio and power key wakeup delay bugs
    • 2018-06-29 delete some 2.2.0.28 zip, because of some bugs
    • 2018-06-15 2.2.0.29-beta8 fix video record freeze
    • 2018-06-13 fix video thumbnails in Gallery, if you use OTA, you need to remove ffmpeg and install libav, and rm -rf /home/nemo/.cache/org.nemomobile/thumbnails/*
    • 2018-06-10 update to 2.2.0.29
    • 2018-05-17 gps and sensors fixed
    • 2018-05-16 sailfish browser fixed, use "zypper ref && zypper up" to upgrade


    What works:
    • calls/SMS/data
    • audio
    • video
    • wifi
    • bt
    • camera
    • sensors
    • GPS
    • FM

    what's not:
    1. fingerprint(as the stuff not done yet)
    2. IR(no 32bit lib)


    How to install

    1.packages need to be downloaded:


    2.install steps:
    1. unlock bootloader, you will need to wait some days
    2. rollback to miui 9?(android 7.1 based version) if you are on miui10
    3. flash twrp
    4. flash HM5Plus_8.2.1.zip (flash only once)
    5. flash lineage-14.1-20180304-UNOFFICIAL-vince.zip in recovery
    6. reboot to recovery, flash sailfishos-vince-release-$VERSION-devel-$DATE.zip
    enjoy :)

    OTA updates
    To upgrade to a new Sailfish OS release, enter these commands as root
    Code:
    ssu re 3.4.0.24 #change it
    version --dup

    For update to 4.1.0.24, you need do some more
    Code:
    ssu ar sfos-test https://repo.sailfishos.club/4.1.0.24/xiaomi-vince/armv7hl/
    ssu dr adaptation-community-common
    ssu dr adaptation-community
    ssu re 4.1.0.24
    version --dup



    WIKI Page
    https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/libhybris/Install_SailfishOS_for_Vince

    Bug report
    freenode: #sailfishos-porters or #jolla-cn
    telegram: t.me/vincehalium
    Github https://github.com/Sailfish-On-Vince/issues/issues

    Thanks
    First of all, very thanks to zhxt, no him no this.
    Also thanks @TingyiChen , PiggZ and zamoroz from github. mal,sledges,ghosalmartin,krnlyng from #sailfishos-porters.

    Paypal
    https://www.paypal.me/birdzhang
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    2.2.0.29 version has too many bugs, so i delete some on http://images.devaamo.fi/sfe/vince/ , i suggest you install 2.1.4.14-beta4, it's only has one bug(fixed in 2.2.0.29, i will try to fix it in 2.1.4.14).
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    FM radio was fixed, use " zypper ref && zypper up " to upgrade
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    Update: 2018-11-10
    upgrade to 3.0.0.8(only on testing branch), devel branch need obs maintainer change latest repo to 3.0.0.8.
    If you are on testing branch, you can use ssu re 3.0.0.8 and version --dup to upgrade now.
    If you are on devel branch, you need to wait a little longer.

    Chech which branch you are
    Code:
    [[email protected] ~]$ ssu lr|grep adaptation-community|grep testing
     - adaptation-community        ... [url]http://repo.merproject.org/obs/nemo:/testing:/hw:/xiaomi:/vince/sailfishos_3.0.0.8/[/url]
     - adaptation-community-common ... [url]http://repo.merproject.org/obs/nemo:/testing:/hw:/common/sailfishos_3.0.0.8/[/url]
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    Sensors fixed!(rotation sensor and magnetometer sensor not work)
    use zypper ref && zypper up to update