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

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ksendz1965

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After the firmware on 4.4.0.64, my smartphone did not boot further than the logo. I returned to 4.4.0.58. And the Camera and GPS started working. They didn't work before that.
 

Gurglin

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Hi All,

I have some questions related to the need of installing Lineage OS along Sailfish OS :

- why is it necessary? What is its role?

- can you please confirm Sailfish be a Linux based OS? If yes, why does it need an Android distribution?

- Why Lineage 14? It is quite old (Android 7), therefore vulnerable in terms of security.

- Is it for dual boot? Or Sailfish runs on top of Lineage (like with a virtual machine)?

- how much space and overall resources do the whole installation and use require?

Thanks in advance
 
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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