order#10248 65 Posted June 20, 2020 Share Posted June 20, 2020 (edited) Last week Liangchen Chen posted a video of a Fxtec Pro1 running Ubuntu Touch on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chenliangchen/status/1272903474393604100 containing a link to an installable zip-file. I managed to install it and wanted to share the procedure, which is pretty equal to installing Sailfish OS: https://community.fxtec.com/topic/2467-community-build32120updated-jan-20-sailfish-os-for-fxtec-pro1/ . Text below is mostly copypaste from over there ... Most important info first: Installation process requires that you wipe your current OS and user data! Download Ubuntu Touch OS for Fxtec Pro1 from the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qQtVgbmRezbGWovfxulUvhiOkhtehfTP/view?usp=sharing ubports-fxtec-pro1-v0.5.zip (811M) Preparation: TWRP for Pro1: Download here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IgUjxEKV5MU_3cRkNCyGc-YpRkUQ3xHh (Credit to Mccreary) Universal ADB Driver A MicroSD Card, preferably no more than 32GB Backup your data (if needed) and turn off the phone completely Transfer the TWRP image into the adb folder of your PC, and Sailfish OS package zip-file to MicroSD card. Insert the MicroSD card to your phone's SIM card tray. Procedures: For units shipped after November 19, you need to unlock Bootloader first, by enabling developer mode in Android, and enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging. Then following the steps. When phone is switched off hold Vol Down while pressing the power key, then release both fingers together and the phone should boot into bootloader Connect the phone to PC and run fastboot devices If the phone is successfully connected, the phone should be listed in command line. Then type: fastboot flashing unlock then using vol +/- navigate to "Unlock Booloader", and select with the power key Warning: All your data will be wiped after Bootloader is unlocked! Please back up! After unlocking bootloader, boot into BL again using vol- + power key, and perform: fastboot set_active a fastboot flash boot [|path|to|file]twrp-3.3.1-qx1000.img Use volume up/down to scroll, to Recovery mode and power key to select, from bootloader. And wait for TWRP to boot. In TWRP go to Wipe -- Format Data (Warning: All your data will lost.) --- type yes, and click blue tick When format is completed, go back three times and go to reboot and choose to reboot into recovery (swipe to confirm) Choose to install and select storage SD, In lower right click Install Zip (not image) navigate to where you put the Ubuntu Touch OS zip package click it. Make sure signature verification check is off. Swipe to install Wait until the installation is finished and choose reboot. The device will now boot into Ubuntu Touch OS. ====================================================================================== Preinstalled user account is phablet phablet So If you get asked for PIN or password, type in phablet My first impressions: I could do phone calls in and out going. Wifi and Bluetooth seem to work. Could not get GPS location. My Pro1 has qwertz keyboard. Did choose German keyboard during first setup. Weird: Most keys on hardware keyboard are shifted one key rightward: w is q , e is w ... u is z and so on. In terminal /etc/os-release says its based on "Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS" I did not try other OSs with my Pro1 yet. As I don't see an OS without disadvantages I personally find Ubuntu Touch OS the most promising. Hope to see progress soon. Does anyone know of a developers repository for Ubuntu Touch OS on Fxtec Pro1? Maybe https://github.com/ubports-on-fxtec-pro1 ? Cheers, #10248 Edited June 20, 2020 by order#10248 3 6 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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