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Astro Slide - Android / Re: Rooting the Astro Slide
« on: December 28, 2022, 11:06:21 am »
Greetings, all! (I was a regular user of this forum a few years ago after getting my Gemini, but I dropped out once that was all set up. My Astro Slide arrived an hour ago — hurrah! — and so I'm back…)

What's the latest on installing rooted Android on the Astro?

I haven't found anything on any of the Planet sites (in fact, the obvious one doesn't even mention the Astro), and this thread is all I can find elsewhere.

I'd like to set up my Astro the same way as my Gemini: running rooted Android only. (I run Termux and sshd, edit /etc/hosts, and a few other things needing root. The down-side is that my bank's app won't work, but for me that's a price worth paying. On the Gemini it was a huge hassle, needing to reboot my Mac into Debian 9 to run Planet's Flash Tool — but I gather it's all different now…)

Is this possible? Is there an officially-approved way (or is there likely to be one soon)? Or is there a single, foolproof set of instructions?
No Planet Computer support. From here is the only way. You can root it using the images and the procedures mentioned here. Banks will not work ( I am from Brazil ). And with the bootloader unlocked you will  be in the orange state . The Astro will boot with this message and you will have to wait 5 seconds to boot. Please see the messages here.

Astro Slide - Android / Re: Keyboard layout doesnt fit
« on: December 25, 2022, 05:49:44 am »
Thanks again for your advice. I doublecked    it is qwertz DE setting, but te KB can not be convinced to behave accordinglz ...sigh

I realy don' t know. But because  the Y and the  Z keys are swapped , you can try selecting QWERTY and see what will happen.
You can also contact another people in indiegogo with german quertz keyboard and ask them if they have the same problem. ( I paste the post of 4 people here at the end )
Or you can do in last case a full reset.
Good Luck!

From Indiegogo

Mith 4 days ago
@Tom Sch: Here in Germany I got an e-mail from Idiegogo “Indiegogo shipment for Astro Slide 5G Transformer is on its way!” with UPS tracking number. Three days later the Astro arrived. I had to pay additional EUR 33,28. Make sure to have the money money in the form of cash ready, UPS delivery people (at least here on the village) do not accept EC or credit cards.

Dirk Hüwe 8 days ago
Hi! Just received my phone. Contribution ID: 157x, contribution date: March 2020. German keyboard layout. Working fine so far. Android 11, security path Nov 1st 2021. Shipping via UPS was a catastrophe … I get used to that with UPS.

Wolfgang von Jan 11 days ago
@Christian Gaida and others. My Astro (German) has a much better built than the cosmo that has a much better keyboard than my Gemini. Also the space bar works much better than both other ones together. Only the lightning of the keyboard is not so uniformly on the upper outer sides but that is criticism on a very high level.

Christian Gaida 11 days ago
@Marcel I can confirm that. The keyboard is just not good, not even close. The space bar barely has a pressure point and the return key has none at all. The rest of the keys almost all have a different pressure point. I can’t imagine that the two previous models also had such a bad keyboard. My device has a German keyboard by the way. On the right side, this little plastic strip to the right of the keys is also loose. So the build quality is not outstanding either. All in all not very impressive

Astro Slide - Android / Re: Keyboard layout doesnt fit
« on: December 24, 2022, 01:54:43 pm »
Hi Cam1965

Thanks for pointing me to the KB editing tool. It installed nicely. But when I chose: "configure user defined keyboard mapping" in the astro kb tool, it shows a mapping which is perfectly right for my language setting and my KB.

BUT: especially the fn key does not work as fixed in the KB mapping.

P.E.: Fn + ? should give @, but it just gives a '
shift + 2 gives the @, but should give the "

and so on ...

In configuration of the keyboard you can chose querty or quertz keyboard. Mine is in portuguese ( I am from Brazil ). Plese see the photos.
First select aparência e layouts.( appearance and layouts ) Then you can  chose  Estilos Personalizados (custom styles )  and aftter this you can chose querty or quertz. You probably has the wrong sets here.Note : I  have translated , so I do not know if the texts are the same, so please see the photos. ( please see in landscape mode , it is better )

The keyboard commonly used in Germany is the QWERTZ keyboard. The main difference with a Qwerty keyboard is that the Y and the Z are swapped. Another great detail about the keyboard is that the Qwertz keyboard has the letters ö, ü, ä and ß on it.

Good Luck.

Astro Slide - Android / Re: Keyboard layout doesnt fit
« on: December 23, 2022, 07:16:29 pm »
Hi there

got my astro with qwertz german KB layout. But allthough I double checked the settings the z and y is switched and several Fn combos dont work.

Any ideas?

you can install the keyboard alpha edition and try to change this.
Please see Astro Slide Campaign - Week 129 Update

Below is the simple description and the link for download.

From the above link there are also photos.

Keyboard Editor - alpha version now available!

Amazing news!

Today we are releasing the alpha version of the keyboard editor.

We know this is a much sought after feature and we are delighted that we can finally make it available.


The Keyboard (with editor) APK is now available for download from the following link:

Around 600 Astros are now with their backers. If you already have your Astro perk, we hope that you will enjoy this new functionality.

Here is a brief guide on where to go and what to do when you have installed the new keyboard app.

This apk file replaces the current Planet Keyboard app on the Astro

Good Luck !

Astro Slide - Android / Re: Deejoy-Dota
« on: December 20, 2022, 09:26:28 am »
Please check this when wifi is connected.

Nope. The services running are:

- Settings
- Bluetooth
- App Bar
- Google
- Missed notifications reminder (I installed that one)
- Planet Keyboard
- Quickstep
- Android Services Library.

Nothing else.

If I disconnect/reconnect wifi "Android system updates" runs for a second or two. No deejoy-dota.

Thank you for the information.

Astro Slide - Android / Re: Deejoy-Dota
« on: December 20, 2022, 04:28:09 am »
I got my Astro today and checked this as first thing.

My Astro didn't have the Chinese settings preinstalled. When I powered it on for first time, it asked for my language and keyboard layout.
Also, there is no Deejoy-Dota running as a service (developer settings => running services).

Maybe you should reach out to Planet...?

Please check this when wifi is connected.
Thank you.

Astro Slide - Linux / Re: SailOS or Ubuntu Touch or Kali
« on: December 18, 2022, 04:35:22 pm »
I thinkPC will not provide this in Astro as they did in  Cosmo. They are having many problems , especially  in production and shipping. Many backers probably will not receive their astros as you can see in Indiegogo. The file server on cosmo for linux update is also down.

Astro Slide - Android / Re: Planet Updater SSL Error
« on: December 17, 2022, 03:49:50 pm »
Hi. Planet didn' t provide any updates.
Please see the attached photo.

Astro Slide - Android / Re: video camera error
« on: December 15, 2022, 05:31:23 am »
Hi Vader.Default settings. But I  have also tried others and sometimes the error persists. Now I am using opencamera. Thank you for the information. I will try the settings you mentioned.
Hi, I figured out that the problem was the file manager plus . I was opening the videos from there (fie manager plus internal video player ). You are right. The sound is very low in the camera app and it is much better in open camera.

Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: ear phone noise
« on: December 15, 2022, 05:26:49 am »
Hi Oliver. Thank you for the information.

Astro Slide - Android / Re: Several issues - workaround or upgrade?
« on: December 14, 2022, 04:44:29 am »
Major problem is video. Please see:

Astro Slide - Android / Re: unlocked oem boot message warning
« on: December 07, 2022, 06:27:21 pm »
Thanks for the information.

Please see :

Take in mind that this will not be like a real linux. And probably you will not be able to install apps like a full native linux . Also maybe you will not access some protected files.

The best solution is to install a native linux ( If Planet Computers provide a way like in Cosmo Communicator and in Gemini ).

Be careful if you will  root your device.

I have not tried this. Only the real linux in my gemini  and Cosmo.


Astro Slide - Android / Re: Astro won't boot -- userdata corrupt?
« on: December 07, 2022, 01:06:54 pm »
Sorry. I did not make a backup before rooting my device.
I am using the root boot image from Noppe from this :
But there He provided the original boot image. You can try .
Good luck !

Astro Slide - Hardware / Astro battery photo type
« on: December 05, 2022, 08:14:28 pm »

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