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> Multi boot to Android 8.1 only
FredL
post May 9 2019, 04:31 AM
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I currently have a multi-boot setup for Android and Sailfish.

I'd like to go to a single boot Android 8.1 only firmware, but I'm not sure whether I can go ahead and follow the instructions here http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/G...droid_8_Upgrade - or wait for the multi-boot partition tool to support 8.1 and choose a single partition android - http://support.planetcom.co.uk/partitionTool.html

Any recommendations?
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mibry
post May 9 2019, 05:21 AM
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QUOTE(FredL @ May 9 2019, 01:31 PM) *
I currently have a multi-boot setup for Android and Sailfish.

I'd like to go to a single boot Android 8.1 only firmware, but I'm not sure whether I can go ahead and follow the instructions here http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/G...droid_8_Upgrade - or wait for the multi-boot partition tool to support 8.1 and choose a single partition android - http://support.planetcom.co.uk/partitionTool.html

Any recommendations?


Download the new firmware from http://support.planetcom.co.uk/download/An...A6_06052019.zip and apply it with the flash tool. The android only scatter file is included with the zip. It will mean you will loss all you programs so best to make sure you back before flashing. You might be lucky and preserve you data if you unselect the userdata partition.
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FredL
post May 9 2019, 06:10 AM
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Perfect - 8.1 installed and running. Many thanks.
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bloblo
post May 11 2019, 08:36 AM
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I did this as well and had to nuke my data (might have done something wrong so maybe it is avoidable, but it was the easiest way to get it working after it didn't like the old scatter file) and now it works fine, but I can't figure out how to get root. Is this possible at all? fastboot didn't work, I can do the oem unlock and get into the gemini bootloader menu but fastboot flash will never get processed by the gemini. Do we need to wait for the multiboot partitioner to be updated to get back root access?

Not that it is a huge deal, I'm just curious if there's a shortcut to re-enable root now since I suspect planet will take another while to update the multiboot images
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