Author Topic: Building LineageOS for Astro feasible?  (Read 270 times)

Zarhan

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Building LineageOS for Astro feasible?
« on: February 13, 2021, 02:09:44 pm »
Unlike Cosmo, the Astro really doesn't seem to have too many custom components (like CoDI). The slider keyboard is of course there but it shouldn't require anything *too* special. Due to this, I'm wondering how to keep my device updated in the long term since Planet really doesn't seem to have a history of keeping devices up to date in the long term.

In practice, how hard would it be to build LineageOS for it? Mediatek seems to have lots of closed stuff in their SoCs but there does seem to be support for at least *some* Mediatek chips...any thoughts?

Someone apparently ported it to Gemini PDA in 2018, https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-7-1-2-unofficial-lineageos-14-1-geminipda.3770821/ and https://www.xda-developers.com/planet-computer-gemini-pda-lineageos-14-1/ - so it's not totally infeasible.

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Re: Building LineageOS for Astro feasible?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 12:41:42 am »
Good question.....

I have very limited knowledge of coding, but I'm guessing that for someone that is very knowledge and skilled it would not be too difficult. Think issue would likely be more about what amount of time and energy do they have to devote to doing the work needed and resolves issues as they arise.

Would be great if someone would do it.

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Re: Building LineageOS for Astro feasible?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 03:52:52 pm »
Well, Planet slightly commented this in their latest video, https://youtu.be/P9e18HG09qQ?t=2244 - but nothing beyond "we will need to look into that".