Author Topic: Installing rooted android on TWRP boot 2 in order to put UBPorts in 4. Any cons?  (Read 1441 times)

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artifacts.zip has only 24MB in size.
I'm having the same problem following my own instructions.   ???
Either I'm missing something or something has changed. 
I've previously used this link to download the flashable zip: 
https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/android9/planet-cosmocom/planet-cosmocom/-/pipelines
I lifted it from the original instruction: 
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36413.0
It should extract a folder called 'out', containing 'boot.img' and 'rootfs.img'
I've got a copy of pipeline #284408889 sitting on my desktop, extracted it's about 3GB. 
I don't know what's going on here, I'll see if I can figure out where we're going wrong.

OK.
Thank you so much again.

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There seems to be a limit of 2 downloadable files on this page. (From GitLab or from the maintainers?) This was a problem before. See https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/android9/planet-cosmocom/planet-cosmocom/-/issues/2 for a report and a link to some backup copies.
Cosmo Communicator (UbuntuTouch), OnePlus 3T (UbuntuTouch OTA 18)

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There seems to be a limit of 2 downloadable files on this page. (From GitLab or from the maintainers?) This was a problem before. See https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/android9/planet-cosmocom/planet-cosmocom/-/issues/2 for a report and a link to some backup copies.
Thank you so much !

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artifacts.zip has only 24MB in size.
I'm having the same problem following my own instructions.   ???
Either I'm missing something or something has changed. 
I've previously used this link to download the flashable zip: 
https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/android9/planet-cosmocom/planet-cosmocom/-/pipelines
I lifted it from the original instruction: 
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36413.0
It should extract a folder called 'out', containing 'boot.img' and 'rootfs.img'
I've got a copy of pipeline #284408889 sitting on my desktop, extracted it's about 3GB. 
I don't know what's going on here, I'll see if I can figure out where we're going wrong.
I have installed ubuntu touch. Downloaded it from https://sempria.de:8203/cosmo/  ( see the post above from sven1999 : Thanks  sven1999)
 Calls , sms, camera are working.
I could not dial and  answer calls using  codi. Only with dialer-app.
Libertine does not work to install libreoffice.
And the sound output to speaker only works after I plug and remove an earphone.
I have changed a file cosmo ( keyboard layout ) to have accents and make sound and brightness work with fn keys.
Also I created an script to enable keyboard backlight on and off.
Ubuntu touch is fine, but Debian to me is a better choice for now.
Thank you to all people in this forum.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2021, 12:54:45 pm by cam1965 »

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I could not dial and  answer calls using  codi. Only with dialer-app.
You should be able to answer calls with the CoDi, it doesn't show the caller name, just the number, (not ideal, and I think it also did this for some callers under rooted android), but it should still allow you to dial or answer. 

Libertine does not work to install libreoffice.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll stop trying to install it on mine :)

Ubuntu touch is fine, but Debian to me is a better choice for now.
Have fun with Debian, I was using it for a while till sms got sorted on UT, (thanks to 'NotKit' I think).  It's a nice OS and it sounds like it meets your use case better than UT.  I just find the user interface on UT a bit easier on the eyes, or maybe I just need new reading glasses.    8)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 03:51:24 am by MonkeyControl »

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I could not dial and  answer calls using  codi. Only with dialer-app.
You should be able to answer calls with the CoDi, it doesn't show the caller name, just the number, (not ideal, and I think it also did this for some callers under rooted android), but it should still allow you to dial or answer. 

Libertine does not work to install libreoffice.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll stop trying to install it on mine :)

Ubuntu touch is fine, but Debian to me is a better choice for now.
Have fun with Debian, I was using it for a while till sms got sorted on UT, (thanks to 'NotKit' I think).  It's a nice OS and it sounds like it meets your use case better than UT.  I just find the user interface on UT a bit easier on the eyes, or maybe I just need new reading glasses.    8)

You are correct.
After reinstalling the new version ( artifacts-2021.06.09.zip ) and removing previous configurations from the older version  that I have installed ( user-data and system-data ) I can dial and answer calls from codi.
Also in terminal ( that works with CTRL + ALT + DEL ) I  have created an script to change the output of the sound to speakers .
( the command is : pacmd set-sink-port 0 output-speaker ).
You can see the active pot using the command :
pacmd list |grep "active port"
The results are :
active port: <output-speaker>
active port: <input-builtin_mic>


Thank you  again.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 06:46:35 am by cam1965 »

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I thought I would report, as I finally got around to attempting to install rooted Android on the 2nd TWRP boot partition. It seems to work fine, with the expected drawback that the modem doesn't work so one can't call. Wifi works fine though, and I can still run Titanium backup, which was my main purpose for having a rooted Android on the phone. So now I have successfully installed Ubuntu Ports over the old rooted Android in partition 4, and have a set up as follows: 1. Android; 2. rooted Android (no cellular); 3. Kde Gemian; 4. Ubuntu Touch. I'm really enjoying exploring Ubuntu touch.

PS I am amused to think that I backed Ubuntu's Kickstarter or Indiegogo convergence phone almost a decade ago, only to have it refunded when they didn't make the millions they'd asked for. But almost a decade on, I've finally got my Ubuntu phone and with an attached Psion-keyboard as well. Happy days!
« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 04:53:05 pm by idc »

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I have installed ubuntu touch. Downloaded it from https://sempria.de:8203/cosmo/  ( see the post above from sven1999 : Thanks  sven1999)
 Calls , sms, camera are working.
I could not dial and  answer calls using  codi. Only with dialer-app.
Libertine does not work to install libreoffice.
And the sound output to speaker only works after I plug and remove an earphone.
I have changed a file cosmo ( keyboard layout ) to have accents and make sound and brightness work with fn keys.
Also I created an script to enable keyboard backlight on and off.
Ubuntu touch is fine, but Debian to me is a better choice for now.
Thank you to all people in this forum.
@cam1965
Any chance you can do me a big favour and share that script to turn the keyboard backlight on and off and how to implement it. 
I've been trying to get something to work with 'echo 45 > /proc/aw9524_led_proc', looking at other tweaks and scripts here and on the UBPorts forum and trying to understand how to turn the backlight on from either at the keyboard or by opening the Cosmo, but I can't figure it out. 
Thanks
MC
« Last Edit: September 16, 2021, 06:58:18 pm by MonkeyControl »