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Old 05-18-2020, 02:55 PM   #91
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Not sure if this even works on a phone. Just learned about it. Says support for ppc and arm.

https://www.adelielinux.org/about.html

After doing some digging. It is probably only for arm laptops and small form factor stuff.

https://wiki.adelielinux.org/wiki/Pr...Platform_Group

But?

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m68k
Platforms based on the Motorola 68000 CPU
First version supported: ???

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Old 05-19-2020, 02:30 PM   #92
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Rokytnji, currently the following GNU/Linux smartphone distributions exist:
Under development:
Sailfish OS (freemium model, some closed source packages)
Maemo Leste
ubports (not sure about the GNU part though)
Not under development:
Previous Maemo/Meego versions (Nokia)
Previous Ubuntu Touch/Mobile versions (not sure about the GNU part though)
OpenMoko (?)

I can say that Sailfish OS is very usable on a few devices, truly hackable, with a reasonable team of developers and good community support.
 
Old 05-31-2020, 07:38 AM   #93
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So, the Cosmo now supports dual-boot to a modified version of Debian. However, the connectivity is limited to WiFi only as 4G isn't supported for the Linux install.
The outside screen is fine for picking up calls and the call quality is decent so it does work as a phone.
While I feel this device was the only option for me I really do wish there was more support for GNU/Linux.
 
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Well. My S7 Edge battery swelled up. The screen is cracked. So wife bought me a S10 E .

S7 Phone still works. 300 bucks locally to replace screen and battery. I have a niece who I need to contact first who is skilled at these kind repairs.

My baby steps will be afterwards like so
https://complete-linux-installer.apk...galaxy-s7-edge

I know it is not a true install. But I baby step when unsure of bricking gear.
I already washed/reset the s7. It will be be a good while , time wise, till I get around to doing this, though.
 
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Hmm. Back tracking through different posts in this thread. Hard to find something for newer phones.

Edit. All I see online is running Kali in chroot environment.
Seems chroot is all that supported presently.

Sheesh? Odin mode
? I have to many terminologies that my brain
can handle. Maybe if I was younger.

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You have to hold BOTH volume buttons down and then the power button.

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Old 05-31-2020, 12:40 PM   #96
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Hmm. Back tracking through different posts in this thread. Hard to find something for newer phones.

Edit. All I see online is running Kali in chroot environment.
Seems chroot is all that supported presently.

Sheesh? Odin mode
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can handle. Maybe if I was younger.
Chroot is fairly common, I like UserLand for that, but it still doesn't quite pass for a Linux phone.

I usually root the phone then install twrp and use it to flash LineageOS.

This still isn't really linux so if you're really adventurous, try Ubports or similar projects.

At any rates keep us updated
 
Old 05-31-2020, 04:19 PM   #97
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https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/

Figures. I am a terrible linux trailblazer. First I will have to order the 5 dollar screen and aprox 10 dollar battery edit;ebay. Because my neice said no, because she says they are tricky to work on. So my motorcycle repair skill set has to be good enough.

I'll either brick it or fix it I guess. I don't see a S7 edge on the list. just a S3. Don't keep the lite on for me. I will be a long while yet before I mess with software. Hardware gets fixed first.

Another edit: lots of info from 2016 on the web. For installing custom roms on Samsung. My phone is newer than 2016.

So going down the rabbit hole
https://sites.google.com/site/tweakr...wPrintDialog=1

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Old 06-23-2020, 06:30 PM   #98
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What about this? Thoughts on the Pinephone?
http://postmarketos.org/blog/2020/06...unity-edition/

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Old 06-23-2020, 07:03 PM   #99
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What about this? Thoughts on the Pinephone?
http://postmarketos.org/blog/2020/06...unity-edition/
There's been several Linux phone projects that have failed...

However from the number of unbiased videos on YouTube, the PinePhone is real and it's the phone that us Linux geeks all dream about. Sure it's nowhere near the latest Android or iOS, but then again why would anybody want what they already have? It's much better, in a different way. Battery life is getting better fast, the same can be said for general OS development. It's amazing how fast projects started supporting the PinePhone. Developers finally had a brand new device that didn't need hacking, rooting, etc.



The only similar competitor has, to my knowledge, as of now, not had any end user videos on YouTube. Sure there are several tech channels with several videos but those are either hired by purism or had a device sent to them by purism for the purpose of a review. And there's really no good reviews, because you can't really try a device with ~3hr battery life! Don't get me wrong, I think purism did a great job on the Phosh UI, but I believe they would have had a lot more luck using pine64's strategy. We don't need another Google or Apple, we just need hardware!

 
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:38 AM   #100
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What about this? Thoughts on the Pinephone?
http://postmarketos.org/blog/2020/06...unity-edition/
You asking about postmarketOS specifically, or PinePhone in general?
There's a lot of enthusiasm about the PinePhone, and most importantly: development.
I think already now there's a good choice of OSs...
https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/PinePhone
https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?ti...tware_Releases

And BTW, to my understanding it's already available. The PinePhone I mean.

I once owned a pine64 device, and I can say: they have a good and honest business model.

Just keep in mind that China imports can have a lot of import fees (in addition to the usual postage etc.). My 100$ pinebook cost almost twice as much in the end.
 
Old 06-24-2020, 09:18 AM   #101
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Just keep in mind that China imports can have a lot of import fees (in addition to the usual postage etc.). My 100$ pinebook cost almost twice as much in the end.
I did some research on this and it appears that some European countries have this problem, but it as far as I could find, the us has not import fees.
 
Old 06-25-2020, 01:32 AM   #102
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^ I wonder why your orange baby is punishing China every step of the way but not doing aything about that... oh wait, because some products would become so expensive that US economy would collapse!

SCNR...
 
Old 06-25-2020, 08:03 AM   #103
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^ I wonder why your orange baby is punishing China every step of the way but not doing aything about that... oh wait, because some products would become so expensive that US economy would collapse!

SCNR...
Yup, Its called controlled opposition, it makes for great news stories and helps keep people's support even when they know full well there's nothing they can do about it.

But please don't turn this into just another of the many politically derailed threads.
 
Old 06-25-2020, 02:32 PM   #104
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^ he said, having the last word anyhow.
But you're right.

So, Maemo Leste is coming along nicely it seems:
https://maemo-leste.github.io/maemo-...june-2020.html
I already had an N900 when I got interested in Leste, then I got meself a Droid 4 too
 
Old 06-25-2020, 05:51 PM   #105
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So, Maemo Leste is coming along nicely it seems:
https://maemo-leste.github.io/maemo-...june-2020.html
I already had an N900 when I got interested in Leste, then I got meself a Droid 4 too
I've tinkered with it a little bit in qemu, but I see that they have raspberrypi3 support. I might have to try it on there.

One thing I noticed that's different most of the other Linux Mobile projects is the multi-page "home screen" much like Android. Phosh and Ubports have an unusable homescreen that's just there for pretty, like Unity and gnome I guess. Not that I would have any problem with that since my Android home screen gets cluttered so fast it's almost as fast to just open the app drawer.

If a person actually thinks about it, if it wouldn't be for the PinePhone, the Linux Mobile scene would really be changing that much. When the devkits and the Bravehearts shipped, the development on these OS's exploded.

After rooting and flashing phones for quite a while, the thought of being able to insert an SD card and booting, is pretty encouraging.

Another huge selling point is the spare parts.

All in all it getting pretty exciting.
 
  


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