@flohack unfortunately, I really need a working Signal, so the nice 2-years UT adventure is over for me (yet). So my FP2 is now running /e/ OS, but I'm still following progresses made as I hope to be able to come back on UT as soon as Signal can be used there.
Hi, I'm back to ubPorts with a new device. This time a Nexus 7 LTE, however I've noticed a couple issues:
Bluetooth won't start up on the deb image
This is fixed by copying the bluetooth-touch-flo.conf to bluetooth-touch-deb.conf and running a 'flo' kernel (does not affect Cellular availability)
External Display is scaled too large
This one I haven't found a fix for. @Flohack can you point me in the right direction as to where the external display resolution is configured? I'd like to try to bring the deb up to par with the flo if I'm able.
Auto-rotation doesn't work properly
Currently I have the deb forced to inverted landscape using values in /etc/ubuntu/device-configs/config-default.xml but I cannot seem to get device rotation to function properly without forcing it.
Since Saturday we now have call audio working, so the only real drawback is now that the WiFi does not show up on every boot, and we cannot put it right into the installer now. But, with the description in the beginning of this thread you can install the latest images and now have more features working 🙂
@chim Exactly the same as with any other Pinephone. The usability does not depend on the hardware, which is as I said basically the same (only difference is more RAM and internal storage) but on the progress of the operating system.
@dobey I wanted to try a T-mo phone to confirm its just the CDMA versions but after a saga of talking to a lot of less-than-savvy-individuals (to put it politely), I gave up. Sold the device to a guy using it as a smart mouse-pad. I'm now using a new Note20 Ultra vanilla with the moon-shot hope of "someday."
As far as T-mo SIM cards, I never used a T-mo branded phone, but certainly did test 3-4 T-mo SIM cards. Never worked. Data was perfect. The phone would get auto assigned a temp zombie phone number during "activation" then never finish.
Interestingly enough, my old S5 which was a T-mo phone, using a Ting T-mo branded universal sim kept on working because it was activated long before the T-mo/Sprint merger. I was never a T-mo customer, only a Sprint customer with my Note4.
For giggles I tried a few cards from Ting on the Note4 as a test in comparison. It was blacklisted upstream for Ting (as they are a MVNO for both).
I don't recommend anyone trying it with anything T-mo unless the phone is branded to support VoLTE and is new (obviously not a Note4). Never-mind Note4 technically could use VoLTE (like the T-mo likely does by permission only upstream)...but it was a complete nightmare. Sad to leave this project behind...for now.
@loganj hm, installing firefox-esr just does not work... no idea why.
Regarding your dream:
In theory it is totally possible to install and use some desktop applications if they are availabe for arm(64).
Practically there will be some drawbacks, like drm-video-streams will not work for example. At least, I don't know of anyone who managed to watch Netflix or similar on an Ubuntu Touch device.
@elmx HI, You have now posted this question twice in two different thread for different devices. Can you please remove the one that does not apply directly to your device. UT ports are very device specific what works on one model will not work on another. Thanks