Ubuntu Touch on Sony Xperia X
Amazing work! Exciting to see a new port approaching full readiness.
Q: Does this port support the microSD card? If so, it might very well become my next UT testing device.
It didn't mount the SD card the last time I tried, but I'll let you know as soon as it's ready.
@beidl Sir can i now flush ubuntu touch on my xperia X, is it easy steps or i need to be technical
If you are adventurous you can try to build the image yourself, else you'll have to wait.
I've just tried it out, but I'm unable to make phone calls. I was able to receive a text from Vodafone (UK), and also check my balance, on-screen with *#1345#, but if I call 1345 (audio balance), it just hangs, and I am also unable to hang up. The device is still responsive, but pressing the button to hang up has no effect.
I tried to install Machines vs. Machines, and noticed there is no sound, so that is possibly also what's causing phone calls to hang as well. I followed the post-installation steps and double-checked I typed the right commands. The only extra command I did was a 'apt update'. I also checked that the installation of 'pulseaudio-modules-droid-24' persisted.
Ubuntu 19.04 using the system's compiler rather than the prebuilt one.
@chriswyatt Thanks for testing! I've noticed audio to be flaky as well and I assumed it had to do with not-yet-committed changes. Luckily that's not the case, so that's good for finding the bug.
Currently calling doesn't work for any Halium 7.1 based port using the default ofono shipped in Ubuntu Touch, so it might take some time until calling is fully fleshed out.
I've found a fix for the screen sometimes taking seconds to turn on, which is what I'll incorporate soon. In addition to sound I'll also take another look at the camera.
@beidl I also noticed the issue with the screen sometimes taking a long time to come on. I impatiently press the button lots, and the screen flashes on and off several times about 30 seconds later. It's almost exactly the same behaviour I was getting with my Nexus 7 (running LineageOS). Anyway, it doesn't look like it's far from being in a state where I can use it as an actual phone, so I look forward to the updates, particular around sound and calling. Thanks for all the hard work on this.
I used to be a software tester, so I'd be happy to help test (e.g. go through a checklist, or anything like that).
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@chriswyatt if you're interested not only on UT Porting but on UT beta-testing in general too, you might be interested in joining the QA & Testing group
@advocatux Thanks. I've joined both as a lurker for now. EDIT: Ah, bridged. I see what you mean now.
@chriswyatt a software tester with the skills to build an image alone is highly appreciated I'll update the thread in case of new developments.
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I've prepared a new image to test with working Audio.
Same installation instructions apply, you need halium-install to flash the current rootfs.
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Sir can you share installation instruction.
Calling now works (with caveats). For the time being you need a test version of telepathy-ofono on your device to enable calling:
sudo ubports-qa install xenial_-_haliumfixup
@beidl Great work. Is having to run the command the only caveat (that you're aware of)?
@chriswyatt when unplugging headphones during a call it switches the output to speakerphones. Generally the headset detection is something I'd like to fix next.
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@beidl great work beidl, i'm looking forward to this port reaching full maturity!
I'll release a new version of the images with functional hardware-accelerated video decoding & partial camera support (no videos, no flash) soon.
EDIT: New version now available here: https://forums.ubports.com/post/14061
I'd also like to know how many have tried the images on their device. May I ask you to raise your hands quickly?