Development testers for Anbox
If I could add anything to this discussion it would be:
- there should probably be a step-zero (update to xenial/16.04)
- there is an unfortunate spelling error in the first sentence regarding what we need... @mariogrip ...
- I wonder if "microG" would benefit us, as they have (to my understanding) a pretty complete open source google play services re-implementation, and only requires a minor kernel patch (to spoof google's SSL certificate); and it is supposedly far more trim and performant than the true-google variant
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@osndok fixed the spelling error. Also TIL a new English word XD
How can I add a Google account in Anbox?
Have you tried installing it ? There is a thread 'root permission' for apps #118' on the Anbox github site which describes installing opengapps on the desktop version of Anbox. Maybe it works with microg the same on Ubuntu Touch?
I have another issue. With adb installed on my phone I got problems on OPO because no connection is possible. The command 'adb devices' states the emulator is offline, even though it was possible to start apps. But can't install others. How can Anbox be visible as device again?
Can it made possible to use emojis for the Android Keyboard in Anbox for typing? For now they are not usable, because they all are displayed as crossed boxes.
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@joe I agree. I would like to draw everyone's attention to this issue, and as I say, we need a way to start from fresh with Anbox without having to reinstall Ubuntu Touch. This is especially important for when Anbox is entirely stable and becomes a part of the system image for a future UT OTA.
Sister issue regarding the importance of being warned or even blocked from installing problematic apps, as desktop snap-based Anbox implementations already do:
I'm also wondering if Anbox can be destabilised if users try to install APKs beyond a certain storage level? Like, if we install several apps which are each ~100MB, and this is from a starting point of say 1.5GB free storage space left, is there a point at which things start to break? And I mean before running to to 0MB left.
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@gb I had to enlarge the system partition on my Nexus 5 to install everything, if I remember correctly. Maybe that's your issue? I think I followed this script https://github.com/plasma-mobile/plasma-phone-dev-setup/blob/master/usr/bin/resize-root-partition with minor adjustments, but caution I don't remember since it's been a while – do it on your own risk
anyone successfully get frieza working? I tried but am told that
phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool install Anbox kernel is not installed! Please flash this first!
Pretty sure I went through the procedures correctly but maybe I missed something. If I don't hear back from anyone I'll try again in a couple of days and open an issue if it still doesn't work.
I have the same problem
I´m testing it in M10 FHD (frieza).
I just installed ubports from scratch (16.04 dev) and try the instructions post by Marius.
Doing "sudo apt-get upgrade", I´m facing:
"E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/."
How can this be possible? I just installed the system and there is no space left?
Do I have to install the hole thing into a Libertine container?
You can try (it has helped me):
sudo mount -o rw,remount /
sudo rm -r /var/cache/apt
sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/loop0
sudo apt update
sudo apt install anbox-ubuntu-touch
sudo rm -r /var/cache/apt
sudo mount -o r,remount /
phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool status
Kernel: NOT OK
System: NOT FOUND
@honigwald What does
sudo anbox-tool statussay? On my Nexus 5, sudo vs no sudo shows different status.
@gmelchett Hi. This is the Output I get.
Until now, I've resized /dev/loop0 to 3GB and reinstalled everything without success.
Btw.: I'm using BQ M10 FHD
@pawlinski Have you installed the boot.img for frieza with fastboot?
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Just tried anbox for the first time on my Fairphone 2. Installed a few apps (pulling APKs from my android device using this description).
As expected, my bike sharing app doesn't work as it uses google services.
But spotify works
Hi, has anyone tried to install anbox on a bq M10 HD yet?
i have , but anbox-tool is telling me i need to flash the kernel, but i did that?!
i followed instructions from here: https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/dailyuse/anbox.html
might there be some step missing? or is the anbox-boot-cooler.img not functional?
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@yougo: Just stating the obvious, but it is a mistake that I made initially when trying anbox on my M10FHD: Did you use the correct name for the boot partition when flashing the boot image (
Exciting progress. I sucessfully installed Anbox on my FP2. For installing additional apks; I tried to install adb android-tools-adb:
phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ sudo apt install android-tools-adb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: android-tools-adb 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 108 not upgraded. Need to get 64.1 kB of archives. After this operation, 152 kB of additional disk space will be used. E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.
This is confusing, because the system info says, that there is more than 23 GB free space on my FP2.
Some idea to resolve this issue?