Development testers for Anbox
gmelchett last edited by
@honigwald What does
sudo anbox-tool statussay? On my Nexus 5, sudo vs no sudo shows different status.
honigwald last edited by honigwald
@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
ursfan last edited by
@pawlinski Have you installed the boot.img for frieza with fastboot?
Ingo last edited by
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
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Yougo last edited by
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?
arubislander last edited by
@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?
Ingo last edited by
Using pawlinskis approach from https://forums.ubports.com/post/14023
sudo mount -o rw,remount /
sudo rm -r /var/cache/apt
sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/loop0
sudo apt update
sudo apt install android-tools-adb
sudo mount -o ro,remount /
The system image has just 2 GB and the commands above free some of that space. The 23 GB free storage you mentioned is the part of the storage reserved for user data.
haveaniceday last edited by haveaniceday
phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool status Kernel: NOT OK System: NOT FOUND Enabled: NO Running: NO
Prior to installing I grew the ubuntu.img / system.img to have enough space for apt on
Somehow the kernel does not get installed... Anyone has solved this?
Maybe this is relevant: I bought the Android version of the tablet - then installed UBports UT. Maybe this changes the boot partition / image?
haveaniceday last edited by
@arubislander So did I. Maybe
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Johanno last edited by
I've tried it on BQ m10 FHD and it does not seem to work.
I've flashed the Kernel and installed anbox-tool but i can't install it, because it says the Kernel isn't installed.
phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool install Anbox kernel is not installed! Please flash this first! phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool status Kernel: NOT OK System: NOT FOUND Enabled: NO Running: NO
I tried reflashing it a couple of times, without success.
delijati last edited by
Can someone point me to the used kernel source for
baconanbox. The one in github seams not to have the "anbox" changes.
Ingo last edited by Ingo
Maybe this is useful feedback
These are the apps that work for me with anbox on Fairphone 2
- Threema (Polling instead of Push notifications)
- WhatsApp (probably also polling)
- my banking app
But please take note: I haven't tested those in depth and am not using them on my daily driver, so maybe some problems went unnoticed so far.
What didn't work
- AdAway (needs root)
- Bücherhallen (doesn't run without gapps; managing wish list works)
- car2go (doesn't run without gapps)
- DB Navigator (crashes immediately on start)
- Drive Now (doesn't run without gapps)
- Firefox (looks as if it works, but web pages are rendered entirely black)
- iButtons (simply doesn't start)
- Real Drum (simply doesn't start)
- Stadtrad (doesn't run without gapps)
- vlc (upper third of screen remains black, the app window seems shifted down and lower part is not visible)
rocky58 last edited by
@ingo also Telegram works
@ingo Thanks for your recommendation. The installation did work, but then a system update of UBports has detroyed my Fairphone. No, problem, it is a developer device. I was able to recover my Fairphone and install Anbox abein with the android tools as described on the documentation page: https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/dailyuse/anbox.html
I could mange to install FDroid from a download and then Yalp Store within FDroid. Running Yalp Store seems to be to abitious. Yalp Store crashes while logging into the Play Store. So, in general Anbox is working on my Fairphone.
Sometimes the interaction with Android apps is liettle bit tricky because of the missing back navigation button on the system level. Alien Davlik adds a navigation bar with a back button. Maybe this could be an approach for Anbox either. The disadvantage would be a smaller screen.
I payed around with Google apps to check the system integration. It seems, that Anbox is completely isolated.
Does someone know, where I can find the storage for Anbox? I try to import an adressbook export in the related Android App.
greentree last edited by
@pawlinski try to use test image (anbox-boot-$CODENAME-test.img)
frapie last edited by
Hiya i just wanted to leave a link here. I accidentally started another thread. If you read into this link you'll find the instructions on how i installed Anbox on an OPO. So far successful. I just need some time to 'play' with it now to see where it is at and what can be done with it: https://forums.ubports.com/topic/2202/anbox-for-opo/7