Porting in 2019 - a true journey
Glad to hear documentation was in the plan
@AppLee has a good list, whereas I don't even know enough to have come up with such a list.
@AppLee luckily the porting docs are not in that bad shape, but you need both:
- First read through http://docs.halium.org/en/latest/ - but maybe dont start immediately, as to get the full picture you will also need
- https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/porting/introduction.html and both link to each other in some places.
Though I am an insider I followed the documents for a device some weeks ago, and I found them quite understandable. But please give some feedback if you find things that need clarification. It´s hard to write a good documentation without review from non-knowers so to say.
And here it is: The first episode! https://soundcloud.com/ubports/porting-a-true-journey-episode-1-where-do-we-begin - Enjoy!
@Flohack I just listened to your audiocast. It was very interesting. I noticed that your audio was crystal clear - much better than Alfred's. He sounded somewhat muffled. Do you have a better microphone or an audio processor? It would be great if Alfred and Aaron could be made to sound as good as you.
fredldotme last edited by
@dtarrant I can test with other equipment next time. I agree my audio quality could be better.
we are also taking questions about porting, and we will try to answer them during the episodes. Feel free to post your questions here.
Can u guys help me to port UT to xiaomi note 6 pro. Well, I feel porting a bit complicated as instructed on the website. I thought porting is of copying and pasting commands and UT will be installed. My device runs Android 8 (oreo)
Lakotaubp last edited by
@Ranjith Have you had a chance to listen to the audiocast that goes with this thread yet https://soundcloud.com/ubports/porting-a-true-journey-episode-1-where-do-we-begin which should help also http://docs.halium.org/en/latest/porting/first-steps.html and https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/porting/introduction.html you may also find this page useful for general info https://ubports.com/meet-the-community
Lakotaubp last edited by
when using this thread and posting questions could everyone please keep this in mind from Dalton.
UniSuperBox 19 Apr 2017, 15:26
This forum is for the discussion of porting work, build errors, and other wonderful hurdles when porting Ubuntu Touch. It is not a place to ask the UBports developers to port to a new device.
The devices which we support can be found at https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io. If you would like to discuss devices to port to, please consider making a topic in Off Topic.
If you like to port Ubuntu Touch to your device, please see our porting documentation.
Any future topics asking this question or a variant of it in the Porting subforum will be moved to off topic and locked. Thank you for understanding.
Thank you for your understanding in reposting this reminder
@Ranjith well unfortunately porting is not only copy/paste. Ubuntu Touch is not Android, and in many cases you will get stuck even with a good guide. Some programming experience, shell know how and a good understanding of the Linux booting process will be necessary to not get frustrated too early. That said, even good porters got stuck with this or that device.
The biggest roadblock is first to know if your device is open enough to try a porting. You definitely need an official LineageOS or Cyanogenmod tree. Also your device must have been shipped with Android 5.1 or 7.1, we do not support any other Android version right now.
When will be the support added to the android devices other than lollipop and nougat?
@Ranjith We dont know yet, we do not have enough people to work on this at the moment, sorry.