Call for testing: Google/Huawei Nexus 6P (angler) owners



  • Had the phone completely lock up on me today while downloading a file. Had to hard reboot it.



  • I'm not sure whether this is a device specific issue, but one thing I have been experiencing since the beginning with this port is the following:

    https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/1174

    In a nutshell, the pictures taken with the camera always have the same orientation relative to the phone, instead being rotated properly relative to the ground by using the reading from the accelerometer.

    I know this is more of an annoyance rather than a critical bug... Any known solutions or workarounds?



  • @Flohack I have trouble with no sound on incomming calls.
    I have sound on incomming sms.
    I'm able to play the ringtones in sound settings.
    I have sound on alarms.

    These are the steps that I have done so far:

    Rebooted the phone.

    Muted-unmuted, both in the indicator bar and in sound settings.

    I'm on Devel, moved to Stable after that to Edge.

    Reinstalled the phone(no wipe) with installer 0.5.4-beta, to Edge.

    Nothing worked.

    Is there someone else with the same problems?



  • @Rondarius Just tested alarm, audio, phone and sms on latest dev build. All working here. Maybe you had some sort of crash with audio modules.



  • @Rondarius said in Call for testing: Google/Huawei Nexus 6P (angler) owners:

    @Flohack I have trouble with no sound on incomming calls.
    I have sound on incomming sms.
    I'm able to play the ringtones in sound settings.
    I have sound on alarms.

    These are the steps that I have done so far:

    Rebooted the phone.

    Muted-unmuted, both in the indicator bar and in sound settings.

    I'm on Devel, moved to Stable after that to Edge.

    Reinstalled the phone(no wipe) with installer 0.5.4-beta, to Edge.

    Nothing worked.

    Is there someone else with the same problems?

    @Rondarius I have the same trouble with the sound on incomming calls, but I do the same steps on install.



  • Interesting, we might have broken it in the rootfs. I also miss sound now, but it worked for months before.



  • Yes it seems the bug was introduced a few days or 1 week ago. People are looking into this...



  • @Flohack Great news.
    @iordanov @rocket2nfinity thanks for the feedback and for the support.



  • Hmm I got a new problem here: Sudden shutdowns.

    So basically first I thought I ran out of battery, then maybe the battery gets old and thats why the phone suddenly shuts down, but thats not the case: Just now the phone shut down while connected to charging cable. And with over 60% of battery.

    Does anyone know about this glitch? I am a fraid my phone starts dying. N6P was a great idea, but it seems the hardware design was poor. Also regarding this 4-core-bug.



  • Mine will usually shut down suddenly at any point after 30%, and the battery is quite poor. Never had it happen at higher percentages yet (I think), but I'll be watching for it.

    I only got to the point where it gave power watnings and shut down at 0 once. I was amazed.

    Ubuntu Touch does not seem to be any worse than 4 core android in this regard on my device. I agree with your conclusion: it's a great phone with even greater hardware flaws.



  • @Flohack That suspicuously sounds like the beginning of the four core problem, if the phone runs hot under the thumb print reader.

    But, could also be a faulty battery. I thought I had the four core problem on mine until I found the controller in the battery was failing. It started doing emergency shutdowns thinking the battery was overheating. I wasn't sure, so I replaced the battery, and problem went away.



  • @Flohack I still think it's worth supporting even with the four core problem. On four cores it still runs as nice or better than the Nexus 5 or Pinephone, with great sound, camera, and VoLTE support.

    So, it's a good, and cheap, entry to mid level phone for UT, and more when running 8 cores.



  • @potet I had the same trouble with the battery on 30% load. This happens because I used the phone every day for more than 3 years. But after changing the battery with a new one I have no such problems any more.



  • @rocket2nfinity I agree. It might come our way that we need to generally use only 4 cores maybe. If this is a fatality for all device owners after some time or so.

    But for the time being I can publish again 4-core kernel to overwrite after any update. Problem is to get it into our OTA-Update scheme, that wont be easy.



  • @Flohack I have the problem too. Sometimes when I update the phone and it reboots to install, it drains the battery from around 40%. It crashes between 3-28% too.



  • I experience frequent crashes preceded by lockups; is that what you guys are experiencing? (The other day, it crashed 3 times over the course of dinner, I thought it was because I was on developer channel). I suspect it has to do with ram usage. I downloaded gnome system monitor from libertine because htop wasn't working for me and it seems that the lockups happen at high ram usage when the 32 mb of cache are filled. I can avoid them by manually limiting my app usage to two to four apps at a time tops.



  • @DjDeets said in Call for testing: Google/Huawei Nexus 6P (angler) owners:

    the 32 mb of cache are filled. I can avoid them by manually limiting my app usage to two to four apps at a ti

    This is a different thing, I had freezing camera for example, or freezing navigation app, it would continue to work normally only after an endless number of minutes where nothing works, no touch input, no keypresses etc.



  • Somewhat unrelated, but is navigation supposed to work well? The device fails to give any estimate of my position at all, but it may also be a hardware flaw in my 6P.



  • @potet GPS was working last i checked it. Check with Sensorstatus or Meswerk available in the app store



  • @Flohack That does indeed sound like the four core problem - phone heats up while doing something, then stuff stops working, strange errors or actions, and reboots. Once cool, works again, until it doesn't.


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