Xiaomi Redmi 4X (santoni)



  • @4htet Keyboard not popping up at Google page is probably a UBports error, the same issue is on Oneplus 3.

    And read-only file system, you can try sudo mount -o rw,remount / to remount the rootfs as root.

    But your language issue is weird, it could be a UBports issue unless someone tested it on official supported device.



  • @bisaalz Format your /data partition as ext4.



  • Same for me, format data as ext4 does not help. I am unable get any logs, dmesg -w on PC does not show anything, /sys/fs/pstore/console-ramoops file does not exist. I am unable to boot your recovery, sudo fastboot boot recovery.img show only mi logo. I tried to downgrade firmware, compile system by my own, many recovery images. But I am unable to boot this (and recovery from that post too). Some people on XDA have similar problem. I was using lastest MIUI 11.2 before.



  • @Danct12 maybe we should update blobs, I am not sure what else to do.



  • @danqo6 Perhaps you could try to flash a LOS 14.1 rom first and see if LOS loads.



  • @danqo6 , from the fastboot mode, check first:
    $ fastboot devices
    330915847d15 fastboot

    then download and use: Latest TWRP

    $ fastboot boot twrp-3.3.1-0-santoni.img
    Sending 'boot.img' (24844 KB) OKAY [ 0.783s]
    Booting OKAY [ 0.715s]
    Finished. Total time: 1.615s

    After Backup ALL and copy TWRP folder to Your PC,
    full format: Wipe/Format Data is needed to remove encryption

    Screenshot_2020-03-18-17-10-59.png

    After flash system.img and rootfs.tar.gz don't forget to boot again to fastboot and flash hallium-boot.img:
    fastboot flash boot halium-boot.img



  • @bisaalz , I think You forgot:

    fastboot flash boot halium-boot.img



  • @aceclan I did everything you said flash every thing still stuck at mi logo but other android custom boots but ubuntu never boots



  • Is it possible to build the boot image with anbox support?



  • @bisaalz Please try to flash LineageOS 14.1 (just that, don't install Ubuntu), and reboot.

    If LineageOS 14 boots, can you try to install Ubuntu again? Perhaps this is needed first, I have not updated my device firmware for months now.



  • I don't know how to open the download page, where should I click to get this pagealt text
    How can i get to the download link?



  • @ub_santoni You should tap on green tick.



  • @alex000090 It's amazing, thank you



  • @Danct12 Can u give me lineage os 14.1 link





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  • Hi @Danct12
    I followed your steps but I cannot get it working (as contrary to LOS 16).
    Halium seems ok

    ❯ fastboot boot ../../fastboot/imgs/halium-boot.img
    downloading 'boot.img'...
    OKAY [  0.507s]
    booting...
    OKAY [  0.792s]
    finished. total time: 1.299s
    

    Using halium scirpt seems to work

    ❯./halium-install -p ut ../redmi_4/ubports-touch.rootfs-xenial-armhf.tar.gz ../redmi_4/system.img
    ...
    * daemon started successfully
    .halium-install-imgs.kdniI/rootfs.img: 1 file pushed. 29.4 MB/s (3221225472 bytes in 104.455s)
    I:    Pushing android image to /data via ADB
    .halium-install-imgs.kdniI/system.img: 1 file pushed. 29.2 MB/s (530046976 bytes in 17.321s)
    
    real	2m4,878s
    user	0m0,895s
    sys	0m4,792s
    I: Cleaning up
    umount: .halium-install-rootfs.YfPsB: not mounted.
    

    Reboot dmesg -w output

    [  580.375260] usb 1-10: USB disconnect, device number 8
    [  591.295694] usb 1-10: new high-speed USB device number 9 using xhci_hcd
    [  591.316082] usb 1-10: device descriptor read/8, error -32
    [  591.444080] usb 1-10: device descriptor read/8, error -32
    [  591.887680] usb 1-10: new high-speed USB device number 10 using xhci_hcd
    [  591.908635] usb 1-10: New USB device found, idVendor=18d1, idProduct=d001, bcdDevice= 3.18
    [  591.908640] usb 1-10: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [  591.908643] usb 1-10: Product: Failed to boot
    [  591.908646] usb 1-10: Manufacturer: Halium initrd
    [  591.908648] usb 1-10: SerialNumber: halium-initrd
    [  591.911580] rndis_host 1-10:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:14.0-10, RNDIS device, ce:bd:52:32:a7:cb
    [  591.929671] rndis_host 1-10:1.0 enp0s20f0u10: renamed from usb0
    

    SSH does not seem to work (either by using connect script or manual setup)

    ./connect.py -p ssh -u phablet                                                                  
    * The device seems to be connected as enp0s20f0u10
    * Connecting using ssh
    ssh: connect to host 10.15.19.82 port 22: No route to host
    

    Telnet is working though but:

    cat /var/lib/lxc/android/rootfs/ueventd*.rc|grep ^/dev|sed -e 's/^\/dev\///'|awk '{printf "ACTION==\"add\", KERNEL==\"%s\", OWNER=\"%s\", GROUP=\"%s\", MODE=\"%s\"\n",$1,$3,$4,$2}' | sed -e 's/\r//' >
    /usr/lib/lxc-android-config/70-[santoni].rules
    cat: can't open '/var/lib/lxc/android/rootfs/ueventd*.rc': No such file or directory
    /bin/sh: can't create /usr/lib/lxc-android-config/70-[santoni].rules: nonexistent directory
    

    Additionaly

    ls -la /var/
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x    3 0        0               60 Jun  2 22:38 .
    drwxr-xr-x   22 0        0              460 Jun  2 22:39 ..
    drwxr-xr-x    2 0        0               40 Jun  2 22:38 lock
    
    
    ls -la /lib/
    total 144
    drwxr-xr-x    7 0        0              180 Mar  6  2020 .
    drwxr-xr-x   22 0        0              460 Jun  2 22:39 ..
    drwxr-xr-x    2 0        0              740 Mar  6  2020 aarch64-linux-gnu
    -rwxr-xr-x    1 0        0           144064 May  8  2016 klibc-l2KWxiQhsOhwWkxGl3jGkrDaJnQ.so
    lrwxrwxrwx    1 0        0               28 Mar  6  2020 ld-linux-aarch64.so.1 -> aarch64-linux-gnu/ld-2.24.so
    drwxr-xr-x    2 0        0               80 Mar  6  2020 modprobe.d
    drwxr-xr-x    3 0        0               60 Mar  6  2020 modules
    drwxr-xr-x    3 0        0               80 Mar  6  2020 systemd
    drwxr-xr-x    3 0        0              100 Mar  6  2020 udev
    

    Any ideas?



    • sorry for mistake - the first one was
    fastboot flash boot ../../fastboot/imgs/halium-boot.img
    


  • @Danct12 all LOS 14.1 roms I found works. ( ROMs before official LOS) I have twrp 3.3.1, I formatted data as ext4. I have 3GB version of redmi 4x, my LCD display was changed once. My logs seems ok, but I am unable to get even telnet working. Other my halium 14.1 devices are working fine using this method (hammerhead and kenzo). I am not sure what else to do.

    [dano@dano-80qd Downloads]$ ./halium-install/halium-install -p ut ubports-touch.rootfs-xenial-armhf.tar.gz system.img 
    [sudo] password for dano: 
    Debug: Chosen rootfs is ubports-touch.rootfs-xenial-armhf.tar.gz
    Debug: Chosen android image is system.img
    Debug: Chosen release is ut
    Debug: Compress images before pushing: false
    
    I: Writing rootfs into mountable image
    I: Writing android image into mountable image
    I: Running post installation tasks
    enabling Mir ... [done]
    enabling SSH ... [done]
    Please enter a new password for the user 'phablet':
    Enter new UNIX password: 
    Retype new UNIX password: 
    passwd: password updated successfully
    I: Shrinking images
    e2fsck 1.45.6 (20-Mar-2020)
    resize2fs 1.45.6 (20-Mar-2020)
    Resizing the filesystem on .halium-install-imgs.KFoU8/system.img to 129406 (4k) blocks.
    Begin pass 2 (max = 32743)
    Relocating blocks             XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Begin pass 3 (max = 24)
    Scanning inode table          XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    The filesystem on .halium-install-imgs.KFoU8/system.img is now 129406 (4k) blocks long.
    
    I: Unmounting images
    I: Pushing rootfs and android image to /data via ADB
    I:    Pushing rootfs to /data via ADB
    * daemon not running; starting now at tcp:5037
    * daemon started successfully
    .halium-install-imgs.KFoU8/rootfs.img: 1 file pushed, 0 skipped. 13.2 MB/s (3221225472 bytes in 233.033s)
    I:    Pushing android image to /data via ADB
    .halium-install-imgs.KFoU8/system.img: 1 file pushed, 0 skipped. 13.1 MB/s (530046976 bytes in 38.671s)
    
    real	4m32,192s
    user	0m0,484s
    sys	0m4,332s
    I: Cleaning up
    umount: .halium-install-rootfs.ttgv0: not mounted.
    [dano@dano-80qd Downloads]$ sudo fastboot  flash boot halium-boot.img 
    [sudo] password for dano: 
    Sending 'boot' (16084 KB)                          OKAY [  0.557s]
    Writing 'boot'                                     OKAY [  0.137s]
    Finished. Total time: 0.699s
    [dano@dano-80qd Downloads]$ sudo fastboot reboot
    Rebooting                                          OKAY [  0.000s]
    Finished. Total time: 0.050s
    [dano@dano-80qd halium-install]$ sudo dmesg -w
    ...
    [15392.651927] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 19 using xhci_hcd
    [15392.669563] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=18d1, idProduct=d001, bcdDevice= 3.18
    [15392.669569] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [15392.669573] usb 1-3: Product: Redmi 4
    [15392.669576] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Xiaomi
    [15392.669579] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 225ac30a7d04
    [15400.207598] usb 1-3: USB disconnect, device number 19
    //reboot from recovery to fastboot
    [15400.531883] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 20 using xhci_hcd
    [15400.549566] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=18d1, idProduct=4ee2, bcdDevice= 3.18
    [15400.549572] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [15400.549576] usb 1-3: Product: Redmi 4
    [15400.549579] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Xiaomi
    [15400.549582] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 225ac30a7d04
    [15438.269896] usb 1-3: USB disconnect, device number 20
    //reboot from fastboot to system(no other logs)
    [15440.886720] audit: type=1100 audit(1585657060.387:1823): pid=46212 uid=1000 auid=1000 ses=2 msg='op=PAM:unix_chkpwd acct="dano" exe="/usr/bin/unix_chkpwd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
    ^C
    
    
    


  • It would be nice to have an option to install ubports with
    Xiaomi tool v2, with dual boot option.
    Not sure it's an open project though.


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