Ubuntu Touch devices list on the website has some missing / false info.

  • Nothing major but it seems like it wasn't updated in a while.
    Firstly some devices that are compatible are not listed even tho some of them are even on the offical installer (OnePlus 3(T) and Sony Xperia X). Yes they aren't as mature as older ports and they don't seem like they are ready to be used as daily drivers but they are there and progress is being made. We should put them on to the list and on the comments part we should write that they are on beta (or maybe alpha).

    Secondly the devices list mentions that user must have the Ubuntu editions of Meizu devices because their Bootloader cannot be unlocked. That's false. I went online and checked and found out that there are tutorials for unlocking the bootloaders of the Meizu devices.


    Pro 5:


  • @linuxadopter A couple of quick things. The list of supported devices covers those that have fully working all the feature you would expect on a mobile device and can be installed by using the installer to achieve that. As you say the OP3(T) and Xperia are not near that and trying to explain exactly where they are on a changing basis would I think be confusing. When they are ready they will be added.
    Not totally sure but think that there has been a change of policy by miezu blocking access to the bootloader using the account method. There is still a way in on the pro5 as detailed on the forum but again it is not straight forward or easy.

  • @linuxadopter said in Ubuntu Touch devices list on the website has some missing / false info.:

    Secondly the devices list mentions that user must have the Ubuntu editions of Meizu devices because their Bootloader cannot be unlocked.

    It's more about the fact that the partition layout is different with Ubuntu Edition than with Flyme, and the UT images won't fit in the partitions with the Flyme layout.

  • Are you sure? Because comments section is full of people who claim that they've managed to install Ubuntu Touch on their phones.

  • @linuxadopter It's not clear if you're replying to my comment or @Lakotaubp with that question, but yes I am 100% certain that the need for the Ubuntu Edition OEM image being on the device, is for partitioning requirements.

  • @linuxadopter partitions sizes can be increased/shrink to fit the img, but it's not an easy task for ,,average Joe,,
    again, all is here on Ubports forum. Some skills/experience with flashing Android, using Terminal, some basic Gnu-Linux knowledge, etc are needed to achieve this on Android version of Pro 5.

  • @Lakotaubp It wouldn't be hard to put a Beta, Alpha or Upcoming label to them. Imagine having a OnePlus 3, downgrading it to 1 in order to use Ubuntu Touch only to find out that there already was a port in development for 3 and you could've just kept your previous phone. Congratulations you replaced your phone with an inferior product for nothing!
    As for MX4 according to my research there is a program called TowelRoot that can root it. You can unlock Pro 5 with ADB.

  • @Stefano You are right but than again, avarage Joe wouldn't install UT in the first place (I think anyway, I might be wrong).

  • @dobey I replied to you. Maybe you are right. I can't say for sure since I don't have the phone.

  • @linuxadopter Also imagine buying a OP3 expecting it work and it doesn't. Incoming calls are only just working and not correctly all the time, Bluetooth is not working camera works on the 3 not on the 3T and the list goes on. Those devices on the list work now not in the future . Other device are also being ported and have yet to make the installer, do we add those too. I got a OP3 months ago for Ubuntu Touch and it's only close now these thing take time in some cases a long time. Alpha, beta etc is also a but vague your idea of beta might not be mine.
    It's best to buy what works now not in the future in most cases, unless you like a lot of work and effort. That's what that list gives.

  • Dear All, we are working hard to get the missing devices on the device page. Unfortunately this page is not static content but created out of a database, and we had to first refactor the code to support the second category properly. Also this information is used by the installer, so its a multi-use backend service and we need to make the changes right.

    I hope we will get the missing devices online soon!

    BR Florian

  • @Lakotaubp Okay you have good points. In that case let's just put these phones to a "in development" or "incompelete devices" category and state that those versions aren't ready for daily use and should be used only by developers and testers. That might be helpful. Also the devices that are fully working are listed in promoted devices category. So list DOES include devices that aren't ready (that's what the site says anyway).

  • @Flohack Thank you so much for the work you have done for the project! Always take your time.

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