Building Ubuntu Touch Image for Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
I've been doing some background research into the feasibility of porting Ubuntu Touch to the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for some time now and am ready to give it a shot. This past week I've been trying to access the git repositories at https://code-review.phablet.ubuntu.com/ using https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices/minato as a guide but have not been able to successfully sync the repositories. I always end up getting some form of the following fetch error:
Fetching projects: 77% (137/177) Fetching project aosp/platform/hardware/qcom/display
fatal: Couldn't find remote ref refs/heads/personal/w-ondra/phablet-xperia_5.1.1_r5
Unexpected end of command stream
error: Exited sync due to fetch errors
Anyone else working on building an Ubuntu Touch image and having issues access this gerrit server? I know that Sony provides all the AOSP binaries for their phones so this should be a completely feasible port.
I have been using Ubuntu Linux since about 9.04 and have a moderate amount of experience with the Android OS structure so while it will take some time, I'm confident I can finish this project. Estimating the amount of development time needed at this time will be difficult though. So far I have managed to buy a used Z5 Compact for 250€ and am just wrapping up creating a custom git manifest file that references Sony, CyanogenMod (cm-13.0), AOSP (android-6.0.1_r24) and the necessary Ubuntu-specific repositories. I initially tried to simply sync the git repository found in these steps (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices/minato) but after a week of trying to debug this process I figured out this repository is simply not up-to-date and it would be easier to use the associated manifest file as a template upon which to develop my own updated manifest file (approx. 7-8 hours in total so far). After this is finished I will move on to compiling a Sony's AOSP kernel patched with AppArmor 3.0. I think at that point I'll have an image together barring me compiling a bad kernel (fingers crossed).
I'll provide an update in a couple days.
I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and particularly hope that I can run native linux on my phone.
It is really lucky to find this post just after I determine to work on this.
My target is to automate the whole downloading, building process, and integrate the script into my project fpemud-umake.
It looks like there is already a port for the z5 compact
It just appeared last month, so the OP in this thread was not aware at the time of his posting , I was following the xperia ubuntu porting heavily cuz I have a Z1 that I want to put ubuntu on but it doesn't look stable enough to be useful at the moment.
Great to see someone working on it. looking forward.
Friends any update