Google Pixel 3a (sargo)
@Nathan123 rooting is not required but you need to unlock the bootloader. Follow this guide to unlock it: https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-your-pixel-3a-0198625/
After that follow the guide, including reverting to the last Android 9.0 factory image and installing via the UBports Installer.
@fredldotme Thanks for your kind help . I tried both options in different order without success. However, when turning airplane mode on messages come through after around 40 seconds. Then when turning airplane mode off message can be received for a few seconds. Please let me know if there's anything else I can try...
@fredldotme Oh ok. I didn't go back to 9.0. I'm currently on android 11. Will do that.
Here's the errors I'm seeing.
@fredldotme I really want to root. Don't I need it to have "complete control" over the phone?
@Nathan123 I'm sorry but this is not a support forum for Magisk and rooting. Installing Magisk is not a prerequisite so please follow the instructions on how to install UT.
@Louie What you could do too is make ofono run in debug mode and figure out what is hanging here, or send me the log in private (it will contain dialed numbers and such):
Connect to the phone via
adb shell, then run
sudo mount -o remount,rw / sudo nano /etc/init/ofono.override
-n -dto ofonod's launch flags.
After a reboot you can obtain the log file from
@fredldotme Just wanted to say, thank you! I have been dying to move away from Android/iOS, and was looking for the perfect device to do it on. I just got my hands on a Pixel 3a, and didn't even set up Android as I was so excited to try Ubuntu Touch. I'd like to mention, installation through the UBports Installer was an absolute breeze.
Thus far, the experience is awesome! I look forward to seeing Ubuntu Touch grow, and I'm sure as I get my hands dirty I'll be revisiting this page many times.
@fredldotme I would like to try this, but im not quite sure what it means to append -n -d to ofonod's launch flags, could you elaborate?
@dieharddan I am trying this as we speak. What he means is if you edit the ofono.override, you'll see a line:
exec ofonod -P provision,udev*,dun*,smart*,hfp_bluez5,stktest,sap
Asking to add -n -d as flags for when ofonod executes.
@dsimmons Ok, thanks, I did edit the file as such: exec ofonod -P - n - d provision,udev*,dun*,smart*,hfp_bluez5,stktest,sap
But i didn't see the log in the upstart folder, so I figured i did it wrong
@dieharddan I think the order matters here. Not familiar with ofonod, but it looks like the help page suggests that the -P is for noplugin, followed by a list of plugins not to use. So reading through here, provision,udev... and the others need to follow -P directly. I'd edit it to reflect this instead:
exec ofonod -P provision,udev*,dun*,smart*,hfp_bluez5,stktest,sap - n - d
I was able to get the log... now I'm trying to get it off my Pixel
@dsimmons lol nice, i will give this a try thanks again
hah, yeah I am having a rough time of it. Default SSH config isn't working, trying to sort that so I can use SCP, if I try to email the file or copy over from the /home/phablet/ folders, it seems to think the files empty, even though when I look at it in nano it's not.
@fredldotme hey, I was able to get the ofono.log (I also have the SMS issue, but airplane mode on/off doesn't resolve)
I'm not sure about pastebining this whole thing, is there anything in particular you're looking for, or a section I can parse out? It looks like there is a lot of identifying information, and I don't want to just slap it all in a public pastebin.
ofonod: drivers/ril/ril_cell_info.c:ril_cell_info_parse_list() 6 cell(s):
ofonod: drivers/ril/ril_cell_info.c:ril_cell_info_parse_cell_lte() [lte] reg=1,mcc=311,mnc=480,ci=78151704,pci=166,tac=1280,strength=18,rsrp=107,rsrq=11
ofonod: drivers/ril/ril_cell_info.c:ril_cell_info_parse_cell_lte() [lte] reg=0,pci=172,strength=12,rsrp=107,rsrq=10
ofonod: drivers/ril/ril_cell_info.c:ril_cell_info_parse_cell_lte() [lte] reg=0,pci=166,strength=13,rsrp=107,rsrq=11
ofonod: drivers/ril/ril_cell_info.c:ril_cell_info_parse_cell_lte() [lte] reg=0,pci=172,strength=13,rsrp=111,rsrq=16
ofonod: drivers/ril/ril_cell_info.c:ril_cell_info_parse_cell_lte() [lte] reg=0,pci=167,strength=13,rsrp=114,rsrq=15
ofonod: drivers/ril/ril_cell_info.c:ril_cell_info_parse_cell_lte() [lte] reg=0,pci=200,strength=13,rsrp=116,rsrq=19
2020-11-19 20:55:18 slot1<  RESPONSE_ACK
2020-11-19 20:55:18 slot1< 0000: 20 03 00 00 46 01 00 00 ...F...
2020-11-19 20:55:22 [gbinder-radio] WARNING: /dev/hwbinder:slot1 died
2020-11-19 20:55:22 [grilio-binder] ERROR: slot1 radio died
It looks like right after ACK, the radio hardware binder up and fails. Possibly related to the issue? Maybe driver failure?
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@dsimmons that's interesting, thanks for finding that! I have built updated versions of some components and would like to see if they work for your use case:
- Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HIZkTBRqypqeFz-p-AfDoqogFo7ukYsa/view?usp=sharing
- Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G-WQNpbNLTsmaptDw4HaFC1GcwXfq9VO/view?usp=sharing
- Copy the two files to your phone's Downloads folder
- Run an
adb shelland enter:
sudo mount -o remount,rw / sudo cp ~/Downloads/libgbinder-radio.so.1.0.11 /usr/lib/libgbinder-radio.so.1.0.8 sudo cp ~/Downloads/libgbinder.so.1.0.47 /usr/lib/libgbinder.so.1.0.37 sudo reboot
It's certainly interesting that the rilmodem would just disappear from binder, so I'm eager to find out if that somewhat fixes your issue.
EDIT: Also, could you please verify with
dmesg -w | grep -i binderin a separate terminal window if there are binder transaction failures coming up when your issue appears?
@fredldotme Duped the two files to the /usr/lib/ location and rebooted. Here's the grep... ouch!
[ 3.842925] binder: 1661:1661 transaction failed 29189/-22, size 0-0 line 3047 [ 3.962031] binder: 1680:1680 ioctl 4018620d 7ff1452850 returned -22 [ 4.552391] binder: undelivered death notification, 0000000000000000 [ 10.773000] binder: release 2586:2586 transaction 6162 out, still active [ 10.773011] binder: undelivered TRANSACTION_COMPLETE [ 10.792496] binder: 2554:3673 transaction failed 29189/0, size 164-32 line 2987 [ 10.792508] binder: send failed reply for transaction 6162, target dead [ 10.851370] init: bluebinder post-start process (3720) terminated with status 1 [ 13.790649] audit: type=1400 audit(1605921619.678:71): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/bin/media-hub-server" name="/proc/4541/timerslack_ns" pid=4415 comm="Binder:4415_1" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=32011 ouid=32011
As an aside - do you have any pointers on if this solution can be dual-bootable with an Android build? I'm excited about trying to push UBports forward, but the SMS/GPS issue is a major deal breaker as this is my daily driver now. I think I'm going to have to roll it back to the default Android build, but would like to keep helping.
Else, I might make a bad habit of toggling back and forth between the two when I don't need my Pixel at full health
Are you not seeing any of the mentioned issues on your 3a? Maybe it's a carrier problem? I'm on Verizon (US).
@dsimmons i have the same issue on at&t
@dsimmons @dieharddan No, I'm not seeing those issues on my phone (T-Mobile/Magenta, Austria). What I've noticed is a different issue where ofono (UT-side) and rild (Android-side) don't communicate with each other anymore because rild runs out of IPC memory. Hard to fix since it's the proprietary blob acting up.
Your problem, it could be either differences in operators, but also there are specific models with different modem settings. In the case it's the modem settings, could you please post the output of
getprop ro.boot.hardware.sku? Mine is
We have one known US citizen getting his compatible device soon, so at least we can verify and potentially fix those issues.
What I would propose for now, since it's your daily driver, is to revert to Android until we have a solution. Those issues are harder to fix than expected because most developers/porters who get into contact with ofono live in Europe. We will surely ping you in the thread as soon as we have something for ya.