Fairphone 3 (FP3)
Keneda last edited by
Great this phone got ported!
I assume, the first todo will be about: "How to create a GSI with a more recent rootfs".
Long story short: I did try. But lost functionality. So I wonder if there are neccessary patches which should be applyed to the rootfs.
I just took the system.img from erfans GSI builds, created a rootfs image out of the latest android9 build (https://ci.ubports.com/job/xenial-mainline-edge-android9-rootfs/) (using halium-install and taking the created image out of the hidden temporary folder), and created GSI with this tool: https://github.com/erfanoabdi/ubport_GSI.
I also tried some builds from here: https://mrcyjanek.net/ci/view/ubports-gsi/
But they are also not very up to date...
After flashing multiple times (>15) I ended up with the phone in a corrupted state and needed to flash eOS again, to start from scratch.
I also managed to get my own built system-image running with this GSI method, but as I needed to comment out the WiFi part to make it compile, WiFi was missing.
The best I could get, was a rootfs build form the 28th of September, but there the display-backgroundlight, could not be controlled and the display could not be turned of. Maybe this was a sideeffect of the whole multiple flashing.
Currently I am back at Erfan's GSI v9, evaluating it.
Somehow I managed to build a more recent working GSI zip for arm64:
Camera does not work in this version, so far...
I updated the start-post.
With the latest GSI v10 from Erfan, the phone gets very usable. I don't know of a real issue so far.
Ingo last edited by
That sounds great! I might be able to try it out this weekend
Ingo last edited by Ingo
I wasn't asked to set up a screen lock password after initial start and now the phone asks for it to unlock after suspend. Tried 0000 and leaving the password blank, but that didn't work.
What is the default password?
Edit: ok, now I guessed it: "phablet"
Edit2: didn't test much so far, but swiping down the notifications etc. from the top only works on the right two-thirds of the screen (and the left third of the screen still shows the active app).
Edit3: seems like bluetooth isn't working (doesn't see any device; BT on/off from settings aps and quick settings pull down menu are not in sync) and with developer options enabled I don't see the phone with
@Ingo sorry, I forgot to mention the default password.
The top swipe issue is because of the missing device-mode (handset, tablet, desktop or similar).
You have to edit the android.conf file, as I descriibed under known issues.
Ingo last edited by
@Ingo sorry again. The command is:
sudo mount -o rw,remount /
Ingo last edited by Ingo
Ah yeah, I just remembered it wrong, it was too long ago I tried out UT
Edit: the first post mentions to edit
/etc/ubuntu-touch-session.dbut it should be
It actually did contain the line with "handset", so I just added the other two. I assume it needs a reboot for it to take effect?
Edit: yeah, after the changes and a reboot the pull down menu looks fine
Yet another edit: of the things marked as "not tested" I tried SMS in/out and they are working
When long-pressing the power button to see the shutdown menu, the entry "restart" only restarts unity8 (I had assumed it'd do a full reboot; which is possible via
sudo rebootover ssh).
And in order to try out mobile data I temporarily disabled WiFi. After enabling it again, the phone did not reconnect, even if my WiFi was still in the list of known networks and also seemed to have stored the correct PSK. Only forgetting it and connecting again with PSK worked.
@Ingo the reboot thing also happens on my bq sometime, meaning, that on a second attempt it reboots normally.
Fla last edited by
I have a fairphone 3+
I have downloaded (ubports_GSI_installer_v10) here (https://build.lolinet.com/file/halium/GSI/)
But then i try to install GSI .zip / inside twrp recovery.
I get stuck on boot up, can some one tell me why and how to fix it?
@007fred50 : did you flash the boot image?
And it could be necessary, to flash the data partition (which you can also do within twrp). But I am not 100% sure if this is really needed.
step1: ubports_GSI_installer_v10.zip (download)
step2: boot up TWRP
step3: wipe data
step6: install image inside ubports_GSI_installer_v10.zip->data->system.img
step8: stuck in boot up logo / Fairphone 3+ boot logo
@Luksus the link does not working
just click download icon in the top-right-corner:
@Luksus i cant download the file and yes i press that on your photo. i use firefox mabye google?
@Luksus it works in google chrome, not firefox