UBports on Gigaset GS290
I've seen some threads on the Volla and the Gigaset gs290 being identical/very-close-keen.
GS290 isn't listed under the supported device, however the general gist as I understand it is that UT can be installed on the GS290.
What's the status of this device? Can UT run on the GS290 (with manual selection).
Does the GS290 needs a formal port on it's own (following the porting guide)?
I'd appreciate any info related to the GS290 and UT.
Flohack last edited by
Please see https://forums.ubports.com/topic/4556/volla-phone-identical-to-gigaset-gs290?_=1614171855453 - I told there that we do not recommend it, while it seems technically possible, because we do not want to get the bad press if it fails
AppLee last edited by
To give a simple answer.
The port has been made for the Volla phone.
Thus the installer works and is tested for the Volla phone.
One can try and make a dedicated port for the GS290.
But yes both ports would be very similar, but UBports as a foundation cannot give any guaranty wether the Volla port will work with a GS290.
It seems to work for some, but we don't know the risk to do it for yourself.
Right, perfectly understood. And just to be clear, I have no intention of "robbing" Volla from all the hard work they are putting in.
I have interest in the GS290 for a corporate project I'm intending to carry on and I'm fully willing to port (or fund the porting of UT) to the GS290.
My initial question was to understand the feasibility:
My assumption is that if Volla are basing on GS290 and it works perfectly fine (or at least, reasonably fine) then it's a low-risk project which I can justify the time/budget allocation.
If, however, the GS290 and the Volla are different hardware to the point that porting may be a dead-end, I'll need to treat it as a high-risk R&D project, plan accordingly and probably find better alternatives (which I'm kind'a short on right now).
I appreciate both your answers.
Flohack last edited by
@squigly as a Volla phone owner, I can say hardware wise, they are close enough to run the same software as GS290, I know this from installing /e/ on my Volla, as far as going the other way and running UT on a GS290, its 100% possible, but as mentioned, the path to do it is not recommended (or the faint of heart), I have probably bricked my Volla more times han most people will trying to install ROMs so I have some good practice in so far
Noted, thank you for the information.
I am looking at what it takes to create a proper port for the GS290.
(It should be noted that such port would be up-streamed of course).
Keneda last edited by Keneda
@squigly it seems (if i refer to the other thread given by Flohack) only vendor ID is different between VP and GS...