Meizu Pro5 fastboot mode locked
@halucigenia You need to unpack/unzip it and then to restore the backup. I had to compress it when I uplodaed it.
@Stefano OK, I now have the folder Ubports_ota1 in /sdcard/TWRP/BACKUPS
and can navigate to it but it won't let me proceed - there is no option to install after selecting the folder.
@halucigenia Restore backup, not install
Rebbot recovery first
@halucigenia As I said, follow the steps provided.
Once you've done it, there is an update available, but it only will be installed after you flash the ubuntu recovery. fastboot flash recovery recovery-turbo.img
Let me know if you succeeded.
@Stefano installed and updated to UBports v2.
Thank you so much for your help.
@halucigenia Enjoy the Ubuntu Touch on your Pro 5
If I get the chance I will see if I can compile an instruction set for a step by step how-to.
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I am glad for you! Congratulations for not giving up! It took me about three days to do it a year ago... Welcome!
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thanks for ubuntu touch, I had same problems with a meizu pro 5 with flyme 6.0.0G firmware installed. I solved installing previous flyme firmware from here:
then I installed beta firmware from xda developer site and I unloked the bootloader.
I read with interest this thread. I got a Meizu Pro 5 just one week ago and since then I'm struggling to make it eligible for UT installation.I guess it's a chinese version, since it is coming from China and when I first booted it up, it showed up a lot of chinese app. The main problem I'm facing is that the OS arrived locked and when I go into fastboot mode the device is not detected by the Desktop terminal and I cannot unlock it.
Therefore, I followed all the useful threads indicated here but without any luck up to now. Here following the steps I made:
- To double check the version I typed the following:
As you can see I got a [none] which sounds very strange to me.
- I then tried to change the region:
- I installed the chinese Flyme OS 220.127.116.11A and then, to get root, I installed KingRoot, which does pretty well the job to gain the root access;
- then I installed SuperSu 2.76 (by Chainfire) and BusyBox v1.24.1-meefik. The installation from apk went smoothly but if I open each app by tapping on it, it states it cannot install the binary.
- BTW if I enter the root mode, I can follow the next step without any issue:
The "machine_type=M576_intl_official" specification to make the phone international seems properly set. However, If I reboot the phone, and I type again "su", "id" and "cat /dev/block/platform/15570000.ufs/by-name/proinfo" I don't see anymore the specification above. It seems like if the "busybox cp -f" doesn't take effect at all and the modification is only temporary. Can you give me some advice on that, please? Any hint would be highly appreciated.
- To double check the version I typed the following:
@matteo I think there might be a problem with root privileges. On Meizu phones you need to go FLyme account and register there, or if registered then just log in. There is option to ROOT the phone. Only this rooting actually works. ( The FLyme log in onFlyme OS 18.104.22.168A) Then install the Bysybox and SuperSU, exactly those mentioned here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-pro-5/how-to/tutorial-change-region-id-to-t3323883
Then just follow the instructions there and here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/767323/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-meizu-pro-5-that-was-originally-with-android
Any other rooting method or different Busybox or SupeSu , will cause only the temporary changes. I have experienced the same issue.
Grazie Stefano! You have been very helpful!
I'll try as per your suggestion. I'll report here as soon as possible
Apparently it seems I made some progress.
Finally, I succeeded to create a Flyme account (it was not a straightforward process indeed) and I gained the root permission. I realized that BusyBox wasn't actually working before because it couldn't install the binary; now, set it properly, I proceeded with the root permission and after that I finally was able to save the "machine_type=M576_intl_official" name to the Pro 5 phone. I double checked it by rebooting with "cat /dev/block/platform/15570000.ufs/by-name/proinfo" and this time that name was already shown. Yay
I thought the worst part was just behind the back, and I passed to follow the instructions on the page https://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-pro-5/how-to/tutorial-unlock-bootloader-meizu-pro-5-t3303127. I installed the version Flyme OS 22.214.171.124, as suggested, and rebooted in fastboot mode.....nothing.....my device isn't recognized at all.....
@matteo have you enabled developer menu, usb debugging?
@stefano Yes I did but it doesn't change anything. This is what I got (as you can see I tried many times to wake up the phone in fastboot)
P.S. the international name is there this time, so it shouldn't be recognized as a Chinese device anymore...
@halucigenia I thought you had to flash old ubuntu touch,to get partitions sized correcly,then flash ubports, ( updates by flyme,put on the root of internal drive ,and flyme recovery can find them and go to work). Recovery install from fastboot= sudo fastboot flash recovery ~then your recovery location,drag n drop or or
@matteo try to flash recovery again,: sudo fastboot flash recovery recovery-turbo.img
And if it won't work, unplug the phone and :
sudo adb kill-server
sudo adb start-server
plug in the phone and try again
@stefano thanks ,i was trying to throw some ideas in.
i am waiting for 16.04 to be released for my pro 5.
my sim no good for ubuntu/ubports.
most likley need help then ,cant remember my flyme login ,and on a different cell number,should be fun