Plasma/Mobile/CyanogenModBase

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Introduction

Plasma Mobile is free mobile platform and it is capable of running on any operating system base. Initial reference images were based on Ubuntu Touch. This document explains how to install the Plasma Mobile with CyanogenMod base on Nexus 5.

How to install

Use flashtool

There is handy script which can be used to flash plasma mobile easily

  • First put your device in fastboot mode and then,
     git clone https://github.com/plasma-phone-packaging/pm-flashtool.git
     cd pm-flashtool
     ./flash-plasma-phone
  • If you don't want to re-download everything while re-flashing use, -c option of script.
    ./flash-plasma-phone -c

It will use cache from the cache subdir.

MultiROM instructions (For dualboot)

(This guide assumes you already have MultiROM and multirom based recovery installed)

  • Once installed, boot into newly installed Cyanogenmod ROM (would be named as package most likely), it will show just the Google logo at start.
  • After that use the flash tool to install plasma-phone.
    git clone https://github.com/plasma-phone-packaging/pm-flashtool.git
    cd pm-flashtool
    ./flash-multirom
  • If you don't want to re-download everything while re-flashing use, -c option of script.
    ./flash-multirom -c

It will use cache from the cache subdir.

  • Once flash script is finished, it will reboot your device, at OS selection screen select the previously installed Cyanogenmod ROM, it will boot into Plasma phone.

Manual (Useful for enabling device and trying out porting)

Following guide assumes that your Nexus 5 device has an unlocked bootloader.

  • Download and install the stripped-down CyanogenMod from the zip file
  • Once installed, boot into cyanogenmod and restart adbd as root
     adb root
  • Once adbd is restarted as root, download and extract lxc for android.
     wget https://jenkins.linuxcontainers.org/job/lxc-build-android/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/lxc-android.tar.gz
     adb push lxc-android.tar.gz /tmp
     adb shell tar xvzf /tmp/lxc-android.tar.gz
  • Create directory for the system container and extract rootfs into its location.
     wget http://mobile.neon.pangea.pub:8080/job/img_phone_xenial_armhf/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/result/livecd..rootfs.tar.gz
     adb push livecd..rootfs.tar.gz /tmp
     adb shell mkdir -p /data/lxc/containers/system/rootfs/
     adb shell tar xvzf /tmp/livecd..rootfs.tar.gz -C /data/lxc/containers/system/rootfs/
     wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plasma-phone-packaging/CM/master/lxc-system-config
     adb push lxc-system-config /data/lxc/containers/system/
  • Start lxc container
   adb shell
   root@hammerhead:/ # lxc-start -n system -F
   * Setting up X socket directories...
   ...done.
   Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch) ubuntu-phablet console
   ubuntu-phablet login: phablet
   Last login: Wed May 12 08:39:00 UTC 1971 on lxc/console
   Welcome to Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch) (GNU/Linux 3.4.0-cyanogenmod-g15e5a99-dirty armv7l)
  * Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com/
  phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$
  • Start udev and lightdm
   sudo service udev start
   sudo udevadm trigger --action=add
   sudo service lightdm start

Tips and tricks

When you try to start container second time, it doesn't allow you to login in. To work around this, From adb shell

 rm /data/lxc/containers/system/rootfs/etc/init/lxc-android-boot.conf
 vi /data/lxc/containers/system/rootfs/etc/fstab
 # remove the all mount points that says "added by lxc-android-boot except one with /vendor"

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