Is it possible to flash Android on a Flatfish?


(Borisbudini) #61

the storage and camera problem still appear…


(Neo2shyalien) #62

Please define storage problem ?
Camera is not in the fix list :wink:


(Borisbudini) #63

Going to settings/storage crashes
btw i used these Gapps if anyone wants them


(YFdyh000) #64

I have tested it. I don’t see the storage problem for sdcard and extsd.

I see the compass work fine after flash, but it become to not correct after a period of time. I try to calibrate it with GPS Status & Toolbox, not success.

Yes, Settings - Storage still crashes. FYI, Issue 204926 at above.


(Neo2shyalien) #65

If we try to make primary storage emulated and change the mount point to /storage/sdcard0 probably will work… Here have good example for proper configuration.


(YFdyh000) #66

But this will need to modify the partition configuration to make full use of space, it is a risky operations.


(Neo2shyalien) #67

Hmm are you sure in that ? I didn’t see nothing about partition reconfiguration. For me looks like more like editing the init scripts, fstab mount point and configurations in storage_list


(YFdyh000) #68

I think this require to merge mmcblk0p1 and /data, they are different physical partitions, FAT32 and ext4.


(Neo2shyalien) #69

Yes you are right. I’m wrongly understand the meaning of storage emulation. :blush: In this case only mount point change is probably to fix the storage bug in the settings.


(Borisbudini) #70

Might be a "first world problem"
would it be possible to edit the bootloader so we can boot to recovery by power+volume down?
Btw, xposed installs with no problem and mp4 seems to work flawless (youtube)


(Neo2shyalien) #71

This is very bad idea. power+volume down is the key combination to unbrick your tablet.


(Borisbudini) #72

wrong code then. a combination that wouldn’t brick something that helps unbricking (all three buttons?)


(Neo2shyalien) #73

On theory yes - but uboot modifications is dangerous operation. If you break it you will be unable to boot and have to reflash it via jtag or some similar on it :slight_smile: For me software reboot to recovery is ok.


Boys and girls here is my manifest. The only missing part is vendor blobs. Soon I will upload them too to the git, but all are extracted from firefox os. You can start build with

repo init -u https://github.com/Neo2SHYAlien/android.git -b android-4.2.2_r1


(Ram) #74

Thanks a lot everyone. I flashed my flatfish with the new images and its
working great.

I am not able to install Google Play Store app I even tried few different
versions, still could not succeed. If anyone is able to do it, please
provide me the apk link.

Thanks again !

  • Ram,
    ReMo India

(Borisbudini) #75

Hey ram, download the zip i posted a few responses earlier(gapps) and flash via recovery :slight_smile:

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September 24

Thanks a lot everyone. I flashed my flatfish with the new images and its

working great.

I am not able to install Google Play Store app I even tried few different

versions, still could not succeed. If anyone is able to do it, please

provide me the apk link.

Thanks again !

  • Ram,

    ReMo India


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September 24On theory yes - but uboot modifications is dangerous operation. If you break it you will be unable to boot and have to reflash it via jtag or some similar on it :slight_smile: For me software reboot to recovery is ok.

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(Neo2shyalien) #76

Hi @ram . I add 2 zip in my google drive. google apps and su. Install both files via recovery :slight_smile:


(Michael Bauer) #77

Hiya. Late to this thread but I have a flatfish too which I’d been hoping to use for testing localizations. Very interested in putting Android on but slightly confused (I’m not dev level technical) - which of the previous posts/set of instructions is the current method for putting Android on? I’m not capable of compiling stuff, I’m afraid but I can follow instructions :slight_smile:


(Neo2shyalien) #78

Download files from my last link You should follow the instructions from @safwan’s post. To restart your device in fastboot use
adb reboot boot-fastboot
Additionally you should flash and recovery
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
After first android boot if you want gaps and su you should reboot your device in recovery via
adb reboot recovery
Flash the both zip files from your internal storage and reboot. Enjoy :slight_smile:

p.s probably later I will write a script for flashing and create archive from all files because now is little but confusing.


(Michael Bauer) #79

Ok, I spent the entire afternoon trying to get this to work but no luck and I’m close to crying.
Problem 1: I don’t have my old Win 8 machine any more which was all set up to flash B2G updates (motherboard melted). Cue 2 hours of trying to force Windows 10 into accepting ANY installation of fastboot, no luck. Even tried this to see if a generic ADB/Fastboot would fix the issue, still no luck. Any modification or installation I try, the moment I plug the tablet in results in it showing as missing drivers in the hardware CP and anywhichway I try to install the drivers manually results in the hash error problem.
Problem 2: Ubuntu 16 doesn’t seem much more helpful either. Adding udev rules seems to require a postgrad in computing and the automatic(?) Configure USB Access command on offer by Mozilla seems to do nothing. I tried these instructions from stack exchange but still no luck.
That’s where I am now. I have a MacBook lying around too I could try but the instructions for B2G are very thin on detail and full of “run a VM” (which is beyond me), so I didn’t even try.
Someone please tell me I missed a very simple, obvious step/solution?


(Michael Bauer) #80

Addendum: Success. Via an ancient XP laptop…

Some observations which might help other users:

  1. The boot.img goes really fast. The system.img takes a bit longer but if there is no activity for over 2 minutes, disconnect the tablet, shut down, restart into fastboot and connect to the computer again.
  2. Windows 10 sucks.
  3. The Google account sign in does not work and I cannot disable the keyboard sounds but those are really minor things. Other than that, it seems to be working fine. Thank you all for making this happen!