I chose to flash the system.img versus the DSU Sideloader method. It’s been a little while since I’ve played around with Android & custom ROM’s so it took longer than usual to figure it out, but i did get it working. I’m making note of the process mainly for myself, but also in case anyone else needs a hint or two.
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot reboot fastboot
# fastboot getvar all # Don't need to do this really.
fastboot erase system_ext_a
fastboot erase system_ext_b
fastboot erase product_a
fastboot erase product_b
fastboot delete-logical-partition product_a
fastboot delete-logical-partition product_b
fastboot flash system system.img
There are some of the erase commands that you don’t need to run; it should only be the current partition ones you need, but i didn’t run into any problems by running them for both partitions.
Then, voila! You have your Surface Duo running Android 13, & the Pixel Experience ROM!
I’m trying to play around more with my Flipper Zero, especially since I came across info on custom firmware to unlock some extra features with the device. The install was extremely simple, just using the qFlipper application to flash the CFW: GitHub: RogueMaster / flipperzero-firmware-wPlugins.
There were a few extra steps to take after flashing, but as long as you read the instructions provided, it should work fine. I still have to play around with it a bit & see what else I can do with it, but I will definitely be reading \ loading most of what’s available through RogueMaster‘s awesome-flipperzero-withModules GitHub repo.
I haven’t actually played any of the included games or used the Game Mode, but since I’ve seen some questions in the Discord asking how to disable it (despite it being in the instructions 😉 ) I figured I would also include it here for reference: UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT CENTER LEFT CENTER That looks somewhat familiar 😉
Just making note of some webOS tools \ resources that could be useful as I start playing with my HP TouchPad (Tenderloin) again. Specifically, I want to install LuneOS on my device.
➜ webOS ls -lah
drwxr-xr-x 5 smc staff 160B Aug 9 22:53 .
drwx------+ 8 smc staff 256B Aug 9 22:53 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 smc staff 352M Aug 5 11:11 Palm_webOS_SDK.18.104.22.1686.dmg
-rw-r--r--@ 1 smc staff 12M Aug 5 12:09 WebOSQuickInstall-4.6.0.jar
-rw-r--r--@ 1 smc staff 78K Aug 5 11:27 org.webosinternals.tailor_0.3.1_all.ipk.zip
➜ webOS sha256 *
org.webosinternals.tailor_0.3.1_all.ipk.zip: Needed this version because it has options included for LuneOS. Palm_webOS_SDK.22.214.171.1246.dmg WebOSQuickInstall-4.6.0.jar: I didn’t actually need this, but downloaded it because I was nostalgic.
So WordPress is giving me an issue when I try to actually upload a ZIP of the above (I can appreciate them not wanting me to upload DMG or JAR files), but I keep just getting a generic error when I upload the ZIP. This is mainly for my own reference anyway, but if anyone else is reading this, feel free to reach out & I can send you what I have.
EDIT: 20210810-1019: Just making note of some helpful links, that are currently still active right now (one with SSL errors, but the site still works): – GitHub: WebOS Internals – WebOS Internals