Dell Venue 8 Pro 5830 Dual Boot with Android x86 (Instructions and Video Proof)

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  1. lvlrdka22

    lvlrdka22 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Because some guy thought it's a good idea to upload to his own mirrors without asking me, I'm moving everything elsewhere.



    DISCLAIMER: I'm not responsible for anything that may/may not happen as a result of you viewing the video, downloading the files, or reading and/or following the instructions, including the destruction of the universe.

    These are provided as-is. Do not expect support.


    Do not copy/paste this anywhere else.

    Semi-working:
    Wi-Fi (may break after a while and/or under heavy traffic, bandaid fix courtesy of arunsun86)
    Autobrightness (sensor works)
    Sleep (Baytrail only supports freeze, about 1-2% battery drain per hour, power button not working (kernel regression), so must be done through terminal)
    Superuser (Marshmallow)

    Not working (I think these are most of them):
    Bluetooth
    Camera
     
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    Wow looks great. Does 3G work aswell?

    How about ARM Apps, is there an emulation layer or something to get them to work too?
     
  3. lvlrdka22

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    3G, I'm not sure, since mine is the WiFi version (unless someone feels like trading with me at no cost :vbtongue:).
    ARM apps, not sure, how do I tell the difference? I have sideloaded a couple of APKs (LMT launcher, Amazon app store, F-Droid, all of them downloaded previously to use on phone/ARM tablet). Out of all of the apps I've downloaded from Google play store, I've yet to run into any incompatibilities (except the ones that "require" a phone-like density to run).
    A quick google shows that the ARM translation should be working.
     
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    Looks awesome, I created a 8gb partition and tried to install (live off usb works great).
    But I get these errors.
    "warning!! Unsupported GPT( GUID Partitiion Tablke) detected. Use GNU Parted."
    Which if I go past I get.
    "FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 0: Partition ends after end-of-disk.
    Press any key to exit cfdisk."

    I use wimboot and my fdisks looks like
    Number Start End Size Code Name
    1 2048 206847 100M 0700 EF
    2 206848 468991 128M 0700 Mi
    3 468992 33695743 15.8G 0700 Ba
    4 33695774 50116607 8081M 0700 Ba
    5 50118656 61069311 5347M 0700 Ba

    Any ideas guys?
     
  5. lvlrdka22

    lvlrdka22 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm not familiar with their install, I just do it manually. Can you just format using EXT2/3/4, then just select the partition to install to, and just skip cfdisk?
     
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    When I boot from usb with the iso provided on and choose install my partition isnt shown on the selection screen. And when I try to choose the drive the above errors show, am I doing something wrong?
     
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    Apparently not, because the installer doesn't support GPT yet.

    If you feel like jumping through a couple more hoops (use a USB hub, two USB drives, one with Fedlet, another with zips of the system partition), I can show you how to install it manually. I will need to upload my zips though (I don't use the ISO to install).
    The process is very easy (I'd say even less confusing than the installer).

    Basically, all that's needed is to unzip (while preserving permissions) the system partition from the ISO into the partition you want to install to, then modify the GRUB config file slightly.
     
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    An installation instruction like that would be well appreciated here. :)
     
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    That would be ace if you could I dont think it would be too hard to sort out.
     
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    I "think" I have android installed onto my ext2 partition now (although your files would still be amazing to have). But I dont have a boot loader to load it with. I tried win2grub but it seems Windows blocks chainloading on EFI now. So Im stuck again what did you use to install grub?
     
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