Do you want a new OPPO Find 5? Of course you do! Well the awesome team at OPPO have given us a brand new Find 5 (x909 to be exact) for us to give you. So here’s the deal, the first person to provide a working Ubuntu Touch image for this device gets to keep it.
Last weekend both Ubuntu and OPPO had booths at the first ever XDA Developers Conference in Miami. While discussing both of our new products, the idea came up to hold a porting contest to get Ubuntu Touch running on the Find 5. Jono announced the initial contest during his presentation on Saturday, with an initial challenge to have a winner claim the prize during the conference itself. Despite having three separate developers build images and flash them onto the phone, none were able to boot into Ubuntu Touch.
So now we’re extending the contest and making it available to everybody! To enter, you will need to send me an email containing links to the necessary files and detailed step-by-step direction for loading them on the phone. I don’t have much experience with flashing ROMs, so treat me like a complete newbie when writing your instructions. If your images don’t work, I will send you the output from adb logcat as well as any other information you request. If your images do work, and meet the requirements below, I’ll be asking for a mailing address so I can send you your prize!
In order to win your phone, you need to get Ubuntu Touch running on the OPPO Find 5. Not just booting, but running, and is a way that makes it usable for other Find 5 owners. So I’ve set out the following things that I will be checking for:
- The phone boots into Ubuntu Touch (obviously)
- I can launch multiple apps and switch between them
- I can make phone calls (I have a SIM that works)
- I can send and receive SMS
- I can connect to Wifi, using WPA2
- The screen goes to sleep when pressing the power button or after the set timeout period, and wakes up again when pressing the power button
- I can play audio with the Music app
- I can take pictures with the front and rear cameras
So, you want to take a crack at it? Well the first step is to read the Ubuntu Touch Porting Guide. Once you have an image you want me to try, send an email to email@example.com with “OPPO” somewhere in the subject (just to help me out, I get a lot of email). In that email include all of the steps necessary to download and install your image. Again, be detailed, I’m a newb. If you image meets the above requirements, I’ll put it in the mail to you! After that, we can work on getting your image available for easy installation via our phablet-flash tool, so all the other OPPO Find 5 owners can try it too.