I bought a Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition. I love the phone, but Ubuntu touch isn't what I thought it would be. The App Store is lacking many popular apps. I contacted Meizu and they said the phone could not be dual booted with Flyme or any other os software. I need to remove Ubuntu from the phone and install Flyme. There are apps I need for work and this is my only option. Please guide me in the right direction or help me install android apps to my Ubuntu phone, if possible.

Thank you

  • Well, AFAIK there're different projects to run Android apps on GNU/Linux. «Shashlik» is to name one. Unfortunately I don't have Ubuntu phone to try something, but I think you could give a try to such projects to run Android apps. – Hi-Angel Jun 5 '16 at 12:12
  • @Hi-Angel I don't think Android app run under Ubuntu touch. Android is based on Linux, but it's completely different – Motte001 Jun 5 '16 at 12:53
  • @Motte001 why not? There're projects specifically to run Android apps on GNU/Linux distros. Like Wine to run Windows apps. And yes, I know both that Android is Linux based, and that Android have completely different architecture of GNU/Linux distros. But Android apps mostly compiled into Java bytecode, so assuming one could execute it, and have its API implemented, they'd work. – Hi-Angel Jun 5 '16 at 14:16
  • @Hi-Angel is it real java? I've heard it runs in the Dalvik-VM, something java like – Motte001 Jun 5 '16 at 19:06
  • @Motte001 it is java bytecode. It might not even have API of Java standard, but is irrelevant to my comment. – Hi-Angel Jun 5 '16 at 19:09

I have found the next information about it:

[How To] From Ubuntu to Android - Meizu 5 Pro http://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-pro-5/how-to/how-to-ubuntu-to-android-meizu-5-pro-t3395995/

[How To] From Android to Ubuntu - Meizu 5 Pro http://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-pro-5/how-to/how-to-android-to-ubuntu-meizu-5-pro-t3396191

Pro 5 ubuntu edition system dump and flashing Flyme on it... http://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-pro-5/help/pro-5-ubuntu-edition-dump-flashing-flyme-t3384860

I hope they were helpful for you.

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