Plasma Active 4: New Rootfs Tarballs for ArchosG9 and Nexus7

It has been quite a while since I uploaded the last rootfs tarballs of Plasma Active 4 for ArchosG9 and Nexus7. Now, I just used the holidays to generate and upload new ones.

In the meantime, the unpleasant bug with respect to the network manager applet was fixed. So, these new rootfs tarballs provide a fully working network management applet out of the box. In fact, all applets in the top bar seem to work properly now. Great thanks to whoever finally fixed that issue. šŸ™‚ PS: I just learned that this was fixed by Marco Martin aka notmart. Thanks a lot again, this bug was a really annoying one. šŸ™‚

You can get the tarballs, as usual, from For installation instructions see one of my older posts.

Please note that I only briefly tested the Nexus7 version. The ArchosG9 version is provided untested in the hope that it works. I hope you enjoy these new versions. Great thanks to the Plasma Active development team. šŸ™‚

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13 Responses to Plasma Active 4: New Rootfs Tarballs for ArchosG9 and Nexus7

  1. tcberner says:

    Thank you very much … time to wipe android again. I hope ssh/sshd does finally work too on my nexus7 with these images.

    • ruedigergad says:

      Just tested that SSH works on Nexus7. Enable developer access in settings and then login via SSH as root and password “mer”.

      • tcberner says:

        unfortunately ssh still does not seem to work for me. After the password prompt it just hangs — without giving me a shell-prompt.

        And ssh from the nexus to one of the computers hangs too.
        (the other computers can ssh to each other, just from and to the nexus does not work)

      • ruedigergad says:

        That’s really strange. I tested it on a freshly “flashed” Nexus7. I just enabled the SSH access in the settings and then connected to it as described.

  2. tcberner says:

    The nexus image seems to be truncated, and only 39M big

  3. tcberner says:

    it seems to be complete now, thanks.

  4. hgraeber says:

    I have tested the Archos G9 image. Unfortunately it is a little bit unstable. The biggest problem is that I cannot get the virtual keyboard. Some applications simply do not show the keyboard, others (eg. konsole) crash.

    Nevertheless I really appreciate your work. What does work is really impressive. I hope we will have a device with this software soon.

  5. Hi ruedigergad, are you working in a sailfishOS port for nexus 7?

    • ruedigergad says:

      Nope, I am not. But there are many other people out there as well. For a start, there is a Nemomobile port that also uses Wayland, libhybris, etc., as far as I know. That should bring you one step closer to an actual Sailfish port.

  6. John Smith says:

    This is nice, but MOSLO is still not compatible with the latest (3rd) version of the Nexus 7 (2013) so it’s not possible to install it šŸ˜¦

    • ruedigergad says:

      As far as I know, the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 uses an entirely different SoC than the 2012er version. So, the problem is actually much bigger than just getting MOSLO working. My guess is that the most promising path would be to give libhybris a try.

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