Hi everybody! I hope I’m not making too much of a stupid question here
I see that Manjaro ARM supports an interesting list of devices, but I would like to try it also on other pieces of hardware. Let’s take for example my smartphone (Xiaomi Mi A3), which has an ARMv8-A Kryo 260 CPU, with 4 Cortex-A73 cores and 4 Cortex-A53 cores. Xiaomi has released their modified Linux 4.14 kernel source (GitHub - MiCode/Xiaomi_Kernel_OpenSource at laurel-q-oss).
The question is: if I compiled this kernel and somehow managed to include it in a Manjaro ARMv8 release, would it run on my device? Please, tell me if I’m missing something. Thanks
I forgot to say that I’m assuming to have a device with a bootloader that can be unlocked. Is this not enough? If you have some reference about this, please point me to it, I’ll be glad to learn new stuff.
To Archisman: I already have Termux, but I didn’t suspect I could use it to run Arch
That’s wonderful and I’ll try it out. But I’m also so tempted to run native linux on my devices, that’s why I want to know where to start in case I decide to experiment with it.
You can always check at projects with the goal to support old devices after the manufacturers stopped supporting it. However it depends on the community and how much effort they put into it. One example: our friends from PostmarketOS: Devices - postmarketOS