Media and communication State: Active

Description

Meizu PRO5 was the second Meizu device available with UT. Processing power is sufficient for most current tasks as a daily driver. Wireless external display works well with a MS WIDI adapter.

Features & Usability

Automated Usability (beta)

Boots and runs well, essential features work correctly. It can be used as a mobile device running Ubuntu Touch OS. Recommended for advanced users.

  • Actors:

  •  Manual brightness
  •  Notification LED
  •  Torchlight
  •  Vibration
  • Camera:

  •  Flashlight
  •  Photo
  •  Video
  •  Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  •  Dual SIM functionality
  •  Carrier info, signal strength
  •  Data connection
  •  Incoming, outgoing calls
  •  MMS in, out
  •  PIN unlock
  •  SMS in, out
  •  Change audio routings
  •  Voice in calls
  •  Volume control in calls
  • Endurance:

  •  24+ hours battery lifetime
  •  7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  •  Boot into UI
  •  Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  •  Anbox patches (deprecated)
  •  AppArmor patches
  •  Battery percentage
  •  Offline charging
  •  Online charging
  •  Recovery image
  •  Reset to factory defaults
  •  SD card detection and access
  •  RTC time
  •  Shutdown / Reboot
  •  Wireless External monitor
  • Network:

  •  Bluetooth
  •  Flight mode
  •   Hotspot
  •  WiFi
  • Sensors:

  •  Automatic brightness
  •  Fingerprint reader
  •  GPS
  •  Proximity
  •  Rotation
  •  Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  •  Earphones
  •  Loudspeaker
  •  Microphone
  •  Volume control
  • USB:

  •  MTP access
  •  ADB access
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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Partial

Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release
Channel
Version
Release Date
Description
Xenialdevel2022-07-3130-07-2022Daily built development releases
Xenialedge2022-07-3130-07-2022Here be dragons
Xenialrc2022-W30/226-07-2022Testing before the next stable release
XenialstableOTA-2321-06-2022Stability over newer features (recommended)

Meizu Pro 5

Specifications

CPUOcta-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
ChipsetExynos 7420 (14 nm)
GPUMali T760
Storage32/64GB
Memory3GB/4GB
Android Version5.1
Battery3050 mAh
DisplayIPS LCD, 5.7 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 387 ppi density
Architecturearm
Rear Camera21.16MP
Front Camera5MP
Dimensions156.7 x 78 x 7.5 mm (6.17 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)
Weight168 g (5.93 oz)

Android prerequisites

Meizu Pro 5 devices that are sold with Android have a locked bootloader. Unlocking it is possible but remains a tedious process :

  1. Unlink the device from any previous owner's account by contacting Meizu's support with a photo of device's IMEIs and SN taken from the original box.
  2. Register the device with a Meizu account, this will grant you the access needed to unlock the device.
  3. Unlock the bootloader from Android security menu.

Installation instructions

Once you have admin access read and follow instructions at the following UBports forum post : Meizu Pro 5 Flyme OS To Ubuntu Touch + modem Update + Fingerprint Function.

Alernatively, installing UBports' version of Ubuntu Touch is possible on devices that come with Ubuntu in the first place.