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
Pro TipUse GitHub to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.
Essential Feature Support
Q: What does this port need to get better?
A: Complete the following features:
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.
Community strength (beta)
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- 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
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- Anbox patches (deprecated)
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- SD card storage
- RTC time
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless External monitor
- Flight mode
- Automatic brightness
- Fingerprint reader
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '
Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.
Activation and deactivation of wifi hotspot may be inconsistent with the user interface.
All devices on Xenial
Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.
Halium and Legacy ports
Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.
The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.
- Wireless charging
- FM radio
- Double touch to wake
- Wired External monitor
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|16.04 - xenial||stable||OTA-25||4/13/2023||Stability over newer features (recommended)|
|16.04 - xenial||rc||2023-W15||4/13/2023||Testing before the next stable release|
|16.04 - xenial||devel||2023-04-14||4/13/2023||Daily built development releases|
|16.04 - xenial||edge||2022-11-21||11/21/2022||Here be dragons|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Chipset||Exynos 7420 (14 nm)|
|Display||IPS LCD, 5.7 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 387 ppi density|
|Dimensions||156.7 x 78 x 7.5 mm (6.17 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||168 g (5.93 oz)|
Meizu Pro 5 devices that are sold with Android have a locked bootloader. Unlocking it is possible but remains a tedious process :
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.
Register the device with a Meizu account, this will grant you the access needed to unlock the device.
Unlock the bootloader from Android security menu.
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.
Resources for community & developers
Report an Issue for
Meizu Pro 5
Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that
it really doesn’t?
Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.
Couldn't find it?
Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.
1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.
2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.