I have my former daily driver, an Oppo Find 7 just lying around and I’m wondering if it can boot Postmarket. Someone managed to boot it on the Find 7a but it’s technically not the same phone, so I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience booting it on the 7.

Also, the picture on the 7a Wiki page shows the phone running what just looks like desktop GNOME, so does this mean it’s still unable to run a mobile DE? Am I able to use it as a phone if I boot Postmarket on it?

Finally, I have TWRP installed on that phone and I really like it, so am I able to still have it as the default recovery image?

@PureTryOut
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49d

what just looks like desktop GNOME

That picture is actually Weston, which is basically the first interface anybody should try when they just ported the phone. It’s just used as a demo, it’s not actually usable really.

It seems the Find 7a is using the downstream kernel still (rather than mainline), which means it has no DRM support and can thus not run DE’s like GNOME, Phosh, Plasma Mobile, etc. You will be stuck to interfaces like Weston, XFCE4, etc. So no, if you boot pmOS on it you won’t be able to use it like an actual phone. Besides, it seems modem support is missing so you wouldn’t be able to call or be called.

Finally, I have TWRP installed on that phone and I really like it, so am I able to still have it as the default recovery image?

Sure you can, we don’t touch the recovery. It’s however not really useful for non-Android OS’s.

so I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience booting it on the 7.

It seems there isn’t a device port for it so no I don’t think anybody tried it yet (or they failed, who knows). You can give it a shot porting yourself, we’d love to help you out on our Matrix channel!

@AgreeableLandscape
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19d

Thank you for that info!

Please do not ask here if we could port your device. We won’t go and buy your device just to do the port. But you can try porting yourself, it is not that hard and we will help you wherever you get stuck in the chat. If that is not an option for you, consider sending a device to a community member who agrees to do the porting for you (check the milestones) or simply add it to the wish list.

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