Where is the link to download the mobile OS? I am looking to emulate with VirtualBox of qemu to test out the functionality before getting a phone. Of course, vbox won’t work unless there are x86 downloads, but qemu should be able to emulate an arm/aarch64 build.
There is even an x86 Image here: https://arm01.puri.sm/job/Images/job/Image%20Build/
See also this post: Running imx6.img in Gnome Boxes
Great thank you! From those pages, I found this page https://developer.puri.sm/Boards/qemu.html which talks about exactly what I’m doing.
Can you explain to me how to get it running in VirtualBox on OSX?
I downloaded the qemu-x86_64.img.xz and qemu-x86_64.qcow2 (#698) from https://arm01.puri.sm/job/Images/job/Image%20Build/
But Virtualbox doesn’t accept img as a boot medium.
First attempt: I tried to convert img to iso like this:
hdiutil convert qemu-x86_64.img -format UDTO -o output.iso
or just rename the file from *.img to *.iso but both didn’t work.
Second attempt: I tried to convert the img file to vdi:
VBoxManage convertfromraw qemu-x86_64.img virtual_disk.vdi
I got it booting and I was able to choose to boot “GNU/Gnome” but after that it stucks in a black screen.
Last attempt: I tried to set the qcow2 file as Virtual Hard Disc file but Virtualbox tells me “VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)”
I feel dumb now.
I didn’t try to get it running in vbox, mostly because QEMU is much easier. Just grab it for your system via homebrew (see here https://brew.sh/), and than stick to the doc.
If you are able to test the software, maybe this is of interest for some you: