1. johnb_xp's Avatar


    How? I installed the latest version of the Bochs emulator for Android and threw in the QNX demo floppy file.

    That's it. QNX on Android on BB10 powered by QNX.

    Settings I changed:
    Enable the Ethernet (ne2k) card emulator
    128K Ram
    VGA update freq: 20 (Max - looks smooth as butter when using programs other than the browser)
    You can enable trackpad / gamepad support in Bochs to use the Classic's trackpad as a mouse but it doesn't work well enough to be usable.

    This was sort of a proof of concept... eventually I'd like to get Android 6.0 or Android Go in a VM on here but I have a feeling it'll run very slowly. QNX was chugging along nicely, but the weird touch controls and browser's RAM usage made it look pretty choppy.
    I have a Passport I mess around on but the screen has some issues. Might mess around with that, it'd be quite a bit quicker.
    Last edited by johnb_xp; 12-11-19 at 12:56 PM.
    12-10-19 01:06 AM
  2. johnb_xp's Avatar
    There's also a native remote desktop program for BB10 (Built for BB) so I could run an android VM on my PC and remote desktop in to it on the Classic?
    12-10-19 01:11 AM
  3. Digital_Islandboy's Avatar
    *clap clap clap*
    Thank you! thank you! thank you! For sharing this. Is there an “about” menu on there? What version number of QNX from the floppy? does it say?

    I would say do a smart watch next. But the options of those have shrank more since Google moved to buyout FitBit within the last few months.
    Last edited by Digital_Islandboy; 12-10-19 at 01:47 AM.
    12-10-19 01:36 AM
  4. johnb_xp's Avatar
    *clap clap clap*
    Thank you! thank you! thank you! For sharing this. Is there an “about” menu on there? What version number of QNX from the floppy? does it say?

    I would say do a smart watch next. But the options of those have shrank more since Google moved to buyout FitBit within the last few months.
    It's running QNX 4.05, released around 1999
    12-10-19 02:43 AM
  5. johnb_xp's Avatar
    I booted QNX on my Classic-img_20191210_004437.png
    I booted QNX on my Classic-img_20191210_004515.png

    Reboots after or during decompressing the Android 6.0 kernel... live boot isn't going to work on the Classic. I'll try making a virtual hard drive on my PC with Android 6 installed on it.

    Have a hunch it's because the VM is running out of RAM.

    Will try on Passport too, more RAM and a faster CPU should help.
    12-10-19 02:45 AM
  6. johnb_xp's Avatar
    No dice with live booting Android 6.0 or 4.4 on the Passport or Classic... ARM to x86 to ARM is brutal on the CPU, and I can only get it up to 700megs of RAM.

    There's an app called VMOS that runs a VM with Android 5 with root access, requires Android 5.0 to run though. (You can use root features on KEY devices now!) No good for BB10 devices though.
    Last edited by johnb_xp; 12-11-19 at 12:55 PM.
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    12-10-19 04:17 PM
  7. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    No dice with live booting Android 6.0 or 4.4 on the Passport or Classic... ARM to x86 to ARM is brutal on the CPU, and I can only get it up to 700megs of RAM.

    There's an app on the play store runs a VM with Android 5 with root access, requires Android 5.0 to run though. (You can use root features on KEY devices now!) No good for BB10 devices though.
    Nice finds......thank you for all the info.
    12-11-19 11:20 AM
  8. tegar ramadhanu kariadinata's Avatar
    i hope i can install androidOS on my passport.

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    12-15-19 10:05 PM
  9. ppeters914's Avatar
    i hope i can install androidOS on my passport.

    Posted via CB10
    Why are you hoping for something that is impossible?
    12-15-19 10:08 PM
  10. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Why are you hoping for something that is impossible?
    It isn't impossible...

    Posted via CB10
    12-15-19 11:35 PM
  11. ppeters914's Avatar
    It isn't impossible...

    Posted via CB10
    How?
    12-15-19 11:49 PM
  12. Ben xfg's Avatar
    How?
    Define "impossible".
    Agreed, it's very, very unlikely to happen.

    Posted via CB10
    12-15-19 11:57 PM
  13. joeldf's Avatar
    Define "impossible".
    Agreed, it's very, very unlikely to happen.

    Posted via CB10
    Impossible for any of us mortal humans to do it.

    Not impossible for those deep within the bowels of BlackBerry who did do it with special hardware in a Passport that allowed them to test it out. After all, they developed the device, and could pretty much do whatever they wanted to one to make it work in their labs.
    12-16-19 12:14 AM
  14. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Impossible for any of us mortal humans to do it.

    Not impossible for those deep within the bowels of BlackBerry who did do it with special hardware in a Passport that allowed them to test it out. After all, they developed the device, and could pretty much do whatever they wanted to one to make it work in their labs.
    Yup...

    Posted via CB10
    12-16-19 12:19 AM

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