BOINC Android app does not work on Asus Zenphone 2

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Vitali

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Message 76104 - Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 22:10:31 UTC

Hello,
I just installed BOINC Android app from Google Play to Asus Zen Phone 2. Application installed properly but it just gets stuck with a splash-screen.

Does this application work with Intel CPU architecture (Zen Phone 2 is) ?
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Message 76105 - Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 22:34:19 UTC - in response to Message 76104.  

It appears that phone doesn't have an android processor, but an Intel processor.

Data sheet

So you need either Windows or Linux, possible the latter, NOT a Google app.
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Message 76108 - Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 5:53:09 UTC - in response to Message 76105.  

Hi, yes, Asus Zen Phone 2 is with Intel CPU.
I'm not sure that one can run native Linux app on that phone, at least without very deep hacking.
But maybe BOINC App should be updated in such a way that it should detect an architecture and Google Play app-store will not let to install it?
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Message 76125 - Posted: 25 Feb 2017, 0:56:49 UTC - in response to Message 76108.  

To run Linux apps, you first need to install Linux, possible one of the tiny versions.
THEN you install a Linux version of BOINC.

As for not using the Google store, it's really up to the user to know which one to use.
From which store do you usually get apps: Google, Apple, or Windows?
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Message 76130 - Posted: 25 Feb 2017, 8:49:31 UTC - in response to Message 76125.  

installing pure Linux on Asus Zenphone 2 is close to impossible
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Message 76133 - Posted: 25 Feb 2017, 14:07:50 UTC - in response to Message 76104.  

Hello,
I just installed BOINC Android app from Google Play to Asus Zen Phone 2. Application installed properly but it just gets stuck with a splash-screen.

Does this application work with Intel CPU architecture (Zen Phone 2 is) ?

You don't say what version of Boinc you installed, I expect Boinc 7.4.53

You can try Boinc 7.4.43 from the Berkeley site instead, you may need to run though some hoops to get it to install this way,
I think Boinc 7.4.53 has some issues with x86 processors.

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Message 76134 - Posted: 25 Feb 2017, 14:10:45 UTC - in response to Message 76105.  

It appears that phone doesn't have an android processor, but an Intel processor.

Data sheet

So you need either Windows or Linux, possible the latter, NOT a Google app.

Boinc 7.4.x for Android is supposed to work on ARM, AArch64, MIPS, MIPS64, x86, and x86_64, There is no such thing as an android processor!!

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Android version 4.1 and later for ARM, AArch64, MIPS, MIPS64, x86, and x86_64
We recommend that, rather than downloading BOINC from here,
you get it from the Google Play Store or the Amazon app store (for Kindle Fire)


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