I have an old Xiaomi mi 9 Lite (pyxis) with a custom android rom installed.

The CPU is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (all specs)

I've already discovered Ubuntu Touch, but it comes with a desktop environment and my Phone is not suported.

I also looked at Ubuntu Server for ARM but can't find a way to use that.

Arch Linux ARM isn't supported by the processor.

Maybe interesting for more research would be Renegade Project which was able to get Windows 11 running on a Smartphone with UEFI.

Do you have any idea how to use my old phone as a homeserver? I'm happy to learn anything that goes in the right direction, even if it's just a small step towards a solution.

I have a lot of time for the project, but I'm a beginner, so if I have to create a own ROM I'd like you to help me with good learning sources.


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If your device is supported you could run PostmarketOS on it. If it is not in that list you could try to port your own.

postmarketOS (abbreviated as pmOS) is an operating system primarily for smartphones, based on the Alpine Linux distribution.

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