krillin - BQ Aquaris E4.5

This device is besides having a smaller display almost identical to the Aquaris E5 so maybe images are interchangeable.



There is no one working on bringing Halium to this device AFAIK.


The following entries are just a placeholder, exactly as this sentence.

Distribution Device Specific Files Kernel What works What doesn’t work
Ubports 15.04 (Android 5.1 base) device page ? ? ? ?
Unofficial LineageOS 13 device page Pablito2020/android_device_bq_krillin Pablito2020/android_kernel_bq_krillin based on 3.10.49 ? some problems with SMS

Kernel & Hardware

Mainline (4.13rc4 as of writing)

There is no Mediatek MT-6582 device source tree present inside the mainline kernel yet.

Canonical’s kernel (3.4.67 based)

The kernel from canonical especially saw some backporting. AFAIK with this kernel every feature except radio worked.

Pablito2020 inofficial LOS kernel (3.10.49 based?)

This kernel (linked in table) seems to be more recent and is said to work completely with a CM13 base.

Device Specifics


Entering Fastboot & Recovery Mode

For BQ Aquaris E4, E4.5, E5 and E6, assuming device is off:

Hold Power button + Volume Up button until menu pops up

Boot Mode Selection: Navigate with Volume Up and select with Volume Down

Entering Recovery: Press Volume Up to access menu Navigate with Volume buttons and select with Power button.

Developer Info

Some devices show strange behaviour of some kind, try to find this (for example in the xda-developers forum) and document it

Usefull Ressources

If anything might be usefull but didn’t fit above you can just throw in some links here.