Any Raspberry Pi 4 owners or people who just maybe want a cheap/neat solution to run the new app, I’ve put together a little How To video for setting up Android 11 on a Raspberry Pi 4 and installing SYSTM. As noted in the title, this is not official so don’t expect the Minions to be able to answer your support questions on it
As I already had a micro-SD card and keyboard/mouse, all in the project cost me about £75! And it’s small enough and low power enough you can basically just have it permanently on and tucked behind your TV if needed. It’s not perfect as I didn’t ever get scrubbing working, but the videos run really well, and ERG and connections seemed rock solid in my testing!
(I have zero creativity and none of the right equipment to do this kind of video properly, so no mean comments about the production quality lol )
I’m trying to set it up on a rpi3 model b and I’m afraid it’s not good news.
The links provided by @aerobrain are only for rpi4, but the same guy that made the builds for it, has Android 10 versions for rpi3.
However, after adding Google Play Store to the device it become excruciatingly slow that it’s taking forever to set up. I don’t expect a good user experience, but with 512MB of RAM that would be unexpected.
I’ll try to struggle with it till the end and will report back.
So I was able to install wahoo systm on the RPI3 model B, and the user experience is terrible. While moving was slow but (just) bearable, I wasn’t able to load a single video as the exercise itself carried on.
TLDR: this setup is not worth it on an RPI 3. The device just can’t seem to handle the load needed to operate with basic functionality, let alone smoothly.
I tested this on a RPi 3 B+ with LineageOS 17.1 and gapps where the performance also was quite terrible. Further the video was not being displayed and the sound extremely laggy. I also was unable to connect my KICKR and TICKR.
Because of this I reinstalled and skipped the google services and just sideloaded SYSTM. The user experience was way better but still left something to desire for. The video was also still missing. But my KICKR and TICKR were working correctly.
Next I created a new SD-Card for my Pi4 (4GB of RAM) with LineageOS 18.1 without gapps, since I already knew I don’t need them anyway (aside from getting automatic SYSTM updates). I sideloaded SYSTM and the performance is awesome.
I connected to my TICKR but couldn’t connect to my KICKR which is a bit further away because it did not detect it. This is probably due to my cooling case which is a huge block of metal. I bought it because I thought I would never need Wifi or BLE on my Kodi player:
Thanks for the Idea @aerobrain, but for the moment I will stick with my Laptop. Maybe I’ll get a dedicated RPi for Sufferfest and keep my RPi 4 Kodi player. As @Afonso_Gomes reported the 1 GB of RAM on the RPi 3 B+ seems to be insufficient. You seem to need more then 1,5GB since my smart TV is runnig quite smooth but has display problems.
I ran session last night from my Android OnePlus 8t phone for the first time amd it was a smoother experience than using my laptop. I am not sure of that is due to the internet on my laptop being poor, or the Bluetooth connection being poor, or the laptop being nearly 10 years old or all three.
On the laptop I would have issues where the sound would get crackly and sometimes the videos would pause, none of this on the phone.