Installing Ubuntu Phone (Touch) on Nexus 7 LTE

ubuntu phone

Add SDK repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-device-flash

Enable USB Debugging on the device

  1. Make sure you have developer mode enabled (see if you are unsure).
  2. Navigate to Settings > Developer options
  3. Enable USB Debugging. When a device is connected, you will be prompted in Android to authorize it.

Unlock Bootloader

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot reboot

Check that you have the right device

adb shell grep /system/build.prop > mydevicedata \
&& adb shell grep ro.product.device /system/build.prop >> mydevicedata \
&& adb shell grep /system/build.prop >> mydevicedata

Check which channels are available

ubuntu-device-flash --server="" query --list-channels --device=deb

ubuntu-device-flash –server=”” query –list-channels –device=deb
ubuntu-touch/devel (alias to ubuntu-touch/vivid)
ubuntu-touch/devel-proposed (alias to ubuntu-touch/vivid-proposed)
ubuntu-touch/ubuntu-rtm/devel (alias to ubuntu-touch/ubuntu-rtm/14.09)
ubuntu-touch/ubuntu-rtm/devel-proposed (alias to ubuntu-touch/ubuntu-rtm/14.09-proposed)

In my case I am going for the currently stable ‘ubuntu-touch/vivid’ channel.

Install Ubuntu Touch

ubuntu-device-flash --server="" touch --channel="ubuntu-touch/vivid" --bootstrap

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Author: Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

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