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By nikwen, Recognized Contributor on 3rd April 2013, 11:02 PM
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Ubuntu for phones (aka Ubuntu Touch)

The mobile version of the popular Ubuntu operating system.
Find out more about it on the official website.






Installation instructions
There are two ways of installing Ubuntu on your Nexus 4: Single or dual boot. Dual boot is definitely easier (that irony!).
Single boot requires you to have a desktop PC with Ubuntu installed while dual boot can be achieved by downloading an app from Google Play.

The single boot instructions are presented very well on the official Ubuntu developer site: Installing Ubuntu for devices
Advantage: Very easy to reflash without losing your data
Disadvantage: Requires a PC with Ubuntu installed

Dual boot can be set up by downloading MultiROM Manager from Google Play, installing the MultiROM parts from inside the app and then installing Ubuntu from inside the app as well.
Advantage: Very easy to get Ubuntu working without the need of a PC
Disadvantage: No way to reflash later without losing your data (but don't worry, updates work fine)

No matter which installation method you choose, you will be presented with a list of channels to pick from, each of them containing different versions of the OS.
If you want stable images with updates once every six weeks, choose the channel "ubuntu-touch/stable".
Daily development builds can be installed from the "rc-proposed" channel, but this is not to be recommended as they break regularly (sometimes they do not even boot).
Note that in that case there is no way to recover your data if you are using MultiROM.


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15th June 2013, 03:59 AM |#2  
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[ROM][Official][Nightlies][Dual Boot] Ubuntu Touch 14.10 (Utopic Unico)
This is the original, though very outdated, OP. For actual instructions please use the new OP.

"Touch Developer for Ubuntu" is released for free non-commercial use. It is provided without warranty, even the implied warranty of merchantability, satisfaction or fitness for a particular use. See the licence included with each program for details.

Some licences may grant additional rights; this notice shall not limit your rights under each program's licence. Licences for each program
are available in the usr/share/doc directory. Source code for Ubuntu can be downloaded from archive.ubuntu.com. Ubuntu, the Ubuntu logo
and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Touch Preview for Ubuntu" is released for limited use due to the inclusion of binary hardware support files. The original components
and licenses can be found at:https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers.





INSTRUCTIONS TO FLASH VIA TWRP or CWM:

MOD EDIT: removed as the instructions are outdated

Download Link:
Armel + Mako http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...y-preinstalled

Touch armhf http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...y-preinstalled


Dual Boot Installation Guide:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/DualBootInstallation



State of things
spreadsheet here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FE&usp=sharing








HOW TO GET BACK TO ANDROID:

Easy as flashing a rom... Just go back into recovery & flash as usual... works perfectly...




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It's finally here!
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Thanks, how is this different from the already existing ubuntu touch ? Have you tried it ? Is it finally daily driver material ?
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Thanks, how is this different from the already existing ubuntu touch ? Have you tried it ? Is it finally daily driver material ?


yup is is daily build (nightlies).....
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Will it delete everything in /sdcard ?
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Sorry you misunderstood, i meant to ask if the previous bugs of ubuntu have been fixed and can be used as a daily rom.

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Will it delete everything in /sdcard ?

No.
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Will it delete everything in /sdcard ?

yes wipes all data, you can just make a nandroid then flash it, try it out and nandroid back.
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yes wipes all data, you can just make a nandroid then flash it, try it out and nandroid back.

I meant /sdcard not /data.
/sdcard is where you save your photos, videos and music
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yes wipes all data, you can just make a nandroid then flash it, try it out and nandroid back.

I dont think /sdcard is wiped. Just cache, system and couple of other partitions.

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I meant /sdcard not /data.
/sdcard is where you save your photos, videos and music

No it wont get deleted.
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