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23rd February 2013, 07:27 PM   |  #1  
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- - - Update - - -
After long time since I've released the last news, I've decided to discontinue this project.
I'm near final high school exams so I don't have the time to dedicate myself on the project and because, after 2+ years, my Nexus S left me with an hardbrick (I've tried applying Unbrickable Mod and replacing the motherboard but no luck).

You can find my last pieces of work on my GitHub account (https://github.com/Matsca09/Ubuntu-Touch-Nexus-S/).

I want to conclude by thanking everyone who tested and used this port and I hope someone else will continue this work to port Ubuntu on this great phone

Thanks again for all,
Matsca09

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Hi everyone,
I want to share with you my port of Ubuntu touch for Nexus S.

What works:
  • Graphics acceleration
  • Backlight control
  • Calls (with audio) and SMS
  • Camera
  • Wifi
  • Audio

What doesn't work:
  • GPS (?, not tested)
  • 3G connection (?, not tested)
  • Other things maybe

How to install it:
1) Download the base system and the system image from the 'Releases' section of this post.
2) Extract the 'ubuntu' folder from the Ubuntu image zip and copy it into the root of the phone storage.
3) Copy the base system zip into the root of the phone storage.
3) Flash the base system on your phone and reboot.

The TWRP recovery may report an error like "No OS installed" when you reboot/shutdown after flashing the base system: ignore that error.

Releases:

-- 13.10 (stable) --
Suspended
-- 12.10 (preview release) --
Base system: Download
Ubuntu image: Download

Enjoy,
Matsca09
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23rd February 2013, 07:32 PM   |  #2  
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Re: [RELEASE][WIP] Ubuntu touch port
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Originally Posted by Matsca09

Disclaimer:
Use/install it at your OWN risk!!!
I don't take any responsibility!

Hi everyone,
I want to share with you my port of Ubuntu touch for Nexus S.

For now it's a uncomplete port, most things doesn't work or doesn't work properly.

What works:

  • Graphics acceleration
  • Wifi
  • Calls (but no audio) and SMS

What doesn't work:
  • Camera
  • Audio (no sounds at all)
  • Almost everything xD

The ubuntu image is more like a demo than a preview, most of the apps installed won't work, but it's cool

How to install it:
Download the zip from this post
Unpack it: you'll find 2 zips:
  1. ubuntu.zip -> Contains the Ubuntu touch image
  2. ubuntu-crespo-flash.zip -> Contains the base system
Unpack ubuntu.zip and move the 'ubuntu' folder into the root of sd card
Flash ubuntu-crespo-flash.zip with your recovery
At the beginning it may be a bit slow, but later it'll work smoothly

Download:
R1 -> https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9686412/ubu...sca09-port.zip
(I can't post links for now, so you have to complete the link )


Matsca09

maybe this will make it clickable by quoting it

going to download and try on my ns4g just to see how it works. I don't use my ns4g as my main phone anymore

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23rd February 2013, 09:01 PM   |  #3  
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You can't imagine what a big favor you do to as by porting it, i can't even get the cm10.1 to compile here :/

---------- Post added at 10:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:43 PM ----------

i forgot to ask did you had to flash cm10.1 first??

---------- Post added at 11:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:05 PM ----------

ok, not installing
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23rd February 2013, 10:07 PM   |  #4  
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installing...

Waiting for testing

Gratz, bro

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the wifi ain't no work for me
23rd February 2013, 10:08 PM   |  #5  
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Re: [RELEASE][WIP] Ubuntu touch port
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matsca09

Disclaimer:
Use/install it at your OWN risk!!!
I don't take any responsibility!

Hi everyone,
I want to share with you my port of Ubuntu touch for Nexus S.

For now it's a uncomplete port, most things doesn't work or doesn't work properly.

What works:

  • Graphics acceleration
  • Wifi
  • Calls (but no audio) and SMS

What doesn't work:
  • Camera
  • Audio (no sounds at all)
  • Other things maybe

The ubuntu image is more like a demo than a preview, most of the apps installed won't work, but it's cool

How to install it:
Download the zip from this post
Unpack it: you'll find 2 zips:
  1. ubuntu.zip -> Contains the Ubuntu touch image
  2. ubuntu-crespo-flash.zip -> Contains the base system
Unpack ubuntu.zip and move the 'ubuntu' folder into the root of sd card
Flash ubuntu-crespo-flash.zip with your recovery
At the beginning it may be a bit slow, but later it'll work smoothly

Download:
R1 -> h***s://dl.dropbox.com/u/9686412/ubuntu-nexus-s-matsca09-port.zip
(I can't post links for now, so you have to complete the link )


Matsca09

Could you share your source please ?

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23rd February 2013, 11:01 PM   |  #6  
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so you can all install it except me???
23rd February 2013, 11:33 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
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Could you share your source please ?

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I don't have used the CM sources: I've adapted the Galaxy Nexus image in order to run on Nexus S

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so you can all install it except me???

Why you can't install it? What's the problem?

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the wifi ain't no work for me

Strange, it works on my phone
24th February 2013, 12:00 AM   |  #8  
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about to install it, I'll play with it tonight see if I can find any bugs.
Thanks for making this
24th February 2013, 02:19 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matsca09

I don't have used the CM sources: I've adapted the Galaxy Nexus image in order to run on Nexus S


Why you can't install it? What's the problem?


Strange, it works on my phone

both twrp and cwm just say failed, nothing else, not even a log file to check it out

found the problem, wrong permisions and corupted download, all fine now
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Re: [RELEASE][WIP] Ubuntu touch port
I can report that while the wi-fi didn't work for me it was quite staple

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