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11th July 2011, 12:52 AM   |  #1  
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PLEASE DO NOT POST QUESTIONS ON HOW TO GET THIS TO WORK IN THE [DEV] Native Ubuntu !! THREAD... POST THEM HERE

I would like to thank all those who spent a lot of time working on this project. I do not have the required skills and have not contributed other than writing this tutorial. This is a combination of steps and files from the Nvflash unbricking released! and [DEV] Native Ubuntu !! threads. Please thank those who brought this to us!

The download contains the windows drivers and dlls for this to work (thanks to Bumble-Bee (Apache14), rayman84) and my edits of Jhinta's scripts flash.sh and restore.sh. All I did was convert the coding from linux to windows.

Downloads are in the first post of the DEV forum with the newest version from 15 July.

Disclaimer:
Please be aware that this may cause your transformer not to boot. If this happens please see the Nvflash thread above to restore to Prime 1.4. After this you can install a recovery to flash any rom you want. YOU COULD LOSE ALL YOUR DATA but if all goes to plan you will not. Neither I nor any of the devs are responsible for any damage or loss of data.

This should not affect any data from your Android Install.
It only changes the boot.img and boots a root file stem that is located on the removable Micro SD card. When restoring android this will restore the boot.img (from prime) which will allow you to boot into your android ROM without making any changes.

Tutorial:

Backup!!
Code:
1. Backup everything
Download and unzip required files
Code:
2. Download Nvflashtf.zip file above (files from 10 Jul 2011) and unzip
3. Download the rootfs and unzip (available in [DEV] Native Ubuntu !!)
4. Place unzipped rootfs.ext2 in /removable/microsd/Ubuntu
    (You will need to create the ubuntu folder)
Boot into APX mode
Code:
5. Plug your transformer into your computer using the USB cable
6. Shut down your transformer (cable must be plugged in)
7. Boot into APX mode: Hold down the Vol+ and Power buttons.  
    The screen will not turn on but the computer will recognize the transformer
Install Windows Nvflash Driver
Code:
8. Install the new drivers provided in the download folder 
    (Control Panel --> Device Manager --> APX Device --> 
    Update Driver --> Choose from file --> Navigate to unzipped Nvflashtf folder
    --> Select usbpcdriver directory
9. Accept the warning message stating the driver is not signed
Install Ubuntu boot.img
Code:
10. If it is not already, Put transformer into APX mode (steps 5-7)
11. Navigate to the unzipped nvflashtf folder
12. Run (Double Click) flash.bat
13. Transformer will Say "!!!!!phone update successful!!!!!"
14. Eject APX device from windows
15. Reboot Transformer (Hold Power for 10 seconds) then press power
Connect to an Open Wifi Access point
Code:
16. Open Terminal and run
     sudo ifconfig eth0 down
     sudo iwconfig eth0 mode managed
     sudo iwconfig eth0 essid "my network"
     sudo ifconfig eth0 up
Open WICD Manager and click connect
Password is astf101
If your network uses encryption see the second post
Revert to Android boot.img
Code:
1. If it is not already, Put transformer into APX mode (steps 5-7)
2. Navigate to the unzipped nvflashtf folder
3. Run (Double Click) restore.bat
4. Transformer will Say "!!!!!phone update successful!!!!!"
5. Eject APX device from windows
6. Reboot Transformer (Hold Power for 10 seconds) then press power
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11th July 2011, 12:52 AM   |  #2  
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Tips and Tricks
Working
Code:
Wifi - using terminal commands
Audio - Headphone Output only
Touchscreen
USB Host
Not Working
Code:
Touchpad (on dock)
HDMI Audio Out??
Speakers
Battery Stats
For future development including fixes being worked on please see the [DEV] thread

Scan for wireless networks
Code:
iwlist eth0 scan
Connect to encrypted networks
Code:
WPA:
sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo iwconfig eth0 mode managed
sudo iwconfig eth0 essid "nameofmyrouter"
sudo iwconfig eth0 key s:mypassword
sudo ifconfig eth0 up

WPA2: thanks to belzebub40k
Automated Script for Wifi on Boot: Thanks to lugiber

advanced iwconfig information

Changelog

If you have any tips and tricks please post them here or PM me.
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11th July 2011, 01:24 AM   |  #3  
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suggestion: maybe post the bugs/ working/ and being worked on. * just saying, so not so much clutter in this thread
11th July 2011, 01:34 AM   |  #4  
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I was building this very kind of zip archive and instructions for it earlier but got interrupted. I'm waiting for my backordered dock to arrive before I try ubuntu. This will be helpful.
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Just to confirm then, you would need to switch the boot image via PC when you wanted to switch OS then?

BTW - thanks for the writeup, and directing traffic out of the dev thread.
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Originally Posted by DroidxRage

Just to confirm then, you would need to switch the boot image via PC when you wanted to switch OS then?

BTW - thanks for the writeup, and directing traffic out of the dev thread.

yep. 10 characters
11th July 2011, 04:00 AM   |  #7  
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Wow...this looks totally manageable. Thanks for the Guide!
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What file system does the (micro) SD card need to be? I heard in the dev thread that it only works with FAT32, which would suck since it has a 4 GB limit (and I have a 16 GB card).
11th July 2011, 06:22 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdnetto

What file system does the (micro) SD card need to be? I heard in the dev thread that it only works with FAT32, which would suck since it has a 4 GB limit (and I have a 16 GB card).

no sir FAT had 4 GB limit. You are good with 16GB FAT32.

I'm loving 3.1 right now. I may try this down the road.
11th July 2011, 07:25 AM   |  #10  
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EDIT: Disregard this post =.= I managed to post in the wrong thread... might fill this in later...

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