You can brick your device or loose all your data. I'm not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. Please, be careful.
This manual has been prepared for the advanced users. You are an advanced user?
You have linux experience
If there is a problem - you contact support and provide all the necessary information (devices info, steps to reproduce, logs)
Please, change password for ubuntu user at first login. Default password is "ubuntu".
This system consists of several components:
- is standart Android ZIP update file with Aroma interface.
Pretty simple touch interface
Installing and usage Linux without a keyboard or dock
Detailed localization of install process (rus, eng)
Any device to install rootfs (usb media, sdcards or internal virtual disk file)
You can skip rootfs preparation and install only bootimage (if dualboot has been replaced by another installation)
Data2sd option supported
Use android /data partition as /home directory for users
Autobackup of old virtual rootfs image file and ubuntu user
Select boot priority - you can select default system to boot (Basic or Linux)
Next release features:
Review of initrd options scheme
Install additional system to directory
Rootfs archive finder search maxdepth 3
- contains Linux kernel (zImage) and initial ramdisk (initramfs). It is created during installation and stored in a special LNX partition on your device.
Support of many basic systems - Android (CleanROMv3.x, CleanROMv3.x+Data2SD, CM10.x) and Ubuntu-Touch
Any media booting - you can boot SDcard, microSD or usbdisk
Virtual Disk multiboot - possible to select need virtual disk (up to 9)
Android & Ubuntu-Touch booting - can boot android system init from media or virtual disks
File system checker - before mounting filesystem should be checked by fsck.
Hundsbuah kernel - v2.1 optimized kernel
Next release features:
Support for 4.2 android (CleanROMv4.x)
Run additional system from directory
- compressed tar archive with root file system of OS. It is unpacked during installation to a prepared ext4 filesystem (in file or media device).
Ubuntu 12.10 (v0.8.0)
Archive contain prepared Ubuntu 12.10 environment with last updates, based on Unity (3d) with Cube Desktop. You can install any software (like lxdm or xfce) to improve desktop performance, but (for now) only Unity will be supported.
Pad-mode - you can use your device as pad without dock
Keyboard remapping - Special keys is replaced to default (Esc, F1-12, Ins, Print, Break, Del, Home->Alt, Search->Meta4) by evdev keymap.
WiFi - You can connect to internet or lan through wifi
Touchpad 2 fingers scrolling - Move 2 fingers up-down to scrolling. 2 finger tap - is mouse 3rd button.
Touchscreen - Supports right click by touch one finger and click by second finger.
OpenGL ES - 3D, games (eduke32, Jagged Alliance 2) and nice browsing by Chromium
Audio and Video up to 1080p - Use nvgstplayer to HW decoding FullHD video
What's also interesting is that last time I flashed stuff with fastboot some weeks ago, "fastboot devices" used to show all "??????" and I had to use the well-known "-i 0xb05" option. Today "fastboot devices" showed a proper serial number and I could omit the option (also tried specifying it anyway, but it did not make any difference). Maybe that was repaired with a recent bootloader.
Having a good recovery makes the process of modifying, tweaking, maintaining, … more
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