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Angry [ROM] Ubuntu Touch [Mar-6-2014]

Better explaination of Ubuntu OS and how it relates to us.

Ubuntu OS currently run on top of an Android "shell". The android layer contains the boot.img(kernel/ramdisk), initd, vendor specific drivers etc.. This is what first boots then the ubuntu file system is loaded within this Android "shell". This is why we need flash two zips to have it working(Android and Ubuntu). Ubuntu uses CM10.1 repos for the Android shell portion of the OS. This still works for us as we had official cm 10.1, though development wasn't long lived before moving to 10.2.
There is an AOSP 4.4.2 branch Ubuntu is working on to maybe replace the CM based Android component, but it is currently less stable than the CM based. Hopefully the AOSP branch becomes more stable in the near future as the development for our device is active there.

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Most things..
Power key works to turn screen on and off after a reboot
Phone/SMS
3G/Wifi
Camera
Bugs/Not Working:
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1. Cannot seem to add account with numbers in the email. The back button is active under the keyboard and is activated when trying to switch to numerical keypad
To Import Google Contacts from computer terminal:
adb shell

sudo -u phablet -i

syncevolution --configure --sync-property "username=email@gmail.com" --sync-property "password=secret" Google_Contacts

syncevolution --sync refresh-from-server Google_Contacts addressbook
2. Vol. Keys/Caps not working... doubt cap keys will be supported as the ui is made for not having them.
3. Wifi not remembered after reboot
4. Alarms don't work

Install from recovery:
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1. Make your Nandroid to return to
2. Full Wipe
3. Install geeb zip
4. Install ubuntu zip - This is SLOW
5. Reboot and try - There is no boot animation so just be patient.. it boots
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Geeb Zip

Ubuntu Zip
Ubuntu Touch change log

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Just for something new to try.......Ubuntu Touch(Trusty) for the Geeb. Though not a daily driver by any means.....barely useable in most respects currently.

Built from source using modified mako tree/kernel

Working:
Phone/SMS
3G/Wifi
Camera

Bugs/Not Working:
Keyboard crashes
Unable to add account
Unable to install programs which is due to 2...which is do to 1....barely functional until fixed
Vol. Keys/Caps not working... doubt cap keys will be supported.

There are really alot more bugs...alot...but those are the two key

Install from recovery:
1. Make your Nandroid to return to
2. Full Wipe
3. Install geeb zip
4. Install ubuntu zip - This is SLOW
5. Reboot and try - There is no boot animation so just be patient.. it boots

Downloads:
Geeb Zip
Ubuntu Zip

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I don't know if this thread is helpful for you, or maybe you've alreay seen it:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2587823

i tried it and it booted successful on my geehrc. Wifi worked, also keyboard and i could add an account too. Phone/SMS didn't work due no signal. The keyboard had also one severe bug: In the terminal the enter key didn't work.
It's worth a try, you can easily remove it, you just have to reflash your recovery ( in my case TWRP ).
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New update. Running ALOT smoother.

The ubuntu zip is a nightly offered through ubuntu so you can always re download that at any point and flash overtop current installation to get the latest. It's a large file so I usually get it weekly...
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Will this work on the American geeb (e970)? :-?
 
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Will this work on the American geeb (e970)? :-?
It should.... Let me know if not.
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Seriously impressed by this, good job.

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It should.... Let me know if not.
It works! Everything seems to be working; just a few bugs here and there with the keyboard and occasional glitches in performance but very impressive for something that's unoptimized..Thanks!
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Can i flash this on geehrc?why do we need to flash geeb.zip?thanks.

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Can i flash this on geehrc?why do we need to flash geeb.zip?thanks.

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Its not for sprint yet.....I'll work on that this weekend hopefully.

The geeb.zip is needed because of how Ubuntu touch works. Its currently using a mako device tree that has been converted to flash on my e973, the at&t is pretty much the exact same which is why it works for them.

First you flash a cm10.1 based Ubuntu tweaked android sysyem-- geeb.zip
Second is the Ubuntu rootfs that goes atop the android base-- Ubuntu zip
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