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[ROM] Ubuntu Touch Preview [03/01: Audio fix]

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1st March 2013, 04:48 AM   |  #1  
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** Work-In-Progress: Ubuntu Touch Preview is just that.. a PREVIEW. Do not complain about missing features, etc. The OS isn't nearly ready for primetime. **

Curious as to how the Ubuntu Touch Preview looks? Why not load it on your Droid 3 and see for yourself.

Instructions:

1. Make a Titanium Backup and/or backup in recovery of your current Android (or just keep it on a different slot). This preview is fun to play with but not a replacement for something as developed as CM 10.1

2. Download the Droid 3 Mini-Android base for Ubuntu Touch and place it on your device:
[03/01] http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/solana/ubuntu-phablet/ (use the newest one)

3. Download the latest Ubuntu Touch Preview Filesystem .zip from Ubuntu:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...blet-armhf.zip

If the above link is broken, use this link for a full listing of the current build files (download the quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip .. soon to be raring-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip):
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...alled/current/

4. Reboot into Safestrap. Create a NEW 2GB ROM in the #4 slot.

IMPORTANT:
4a. Install the quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip FIRST, and then the phablet-2013xxxx.zip SECOND.

5. Reboot and Enjoy

FIRST BOOT TAKES A LONG TIME. AND THERE'S NO BOOT ANIMATION. BE PATIENT (MAYBE 3-4 MINUTES).

WHAT WORKS:
  • Display
  • Touch screen
  • Wifi
  • Audio

WHAT DOESN'T WORK:

There's so much that is still being implemented into the Touch version of Ubuntu, that this list could get pretty long.
  • Due to memory issues, the device gets VERY laggy after just a little while of use. This means the swap mem is full. I hope they work on the amount of memory used and how it's freed over time.
  • Barely any sensors other than touchscreen work. IE: no rotation, etc. Ubuntu WIP issue.
  • No HD codecs (still being worked on) Ubuntu WIP issue.
  • No screen timeout / auto blank -- becareful when walking away from the device. Need to press the power button to turn the screen off. Ubuntu WIP issue.


RELATED UBUNTU TOUCH LINKS:
(Some of these describe how to install it on devices -- you can ignore those instructions and follow the above)

Ubuntu Touch Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/
Release Notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/ReleaseNotes
IRC Channel on freenode.net: #ubuntu-touch
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1st March 2013, 08:46 AM   |  #2  
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Re: [ROM] Ubuntu Touch Preview [02/28: Alpha Update #1]
Neat. I had to battery pull to get it to boot, bootlooped until I did. It feels like unity, for my phone. It'll be interesting to see how it performs on our device when it's complete

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Fine!, downloading and booting in moments! i was wondering about this in the forums, some days ago! Hash, you're the best!

Glad to see an alternative for our devices...who knows...maybe this could lead to a fully functional rom...

EDIT: Sadly, it doesn't boot at all...same issues as latest CM10.1, but after a while of black lit screen, the phone turns off...trying later something else
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Re: [ROM] Ubuntu Touch Preview [02/28: Alpha Update #1]
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Fine!, downloading and booting in moments! i was wondering about this in the forums, some days ago! Hash, you're the best!

Glad to see an alternative for our devices...who knows...maybe this could lead to a fully functional rom...

EDIT: Sadly, it doesn't boot at all...same issues as latest CM10.1, but after a while of black lit screen, the phone turns off...trying later something else

I had the same until I battery pulled

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Looks pretty cool. I think I could get used to that interface pretty quickly. I did have a little trouble getting back into SafeStrap to boot into the stock ROM (or CM10.1 in slot1).

I used both the power button and battery pull to restart, I got the SafeStrap menu, chose boot to recovery, and in a few minutes I get the Ubuntu screen back. I finally got into SafeStrap by holding VolUp & VolDown while powering on and choosing BP Tools (bottom option).
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I'll have to go back through the flash process and test a few things. Sorry that it's messing w/ some of your devices.
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3/1/13 Build worked fine for me but I do have one of the older CPU's since all the kexec builds have worked for me, first boot time was only like 20 seconds and it still worked pretty quickly (but I only used it for about 10 minutes), seeing something different was refreshing and it took me about a minute to realize there was no lockscreen, most definitely a developer preview but it looks promising.Thanks Hashcode for the preview build and all the work you do, I'll keep testing them when they come out.

oh yeah the safestrap problem persisted for me as well had to hold the volume buttons to get back to Rom selection. No biggie
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Hi

I tried phablet-20130301-cm_solana.zip and it worked better than I expected, I could even make calls.
The experience is quite nice and it seems Ubuntu Phone OS is very promising!

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Re: [ROM] Ubuntu Touch Preview [03/01: Audio fix]
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Hi

I tried phablet-20130301-cm_solana.zip and it worked better than I expected, I could even make calls.
The experience is quite nice and it seems Ubuntu Phone OS is very promising!

Thanks

Are you on GSM?

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Re: [ROM] Ubuntu Touch Preview [03/01: Audio fix]
I didn't even try calling. I didn't expect it to work

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