Android OS - Ubuntu Phone OS
As the title says, I think we can make posible dual booting Android and Ubuntu.
1st post Experimental Methods, Useful Infromation and Help Needed
2nd post News
3rd post How to install Ubuntu Phone OS
1-. This method was originally posted by beidl*Using these methods you could brick your GNex, the poster of each method and me aren't responsible of any damage on your GNex!*
The method that beidl suggested us is to make this steps:
- "Backup every Ubuntu Touch specific file that got installed to /system to the PC, like the chroot scripts and other stuff"
- "Flash CM back to the device"
- "Copy specific files back to /system"
- "By flashing either the boot.img of CM or Ubuntu Touch the desired system should boot up."
NOTE: Nobody try it, be the first!
Model: MMC VYL00M (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/block/mmcblk0: 15.8GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 131kB 262kB 131kB xloader
2 524kB 4194kB 3670kB sbl
3 4194kB 25.2MB 21.0MB ext4 efs
4 25.2MB 33.6MB 8389kB param
5 33.6MB 37.7MB 4194kB misc
6 37.7MB 41.9MB 4194kB dgs
7 41.9MB 50.3MB 8389kB boot
8 50.3MB 62.8MB 12.5MB recovery
13 62.8MB 62.9MB 65.5kB metadata
9 62.9MB 79.7MB 16.8MB radio
10 79.7MB 765MB 686MB ext4 system
11 765MB 1218MB 453MB cache
12 1218MB 15.8GB 14.5GB userdata
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 boot -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p7
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 cache -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p11
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 dgs -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p6
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 efs -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 metadata -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p13
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 misc -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p5
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 param -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p4
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 radio -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 recovery -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p8
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 sbl -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p2
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 system -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p10
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 userdata -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p12
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2012-07-01 01:03 xloader -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p1
I think we can modify partition table making more partitions and modifiying Ubuntu Phone OS kernel to boot in asigned partitions but I need help:
- How much partition we have to add? (System, data..)
- I think we have to edit bootloader + kernel, How to do it?
- It will be posible?
I don't know a lot about partition tables and editing bootloader & kernel but, I think I will be able to help.
PD: If moderator or developers in this section think that it will be better to post this thread in general or in development, don't worry moving it.