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Props goes to eng.stk for how to unofficially flash the GSM images. I have modified his quote to include this devices links, and Im' sorry for not asking to quote him. The only credit I take is for modifying one line to make it flash to our devices. The rest goes to the UbuntuOS team and eng.stk
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1#post38285911
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For people wondering about install (tried with TWRP):

1. Nandroid backup
2. Factory Reset
3. Grab toro_ubuntu.zip and quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip
4. Flash toro_ubuntu.zip
5. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (this one will take a while, grab some coffee )
6. Reboot (screen will go black but after a few seconds Ubuntu is up)
7. Profit

This install didn't wiped my sdcard. I just restored my TWRP backup after a short Ubuntu testdrive.
If you are paranoid, just copy your stuff from SDCARD to your PC before flashing.

Quote modified to include CORRECT links for our build. I left the rest in tact.

EDIT: Exparimental (untested) build that may enable calls and data. Same process as converting android from GSM to LTE, so I don't see why it wouldn't work. Any takers? (replaces the toro zip above)
http://ompldr.org/vaGptZw/toro_ubuntu_data_try2.zip
EDIT: Data isn't even supported on the GSM, so unlikely to have any data, but calls should work.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/ReleaseNotes
EDIT2: Test appears broken, but I'll leave it here for others to look into on why it doesn't work. It should have been merged in correctly, not sure why it's not working.

The only thing I did was modify the line so that the zip would be willing to flash to the toro. It does not have CMDA/LTE connection, but it does flash and work on WIFI just fine. With it's limited uses ATM, I believe that getting working radios would be useless. Try it and see what I mean. Do not wipe system, or it will not boot.



Sprint thread is here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=38303836
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21st February 2013, 06:37 PM |#2  
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Very nice, thanks for sharing. Will report back.

Edit: It works..
21st February 2013, 06:48 PM |#3  
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Are these files modified for toro? The only reason I ask is the OP isn't coming from you...

Also, I assume this does not replace the current recovery. Is this correct?

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21st February 2013, 06:51 PM |#4  
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Yes, I modified the quote. I should have made that more clear. Sorry. *fixes*
21st February 2013, 06:56 PM |#5  
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I may try this just to play around with for an hour or so. Not until I get home though.
21st February 2013, 07:01 PM |#6  
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Waiting......
I'm downloading now. Will flash ASAP! I will also report back.

I don't think radios would be useless. As limited as the OS is right now, it still would be cool to try and take advantage of the calling and texting features.

Just my opinion.
21st February 2013, 07:19 PM |#7  
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Giving it a whirl now... Nothing better to do while I am at work
21st February 2013, 07:20 PM |#8  
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I installed ubuntu on my laptop last week with a new hard drive, I love it and can't wait to put on the GNEX

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Giving it a whirl now... Nothing better to do while I am at work

Same here, too bad that the download speeds for the files is sorta low.
21st February 2013, 07:34 PM |#10  
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Everything seems to be working just fine, but the wifi here at work is a hidden SSID, and I cannont yet figure out how to add it. As others ahve stated everything else seems to be prepopulate data that you cant do anything with.

I guess from here we wait to see how things unfold.
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I really like this as a first try, however it really needs a ton of work done to be viable
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