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This is a port of Ubuntu Touch (Preview) for Huawei Mediapad tablet (s7-30xx).


Keep in mind that:
- its experimental;
- not for daily use;
- only for developers;
- dont try install it if you have no skills at least in working with adb;
- you have to do a nandroid before installing;
- dont blame anyone for broken device

How to install (almost everything the same as for other cm9-10.1 releases):
1. Install twrp/cwm recovery.
2. Make factory reset.
3. Install the device specific part for Ubutnu.
4. Install the generic Ubuntu part.
5. Install dpi fix.
6. Reboot
7. Open terminal at PC, connect tablet via usb cable to it and enter the following commands:
Code:
adb root
Code:
adb shell
Code:
ubuntu_chroot shell
If you want to see GUI then type:
Code:
ubuntu-session
--- Enjoy the testing! --- (or not enjoy )

Download links:
- Device specific part: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?71147ctm19763n8.
- Generic Ubuntu part: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...blet-armhf.zip;
- DPI fix: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g8granxnx1q2iqt.

Working:
- Ubuntu Touch OS;
- Touchscreen;
- Display;
- ADB;
- Wifi (with manual config).

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1st March 2013, 10:48 AM |#2  
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1st March 2013, 02:36 PM |#3  
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Is working/not working this or more things don't work?
Quote:

Question : What Works?
Answer : As this is a Developer Build, dont expect much to work. The items that have been confirmed to work are;

Touchscreen
Sound (over speakers)
Display
Internet Browser
WiFi (No WPS)
Camera (Front and Back)
Video Player
ADB
Screen Brightness Controls
Automatic Brightness
Speech Driven HUD (Yes, it works)
GSM Voice (No APN Settings)
The SideStage Seems to be working


Question : What Does Not Work?
Answer : As this is a developer build, dont expect things to work properly, here are a few things that are not working

3G/4G Data
Audio Out via Headphones
HDMI
Bluetooth
Most Applications and Menus
Charging Indicator
Software Center (Note : You can install simple shell applications via apt-get install … once inside the chroot)
Most applications are placeholders
MMS
CDMA Connections
SIM Storage
Auto Rotation (Or any rotation for that matter)
Random Crashes when swiping
Notifications (All of them are placeholders)
Most Applications that do function are web apps like m.gmail.com.
NFC

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1st March 2013, 02:54 PM |#4  
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Wow, this is great too bad there is no networking, otherwise it is pretty neat

One bug is that the keyboard is too big for the screen (see messaging screenshot below).

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Re: [DEV] Ubuntu Touch (Preview) for Huawei Mediapad
OMG!!! Thank you!!! Can we expect more of ubuntu touch for mediapad beyond a developer preview?

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1st March 2013, 05:23 PM |#6  
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That was a very quick try, so dont wait too much from it. Besides ubuntu touch in very very early stage of developing.
For keyboard Its needed to adjust ubuntu-session, i havent done it in proper way.
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Please don't stop developing for the Mediapad.
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By the way i have been able to setup wireless connection (to open access point, cant do it for wpa2)
To do it you need from
Code:
adb shell
perform the following:
Code:
insmod /system/lib/modules/dhd.ko firmware_path=/system/etc/wifi/rtecdc-bcm4329.bin nvram_path=/system/etc/wifi/nvram-bcm4329.txt
Then go to chroot shell via
Code:
ubuntu_chroot shell
and then setup wireless connection from there (in linux way from terminal
For example:
Code:
mount -t proc proc /proc
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
iwconfig wlan0 essid your_ssid
dhclient wlan0
or something like that.
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Re: [DEV] Ubuntu Touch (Preview) for Huawei Mediapad
will this work on s7-931u?

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6th March 2013, 06:24 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by bobo1337

will this work on s7-931u?

Not. This build are compatible only for MediaPad S7-30*u/w
9th March 2013, 09:12 AM |#11  
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Hello, i have tried to get ubuntu touch running, but my screen stays black.
when typing ubuntu-session in adb I see two lines in response:
ubuntu-session
Redirecting output to local session logs

does not look that bad, but my screen stays black all the time
and i can not connect to the device via adb anymore.
any idea what is going on? I used the daily build from 8.03

thx and greetings
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