[ADVANCED USERS ONLY][PREVIEW] Evervolv Ubuntu Touch - 1 [2013.03.01]

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LaidbackNikez

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Hey guys,

I thought I'd do ONE tutorial to guide you on how to get Ubuntu Touch running on your HTC Sensation. I will NOT offer any help other than this.

THIS IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WITH KNOWLEDGE IN LINUX.


* I am stuck at step 8 I don't understand, pliz can u help mi????
Nope.
* WHY U MAD??
I'm not. I warned you that this was only for advanced users.


But first, the requirements;


So here's the guide.
1. Download the Ubuntu FS & Pyramid image (you can get the pyramid image here).
2. Backup your phone.
3. Wipe everything (Wipe data/factory reset + dalvik cache, and your ext4 partition).
4. Turn off your phone, insert the SD-card into your computer.
5. Transfer the Pyramid Image to your SD-card (Like you would do if you'd flash it normally).
6. Open a terminal, Unzip the Ubuntu FS.
7. Run the following command; sudo tar --numeric-owner -axf manhattan-quantal-armhf-tar-20130221-1.tar.gz
8. Run the following command; sudo rsync -aP binary/casper/filesystem.dir/ /INSERTPATHTOSDCARD/ubuntu/
9. Safely eject the SD-card and insert it into your phone.
10. Boot into recovery.
11. Flash the pyramid images (the .zip with Evervolv in it). With CMW or whatever.
12. Boot up
13. PROFIT???
14. Change the values in /usr/bin/ubuntu-session (Look for export GRID_UNIT_PX = 18 and change it to 12)
15. Reboot
16. PROFIT???



I take NO responsibility in bricked phones, bricked SD-cards, loss of data.. You get the point).
 

bryanchapman9999

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Wow nice one!

Not asking for help, quite capable of doing it, but - whats it like? Usable or runs like a dog?

Thanks for sharing
 

bryanchapman9999

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You can see how it looks on ubuntu oficial site, looks grate! I will try this definitely!

If you are expecting it to run and look like it does on the official site I fear you will be a touch disappointed :rolleyes:

---------- Post added at 12:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:12 PM ----------

Thanks for sharing. Successfully booted up.
Phone works to some extent. Can receive calls
but other person can't here. Most of the icons are
place holders...

Will you post any daily build or some kind of nightly ??

Thanks for info, got to be worth a play though!
 

arkatis

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Working on this build also.. Thanks for posting it 1st though! I can move from here.. Maybe i can make some touchups here and there.. Phone is working just fine, i can make and recieve calls without a problem.. I am not excited though cause this OS is like s***t! LOL!
 
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topgeardave

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Just tried this. Amazing work nikez! I can definitely see the potential here :D

Sent from my HTC Sensation using xda app-developers app
 

topgeardave

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How smooth is it ? :)


Envoyé depuis mon HTC Sensation Z710e avec Tapatalk

It's nothing near a daily driver. It's full of placeholders but calls work!

Sent from my HTC Sensation using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 09:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:11 PM ----------

phone stays at bootsplash, so it isn't working.

You sure you've got a 1.5gb ext 4 primary partition on your sd card?

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LaidbackNikez

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Yes, and extractet the tar.gz there. But i am really confused, because the instructions are for the desire.

Sent from my cm_tenderloin using XDA Premium HD app

... You mean; "These instructions are just like the ones for Desire"? Yes they are the same. But that's because you need to do the same for both devices. Shocking right???

You're obviously not reading thoroughly enough.
 
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rp56

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Could some please post a screen shot. Thank you!!!

Sent from my HTC Sensation using xda app-developers app
 

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    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd do ONE tutorial to guide you on how to get Ubuntu Touch running on your HTC Sensation. I will NOT offer any help other than this.

    THIS IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WITH KNOWLEDGE IN LINUX.


    * I am stuck at step 8 I don't understand, pliz can u help mi????
    Nope.
    * WHY U MAD??
    I'm not. I warned you that this was only for advanced users.


    But first, the requirements;


    So here's the guide.
    1. Download the Ubuntu FS & Pyramid image (you can get the pyramid image here).
    2. Backup your phone.
    3. Wipe everything (Wipe data/factory reset + dalvik cache, and your ext4 partition).
    4. Turn off your phone, insert the SD-card into your computer.
    5. Transfer the Pyramid Image to your SD-card (Like you would do if you'd flash it normally).
    6. Open a terminal, Unzip the Ubuntu FS.
    7. Run the following command; sudo tar --numeric-owner -axf manhattan-quantal-armhf-tar-20130221-1.tar.gz
    8. Run the following command; sudo rsync -aP binary/casper/filesystem.dir/ /INSERTPATHTOSDCARD/ubuntu/
    9. Safely eject the SD-card and insert it into your phone.
    10. Boot into recovery.
    11. Flash the pyramid images (the .zip with Evervolv in it). With CMW or whatever.
    12. Boot up
    13. PROFIT???
    14. Change the values in /usr/bin/ubuntu-session (Look for export GRID_UNIT_PX = 18 and change it to 12)
    15. Reboot
    16. PROFIT???



    I take NO responsibility in bricked phones, bricked SD-cards, loss of data.. You get the point).
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    Could some please post a screen shot. Thank you!!!

    Sent from my HTC Sensation using xda app-developers app


    Hi here is the screenshots. actually I took it on camera.
    11
    Wrong thread, but I can't be bothered bumping up the old one. I have finally gotten ION to work on Pyramid. It still needs a lot more work (Camera does not work at all.. Audio doesn't work either). Needs a bit more tweaking before I release any build.



    Edit: Audio is working.
    10
    Made a video, if anyone's ins interested; http://youtu.be/flq6Akn9uQc
    8
    Please respect my decision not to help anything further than this. It is too time consuming!