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skyFx

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this is just a preview ("very" alpha)

only install this if you are curious!
in this stage you cannot use the build productive at all!


prerequisites

a700 unlocked
cm10.1 installed
cwm installed

(adviced but not necessary: adb (android sdk tools) installed on your pc and recognising your a700)

>>>do a FULLBACKUP<<<

get

cm-10.1-ubuntuport-UNOFFICIAL-a700_v2.zip

and

quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip



copy both to your sdcard and boot into recovery


wipe data
wipe cache
wipe dalvik cache

install

cm-10.1-ubuntuport-UNOFFICIAL-a700_v2.zip
and (without reboot in between)
quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip

restart


what can you expect: (2013/03/04)

very laggy (but nice) ubuntu interface
wifi not working ... solved
battery indicator not working
most apps are demo
NOT to use as daily build



after playing around for 10 minutes I went back to cm10.1

to do that:
boot into recovery (adb reboot recovery)
and
either restore the backup
or
install whatever .zip you want to install
like cm10.1+gapps -> I copied both to sdcard befor I changed to ubuntu, to save time
 
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skyFx

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Mar 13, 2012
10
9
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I recompiled the kernel with some corrections (link is updated):

wifi is now working, but consider only to use it in an open network (typing password is hell/impossible)

in the video I used
GRID_UNIT_PX=12 and
QTWEBKIT_DPR=1.3

feel free to change them ( /usr/bin/ubuntu-session ) - I just made a guess there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms1e9EMS0IE

I attached some screenshots + the video link (sorry for the crappy video)
 

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    this is just a preview ("very" alpha)

    only install this if you are curious!
    in this stage you cannot use the build productive at all!


    prerequisites

    a700 unlocked
    cm10.1 installed
    cwm installed

    (adviced but not necessary: adb (android sdk tools) installed on your pc and recognising your a700)

    >>>do a FULLBACKUP<<<

    get

    cm-10.1-ubuntuport-UNOFFICIAL-a700_v2.zip

    and

    quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip



    copy both to your sdcard and boot into recovery


    wipe data
    wipe cache
    wipe dalvik cache

    install

    cm-10.1-ubuntuport-UNOFFICIAL-a700_v2.zip
    and (without reboot in between)
    quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip

    restart


    what can you expect: (2013/03/04)

    very laggy (but nice) ubuntu interface
    wifi not working ... solved
    battery indicator not working
    most apps are demo
    NOT to use as daily build



    after playing around for 10 minutes I went back to cm10.1

    to do that:
    boot into recovery (adb reboot recovery)
    and
    either restore the backup
    or
    install whatever .zip you want to install
    like cm10.1+gapps -> I copied both to sdcard befor I changed to ubuntu, to save time
    2
    I recompiled the kernel with some corrections (link is updated):

    wifi is now working, but consider only to use it in an open network (typing password is hell/impossible)

    in the video I used
    GRID_UNIT_PX=12 and
    QTWEBKIT_DPR=1.3

    feel free to change them ( /usr/bin/ubuntu-session ) - I just made a guess there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms1e9EMS0IE

    I attached some screenshots + the video link (sorry for the crappy video)
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