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Zarosky

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Sep 5, 2016
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This is an installation mode that I use - This method I took from the Moto g2 Titan telegram group: https://t.me/TitanRoms

I did it from a debian-based distribution


(1) Download these two files:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHqKyr_pOFiRz9IhXHiyQkru0y7rrTSl/view?usp=sharing

(2) open the terminal and go to where I download the files, and install them with the following commands.

sudo apt install debsig-verify kpartx

sudo dpkg -i click-ubuntu-policy_0.1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-device-flash_0.34-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

(3) Put your moto g2 in bootloader mode (power button + volume down) and connect it to the PC

(4)Put this command in the terminal and press enter, wait for the whole process to finish.

ubuntu-device-flash --verbose --server=https://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=titan --channel=16.04/community/walid/devel --bootstrap

If everything goes well, in a few minutes you will be using UBtouch on your moto g2 titan.

Many thanks Walid for this Port! and https://t.me/TitanRoms for sharing this installation method​

 

Sanizol

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Oct 25, 2021
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This is an installation mode that I use - This method I took from the Moto g2 Titan telegram group: https://t.me/TitanRoms

I did it from a debian-based distribution


(1) Download these two files:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHqKyr_pOFiRz9IhXHiyQkru0y7rrTSl/view?usp=sharing

(2) open the terminal and go to where I download the files, and install them with the following commands.

sudo apt install debsig-verify kpartx

sudo dpkg -i click-ubuntu-policy_0.1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-device-flash_0.34-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

(3) Put your moto g2 in bootloader mode (power button + volume down) and connect it to the PC

(4)Put this command in the terminal and press enter, wait for the whole process to finish.

ubuntu-device-flash --verbose --server=https://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=titan --channel=16.04/community/walid/devel --bootstrap

If everything goes well, in a few minutes you will be using UBtouch on your moto g2 titan.

Many thanks Walid for this Port! and https://t.me/TitanRoms for sharing this installation method​

Hi, I'm new here and if i am honest joined just to ask questions here. I have tried what you said (many thanks as I wasn't sure what to do after finding the link for the rootfs tarball was dead), it is the same command Walidham stated for installing 16.04 but that didn't come with the commands for installing the flashing tools for this method and I probably wouldn't have noticed that command anyway in the original post as I was mostly paying attention to the original instructions for 15.10. Anyway, I tried this method and it all seemed to be going fine but every time when it gets to a certain point it says on the phone that there is insufficient space for pushing one of the files. I am actually using a Moto G2 4G LTE Thea, not Titan so it may not work but I thought I'd try it anyway and I don't know that this error is to do with that as it is to do with running out of internal storage, though I know sometimes error are diagnosed as totally different errors so that might be happening, I don't know.

Mine is 8GB but there is nothing smaller than that. I have changed the data partition format to ext4 by the way and I have tried running this with and without wiping system, data and cache partitions beforehand. The flashing process only gets anywhere when they are present and not wiped, otherwise it complains that it cannot boot recovery. I also noticed that the folder that seems to be referenced by the command has new files even from today (the 25th that is) and when I ran the command it was trying to flash version 779. When you did it it would have been an older version as the files relating to 779 seem to be brand new. I also assume these files are probably experimental. So I don't know if this is a non-working combination, or if I am doing something wrong, or if there is a way to change which version it is trying to flash, or if I can get a rootfs file that will work (I don't know anything about them or what exactly they do) and do it manually. I am also not a developer and am low on technical knowledge (as much as it hurts my ego to say it) if I am honest and I am using Linux mint 20.1 on the PC side of things, which of course is Ubuntu/Debian based so I imagine shouldn't be a problem here.

Thanks for the guide, thanks Walidham for the port, and if you know anything about my error or something else to try I'd appreciate it if you got back to me. Thanks!
 

Zarosky

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Sep 5, 2016
123
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Buenos Aires
Hi, I'm new here and if i am honest joined just to ask questions here. I have tried what you said (many thanks as I wasn't sure what to do after finding the link for the rootfs tarball was dead), it is the same command Walidham stated for installing 16.04 but that didn't come with the commands for installing the flashing tools for this method and I probably wouldn't have noticed that command anyway in the original post as I was mostly paying attention to the original instructions for 15.10. Anyway, I tried this method and it all seemed to be going fine but every time when it gets to a certain point it says on the phone that there is insufficient space for pushing one of the files. I am actually using a Moto G2 4G LTE Thea, not Titan so it may not work but I thought I'd try it anyway and I don't know that this error is to do with that as it is to do with running out of internal storage, though I know sometimes error are diagnosed as totally different errors so that might be happening, I don't know.

Mine is 8GB but there is nothing smaller than that. I have changed the data partition format to ext4 by the way and I have tried running this with and without wiping system, data and cache partitions beforehand. The flashing process only gets anywhere when they are present and not wiped, otherwise it complains that it cannot boot recovery. I also noticed that the folder that seems to be referenced by the command has new files even from today (the 25th that is) and when I ran the command it was trying to flash version 779. When you did it it would have been an older version as the files relating to 779 seem to be brand new. I also assume these files are probably experimental. So I don't know if this is a non-working combination, or if I am doing something wrong, or if there is a way to change which version it is trying to flash, or if I can get a rootfs file that will work (I don't know anything about them or what exactly they do) and do it manually. I am also not a developer and am low on technical knowledge (as much as it hurts my ego to say it) if I am honest and I am using Linux mint 20.1 on the PC side of things, which of course is Ubuntu/Debian based so I imagine shouldn't be a problem here.

Thanks for the guide, thanks Walidham for the port, and if you know anything about my error or something else to try I'd appreciate it if you got back to me. Thanks!
I just finished installing UBtouch, without any problem
 

Arthur Mateo

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Nov 22, 2021
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This is an installation mode that I use - This method I took from the Moto g2 Titan telegram group: https://t.me/TitanRoms

I did it from a debian-based distribution


(1) Download these two files:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHqKyr_pOFiRz9IhXHiyQkru0y7rrTSl/view?usp=sharing

(2) open the terminal and go to where I download the files, and install them with the following commands.

sudo apt install debsig-verify kpartx

sudo dpkg -i click-ubuntu-policy_0.1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-device-flash_0.34-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

(3) Put your moto g2 in bootloader mode (power button + volume down) and connect it to the PC

(4)Put this command in the terminal and press enter, wait for the whole process to finish.

ubuntu-device-flash --verbose --server=https://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=titan --channel=16.04/community/walid/devel --bootstrap

If everything goes well, in a few minutes you will be using UBtouch on your moto g2 titan.

Many thanks Walid for this Port! and https://t.me/TitanRoms for sharing this installation method​

Hi, I'm new on the forum and I don't understand a lot about apps and systems development, but I would like to learn. I followed the entire tutorial for installing Ubuntu touch on my moto G2, but the phone starts on the ubports recovery screen (I left images below).
what should i do after the phone boot on this screen?
I also apologize for my english.
 

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Zarosky

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Hi, I'm new on the forum and I don't understand a lot about apps and systems development, but I would like to learn. I followed the entire tutorial for installing Ubuntu touch on my moto G2, but the phone starts on the ubports recovery screen (I left images below).
what should i do after the phone boot on this screen?
I also apologize for my english.
do not touch anything and look at the computer that continues to do its work, when the cell phone is finished it will only restart
 
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Arthur Mateo

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do not touch anything and look at the computer that continues to do its work, when the cell phone is finished it will only restart
Thanks for the feedback. Really, I think I need to be more patient, but my anxiety doesn't help (lol).
I wait for the computer to finish its work, but the terminal returns the error "Failed to enter Recovery" and the cell phone keep in the ubports recovery screen.
If you have any tips, I appreciate it.
 

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Hi, I'm new here and if i am honest joined just to ask questions here. I have tried what you said (many thanks as I wasn't sure what to do after finding the link for the rootfs tarball was dead), it is the same command Walidham stated for installing 16.04 but that didn't come with the commands for installing the flashing tools for this method and I probably wouldn't have noticed that command anyway in the original post as I was mostly paying attention to the original instructions for 15.10. Anyway, I tried this method and it all seemed to be going fine but every time when it gets to a certain point it says on the phone that there is insufficient space for pushing one of the files. I am actually using a Moto G2 4G LTE Thea, not Titan so it may not work but I thought I'd try it anyway and I don't know that this error is to do with that as it is to do with running out of internal storage, though I know sometimes error are diagnosed as totally different errors so that might be happening, I don't know.

Mine is 8GB but there is nothing smaller than that. I have changed the data partition format to ext4 by the way and I have tried running this with and without wiping system, data and cache partitions beforehand. The flashing process only gets anywhere when they are present and not wiped, otherwise it complains that it cannot boot recovery. I also noticed that the folder that seems to be referenced by the command has new files even from today (the 25th that is) and when I ran the command it was trying to flash version 779. When you did it it would have been an older version as the files relating to 779 seem to be brand new. I also assume these files are probably experimental. So I don't know if this is a non-working combination, or if I am doing something wrong, or if there is a way to change which version it is trying to flash, or if I can get a rootfs file that will work (I don't know anything about them or what exactly they do) and do it manually. I am also not a developer and am low on technical knowledge (as much as it hurts my ego to say it) if I am honest and I am using Linux mint 20.1 on the PC side of things, which of course is Ubuntu/Debian based so I imagine shouldn't be a problem here.

Thanks for the guide, thanks Walidham for the port, and if you know anything about my error or something else to try I'd appreciate it if you got back to me. Thanks!
About that insufficient space error you had, I think I also had a similar problem, but I'm not sure. It would be nice if you put images or prints of these errors, or give more details.

The insufficient space error that occurred to me actually wasn't in the cell phone as I thought, but in the Linux cache. I manually cleared the linux cache, and the error disappeared.
 
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Sanizol

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About that insufficient space error you had, I think I also had a similar problem, but I'm not sure. It would be nice if you put images or prints of these errors, or give more details.

The insufficient space error that occurred to me actually wasn't in the cell phone as I thought, but in the Linux cache. I manually cleared the linux cache, and the error disappeared.
I wasn't sure at first whether it was meant to be left alone when it brought up the ubports recovery screen but eventuslly concluded it was. I'm busy this weekend but I will try and get some screenshots of my error when I can. I had settled back into using Android for the time being. I'll try what you said you did as well when I get the time. Thanks!
 
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Arthur Mateo

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Update: It works!

I actually succeeded in installing the system on the 7th of this month, but I just said it now.

The system has several bugs. The bluetooth, the flashlight and the GPS doesn't work, for some reason the cell phone restarts when I connect to the wifi at home (which doesn't happen when I connect to my main cellphone's wifi in router mode), the notifications and settings bar seems to be cropped, and whenever I turn on the screen the option to turn off or restart the phone appears.

Anyway, I really liked the system, and I would like to contribute to it by solving or notifying the presence of these bugs in the software.

And thanks for the help.
 

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Arthur Mateo

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I realized that the solution to these system installation errors was to persist and try all the possibilities.
Thanks for the feedback. Really, I think I need to be more patient, but my anxiety doesn't help (lol).
I wait for the computer to finish its work, but the terminal returns the error "Failed to enter Recovery" and the cell phone keep in the ubports recovery screen.
If you have any tips, I appreciate it.
 

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    This is an installation mode that I use - This method I took from the Moto g2 Titan telegram group: https://t.me/TitanRoms

    I did it from a debian-based distribution


    (1) Download these two files:


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHqKyr_pOFiRz9IhXHiyQkru0y7rrTSl/view?usp=sharing

    (2) open the terminal and go to where I download the files, and install them with the following commands.

    sudo apt install debsig-verify kpartx

    sudo dpkg -i click-ubuntu-policy_0.1_all.deb

    sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-device-flash_0.34-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

    (3) Put your moto g2 in bootloader mode (power button + volume down) and connect it to the PC

    (4)Put this command in the terminal and press enter, wait for the whole process to finish.

    ubuntu-device-flash --verbose --server=https://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=titan --channel=16.04/community/walid/devel --bootstrap

    If everything goes well, in a few minutes you will be using UBtouch on your moto g2 titan.

    Many thanks Walid for this Port! and https://t.me/TitanRoms for sharing this installation method​

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    This is an installation mode that I use - This method I took from the Moto g2 Titan telegram group: https://t.me/TitanRoms

    I did it from a debian-based distribution


    (1) Download these two files:


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHqKyr_pOFiRz9IhXHiyQkru0y7rrTSl/view?usp=sharing

    (2) open the terminal and go to where I download the files, and install them with the following commands.

    sudo apt install debsig-verify kpartx

    sudo dpkg -i click-ubuntu-policy_0.1_all.deb

    sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-device-flash_0.34-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

    (3) Put your moto g2 in bootloader mode (power button + volume down) and connect it to the PC

    (4)Put this command in the terminal and press enter, wait for the whole process to finish.

    ubuntu-device-flash --verbose --server=https://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=titan --channel=16.04/community/walid/devel --bootstrap

    If everything goes well, in a few minutes you will be using UBtouch on your moto g2 titan.

    Many thanks Walid for this Port! and https://t.me/TitanRoms for sharing this installation method​

    Hi, I'm new on the forum and I don't understand a lot about apps and systems development, but I would like to learn. I followed the entire tutorial for installing Ubuntu touch on my moto G2, but the phone starts on the ubports recovery screen (I left images below).
    what should i do after the phone boot on this screen?
    I also apologize for my english.
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    Hi, I'm new on the forum and I don't understand a lot about apps and systems development, but I would like to learn. I followed the entire tutorial for installing Ubuntu touch on my moto G2, but the phone starts on the ubports recovery screen (I left images below).
    what should i do after the phone boot on this screen?
    I also apologize for my english.
    do not touch anything and look at the computer that continues to do its work, when the cell phone is finished it will only restart
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    do not touch anything and look at the computer that continues to do its work, when the cell phone is finished it will only restart
    Thanks for the feedback. Really, I think I need to be more patient, but my anxiety doesn't help (lol).
    I wait for the computer to finish its work, but the terminal returns the error "Failed to enter Recovery" and the cell phone keep in the ubports recovery screen.
    If you have any tips, I appreciate it.
    1
    Hi, I'm new here and if i am honest joined just to ask questions here. I have tried what you said (many thanks as I wasn't sure what to do after finding the link for the rootfs tarball was dead), it is the same command Walidham stated for installing 16.04 but that didn't come with the commands for installing the flashing tools for this method and I probably wouldn't have noticed that command anyway in the original post as I was mostly paying attention to the original instructions for 15.10. Anyway, I tried this method and it all seemed to be going fine but every time when it gets to a certain point it says on the phone that there is insufficient space for pushing one of the files. I am actually using a Moto G2 4G LTE Thea, not Titan so it may not work but I thought I'd try it anyway and I don't know that this error is to do with that as it is to do with running out of internal storage, though I know sometimes error are diagnosed as totally different errors so that might be happening, I don't know.

    Mine is 8GB but there is nothing smaller than that. I have changed the data partition format to ext4 by the way and I have tried running this with and without wiping system, data and cache partitions beforehand. The flashing process only gets anywhere when they are present and not wiped, otherwise it complains that it cannot boot recovery. I also noticed that the folder that seems to be referenced by the command has new files even from today (the 25th that is) and when I ran the command it was trying to flash version 779. When you did it it would have been an older version as the files relating to 779 seem to be brand new. I also assume these files are probably experimental. So I don't know if this is a non-working combination, or if I am doing something wrong, or if there is a way to change which version it is trying to flash, or if I can get a rootfs file that will work (I don't know anything about them or what exactly they do) and do it manually. I am also not a developer and am low on technical knowledge (as much as it hurts my ego to say it) if I am honest and I am using Linux mint 20.1 on the PC side of things, which of course is Ubuntu/Debian based so I imagine shouldn't be a problem here.

    Thanks for the guide, thanks Walidham for the port, and if you know anything about my error or something else to try I'd appreciate it if you got back to me. Thanks!
    About that insufficient space error you had, I think I also had a similar problem, but I'm not sure. It would be nice if you put images or prints of these errors, or give more details.

    The insufficient space error that occurred to me actually wasn't in the cell phone as I thought, but in the Linux cache. I manually cleared the linux cache, and the error disappeared.