Ubuntu Image Released!!! Instructions Inside

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insane08

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RELEASED!
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE TRYING!
ALSO READ RELEASE NOTES: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/ReleaseNotes
NEXUS 4 does have some issues that might leave your phone inoperable unless you disassemble the back of the phone and unplug/plug the battery connector

Following Devices images are available:
Samsung Nexus Galaxy GSM - Maguro
Nexus 4 - Mako
Nexus 10 - Manta
Nexus 7 - Grouper

Install


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INSTRUCTION TO FLASH VIA FASTBOOT ON THEIR WEBSITE: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install?action=show&redirect=TouchInstallInstructions

INSTRUCTIONS TO FLASH VIA TWRP or CWM:

1) Download the following 2 files FOR (Samsung Galaxy Nexus GSM):
-quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip
-quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip
from here : Link -> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch-preview/quantal/mwc-demo/

IMPORTANT: notice my instructions are only maguro which is the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus ....
NEXUS 4 users should be downloading and installing the MAKO and NOT the Maguro.
Nexus 10 download Manta
Nexus 7 download Grouper


2) Do Naroidbackup on Nexus

3) Factory Reset!

4) Flash the 2 files you downloaded for your device

5) let boot and enjoy


HOW TO GET BACK TO ANDROID:


Easy as flashing a rom... Just shut the phone down ( you will have to do a battery pull)
& go into recovery - & flash as usual... works perfectly.

What to expect after flashing?

For detailed information check the release notes

Shell and core applications
Connection to the GSM network (on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4)
Phone calls and SMS (on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4)
Networking via Wifi
Functional camera (front and back)
Device accessible through the Android Developer Bridge tool (adb)
 
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unixon

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Man do I love my N4 purchase more and moreeveryday xD... pay $350 for the highest performing Android on the market, and it comes unlocked, has an LTE radio hidden in there, and now this as an added perk.

Life's good, LG ain't kidding c;
 

blackout23

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Pretty cool that they made a quick port. Hope it is good quality too. At least it doesn't seem to be that hard to port it to another phone. Just a few weeks ago the official statement was Galaxy Nexus GSM only. But the N4 is pretty open on the other hand that helps a lot.
 

Shark87

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Looking forward to it. Although I think I'm going to wait to see what people say about it before installing it. I've already seen a few places where it says that it isn't really a daily driver (although I wan't expecting any different at this point).
 

kirill5pol

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Re: Ubuntu Image Release Feb 21st!

I know this is just amazing just got the Nexus 4 which is already amazing, now this.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
 

jkiley87

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Android Central...

I heard it from Canonical first, here's the original announcement.

I'm very excited about this, I can't wait to be running Ubuntu. I'm trying to make some apps for it, practicing with Qt Creator and the Ubuntu SDK.
 
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joshumax

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Wow, the UX looks so shiny! I cant wait for this thing to come out. With any luck the shell will be 1000x more responsive than desktop unity.

Too bad I have to wait for a Galaxy S3 port, or maybe I could just port it myself.
 
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jc888

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Man do I love my N4 purchase more and moreeveryday xD... pay $350 for the highest performing Android on the market, and it comes unlocked, has an LTE radio hidden in there, and now this as an added perk.

Life's good, LG ain't kidding c;



While I can appreciate the reduced-data-mining available from a vanilla android, the lack of an SD card and removable battery defy all common sense. When I look at an N4, I see wonderful capabilities -- but I also see an extreme example of a "throw away" phone.

I can't wait to load Linux on my galaxy S2.....
 

kirill5pol

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Re: Ubuntu Image Release Feb 21st!

Trust me this makes up for everything!

And honestly some people don't use as much space (like me).

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
 

blackout23

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I use 2 GB of the 16 on my GNEX. I must be doing something wrong.
It's natural that Phones are build with the Cloud in mind these days.
There is no need for 100 GB of space on a phone.
 

larry567

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I use 2 GB of the 16 on my GNEX. I must be doing something wrong.
It's natural that Phones are build with the Cloud in mind these days.
There is no need for 100 GB of space on a phone.

Except if you are me with no data plan. on my gnex i cant install any more apps because i filled it up fully with music. Cant stream anything
 
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juicyjones

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Re: Ubuntu Image Release Feb 21st!

Except if you are me with no data plan. on my gnex i cant install any more apps because i filled it up fully with music. Cant stream anything

The obvious solution is just plan your playlists in advance. I never fill up 16gb with music because if I want something different I just copy it over at night and erase what I'm not listening to.

Sent from my Paranoid Android Nexus 4.
 
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Re: Ubuntu Image Release Feb 21st!

I am really excited that we are already seeing Ubuntu on any phone!!! I have been waiting for this for quite a while. Congratulations to all involved!

Sent from my LG-P769 using xda premium
 

pjc123

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I really don't see the switch from Android making sense unless a bunch of apps were developed for Ubuntu, then maybe, but that is a long time off. However, I am very interested in “Ubuntu for Android”, where I could run both Android and Ubuntu and have full access to the Ubuntu command line set via a terminal on the phone; I wouldn't even care about docking, although that would be a nice benefit.
 

Ariozo

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Sv: Ubuntu Image Release Feb 21st!

Nice for my Gn/N4, now they just hide in the box but guess it will change soon. Will be sweet have ubuntu on the side trying it out ..:)

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Awesome!
As long as it will call, text and somewhat handle mail, i say its a daily driver!
That Galaxy Nexus wasnt a bad deal!
Wouldnt touch a N4 tough, why u no give us LTE google? I did order a xperia z and have some sort of hope that Ubuntu will trickle down eventually
 

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    RELEASED!
    PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE TRYING!
    ALSO READ RELEASE NOTES: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/ReleaseNotes
    NEXUS 4 does have some issues that might leave your phone inoperable unless you disassemble the back of the phone and unplug/plug the battery connector

    Following Devices images are available:
    Samsung Nexus Galaxy GSM - Maguro
    Nexus 4 - Mako
    Nexus 10 - Manta
    Nexus 7 - Grouper

    Install


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    INSTRUCTION TO FLASH VIA FASTBOOT ON THEIR WEBSITE: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install?action=show&redirect=TouchInstallInstructions

    INSTRUCTIONS TO FLASH VIA TWRP or CWM:

    1) Download the following 2 files FOR (Samsung Galaxy Nexus GSM):
    -quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip
    -quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip
    from here : Link -> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch-preview/quantal/mwc-demo/

    IMPORTANT: notice my instructions are only maguro which is the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus ....
    NEXUS 4 users should be downloading and installing the MAKO and NOT the Maguro.
    Nexus 10 download Manta
    Nexus 7 download Grouper


    2) Do Naroidbackup on Nexus

    3) Factory Reset!

    4) Flash the 2 files you downloaded for your device

    5) let boot and enjoy


    HOW TO GET BACK TO ANDROID:


    Easy as flashing a rom... Just shut the phone down ( you will have to do a battery pull)
    & go into recovery - & flash as usual... works perfectly.

    What to expect after flashing?

    For detailed information check the release notes

    Shell and core applications
    Connection to the GSM network (on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4)
    Phone calls and SMS (on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4)
    Networking via Wifi
    Functional camera (front and back)
    Device accessible through the Android Developer Bridge tool (adb)
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    Less than that now. Ah anticipation and optimism. I love the smell of a fresh baked OS in the morning.
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    "maguro" is Galaxy Nexus.

    I will not recommend installing this since this is not the official release from Canonical. Flashing that might mess up your device if not done correctly..It will be releasing at 4pm UK time GMT ... so an hour away basically [according to an update a reporter recieved directly from Canonical earlier today]

    Please remember this is a dev edition so there will be "dummy data" and many apps will be unusable only for demonstration placeholder purposes.

    Only use the image released from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TouchInstallProcess

    Music has already been reported not working - it is just a dummy applications
    As more builds are developed more functionality will be available. They did this because they want to give developers a feel of the preview and encourage them to make new apps
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    I use 2 GB of the 16 on my GNEX. I must be doing something wrong.
    It's natural that Phones are build with the Cloud in mind these days.
    There is no need for 100 GB of space on a phone.