Ubuntu Touch [Discontinued]

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mamenyaka

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Code:
For pollux, pollux_windy

*** Disclamer
This is an experimental port, MAKE A BACKUP of your files before you continue.
I am not responsible if you brick your device, but I will try to help you if things go wrong.

Introduction
First of all, I would like to thank XDA for the amazing Tablet Z Competition and the XDA Tablet Z contest judges for choosing my project proposal.

What is Ubuntu Touch?

Our device on the ubuntu wiki: pollux
Our device on GitHub

Video

Images
DSC01933_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg


DSC01934_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg


DSC01936_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

Installation instructions
  • In fastboot mode, flash boot.img - contains kernel and recovery
    Code:
    $ fastboot flash boot boot.img
    $ fastboot reboot
  • In recovery mode, flash the device image and the ubuntu image with rootstock-ng
    Code:
    $ bzr branch lp:project-rootstock-ng
    $ project-rootstock-ng/rootstock-touch-install 14.09-preinstalled-touch-armhf.tar.gz system.img

Download

Changelog
Working:
Code:
[LIST]
[*]adb
[*]Display
[*]Touchscreen
[*]WiFi
[*]Sound
[*]Video
[*]Apps
[/LIST]

Not working:

Code:
[LIST]
[*]Rotation
[*]Camera
[/LIST]

NOTE: Ubuntu Touch itself is still under heavy development and I cannot list all the flaws it has, since that is daily changing.
Please be aware that applications may not work as expected but the scope of this project is only the porting, not the actual operating system!

FAQ
* How to go back to stock?
Reboot into recovery. Wipe data/factory reset. Restore your backup. Reboot into flashmode and flash (with FlashTool) the kernel (kernel.sin only) from your .tft file (without wiping anything). Reboot.

* Installation stuck on "unpacking rootfs tarball to system-image ..."
Free up some space on the device.

XDA:DevDB Information
Ubuntu Touch, ROM for the Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Contributors
mamenyaka, ciderwein, diwic, jdstrand, jjohansen, ogra, w-flo
Source Code: https://github.com/mamenyaka?tab=repositories

ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: CyanogenMod, AOSP

Version Information
Status: Abandoned
Current Beta Version: 5
Beta Release Date: 2014-09-24

Created 2013-09-05
Last Updated 2016-02-10
 
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juanyunis

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First of all, I would like to thank XDA for the amazing Tablet Z Competition and the XDA Tablet Z contest judges for choosing my project proposal.
I am still waiting for the device to arrive.

What is Ubuntu Touch?


Our device on the ubuntu wiki: pollux
Our device on GitHub

THANKS:
XDA
Google
Sony
Cyanogenmod
Ubuntu
I really hope to see this on our tablet, looks very promising, also a dual boot for this would be amazing. Thank you, and enjoy your new tablet Z.
 
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mamenyaka

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i can't wait for this project to go into swing. i was just looking at your github source. are u going to build for the SGP311 variant as well?

I will build for both versions, but I can only test the device variant I receive, so I hope both will work.
The images are ready, but I won't upload them without trying them out.
 
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lilstevie

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I will build for both versions, but I can only test the device variant I receive, so I hope both will work.
The images are ready, but I won't upload them without trying them out.

The variant we received is the WiFi version, so SGP311 and codenamed pollux_windy, I noticed you have pollux in the first post. Pollux kernels do not boot on pollux_windy and vice versa
 

mamenyaka

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Today I got the device!
And today the ubuntu touch team decided to make the switch from the "just another android shell":
Instead of booting into android and firing up the Ubuntu system after
android has booted, the new images now boot into Ubuntu and initialize
android inside an LXC container during boot.
 
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Trevor Chuah

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Sounds great. My Pollux_Windy also waiting for your work.
BTW, thanks.

Sent from my Xperia S using xda app-developers app
 

mamenyaka

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First images are ready for flashing.
Until Ubuntu Touch finished the container flip, we will stick to the classic layout, so no daily saucy ubuntu images.

WiFi is not working - help would be appreciated.
Tried loading the module wlan.ko in /system/lib/modules, but not sure if done right.
 

Trevor Chuah

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The boot.img you mentioned in OP can be the boot.img extracted from the Pollux_windy zip file?

WiFi feature not working is really regretted, hope you can find the solving way, I'm not dev, but I like to try new thing.

WiFi is important to me for daily usage. Perhaps next build from you?

Thank you anyway.

Sent from my Xperia S using xda app-developers app
 

mamenyaka

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The boot.img you mentioned in OP can be the boot.img extracted from the Pollux_windy zip file?

WiFi feature not working is really regretted, hope you can find the solving way, I'm not dev, but I like to try new thing.

WiFi is important to me for daily usage. Perhaps next build from you?

Thank you anyway.

Sent from my Xperia S using xda app-developers app

The boot.img is extracted from pollux_windy.zip.
WiFi is the most important thing to be fixed, don't worry.
 

polinic69

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Just a dream becoming true !
Need win8 rt after fixing bugs for ubuntu touch and fixe a three-boot with android/unbuntu/win8 and our tablet will be PERFECT :D
 

ProtoDeVNan0

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Just a dream becoming true !
Need win8 rt after fixing bugs for ubuntu touch and fixe a three-boot with android/unbuntu/win8 and our tablet will be PERFECT :D

There is no perfectly stable dual boot for this device yet. Other thing is. Porting win rt to android device is (kinda illegal) and it's a little bit impossible to do for devs. And yeah everyone of us would like to see rt on ours XTZ, but for now it's not gonna happen that easly.
 

lilstevie

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...it's a little bit impossible to do for devs...

Impossible is a bit strong. It is improbable that a dev would do the needed work to make Windows RT boot.

The number one reason you touched on is legality, because you cannot just buy a Windows RT license aquiring the image to install would be illegal, and any dev who supported this would be likely to incur the wrath of Microsoft.

A dev may do it for fun though, like cotulla did with the HD2, but again like with the HD2 it would probably never see the light of day due to the above license issues.
 
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    Code:
    For pollux, pollux_windy
    
    *** Disclamer
    This is an experimental port, MAKE A BACKUP of your files before you continue.
    I am not responsible if you brick your device, but I will try to help you if things go wrong.

    Introduction
    First of all, I would like to thank XDA for the amazing Tablet Z Competition and the XDA Tablet Z contest judges for choosing my project proposal.

    What is Ubuntu Touch?

    Our device on the ubuntu wiki: pollux
    Our device on GitHub

    Video

    Images

    Installation instructions
    • In fastboot mode, flash boot.img - contains kernel and recovery
      Code:
      $ fastboot flash boot boot.img
      $ fastboot reboot
    • In recovery mode, flash the device image and the ubuntu image with rootstock-ng
      Code:
      $ bzr branch lp:project-rootstock-ng
      $ project-rootstock-ng/rootstock-touch-install 14.09-preinstalled-touch-armhf.tar.gz system.img

    Download

    Changelog
    Working:
    Code:
    [LIST]
    [*]adb
    [*]Display
    [*]Touchscreen
    [*]WiFi
    [*]Sound
    [*]Video
    [*]Apps
    [/LIST]

    Not working:

    Code:
    [LIST]
    [*]Rotation
    [*]Camera
    [/LIST]

    NOTE: Ubuntu Touch itself is still under heavy development and I cannot list all the flaws it has, since that is daily changing.
    Please be aware that applications may not work as expected but the scope of this project is only the porting, not the actual operating system!

    FAQ
    * How to go back to stock?
    Reboot into recovery. Wipe data/factory reset. Restore your backup. Reboot into flashmode and flash (with FlashTool) the kernel (kernel.sin only) from your .tft file (without wiping anything). Reboot.

    * Installation stuck on "unpacking rootfs tarball to system-image ..."
    Free up some space on the device.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Ubuntu Touch, ROM for the Sony Xperia Tablet Z

    Contributors
    mamenyaka, ciderwein, diwic, jdstrand, jjohansen, ogra, w-flo
    Source Code: https://github.com/mamenyaka?tab=repositories

    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
    Based On: CyanogenMod, AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Abandoned
    Current Beta Version: 5
    Beta Release Date: 2014-09-24

    Created 2013-09-05
    Last Updated 2016-02-10
    5
    Guys!
    I just want to let you know, that even though we got a competition under way which is coming to an end, I will NOT stop development for this project!
    Ubuntu Touch has just yet started! I am hoping that the flipped image marks the start of what this concept truly wants to be:
    Smartphone and desktop PC in one device

    If you would like to show your support for this project, just head over to Xperia Tablet Z General section, where you can find details on how to vote.
    Thank you!
    4
    So, Xperia Tablet Z WiFi is now official?

    No, but this means that they are not abandoning the ports entirely, so I hope I can build a new version soon.
    3
    WiFi fixed, fully working!
    Uploading... Done.
    3
    Guys! I just made a quick video, check it out!