Installing Ubuntu for Devices

Installing Ubuntu for Devices

February 26,2016 by fzfatima

Installing Ubuntu for Devices

I was installing ubuntu-sdk on my device, accidently I run sudo apt-get update and it broke some links and my phone become unusable. So i reinstall ubuntu OS on it.

In order to install ubuntu or to upgrade its channel, follow this tutorial.

Commands to be Executed

Open the Terminal on Ubuntu Desktop.

Install the ubuntu-device-flash package

The ubuntu-device-flash package is main tool for installing Ubuntu for devices. Install the package:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-device-flash

Install phablet-tools package

The phablet-tools package provides a Desktop tools useful when working with a USB-connected Ubuntu device.

sudo apt-get install phablet-tools

Installing ubuntu-device-flash also adds two important Android tools you frequently use: adb and fastboot

Supply a recovery image with adb enabled, which ubuntu-device-flash will use temporarily while doing its work

  • For BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition (aka vegetahd), use recovery-vegetahd.img

    ubuntu-device-flash can then be supplied with the --recovery-image argument, eg:

    ubuntu-device-flash touch --channel ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en --bootstrap --recovery-image path/to/downloaded/recovery.img

    Note that when the command prompts you with:

    Expecting the device to be in the bootloader... waiting

    You can put a Aquaris E5 in the bootloader by holding down Power + Volume Up for a few seconds, releasing the Power button when the red LED lights as the machine reboots, and then selecting fastboot from the device's boot menu.

    And its done !!