Ubuntu Touch Download For Android

Installing Ubuntu in Android using Windows PC 1. Download the file Ubuntu.zip and unzip it. Copy all the extracted files to your Android phone/tablet. Install Android SDK because you need adb.exe file. Connect your phone/tablet to the PC using USB cable. Change your USB settings in Android to USB debugging mode. Step 1: Download the UBports Installer to Grab the Ubuntu Touch There is an installer file developed by the UBports community is available on GitHub, that can be installed on your Ubuntu desktop or Windows or, even Macbook devices. The UBports installer will be used for flashing the Android devices with Ubuntu Touch. Download Ubuntu Touch icon pack apk 0.2.3 for Android. लांचर के लिए Ubuntu टच आइकन पैक. See full list on addictivetips.com.

A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System

Ubuntu Touch is made and maintained by the UBports Community. A group of volunteers and passionate people across the world. With Ubuntu Touch we offer a truly unique mobile experience - an alternative to the current most popular operating systems on the market. We believe that everyone is free to use, study, share and improve all software created by the foundation without restrictions. Whenever possible, everything is distributed under free and open source licenses endorsed by the Free Software Foundation, the Open Source Initiative.
Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system for mobile devices. However, unlike other 'flavors' of Ubuntu, it is more accurately an extract of parts of Ubuntu. It is adapted to run naturally in a mobile, touch-screen environment but is also capable of functioning as a desktop computer while in 'desktop mode'. This aforementioned converging of environments from device to device is where the term 'Convergence' originates. You can find more technical details on our github page.

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Ubuntu Touch Download For Android

In its current state, our OS is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Ubuntu Touch offers a completely refreshing approach to the mobile experience. Thanks to the intuitive and clean interface, members of the community report a very 'natural' experience. With a gentle swipe from the edge of the screen, you have access to all of the device's apps, tools and settings. There are no accidental button pushes or hard-to-reach dungeons of your mobile device: Everything is just a swipe away. This unique operating system will help you stand out in a crowd with a new fashion in mobile technology.

The Ubuntu TouchApps

Ubuntu Touch offers everything you need. All kinds of applications are available. Apps for communication, messaging, music, administration, navigation, tools, games and a lot more.
Ubuntu Touch comes pre-installed with a set of important and solid core apps that cover your daily needs. This includes everything you expect from a phone, like a dialer, contacts and calendar, but since it's Linux family, the OS comes with a fully-featured file browser and terminal (including essential command-line applications) as well.
Please take a look in the OpenStorefor the complete list of apps which are available at the moment.

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Convergence

Imagine linking your mobile device to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and having it instantly transformed into a desktop experience. With Ubuntu Touch you only need one device.
Throughout the entire history of the project, one theme has continued as an exciting thread and hope – Convergence. In its current state, our OS is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, however the goal of Convergence is expected to bring Ubuntu Touch to Laptop/Desktops and TVs for a completely unified experience. Ubuntu Touch focuses on hardware minimalism and efficiency. The idea of Convergence is being able to pack a mobile device in your pocket and then simply connect to the screen/hardware of your choice and have it seamlessly integrated with the external peripherals - a desktop computer in your pocket. Benefits of Convergence are endless such as, reduced landfill wastage, saved money, higher security and the convenience of truly mobile computing.

Privacy Ensured

Although Big Brother and others in the world may wish to spy on you and steal your personal data - don't worry. With Ubuntu Touch - a safer system that respects your privacy - they will have nothing to see. Ubuntu Touch keeps you secure because most unsafe parts are blocked by default; the only way that the peepers and creepers can get a peek is if you invite them. We've got your back.

No Backdoors
Ubuntu is an open source software operating system. This means that everyone has access to the source code and change, distribute or copy it. That makes it impossible to install software backdoors.

The Ubuntu Touch OS does not depend on the cloud and is also virtually free of viruses and other malware that can extract your data.


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Installing Ubuntu Touch is easy, and a lot of work has gone in to making the installation process less intimidating to the average user. The UBports Installer is a nice graphical tool that you can use to install Ubuntu Touch on a supported device from your Linux, Mac or Windows computer. For more experienced users, we also have manual installation instructions for every device on the devices page.

Warning

If you’re switching your device over from Android, you will not be able to keep any data that is currently on the device. Create an external backup if you want to keep it.

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You can Download the UBports Installer from GitHub. The following packages are available:

  • Windows: ubports-installer-<version-number>.exe

  • macOS: ubports-installer-<version-number>.dmg

  • Ubuntu or Debian: ubports-installer-<version-number>.deb

  • Other Linux distributions (snap): ubports-installer-<version-number>.snap

  • Other Linux distributions (AppImage): ubports-installer-<version-number>.AppImage

Start the installer and follow the on-screen instructions that will walk you through the installation process. That’s it! Have fun exploring Ubuntu Touch!

If you’re an experienced android developer and want to help us bring Ubuntu Touch to more devices, visit the porting section.

Note

Please do not start the installer with sudo. It is meant to be run as a normal user, not as root. Using the installer with sudo will mess up permissions in the installer’s cached files and lead to problems down the road. If the installer does not recognize your device, check the troubleshooting information below.

Troubleshooting¶

Meizu MX4 (arale)

If you need help, you can join UBports’ support channels on telegram or matrix or ask a question in the forum or on askubuntu. If you believe that the UBports Installer is not working correctly, you can also file a new issue to help us solve the problem.

Connection lost during installation¶

Try a different USB cable and a different USB port on your computer. Cheap and old cables tend to lose connection during the installation.

Windows Defender prevents Installer from starting¶

We have contacted Microsoft about this problem, but they seem to think it’s enjoyable. To dismiss the warning, click on “More Information”, then select “Run anyway”.

Device not detected¶

Virtual Machine¶

If you’re running the installer in a virtual machine, make sure the virtual machine is allowed to access the USB port.

Windows ADB drivers¶

Install the universal adb driver and reboot your computer.

Fairphone 2 Vendor-ID¶

Run echo0x2ae5>>~/.android/adb_usb.ini in the terminal and restart the installer. This does not affect the snap package.

Missing udev-rules¶

If the device not detected on Linux and packages other than snap, you might be missing udev-rules.

  1. See if /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules exists and contains the rules below. If not, add them to the file and runsudoserviceudevrestart orsudoudevadmcontrol--reload-rules&&udevadmtrigger.

Other issues¶

If the troubleshooting tips do not work, you might also try following the manual installation instructions for your device on the devices page.

Install on legacy Android devices¶

While the installation process is fairly simple on most devices, some legacy Bq and Meizu devices require special steps. This part of the guide does not apply to other devices.

Note

This is more or less uncharted territory. If your device’s manufacturer does not want you to install an alternative operating system, there’s not a lot we can do about it. The instructions below should only be followed by experienced users. While we appreciate that lots of people want to use our OS, flashing a device with OEM tools shouldn’t be done without a bit of know-how and plenty of research.

Meizu devices are pretty much stuck on Flyme. While the MX4 can be flashed successfully in some cases, the Pro5 is Exynos-based and has its own headaches.

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  1. Disconnect all devices and non-essential peripherals from your PC. Charge your device on a wall-charger (not your PC) to at least 40 percent.

  2. Download the Ubuntu Touch ROM for your device and extract the zip files:

    • Bq E4.5 (krillin)

    • Bq E5 HD (vegetahd)

    • Bq M10 HD (cooler)

    • Bq M10 FHD (frieza)

    • Meizu MX4 (arale)

  3. Download the latest version of SP flash tool (aka MTK flash tool).

  4. Extract the zip files

  5. Open a Terminal, enter the SP flash tool directory and run it with sudo./flash_tool.sh.

Note

On Ubuntu 17.10, there are issues with flash_tool loading the shared library ‘libpng12’, so this can be used as a workaround:

  1. In the “Scatter-loading File” section, press the “choose” button and select the *Android_scatter.txt file from the archive you downloaded in the second step.

  2. Choose “Firmware Upgrade” from the drop-down menu.

Warning

If you select DOWNLOAD ONLY rather than FIRMWARE UPGRADE, you will end up with a useless brick rather than a fancy Ubuntu Touch device. Be sure to select FIRMWARE UPGRADE.

Also, after selecting the *Android_scatter.txt, the drop-down menu choice is reset to DOWNLOAD ONLY. Be sure to select it after selecting the file.

  1. Turn your device completely off, but do not connect it yet.

  2. Press the button labeled “Download”.

  3. Perform a final sanity-check that you selected the “Firmware Upgrade” option, not “Download Only”.

  4. Make sure your device is off and connect it to your PC. Don’t use a USB 3.0 port, since that’s known to cause communication issues with your device.

  5. Magic happens. Wait till all the progress bars ended.

Note

If the installation fails with a 100% red bar and hangs there (and logs says something like COMportisopen.Tryingtosyncwiththetarget...), remove the modemmanager package as the one installed is not compatible with SP flash tool, close it and try again from step 4.

  1. Congratulations! Your device will now boot into a super old version of Ubuntu Touch. You can now use the UBports Installer to install an updated version.