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install ubuntu touch without ubports-installer on mako

December 05, 2020 — owen

first you need a linux machine with ubuntu-device-flash installed. if you are using arch like me, you can install ubuntu-device-flash from the aur

since ubuntu nolonger has touch repositories, you need to use the ubports one

pop on over to https://system-image.ubports.com/ubports-touch/16.04/ and choose a channel

boot into the bootloader and factory reset, and then you are ready to flash!


ubuntu-device-flash touch --server https://system-image.ubports.com --channel ubports-touch/16.04/<your channel> --bootstrap

eg if you are choosing the rc channel like me,

ubuntu-device-flash touch --server https://system-image.ubports.com --channel ubports-touch/16.04/rc --bootstrap

it will do some stuff, and dont touch it until the command exits

its probably installed now! woot woot

you should see a orange dot loading screen now, if you are back in the recovery, that means it failed and (at least in my case) you probably have to increse the cache partition size

Tags: ubports, ubuntu-touch