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=How to flash Kubuntu Phone on Nexus 5=
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{{Note|This page is now on [[https://docs.plasma-mobile.org/FlashingNeon.html https://docs.plasma-mobile.org/]]}}
 
 
Useful information can be found here:
 
 
 
* https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices#Server_at_http:.2BAC8ALw-system-image.tasemnice.eu
 
* http://schier.co/post/how-to-root-nexus-5-in-ubuntu-linux
 
 
 
== Prerequisites ==
 
 
 
The device must be connected to the Linux host with the USB cable all the time, unless told to reconnect. The device must also be unlocked and prepared to be flashed, see [[/FlashingKubuntuPhonePreparation|this page]] for details.
 
 
 
==Configure the host device==
 
 
 
Install Android tools.
 
 
 
On Ubuntu do:
 
 
 
sudo apt-get install android-tools* ubuntu-device-flash phablet-tools
 
 
 
 
 
Connect the device and type:
 
 
 
lsusb
 
 
 
an output like this will come out:
 
 
 
 
 
Bus 004 Device 010: ID 18d1:4ee1 Google Inc. Nexus 4 / 10
 
 
 
18d1 is the vendor id, 4ee1 is the product id.
 
 
 
Numbers may change with other devices.
 
 
 
Create /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules with:
 
 
 
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", MODE="0666"
 
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4ee1", SYMLINK+="android_adb"
 
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4ee1", SYMLINK+="android_fastboot"
 
 
 
 
 
replace vendor and product identifiers with yours.
 
 
 
Now Reload uev's rules to make these changes effective:
 
 
 
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
 
 
 
 
 
Reconnect your device.
 
 
 
Type:
 
 
 
sudo adb devices
 
 
 
your device will be listed.
 
 
 
## Unlock the device
 
 
 
Go to the bootloader:
 
 
 
* Power off the phone
 
* Keep volume down and power pressed together until the bootloader is shown (the bootloader has an android with the lid open like this: http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/postimages/684/android-az-bootloader.jpg)
 
 
 
From the Linux host type:
 
 
 
 
 
sudo fastboot oem unlock
 
 
 
 
 
Select "Yes" on the phone using volume keys, confirm pressing the power key once.
 
 
 
Now reboot:
 
 
 
 
 
sudo fastboot reboot
 
 
 
 
 
Since unlocking wipes data, Android will restart the first time wizard. Let the wizard come up, then press Power button to just power off the phone, you will not need to complete the wizard.
 
 
 
== Install TWRP ==
 
 
 
TWRP is an alternative recovery image that offers a lot of flexibility
 
and will be used to install Plasma Mobile.
 
 
 
Download TWRP version: http://build.maui-project.org/phone/openrecovery-twrp-2.8.0.1-hammerhead.img
 
 
 
We assume that at this point the phone is off.
 
 
 
Go to the bootloader:
 
 
 
* Keep volume down and power pressed together until the bootloader is shown (the bootloader has an android with the lid open like this: http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/postimages/684/android-az-bootloader.jpg)
 
 
 
Now from the Linx host type (make sure the img-file is in the same directory where you start the command):
 
 
 
 
 
sudo fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.8.0.1-hammerhead.img
 
 
 
 
 
Now:
 
 
 
* Press volume up or volume down until the "Recovery Mode" option appears
 
* Confirm pressing the power button
 
 
 
TWRP will now install (this might take a while).
 
 
 
Once installed, the TWRP main menu screen will appear.
 
 
 
== Root phone ==
 
 
 
* Tab Reboot
 
* Tab Recovery
 
* Swipe to Reboot
 
* If asked to "Install SuperSU", swipe to confirm and root the device
 
 
 
== Flash the device ==
 
 
 
Then connect the device to the host system via USB and boot into bootloader using volume up and the power button to switch off the phone.
 
 
 
 
 
* start into TWRP
 
* Pick Reboot, then "Bootloader"
 
 
 
ubuntu-device-flash --server="http://kubuntu.plasma-mobile.org" touch \
 
--channel="kubuntu-phone/devel" --bootstrap --developer-mode \
 
--password 1234
 
 
 
or, if you want to live on the bleeding edge, flash the latest, untested image with:
 
 
 
ubuntu-device-flash --server="http://kubuntu.plasma-mobile.org" touch \
 
--channel="kubuntu-phone/devel-proposed" --bootstrap --developer-mode \
 
--password 1234
 
 
 
("devel-proposed" instead of just "devel")
 
 
 
The device will at some point (ca 5min on my system with fast connection) show the ubuntu logo spinning. This takes another 5 minutes, then it reboots, the google logo shows, and shortly thereafter our spinning ubuntu logo again. After about 1 minute, it's done, and I'm greeted with the welcome screen.
 
 
 
== Basic Device Setup ==
 
 
 
Install a fresh Ubuntu-phone vivid vervet image, either using multirom or by flashing directly. After installation and enabling developer mode, enable ssh:
 
 
 
Make sure the device is connected through your USB port, then log in to it using
 
 
 
sudo adb shell
 
 
 
=== Writable root ===
 
 
 
By default, the root filesystem is read-only. Not too useful for
 
developers. A script is run on first boot to make it writable and
 
makes a stamp file ```plasma-phone-devel-setup-run```, check this file
 
exists then run
 
 
 
sudo reboot
 
and it will boot up with writable root.
 
 
 
The verbose version (so you know what's going on):
 
 
 
sudo touch /userdata/.writable_image
 
sudo touch /userdata/.adb_onlock
 
sudo reboot
 
 
 
=== Enable SSH access ===
 
 
 
After reboot above for writeable root it should then run sshd, it will
 
make the stamp file ```plasma-phone-devel-setup2-run```.
 
 
 
If not run it manually:
 
 
 
sudo ssh-setup
 
 
 
The verbose version (so you know what's going on):
 
 
 
sudo bash
 
echo manual > /etc/init/ssh.override
 
echo "exec /usr/sbin/sshd -D -o PasswordAuthentication=yes" >> /etc/init/ssh.override
 
 
sudo service ssh start
 
sudo setprop persist.service.ssh true
 
sudo reboot
 
 
 
===Connect Wifi===
 
 
 
We've included a small script which sets up a wifi connection
 
(WPA-PSK) for NetworkManager.  This can be run once writeable root is
 
set up (as above).
 
 
 
wifi-setup SSID PASSWORD
 
 
 
If you're using a different security mechanism for your wifi network, it's time to read the nmcli documentation. Look into /usr/bin/wifi-setup for inspiration.
 
 
 
==On and on...==
 
 
 
Now follow the instructions for your [[Plasma/Mobile/DevelopmentSetup|Development Setup]] to get going.
 

Latest revision as of 23:00, 5 February 2019

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