Guest Dazzozo Posted February 22, 2013 Report Share Posted February 22, 2013 This is a super super early port of Ubuntu Touch which is currently only available as a developer preview and therefore this port can only be described in the same way. Don't install this if it's your main phone (unless you're really curious, but you won't be keeping this).Oh hey I salvaged some screenshots! :D InstallingFirst things first, Ubuntu installs itself to the userdata partition, and the system partition is reserved for the Android core. By default, the G300's configuration is a 700mb userdata partition, which is too small (only just, mind) to house an Ubuntu installation. To resolve this, we swap the internal SD card and the userdata partitions around, resulting in a 2GB userdata partition and a 700mb internal SD card. For now, this requires a recovery set up with these "swapped" partitions, so I've built one and it's available below. You will have to format your internal SD.Here's the links:Custom "swapped" recovery: http://g300.dazzozo...ed_recovery.imgG300 specific image: http://g300.dazzozo...armel u8815.zipUbuntu image: http://cdimage.ubunt...ablet-armhf.zipVisual scaling fix: http://g300.dazzozo...scaling-fix.zipInitially I had two builds of the device specific zip, one for each baseband, but since RIL is basically broken right now (not that there's many ways you can use it in Ubuntu yet...) there's not much point.Once you've downloaded everything and all the zips are on your SD card, do the following:Flash the swapped recovery (fastboot)Boot in to recovery and wipe absolutely everything (excluding the external SD card, of course) - the internal SD format may fail, it's not a problem for nowFlash the device-specific Android core zipFlash the Ubuntu image - this takes around 5 minutesFlash the visual scaling fix, you'll probably want thisReboot - there's no boot animation so it might sit on a black screen for a whileRight now, this is basically JPEGs: The OS. There's almost no functionality available, and a lot of the apps are screenshots or mock ups. It is a developer preview, and to most people it'll probably serve no more than "I want to see what it feels like on a device", but it's pretty cool if you're interested in this stuff. :DReturning to AndroidThis isn't particularly complicated - you'll need to reinstall a recovery image of your choice and then wipe everything again. That will restore the internal SD card to its rightful place, but if you are having filesystem issues on the internal SD card, run "mkfs.vfat /dev/block/mmcblk0p19" to format the internal SD card. If you're really stuck, running an update.app will restore absolutely everything.SourcesThe usual places, everything responsible for the device is available at my GitHub:https://github.com/D...815/tree/ubuntuhttps://github.com/D...815/tree/ubuntuhttps://github.com/D...ei/tree/cm-10.1The CM fork that is used to build the Android side is available at: http://phablet.ubuntu.com/gitweb Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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