Install Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview For Galaxy Nexus
The Ubuntu Touch developer preview is finally official for Nexus devices including the Galaxy Nexus, the developer lacks advanced apps, it deals with just basic apps currently such as phone app, SMS app, shell and core apps, GSM network connection ability, networking via Wifi, camera app, and device accessible through the Android Developer Bridge tool (adb).
Canonical will hopefully release a very stable version soon in near future, however the preview is enough for those of you who’re itching to taste the Linux-based operating system on their mobile phone.
This guide shows you how to install Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview for Galaxy Nexus (takju or yakju). Your Galaxy Nexus will be wiped, so make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data, though the APN setting automatically restored from network, it make mobile date work, but if it doesn’t happen to you, restore it manually, you can use APN app to do so.
Your Galaxy Nexus smartphone must have unlocked bootloader, check this guide to unlock bootloader. You need a Linux computer (Ubuntu is best), charge your battery, turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Set up the Ubuntu Touch Preview Tools PPA by adding the following custom source list entry to your/etc/apt/sources.list file.
Step #2: Open up terminal on computer.
Step #3: Issue following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install phablet-tools android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Step #5: Plug your Nexus 4 to PC.
Step #6: Now Issue following command to install Ubuntu Touch developer preview:
Step #7: Once your phone is booted into Ubuntu Unity shell, you’re done.
That’s it, if you experience any error, leave comment.