Canonical recently released it’s years of hard work, Ubuntu for phones few days ago. Since then it has become a viral in the techno world.Now, the fact that you can even take a preview of the upcoming smartphone OS by simply porting it or flashing it on a Nexus 4 smartphone, makes it even more interesting. However, those who own a Nexus device are still finding it hard to know the perfect way of flashing their Nexus with canonical’s latest. Well, we have a solution for that. To make sure the flashing work goes flawlessly, we have a tutorial video that explains the typical looking thing in simple ways.The video has been created by pocket now and can be seen on their Youtube profile page also. For now, we have provided the video below:
How to install Ubuntu
- Boot the Nexus 4 to the bootloader (power down, press and hold power, volume up and volume down simultaneously), and plug it into the computer. In Terminal, change directory to where you saved the TWRP file and type “fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-mako.img”.
- Once TWRP is flashed and you have booted to recovery mode, perform a backup and move the backup to an external harddrive. Then perform a factory reset from within TWRP.
- From the home page of TWRP, select Advanced, then select ADB Sideload. From Terminal on the computer, change directory to where you have the Ubuntu images saved. Type “adb sideload quantal-preinstalled-armel+mako.zip” first. Once that finishes, type “adb sideload quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip”. This process will take some time. Once it completes, tap Reboot System and wait.
- You now have Ubuntu 12.10 Touch on your Nexus 4.