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Installing Ubuntu Touch on the 2012 Nexus 7 – XDA Developer TV
Last week, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan showed us how to work with developing an app in the upcoming Ubuntu Touch OS. Of course, developing an App for a device or operating system is always easier if you have a device to test it on. Luckily, Google released a new version of the Nexus 7, and the market is full of old Nexus 7s you can pick up for cheap.
In this video, Jordan shows you how to install Ubuntu Touch on an original Nexus 7 (2012) device. This will allow you to try Ubuntu Touch out as an operating system or even push apps to for testing your development. So if you have an old Nexus 7 (2012) or you want to try Ubuntu Touch, check this video out!
Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos.
- First video in series: Getting Started with Ubuntu SDK Qt-Creator for Ubuntu Touch Development
- Ubuntu Touch Development: Working with the XDA Developers App by Michael Hall – XDA Developer TV
- Michael Hall’s XDA:Devcon 2013 Presentation
- How to Build an Android App Playlist
- How to Build a Windows Phone App Playlist
- XDA-Developers App Trunk
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install phablet-tools android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
To unlock the bootloader, power on by holding the power button + volume up + volume down, then run “sudo fastboot oem unlock” After the device is unlocked, go through the Android setup again, enable USB debugging, connect, run “adb devices” to make sure you’re connected properly, then “phablet-flash ubuntu-system –channel devel –no-backup” Be patient. This will take a long time.
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