BQ AQUARIS E5 HD ANDROID
J'envisage de porter Ubuntu Touch sous un BQ E5 HD ANDROID que je viens d'acquérir.
Quelqu'un aurait-il fait cela avec succès et pourrait-il m'indiquer le plus clairement possible, dans le détail, les actions , lignes de commandes...
J'ai bien consulté la doc UBPORTS en ce qui concerne cela mais je suis encore dans le doute avant d'entreprendre cela.
@domubpkm hi, this forum is English only. Can you try to translate your post? Thank you
@advocatux Sorry, i took a quick easy french shortcut !!
ENGLISH TRANSLATE :
I want to flash Ubuntu Touch on a BQ AQUARIS E5 HD ANDROID refurbished that i just bought.
Is somebody made this successfully and can show me the more clearly possible, in details, actions, command lines.. ?
I saw and read UBPORTS documentation which speak of this, but despite of this, i have some doubts yet before starting this.
I can do this with Ubuntu 16.04 or Windows 10.
Pulsar33 last edited by Pulsar33
@domubpkm : Hello
Here is an extensive procedure to succeed in installing UBports on a BD E5 HD Ubuntu Edition device.
I don't know ifthere is something to do before that for an Androïd device or if it will succeed as well. Maybesomeone will tell you more here ...
@domubpkm Hi Please read the article in the link
You need to do this first or something similar before you can flash UBports Ubuntu Touch onto your BQ. If you do follow these instructions please read VERY CAREFULLY as you don@t want to brick your phone.
After doing this just use the UBports installer to install UBports and your good to go. Have fun and welcome to UBports. If you have any problems or need advice please go to
They will have all the info you need
advocatux last edited by advocatux
@domubpkm don't worry. Are these the instructions you have read? https://docs.ubports.com/fr/latest/userguide/install.html
@advocatux It is indeed. Is instructions are complete and accurate enough ? Other things to know ?
@domubpkm yes, they are accurate. Be careful with SP flash tool. Check twice before doing anything with it.
If you have any doubt there's an Installation group to help you in telegram.
@advocatux Can you please clarify two points of the tuto :
In point 3, there are two links : it is said to download SP FLASH TOOL, and underneath it is said to use 'the latest version of the tool'. Is there a wrong link, a misprint or is it normal ?
In point 5 : it is said to start the tool with SUDO : SUDO something ? What is the complet command line ?
Thanks in advance.
@domubpkm you should use the first linked tool UNLESS you're using Ubuntu 17.10 (read it again and notice that part is just an exception).
When you unzip that downloaded file, go to the created directory and run
sudo ./flash_tool.sh(I don't remember if you need to make it executable first running
chmod +x flash_tool).
PS You're right, that part of the tutorial should be more detailed.
Canonical has not had much success with manufacturers with Ubuntu Touch. Only Meizu and bq have offered their support but, as they say, it is not quantity that counts and these are two interesting partners. The first has offered a nice platform to the Canonical mobile OS with the MX4 while the second seems to want to quickly expand its offer. After Plex Lucky Patcher Kodi the Aquaris E4.5, it is the turn of the Aquaris E5 HD to separate from Android for an Ubuntu Edition.
@zamakli BQ was the most committed company with UT, releasing two phones (E4.5 and E5 HD) and two tablets (M10 HD & FHD) as Ubuntu Edition devices.
What I'm trying to say is that E5 HD is not a new device in this battle
@advocatux ok, finally it's easy. I found to do that : only to double click on flash_tool of the created directory and to follow the other steps of the tuto.. Everything go right.....
......BUT.... i have a problem : i use a GPD POCKET with Ubuntu and i have only a 3.0 port.... No chance : BROM ERROR S_COM PORT_OPEN_FAIL (1013)
[COM] Failled to open COM port.
The problem is mentioned in the tuto...
Is there a solution with my GPD ? Or can i use the two same zip files and the same procedure with windows 10 and 2.0 ports ? Or to find somebody with an Ubuntu computer with 2.0 ports..
Thanks again for your advices.
advocatux last edited by advocatux
@domubpkm you're welcome. I don't think there is an easy solution for your GPD that doesn't imply hacking cables or something like that.
Using flashtool for windows (*) should work the same but I don't have experience with that so take my comment with a grain of salt or wait for the opinion of a windows user.
(*) Edit to clarify I mean using the windows version of that tool, not the Linux one.
@domubpkm I have used windows 8 in the past, but not 10 as yet. I had no problems. Just take your time and double check things first, and good luck.
@domubpkm you can take a look to the tools available in BQ download page too http://www.bq.com/en/support/aquaris-e5-ubuntu-edition/support-sheet
@advocatux It is done !!!
My BQ E5 Android is now a BQ E5 UBPORTS 15.04 r3.
No needs to go on BQ website.
To install the old Ubuntu touch, windows 10 works well : i only install the latest flashtool FOR WINDOWS on https://spflashtool.com/download
It is important to know one thing before starting the procedure with flashtool : the phone must be switch on one time and plugged on the computer
to be recognized if this phone has never been plugged on the computer. After, we can switch off the phone to start the flash tool procedure.
Thanks for you and the advises of everybody.
@domubpkm Congratulations. Enjoy your new UBports Ubuntu Touch phone. Why not pop over to
https://ubports.com/page/telegram-welcome for more helpful info. Also theres the live Q&A tonight. Have a look at https://forums.ubports.com/topic/1239/ubuntu-touch-q-a-28may-19-2018 for all the details and once again welcome aboard.