Cannot install ubuntu touch on BQ M10 ubuntu edition
advocatux last edited by advocatux
@ziggutas I'm reading some issues now and this grabbed my attention https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/802
This is the first time I've read such thing but maybe this is the source of all your troubles... and the solution! In short: you need to use usb 3.0 to install UT on a BQ M10
@advocatux That was a timely reply; the sledgehammer was literally 5% off the vertical above my head. And M10 about to get it!!
No, seriously, that is very interesting. I have had a few problems with portable discs and usb 2.0 vs. usb 3.0 before.
I will give it a try later, the laptop has a usb 3.0 port.
advocatux last edited by
@ziggutas good luck !!
@advocatux thanks again lets hope that's all it is.
@lakotaubp No go. All the same things not happening. ADB not detecting the tablet. That's it for now. If I can find somewhere to purchase a good quality cable and try that, maybe I'll give it another go. I feel that the tablet is fluffed up somehow from earlier efforts. I have no problems connecting bq phone with al the same cables and adb responds instantly. So it has to be tablet.
Might try on another machine when I get the chance.
@ziggutas have had a look around and this problem has occurred before and the fix has been sketchy to say the least. But don't dispare it has been fixed in the end. Though many have felt like you i.e pass me the hammer and make it a big one .
One option has gone Magic Device Tool is dead now. Another option maybe as you hint to reflash the original Ubuntu touch with SP Flashtool.
Your doing the right thing for now put it in a dark place and forget it for a bit. We will return and Ubport its little chips later.
@ziggutas If you haven't sorted this yet perhaps try
sudo apt install android-tools-adb
sudo apt install android-tools-fastboot
sudo apt install phablet- tools
Then use the.deb installer. This was suggest by Lionelb on the Telegram install group for someone who was struggling with the install.
@lakotaubp Not sorted yet, no. I have been in touch with BQ who try to be helpful, but not as far as ubuntu is concerned.
They suggest that recovery partition may be broken. They will not supply any firmware or info, all links to potentially useful stuff on their websites and forum come to dead ends where page is blocked or deleted. Feels like they have developed an ubuntu allergy! My opinion is that they should not be selling this tablet without pointing out that it has no terminal or file manager installed etc. I got no response to that.
Anyway, thanks for the latest suggestion; will look at it tonight.
I will have to research .deb installer and look for step by step instructions, so will go first to Telegram group.
@ziggutas .deb installer should be on the normal installer page. Yes had heard a lot if Ubuntu bq related stuff had disappeared. Yes try the telegram groups theres been a lot of chat on there about m10s recently.
Marathon2422 last edited by Marathon2422
i made a rough video of how to use BQ tools (on win 10 unfortunately) to flash only the twrp recovery (renamed to recovery). you then need to reflash UT recovery to get ota updates,
Stefano helped me with this a while back .
the flashtool doesnt care about fastboot ,be careful do not use the format option.
you will see a Brom error at the end of the video, i did not have a device connected.
with the flash tool ,only have the recovery check marked (ticked), use the download setting.
you should have the sound on ,do all the flashtool settings then press the download (next to the stop button ,then plug in and listen to it, with your device turned off. the flashtool is triggered when you plug or unplug, and turn it on or off
@lakotaubp adb and fastboot already present on pc and laptop, phablet-tools would not install on pc (ubuntu 18.04) and I already can't remember why ( age has something to do with it . Phablet tools installed on laptop ok (ubuntu 16.04) so gave the installer another few goes; nothing doing ,not detected.
adb devices command in terminal returns nothing....all the time, I keep checking.
I have been researching how to troubleshoot adb but it all starts to get too complex for me. But I'm not giving up!
@marathon2422 Sounds good. Look forward to that with great interest!
requist last edited by
Not sure if it helps but I just installed ubuntu touch on this device from Android. Because I ran into some issues on 18.04 with apparmor I installed it from a live usb of 16.04.
First I used https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/install.html#install-on-legacy-android-devices to get into the old ubuntu touch.
Then on 16.04 Live, I ran into some dependency problems which could be solved by enabling the universe/multiverse and restricted channels via software and updates. Manually install adb and fastboot using:
sudo apt install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Or let aptitude solve all dependencies for you (after installing aptitude via
sudo apt-get install aptitude)
Now my tablet was not recognized despite the developers mode on, I had to select manually twice before I could enter install mode. First attempt went wrong but I believe this was a password issue, second attempt went like expected.
Since this install was from live it limits the amount of variables which could spool the fun, so maybe it helps you also, or points more precisely to what goes wrong.
Marathon2422 last edited by
the link has the BQ tools in it. for windows
i made a mistake and put some pro5 stuff in there.had to take that out.
once you get the idea with the flash tool .this link has pictures of it being used
it helps to see it.
Marathon2422 last edited by
i made a little video it should be in that google drive folder now
@marathon2422 Thanks for helping, but I do not have access to a windows machine at the moment, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I can't see a link to BQ tools anywhere...or a google drive folder!
@marathon2422 By the way, I have used flash tool before to flash old bq ubuntu phone to android, and back again to old ubuntu. I was following step by step instructions on bq website which is no longer available.
But now, I can't remember how to run the tool on ubuntu. I'm sure it must be fairly simple commands from terminal? Do you know?
@ziggutas think this is the link you had
@advocatux found it for someone in the telegram supergroup the other day.
advocatux last edited by
@lakotaubp I've filed an issue report right now about that broken link https://github.com/ubports/docs.ubports.com/issues/133
@lakotaubp Yes, it looks familiar. Good job! Amazed how you managed to find that you guys. Will have another crack at this tomorrow, hopefully.