Install on aquaris E4.5
toddvarg last edited by toddvarg
I have tried to install on this phone with ubports, without success. I have also read on this page that https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/install.html#install-on-legacy-android-devices it can be some problems to install on legacy android devices as the BQ e4.5. When I try to download the Ubuntu Touch ROM for your device: http://www.mibqyyo.com/de-download/categorias/smartphones/aquaris-e-serie/aquaris-e4-5-ubuntu-edition/ the page doesn't exists. Do anybody have a working link or the file?
@advocatux found the working link to that site not so long back. I'm only on phone at moment so finding it is a bit of a problem. You could ask here as well https://t.me/welcome-plus thats the install group. If you haven't had an answer when I check back I will try and find it for you.
@advocatux if you get chance could you post the link here please, Thanks in advance : )
TheBird last edited by
The Android roms are here: https://www.bq.com/en/support/aquaris-e4-5/support-sheet?ssess=5b92b52c288f1&sorigin=productList
Can not find the Ubuntu roms on there site :( They should be here: https://www.bq.com/en/support/aquaris-e4-5-ubuntu-edition/support-sheet?ssess=5b92b52c288f1&sorigin=productList
@thebird Thanks for that. All the original links are still available in a web archieve somewhere. Will have a search on Telegram install group when back at laptop that link and the link to the original Ubuntu touch file us on there from about a month ago.
Lakotaubp last edited by Lakotaubp
This is the missing link ; ) for the install procedure you had before. The links to the 4.5 stuff appear to work still. There is also info in here https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/ which you have anyway.
Thanks to @advocatux for the archive link.
@lakotaubp you're welcome. I also filed an issue report and there you can find a direct download link ;)
@advocatux Once again in your debt : )
toddvarg last edited by
@advocatux @Lakotaubp @TheBird Thanks for all help. It worked out after I was able to download the right file. I have installed the ubuntu touch 15.04. Then I was able to activate the ubports installer and reinstalled 15.04 and then I installed 16.04. Everything is working, the only I need now is anbox. Is it possible to install that on 16.04 stable or?
@toddvarg until Marius starts to push the latest changes he's doing, these are the only supported devices for now http://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/dailyuse/anbox.html
toddvarg last edited by
@advocatux Thanks for the info and we will just wait, it will happen when it happens, no rush. I have a working Ubuntu phone with 16.04, so it's enough to play with for now :-).
JoniK last edited by
Hi, not to hijack this thread, but I am also trying to install newest UBports to E4.5. I am not expert in any level, so I read the forums and info pages. I have OTA-15 in my phone right now.
I have to use mac because my Ubuntu is only 32-bit. Old old old.
I have Developer Mode on and your newest installer installed to mac. Installer detect my E4.5 and I can choose 15.04 and 16.04 images. Installation starts, I put mac password in program and phone turns to FASTBOOT mode. After that nothing. It just hangs. I have waited an hour and nothing. With both 15.04 and 16.04 images.
After I restart the phone my OTA-15 is still there.
So, what should I do? Do I have to use the other way, like toddvarg did, or can I use installer in some way? As mentioned, I am totally newbie with phones, so step-by-step instruction is highly appreciated. Otherwise I will just continue to use OTA-15. No courage to play too much with it.
advocatux last edited by advocatux
@jonik if you still have any trouble installing UT, please open a new thread in Support.
Said that, check that all the necessary tools are in your
$PATHor try to run the installer with root powers (with
sudoor whatever Mac uses).
Edit: See this for example https://forums.ubports.com/topic/1092/howto-make-mac-see-your-phone-in-bootloader
JoniK last edited by
@advocatux Thank you for your hints! Unfortunately, I could not get installer to start even in sudo mode. So, I decided to go to my parents place where is Ubuntu machine. 7 min waiting and now I have newest UBports in my phone. Updating now.
Thanks a lot for all the trouble! Problem solved.
@jonik you're welcome & kudos! Enjoy your new UT phone!!
Guys we are finally trying to fix this: https://github.com/ubports/docs.ubports.com/pull/138