Nexus 7 messed up?



  • Hello from a German Newbie!

    I am quite new to Ubuntu Touch but experienced in Ubuntu. Today I have tried to install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 2013 wifi. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on an Intel I5 laptop. I have installed the "Download installer for Ubunto (deb)" version and executed it. After following all instructions the app reported "success" while the Nexus reported "totally messed up":

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    I have tried it several times afterwards - always with the same result. I have then installed the snap-version which starts and ends up with:

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    Whatever I try - I cannot continue from this point. And now I am frustrated, will have a glas of red wine and throw away my Nexus?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks a lot
    Oliver, Hamburg, Germany



  • @olliprivat the wifi version is "flo" not "deb". Select flo in the installer



  • @olliprivat edited your title and content. No explicit/rude words please.



  • @olliprivat I had the same problems. Keep trying, swop usb cables and try again. You can still boot to recovery/ bootloader, yes. You will get android back. Try clearing the cache that help me but it was a struggle.



  • Thank you all for your quick response and sorry for my inappropriate words yesterday - I was a little desperate.

    However - even with other installation methods of the UPports Installer (snap, native, ...) I did not proceed further than yesterday.

    First I tried following link from UPports web page:

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    Same result. It uploads 3 of 13 files and the says "Success" and my Nexus says "I need Help" (see above).

    Afterwards I've tried the following link (w/o "(deb)"):

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    I expected this as most fitting my system "intel I5 64 Bit ubuntu 18.04" - but this version ca not be opened by my application manager.

    So i am lost again! Tested different cables as well including original Nexus cable.

    Further ideas or shall I give up and buy a newer device? What is you recommendation?

    Thank You!!!
    Olli



  • @olliprivat Persistence is the key. I had the same issue as I've said. Can't remember exactly how I did it but ended up with Ubports Recovery ended up clearing the cache. Then it installed. Just keep trying. The cable does make a difference, I used four, also check the connection of the usb into the device.
    As far as the installer goes I used 0.1.21 on win 10 so that won't help you. It will work this message is sent from my nexus 7


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