Flashing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 6p

  • Hi
    I am a nexus 6p user and android application developer , i want to port ub touch to nexus 6p, has anyone started yet ? or not then please i need to know the instruction , and what has to be downloaded ? i used ***phablet-dev-bootstrap ***command to download repos but i see it is downlaoding a lot of useless stuff for other devices, can anyone help me here ? :smile:

  • Yes it is downloading 15GB and also some "useless stuff for other devices".
    But this useless stuff is very small, maybe 50MB.

    Your next step will be to find the device and kernel sources for your device and place them in the appropriate folders.
    You also have to either download the vendor blobs or extract them from your phone.

    It also helps to have the cyanogenmod sources for your device as reference. (another 30GB)

    After these steps you can try to build Ubuntu touch for your device. There will be a lot of errors and you will have to solve them one by one ;)

  • Hi there! Thanks for the reply , i have downloaded it , it was 16 GB , My device is Nexus 6p and code name is Angler , please tell me where to put what, in which folder , like device ,kernel and vendor blobs , also i have downloaded the armhf zip file and it was xenial and not vivid, Thanks a TON! :+1:

  • Please take a look at the Ubuntu porting guide: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/porting-new-device/#anchor3
    Your device/huawei/angler/BoardConfig.mk will have a variable TARGET_KERNEL_SOURCE which has to point to your kernel sources.
    The guide is a bit unspecific about the vendor blobs so i suggest to read the following: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Build_for_angler#Extract_proprietary_blobs

    Good luck :)

  • One problem you will run into is, that the vendor blobs that you have to extract from your phone are designed for android 6.0.0 or 6.0.1 while the source you downloaded with phablet-dev-bootstrap is based on android 4.something

    I heard chances are high that this will not work together :(

  • so whats to be done now ? is there any possibility ?

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