Aquaris e5 flashing problems with Ubuntu 18.04
phone-guy last edited by
First: Thanks you to the ubports-forum for making it possible that I can describe my problem here.
After a long day of research and many attempts to make it work here is my situation:
I recently bought a used Aquaris e5s and wanted to install Ubuntu touch.
My OS is Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
So I launched "ubports installer" and found out that I first have to flash an old version with either the "sp_flash_tool" or the "BQ_firmware_flash_tool"
"sp_flash_tool" wont't work without "libpng12.so.0" which I can't install with my ubuntu version anymore.
so I installed the "BQ_firmware_flash_tool"
but I wasn't able to launch it... neither with the software center nor with the terminal. According to the "BQ_firmware_flash_tool" manual, the program should be visible after restarting the computer. That didn't happen. The "gdebi package manager" status message is: "Error: Dependency is not satisflable: GKSU"
According to what I found online, the problem is the ubuntu version 18.04. Is that right?
I did quite a long research to find out that the bq e5 is suitable for me and will work with ubuntu touch and I was aware that it would take a time to install the os on the android phone but I didn't expect that it would be impossible to get the programs running on my computer.
Does anyone know what could work with ubuntu 18.04?
Marathon2422 last edited by
Can you put an earlier Ubuntu on a thumb drive and use that is to install, instead of messing your main os about.