Ubports installer not working with Meizu Pro 5



  • Hi.

    I was trying to flash my Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu to Ubports version, but it doesn't detect my phone and in the end it only says "Please reboot to bootloader"

    Phone is in fastboot mode and i have rebooted it several times and replugged it, but no change.

    I'm trying to flash with Linux Mint 18.1 64bit.

    Phone was originally Android and i flashed it to Ubuntu.

    Version was 0.1.4 Beta



  • The problem you are having is that you have not fully deleted android, and you installed ubuntu touch, then you tried to flash ubports. You are confusing the pjone here. You are going to have to do a full wipe with ubuntu touch then install ubports



  • Hi, will the OTA-1 also occur on the Meizu Pro 5 still running with Ubuntu Touch?
    Thx :-)



  • Hallo,
    I have the same problem. My phone is also a original android and i changed to ubuntu.
    The phone is in => fastboot mode (unlocked, unrooted).
    When I try to flash the result is:
    2017/06/17 08:24:37 Device is |turbo|
    2017/06/17 08:24:37 Flashing version 1 from 15.04/stable channel and server http://system-image.ubports.com to device turbo
    Can't boot recovery image

    Nothing happens. What cab I do?
    I made a factory reset before.



  • @speedracer08861 said in Ubports installer not working with Meizu Pro 5:

    The problem you are having is that you have not fully deleted android, and you installed ubuntu touch, then you tried to flash ubports. You are confusing the pjone here. You are going to have to do a full wipe with ubuntu touch then install ubports

    Android not fully deleted? How is that possible? I don't see any Android logos when booting.

    I do remember that it was a hassle to install UT in it. I tried to install it many times and many ways before it succesfully worked. Few times it booted to UT, but when update was installed it was in bootloop. Don't even remember how i finally managed to get it in there.

    So, how do i wipe the remains of the Android if there are any?



  • Their is a article that i read that spoke about this in the xda forums that once you go from android to ubuntu touch you have to make sure that android is completely removed. The problem is that the bootloader contains flyme os recovery. So for ubuntu touch to be installed the flyme os has to be removed. The other reason is that the partition is not reporting the correct size. This is why ubuntu touch wont boot .



  • @jamesp First flash TWRP recovery and wipe the phone, all but external sd.
    Then power off the phone.
    Next boot to bootloader (power +volume down)
    Install recovery-turbo.img via fastboot.
    Then reboot to recovery (power +volume up)
    Last thing is install Ubports.
    Shouldn't be a problem, dozens times, from Flyne to Ubuntu, to RR to Ubports, works like a charm



  • @Stefano

    Now i've done it. I thought i'll see how the Flyme works in pro5. Installed Flyme via TWRP and it works fine (except it's piece of crap), but now it locked the phone. Fastboot says (locked, unrooted). I tried fastboot oem unlock says ok, but changes nothing...

    How do i unlock it again? This flyme is shit.

    This is the one i installed.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-pro-5/how-to/how-to-ubuntu-to-android-meizu-5-pro-t3395995

    Edit.

    Back on track. By installing this Flyme update phone is once again unlocked. Will continue the struggle tomorrow.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-pro-5/how-to/tutorial-unlock-bootloader-meizu-pro-5-t3303127

    Edit.

    Gave it a try anyway. Wiped everything and it's a no go. FFS!

    $ sudo ubuntu-device-flash --server=http://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=turbo --channel=15.04/stable --bootstrap --recovery-image=recovery-turbo.img
    2017/06/18 00:35:32 Device is |turbo|
    2017/06/18 00:35:33 Flashing version 1 from 15.04/stable channel and server http://system-image.ubports.com to device turbo
    1.63 MB / 109.89 MB [__________________________________________________________________] 1.49 % 1.17 MB/s 1m32sCan't boot recovery image

    Edit.

    I believe this was how it went down the first time i installed UT into this. Solution was to install UT image through TWRP.



  • @jamesp No bootstrap!
    Just type this (in recovery mode) make sure you install recovery-turbo.img first ( in fastboot mode)

    sudo ubuntu-device-flash --server=http://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=turbo --channel=15.04/stable



  • @Stefano said in Ubports installer not working with Meizu Pro 5:

    sudo ubuntu-device-flash --server=http://system-image.ubports.com touch --device=turbo --channel=15.04/stable

    FFS. That worked, no fastboot for the turboimg and then that command.

    Thanks.



  • Yes works also for me.



  • @Stefano in general, is "sudo" needed for ubuntu-device-flash ? At least on debian it did not work for me, trying to flash Aquaris 4.5 (https://github.com/ubports/wiki.ubports.com/issues/15)
    I found Canonical documentation about ubuntu-device-flash as well, that was without sudo.



  • @chris All depends if you have set android rules on your PC ( /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules)

    It's not needed if you have, otherwise it will show an error, permission problem.



  • @jamesp Happy to help!



  • @tw Great!


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