Can't install UT on OnePlus 3T
After checking the different options on this forum to solve my issue, I finally come to ask for help to find what I've missed...
Pb1: with TWRP (https://twrp.me/oneplus/oneplusthree.html)
After downloading image file with 'TWRP flash' function on my phone using TWRP official, the app can't find the file location when trying to 'backup existing recovery'
Pb2: Using UBports, every time I try to install Ubuntu touch, the software says: Device connection lost and the screen is blocked on: "Preparing System Image"
And the smartphone displays: the 'Android Recovery' page
I followed below procedures:
Thank you for your help !
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What is your PC os, windows, gnu/linux?
I have dual boot on my laptop but tried on both OS: Ubuntu20 and Win10
Have you rooted your phone with superSU?
I had some trouble installing UT on my oneplus3t too at first, then I followed these instructions and it worked for me :
The main reason for your error is that all the partitions and cache need to be cleared and formated with TWRP as in this thread https://forums.ubports.com/topic/3253/oneplus-3-3t/420
@NoelFlantier , Thank you, but I'm stuck at stage 7.
Terminal tells me: error: cannot load 'twrp.img': No such file or directory
I've name my file twrp.img but don't know where to put it so the system will find it...
Any clue ?
Thanks for helping, however I'm new to this and I'm not sure to understand all the meaning of this thread.
I'm using TWRP App (see screen shot) and it looks quite different from what I've seen online
WHen I open it, it says: "device not rooted"
Then I still have the same screen as described before (see screenshot 2)
@Pschit No not that one you need to download the twrp recovery for your device use fastboot to install it then clear cache format partitions. I know that sounds complicated.
What I would do is read through that thread. You will see where join in and the full explanation is. Take your time, read, then try. I have only done this once and it does appear more complicated than it is. All the links to twrp recovery are in the thread. I'm on mobile so bit awkward to find them just now. Give it a try and just pop back with any questions.
I've manage to go through all steps.
What am I supposed to do after that ?
Root the phone ? Not sure what/how to do that
Hi @Lakotaubp ,
I managed to install TWRP recovery but don't understand the next step about clearing cache format partition to ext4...
I'm stuck there for now, digging,
any clue is welcome
@Pschit Reboot to the now TWRP recovery (vol down and power buttons held together). Use the twrp menu options there to fix system and data and cache. Data and cache should be ext4. Not sure exactly where to find them as only done this once. Then rerun the installer.
The other option was to boot to fastboot then when connected to a pc with fastboot type
fastboot format :ext4 cache && fastboot format :ext4 data
But don't think that worked for me but twrp did. All this is about 6/7 Nov in the OP3/3T thread.
Here is a short summary of the actions I made:
On PC: - Install "UBPorts" and "Minimal ADB and Fastboot"
- Download TWRP recovery image and put it in "ADB and fastboot" folder (in program files for Windows)
On phone: - Change to developer settings, activate debugging USB and OEM unlock
- Download SuperSU zip file from chainfire
On PC: in a terminal enter:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
fastboot boot twrp.img
On phone: When on bootloader plug your phone to PC's USB so TWRP Recovery will start
Click on Install
Look for superSU.zip file on your phone
Slide the arrow to the right
Phone will reboot at least 2 times
On PC ; use again the
fastboot boot twrp.imgto restart TWRP
*On Phone: Click wipe
Then Repair and change format to ext4 for "System" "data" and "cache" folders
Then back to wipe menu select the 3 folders and slide the arrow to the right
On PC: Launch UBPorts and install Ubuntu Touch
On Phone: When you reach the Android recovery screen, go to Android data> android actions > Full factory reset
On PC: launch installation again if needed
Then your done !
Helpful pages with download links:
@Pschit congratulations! enjoy UT on your onePlus 3t
@Pschit Greatwelldone done now enjoy.
@Pschit Congrats on getting this to work. I have been breaking my head on this for sometime . I tried all your steps . After the Android actions-> Full Factory Reset -> Wipe data , it is loads one plus screen and loads to fastboot mode.
Also i did small change in your steps i sideloaded supersu.zip through adb and twrp installed directly. Any advice will be helpful.
The only thing I think about regarding your question is that one of your folder has not been properly converted in ext4
Make sure you try them 1 by 1 using "Repair" or "Change" functions
If you have an error message saying you can't convert, then try using other functions of TWRP, you should be able to convert them all 3.
Also, According to what I read in this forum, the "Android actions-> Full Factory Reset -> Wipe data" action is not always necessary.
Good luck !