No way to use the UBPorts installer on a Nexus 4
I'm desperately trying to install UT on a Nexus 4 but the installation doesn't succeed, see this post => https://github.com/ubports/ubports-installer/issues/1716
At the end of the failed installation, I stay stuck on the recovery screen.
In November 2019, I also had problems installing via the UBPorts installer. I had managed to get out of it by going through a manual installation => https://forums.ubports.com/topic/3340/solved-nexus-4-impossible-to-install-ut-via-the-ubports-installer-tool/3
At this time it was possible, the images were made available. It's a pity that this manual installation is no longer possible!
I specify that the phone is not bricked, since I installed a TRWP recovery and /e/.
Keneda last edited by
"Error: [...] No space left on device"
Yes, I saw that, but what should we do?
As I explained, on this phone after trying unsuccessfully to install UT, I installed a TRWP recovery and the rom /e/ and this without any problem, so there is space to install it.
Why can't the installer manage to take the space that exists?
e installer manage to take the space that exists?
The installer cannot repartition your device. It expects to have space in the userdata partition (/data mountpoint) but also in the cache partition (normally mounted in /cache)... You can check that by going into a an adb shell:
adb shellon the cmdline of your host. Please report here the output of
Keneda last edited by Keneda
here after the return of
lool@lool-W510:~$ adb shell mako:/ $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 914M 476K 913M 1% /dev tmpfs 914M 0 914M 0% /mnt /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system 828M 797M 31M 97% /system /dev/block/mmcblk0p22 35M 4.1M 31M 12% /cache /dev/block/mmcblk0p23 13G 460M 12G 4% /data /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 64M 44M 20M 70% /firmware tmpfs 914M 0 914M 0% /storage /dev/fuse 13G 460M 12G 4% /storage/emulated mako:/ $
And also :
mako:/ $ df -a Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on rootfs 0 0 0 0% / tmpfs 935748 476 935272 1% /dev devpts 0 0 0 0% /dev/pts proc 0 0 0 0% /proc sysfs 0 0 0 0% /sys selinuxfs 0 0 0 0% /sys/fs/selinux debugfs 0 0 0 0% /sys/kernel/debug none 0 0 0 0% /acct tmpfs 935748 0 935748 0% /mnt none 0 0 0 0% /dev/cpuctl none 0 0 0 0% /dev/bfqio /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system 847656 816388 31268 97% /system /dev/block/mmcblk0p22 35976 4248 31728 12% /cache /dev/block/mmcblk0p23 13549392 471104 13078288 4% /data /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 65488 45504 19984 70% /firmware tmpfs 935748 0 935748 0% /storage /dev/fuse 13549392 471104 13078288 4% /storage/emulated mako:/ $
35M 4.1M 31M 12% /cache
I can see it already, cache is much too small: 35M 4.1M 31M 12% /cache - UBuntu Touch needs a cache partition of at least 500MB to install correctly.
Probably one of your alternative OSes has repartitioned the sd card. You could try to restore a factory image from Google, that should bring things again in order.
Thank you for your help Flohack.
And do you think that flashing a stock ROM will resize the cache?
I found this => https://androidmtk.com/download-google-nexus-stock-rom-models
Would you know which firmware to choose between 4.4.2 (JDQ39) ... 5.1.1 (LMY48T) ?
I'm a bit suspicious, I had a bad experience with a Nexus 5 on which I had installed several OSes (including UT) and when I handed over an official stock ROM, the phone became a brick.
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@lool_lauris Never used any myself but there are plenty of tools on XDA Developers for nexus 4 just had a quick look. Google should have the stock rom for your device available somewhere if your not sure of the source of others.
First of all use the stock image from the official website:
I do not own a N4 but I do have a N5, I guess that it is the same procedure.
Download the latest build for your phone model.
Download Fastboot and ADB to your pc, I am linux user and have no experience with Windows or Mac.
Put your phone in fastboot, vol down and power button.
Connect your phone with usb cable, and make sure that it really works, there have been alot of wonky installs because of bad usb cables.
In terminal check if your pc detects the phone:
On pc open Downloads.
Right click on”occam-lmy48t-factory-c43c7cfd.zip” and click on Extract here.
Open ”occam-lmy48t-factory-c43c7cfd” folder.
Right click the flash-all.sh script, click on Properties, under Permission tab, tick the checkbox for:
Make file executable
Close this window.
Right click on an empty spot in the folder, in the menu click ”Open terminal here” and run the flash-all.sh script. It resets the phone to default with partitions and all:
It have been a while since I did this myself on my N5 so there might be a few missing steps like recovery mode. If there is such request press vol up or vol down on phone until it says Recovery, then press Power button to change to Recovery mode.
I guess you should be able to unbrick your N5 the same way. As long as your pc detects the phone.
And just what @Lakotaubp wrote earlier there are great tools over at XDA developers site to help you out too.
libremax last edited by
Google image for Nexus 4 are here : https://developers.google.com/android/images#occam
@rondarius and all
Thank you all for your messages.
I must point out that I am also a confirmed Linux user and that I've been using ADB (and fastboot) for quite a while now. I'm sure, however, that I still have a lot to learn (the more I know, the more I can measure the extent of my ignorance).
I know these manips pretty well (those described in the Rondarius's post) because I've already practiced them quite a few times. And thanks for the link to the official stock Rom; I compared the checksum with what I've already downloaded and they are identical. But, you're right, you should always retrieve the data from the sources without going through an intermediary.
But my question is not about the procedure to be applied to flash the phone. What worries me is that apparently the partitioning of this Nexus 4 has been modified; and I fear possible problems when flashing the official rom stock without having made certain prior arrangements. I had a bad experience with a Nexus 5 that is currently bricked (I'm not desperate to bring it back to life...).
Do you think that flashing the google Rom will restore the original partitioning?
@lool_lauris Yes the partitions should be updated by the stock ROM, and even if not you cannot brick it, it wont just work as expected, in this case there are ways to repartition to the original layout
Many thanks for your reply.
I put the problem on hold for now. Indeed, I lent the phone that is under /e/ to someone who needed it.
Thank you all for your interventions.
Just an update: It seems that a factory flash does indeed NOT restore partition layout. So, you would have to google how to get the original partition table back on your device. Somehow /e/ or a different ROM seems to have messed with that automatically...
Thank you for this clarification; that's what I was presenting. I've already done quite a bit of research concerning a return to the original partitions. I also have this problem with a Nexus 5 that I've been trying to bring back to life for quite some time now...