SOLVED Install never continues
Earlier this year I installed ub on my old Nexus4. It didn’t go well, and when I tried using the camera, my phone black screened and wouldn’t reboot. Eventually, I was able to flash TWRP and install /e/, this verified for me that the handset itself was still functional, but I really don’t need another Android. Recently I read a press release that the new UBPorts release now supported more phones, including Nexus4, so I thought I’d give it another go...
I installed the latest installer snap onto Ubuntu 20.04, and the installer doesn’t really match up with the video at https://snapcraft.io/ubports-installer, and when I get to the part where I boot into recovery mode, and click continue, it just goes into a waiting loop and never installs,
I’ve tested the cable – I am able to use it to push a test apk from Android Studio, so I know it works on this phone. Any idea what’s going on? I’m wondering: Is there is a different workflow since the video doesn’t match up? It’s from 2018...
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@overlordofdata Hi, from experience the Nexus 4 is one of the easiest phones to flash with Ubuntu touch. Did your Nexus 4 have a custom ROM on it before such as Lineage etc. If it did the ROM may resize the stock partitions and this will stop Ubuntu touch from installing. To resolve this you can get a repartition zip file that when used in TWRP that will put it back to stock. Using Snapcraft to install any app in Ubuntu is just the latest way Canonical are pushing to control their app store, so that won't make any difference, however don't run the UBports Installer as Admin/Root as it causes issues and wont run. Also make sure the Nexus 4 battery is fully charged.
@mrt10001 I found a tutorial for restoring to stock on xda developers site. That worked. Thanks!