Unsolved How to find out installed version and how to update
I have several issues on my Sony Xperia X using Ubuntu Touch.
First of all, I have been asked to update the system. Which is not as easy as it seems.
1.) In "Info" I can only find out the Ubuntu Version (16.04 of 2020-06-07) and the date when I updated some Apps last time. No way to find out the Version of the OTA.
2.) In the Updates-Section I can choose between "Development - edge - Release-Candidate - Stable". No matter, what I chose, there's no update.
3.) Forcing the system to update via adb doesn't work, because there is no device listed after entering "adb devices". Lucky users that use Fairphone 2 or OnePlus One get their hardware-ID in the manuel. All others can guess.
So can anybody tell me how to find out the OTA of my Sony Xperia X and, if necessary, update it to OTA-19?
@xekuta747 It's supposed to be seen in "Info" and so it is on my phone. But on my tablet it is not. Maybe you can find out by the date
@muskist If the date next to the Ubuntu Version is related to the OTA, I do not even have OTA-18 on my phone and that is one reason more to wonder why it says that the system is up to date.
How did you install uTouch on your X at first ?
@xekuta747 In Updates click the gear icon to see what channel, if any, you are on.
I have been asked to update the system.
Who asked you that?
@xekuta747 @moem is right. Even if on a devel only device even that will update by OTA and you can check that by going to Upadtes in system settings or in the About sectio by using the check for updates version.
So if you are on an official UBports install and you are having issue, firstly try switching off fully and restarting and if that fails to update correctly rerun through the installer and make sure not to choose the wipe option that should sort everything out again. As for the version if you are on stable what you should see is in here https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-news-1/post/ubuntu-touch-ota-19-call-for-testing-3777 and if you are on devel or RC you will be past OTA-19 by slightly different amounts.
Also please update any apps that need it first then the system.
@moem I cannot find uNav in the Store and Lakutaubp told me to "make sure that everything is up to date and then try again". Now I am told to update "any apps that need it first then the system". I am very confused now.
To answer the question how I installed it: Via Ubuntu and the UBPorts Installer 0.8.9 from the official site.
@xekuta747 Someone else had uNav missing and other issue, I'm sure they fixed it by rerunning through the installer. Something is not right with your install.
To clear things a bit. If you have apps that need updating the system itself cannot update so you you update all the apps first (if any need doing) then you update the OS as a whole. If no apps need doing the OS will update on it's own. You however seem not to be able to update anything and uNav is missing so something is wrong. Please try to install UBports again using the installer. Pick any update channnel you want and if you have a lot of personnel data on the phone you want to keep do not select the wipe option you should then have a clean fresh version of UT on your phone.
Edit: I'm wrong on the missing uNav that was you in another thread but using the installer should fix things.
@lakotaubp Thank you very much.
I installed UBPorts again on my Notebook (this time snap version). Then I reinstalled Ubuntu Touch on my device. As there still were other issues, i did a full wipe.
The problem is that now Openstore doesn't work. First time I acknowledged that message, and then only the turning blue circle is left. I reinstalled OpenStore manually with a click package, but nothing changed. Resetted the device ... no change.
So, to make sure, I started all again from the beginning, reinstalled the whole system with a full data wipe. I am quite a good flasher now. But again, Openstore doesn't work, turning blue circle only.
Does anybody have an idea?
P.S.: When I try to install *.click-files manually, I sometimes get the error message 'Framework "ubuntu-sdk-16.04.5" not present on system ...' Maybe we could fix at least this.
P.P.S.: At 13:58 CEST Openstore worked again. Updated 6 apps, one of them was File Manager. Now everything is in yesterday's state, including the bug that file manager doesn't work
@xekuta747 SUMMARY: The installation is fine (you can only install, what you get), but the problem seems to be the missing Ubuntu SDK.