Installing on Nexus 5
I don't think that one can "re-lock" their phone to a particular carrier. Furthermore, there probably is no need to do so, as carriers generally use a phone's IMEI or ESN number to accept or reject a phone. From what I can tell, carriers don't to discern whether a phone is locked or unlocked.
Enjoy your Ubuntu Touch phone!
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Also, if you do
oem lockat this point, the device will be wiped. All Ubuntu Touch data, including the OS itself, is in the
/datapartition. This is not the case for devices that shipped with Ubuntu Touch from BQ and Meizu.
Thank you for that information. I am happy that I did not try it before I saw your post. By the way does it mean that android binaries are still there on another partition? I just wonder if it booted to android if I locked it.
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@andirs26 It wouldn't boot to Android because our boot.img that got flashed to your phone does some very specific things while booting Ubuntu Touch. However, it's likely that an Android system is still on
/systemif you haven't wiped it.
Then it is probably there - I only used ubports-flasher in the end. Maybe I am getting a little off topic here - but why are there so many mmcblk0p partitions from mmcblk0p1 to mmcblk0p29? Most of them are pretty small (used lsblk in terminal to get the list)..Also there seems to be separate 4M disk called mmcblk0rpmb--
Hello, I am trying to do exactly the same thing: installing Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 5 32GB. But I think the Installer really got stuck. It says "Installing. Installing Ubuntu Touch on your device", and further down: "Waiting for device to enter recovery mode... Flashing recovery and boot images". On the phone I see the recovery screen (with the options mentioned by Andirs26). I did nothing but now I have been waiting for over 30 minutes and nothing has happened so far...
What could I do?
@beegee Hi not sure if you install from windows or Linux but you should probably give admen rights to the tools you use purports-installer or fastboot). Remember to oem unlock the phone - see what tupp posted to thins thread. If the phone is unlocked you should see lock pictured under Google logo at boot. If the above is solved then IIRC you should get the phone to fast boot screen and run ubports-installer with admen rights. Choose the correct device if it is not auto selected
@beegee...and click to start the process. The installer should start the recovery mode and do everything automatically.
Thank you for your answer!! Meanwhile I tried another way (the magic device tool) and it worked just fine. Still don't know why the installer didn't work though..
But thank you anyway!
No problem, glad that it worked for you also in the end. By the way ubports community recently uploaded video on its official youtube channel where can be seen how it is supposed to be done: