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Download Android 5.1.1 OTA update for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10


Download Android 5.1.1 OTA update for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

As you may know, Google has started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 OTA updates for the Wi-Fi only models of the Google Nexus 7 (2012) and the Google Nexus 7 (2013) along with the Google Nexus 10. You can wait for the OTA update or use the following link to download the OTA and sideload it to your Nexus device.
You can also download Android 5.1.1 Factory Images for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 if you have rooted or customized your device and wish to revert back to stock Android.

Download Android 5.1.1 factory images for Nexus devices


Android 5.1.1 factory images for Nexus devicesGoogle has published the Android 5.1.1 (build number LMY47V) factory images for the Wi-Fi only Google Nexus 7 2012 and Google Nexus 7 2013, along with the Google Nexus 10. The Android 5.1.1 factory image is also available for the Nexus Player.

Download Android 5.1 OTA update for Nexus devices


Android 5.1 OTA update files

Google has started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to its Nexus devices. In order to make it easier for our readers to download and install the updates, we have put together a list of links to the official OTA update links for the entire Nexus family. As new update files become available, this post will be updated accordingly.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Images released for Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2013)


Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Images

Google has posted the Android 5.0.2 factory images for the Google Nexus 10 and Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablets. Last month, we saw Google release the same Android 5.0.2 factory image for the original Nexus 7. Given that the update has not been released for the newer Nexus 9, its likely that it is only meant to fix bugs on older Nexus tablets.

Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update zip files now available for Nexus devices


Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update zip files

Google has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Nexus lineup, and have also released the factory images for most of its Nexus devices. The Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 are all expected to receive the OTA update, and you can download the update files using the following links:

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images now available for Nexus devices


Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images

Google has released Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10. Google previously announced that they have started rolling out the newest version of Android for "most Nexus devices", so you should start receiving the update soon. Meanwhile you could also consider installing the update using the factory images.

Google is now rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to all major Nexus devices


Google is now rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to all major Nexus devices

Google announced on Wednesday that it has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop software update as an over-the-air (OTA) update to "most Nexus devices". The devices set to receive Lollipop include the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 come with Android 5.0 preinstalled out of the box, but are also receiving an OTA update with bug fixes.

Android L Release may soon arrive on Nexus 4, original Nexus 7 and Nexus 10


It was just last week that we saw Google unveil their Android L Release at Google I/O 2014. The latest version of Google's mobile OS was later released in the form of a Developer Preview to those who owned either a Nexus 5 or new Nexus 7. Unfortunately this meant other Nexus owners would have to wait with the rest to get their hands on the L Release.

However it looks like those with the Google Nexus 4, the original Google Nexus 7 and even the Google Nexus 10 could soon be able to get their hands on the Android L Developer Preview Release.

This is because Google has just released the Android L source code to AOSP, which is the Android Open Source Project. The new code releases also support the Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + cellular Nexus 7 tablets - both new and old - ensuring every base is covered. However the kernel source and drivers weren’t provided, which is another key component we’ll have to wait for.

So what exactly does all of this mean for other users? Nothing. Sadly this is only for Nexus devices, as expected, and this also won’t be arriving as an easy over-the-air update anytime either. Again, this is an early developer preview of the next version of Android and is primarily meant for developers and enthusiasts will be the only ones enjoying this for now, or those daring enough to dig through some forums and flash it themselves.

Android L will arrive later this fall (September or October) with the Android 5.0 (or 4.5) product number and likely have the Lollipop title attached to it.


source - Google (AOSP)

Google releases Android 4.4.4 for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10


Android 4.4.4 KitKatStarting Thursday, Google has released the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to devices which run the stock version of Android, starting with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10. The update is still only available as a factory image and not yet available OTA. The Factory images are best suited for owners who have been hacking or modifying their phone or tablet, and need a way to return to the stock version of Android.

Android 4.4.4 is a minor update for Android, which only brings security and bug fixes along with the KTU84P build number. Since it doesn't have any new features, its best that users wait for the official OTA to arrive. However those who want to try out the latest version of Android, are free to download and install it using the following link.
  • Factory Images "hammerhead" for Google Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE) [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "razor" for Google Nexus 7 [2013] Wi-Fi [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "mantaray" for Google Nexus 10 [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "occam" for Google Nexus 4 [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "nakasi" for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "nakasig" for Nexus 7 Cellular [DOWNLOAD]
As you know Nexus devices are the first to receive the newest versions of Android, followed by the Google Play Edition devices. As this update is landing so close to Google I/O we reckon other manufacturers may skip Android 4.4.4  in favor of Android 4.5/Android 5.0

You can use the following guide if you need help installing the Android 4.4.4 Factory image on your Google Nexus device.


How to install Android 4.4.4 Factory image on Nexus device
  • Download your device's factory image
  • Download and install the Android SDK
  • Download and install the Java SE SDK
[NOTE] If your device is rooted, the following guide will remove the root. You will have to re-root your device after installing the Android 4.4.4 update.

[NOTE] You can use this  guide to update your Nexus device without loosing data (assuming that your bootloader is unlocked)
  1. Extract the factory image and put all the files inside the ..\android-sdk\platform-tools folder
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  2. Connect your device to your computer and make sure that USB Debugging is enabled.
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  3. Open a command prompt inside the Android SDK platform tools folder.
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  4. Type the following in command prompt
    > cd \Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
    > adb devices

    # the following output should be returned
    List of devices attached
    <device serial number>       device
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  5. Use adb to boot the device to the bootloader
    > adb reboot-bootloader
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  6. The device should now be in fastboot mode and Windows will attempt to install the fastboot driver (if it isnt already installed). You can verify that the fastboot driver is installed by typing
    > fastboot devices
    # the following output should be returned
    <device serial number>      fastboot
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  7. Unlock your bootloader if you haven't already by typing (this step may wipe your device)
    > fastboot oem unlock
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  8. The following steps will flash the new Android 4.4.4 system files to your device. I am using the Nexus 4 as an example. Please change the names according to the file names for your device.
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-mako-makoz20i.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash radio radio-mako-m9615a-cefwmazm-2.0.1700.84.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash system system.img
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot format cache
    fastboot reboot
    [NOTE] If you want to to wipe your device (including /sdcard) run the following command after flashing system.img. This step is not necessary if you want to retain your data.
    fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
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  9. Once you type the reboot command, the device will reboot upgrade Android and return you to where you left off.

Related Devices

Google Nexus 5 Google Nexus 7 (2013)
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Google Nexus 7 Google Nexus 4
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Google Nexus 10
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Android 4.4.3 factory images available for Google Nexus devices



Google has released the Android 4.4.3 factory image for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The release for the Nexus 7 (2013) does not include the version of the tablet that supports LTE. The factory image can be used to return a hacked or modded device back to its default state.

These files range from 440MB to 465MB and will require fastboot set up to install. The major change to the OS can be found in the dialer app, with new color accents and a card-based process for speed dialing. Other improvements include one related to CPU usage and the Nexus 5 camera. A previous update to Skype triggers heavy CPU usage when the camera app on the Nexus 5 is opened. This leads to a severe drain on the battery, and the inability of the user to actually use the camera.

Those who would rather wait for the OTA update can choose to do so, as long as their patience holds out. Otherwise, click on the sourcelink if you want to use the new factory images.


source - Google


Related Devices

Google Nexus 5 Google Nexus 7 (2013)
Specifications Specifications
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Google Nexus 7 Google Nexus 4
Specifications Specifications
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Google Nexus 10
Specifications

Android 4.4.2 factory images available for the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10



The Android 4.4.2 Factory Images have been posted for the Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 7 (2013) and Google Nexus 10 models. Having the factory images will allow users to experiment with customizing their device without fear as they could always restore their devices in case something goes wrong.

However Google does not want you to use these files for any reason other than what they were intended to be used for. And once you have successfully flashed your device with the proper Factory Image, Google reminds you to lock your bootloader for safety reasons.

So if you find that you have lost your way and want to return to the latest Android build on your Nexus, simply click on the sourcelink, find the appropriate file, and flash it onto your phone or tablet.


source - Google

Google Nexus devices receive Android 4.4.2 software update


Android 4.4 KitKatThe Android 4.4.2 software update is now being pushed out to Nexus devices as an over-the-air (OTA) update. It looks like the update is being pushed to all Nexus devices, including the Nexus 7 2012. The update which ranges in size: from 39.3MB all the way up to 54.0MB, comes less than a week after Android 4.4.1 started rolling out to the Nexus lineup.

While it is not clear what the Android 4.4.2 update has to offer, it is assumed that it fixes some of the general issues found on Android 4.4.1. So in case you are stuck on Android 4.4 KitKat, you will likely have your device skip the 4.4.1 update altogether in favor of 4.4.2

If you have received the Android 4.4.2 update on your Nexus device, leave us a comment below and let us know which of your devices received the update.


source - PhoneArena

Google Nexus 10 receives manual Android 4.4.1 update



The Google Nexus 10 is finally getting its share of the Android 4.4.1 software update. The incremental update is still rolling out to the various devices, but we have seen the manual update files released for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7. Now, Google's largest tablets is gettings its turn at the latest bug fixes and enhancements available on the latest version of KitKat.

Unfortunately Google hasn't revealed a changelog with this update so we aren't certain what the 4.4.1 update brings to the Nexus 10. However we do know that the Google+ Photos app gets promoted as the default app for handling your camera images, rather than the stock Gallery app.

The OTA update should arrive on your device eventually, but you could also sideload the update to your Nexus 10 by downloading the update file using the following link:
  • Download Android 4.4.1 for Google Nexus 10
Make sure that your Nexus 10 is running stock Android 4.4 build KRT16S before installing the update package, and follow these instructions if you need assistance.


source - Droid Life

Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will start receiving Android 4.4 KitKat tonight


Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will start receiving Android 4.4 KitKat tonight
Google has officially announced that the Wi-Fi versions of the Google Nexus 7 (2012), new Google Nexus 7 (2013) and the Google Nexus 10 will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update starting tonight. Google hasn't said how long the rollout will take overall, but at least now we all know that it won't be long now.

Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus may also receive JWR66Y update


It looks like the Google Nexus 4 wont be the only device to receive the new JWR66Y security update. Other members of the Nexus family like the Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10 and Google Galaxy Nexus are also expected to receive this new software which is around 2MB in size and updates your software to version JWR66Y from JWR66V.

Users who have the Galaxy Nexus yakju models have conformed that they are receiving the update. If you own one of these devices you can download and install the update courtesy of the XDA forum where the update.zip file is available for manual flashing. There are also unconfirmed reports that the update is pushing out to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

Other than the fact that the JWR66Y update brings security improvements, there are no details on exact enhancements we can expect. If you come across the update and identy any new features on your Nexus device please leave us a comment with a screenshot below.


source - XDA | PhoneArena

Android 4.3 factory images available for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus


Nexus 10Nexus 7Nexus 4

Google promised that the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update is on its way for Nexus devices. However Google has also released the factory images of Android 4.3 for the Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10 and Google Galaxy Nexus.

Google Nexus 10 receives Book Cover for $29.99 on Play Store


 If you own a Google Nexus 10, you will be happy to know that Google has you covered err with a cover. The Google Play Store now has a Book cover for your tablet and it is being offered for $29.99. It has a nice matte finish and you can choose between the scarlet and dark gray colors.

When you are not using your tablet, simply close the cover and your tablet will go to sleep waiting for the next time you want to use it. The Book Cover attaches to the back of the tablet and adds the required protection without compromising the size and weight of your Nexus 10.


If you are interested you can head over to the Google Play Store and check if it is available for purchase in your country.


source - Google Play

[GUIDE] How to update your Nexus device using 'adb sideload' without root or custom recovery


jbean_srgbAround the time Google released Android Jelly Bean, they also introduced a new command to adb called ‘sideload’. You can use this command on the newest version of adb from the Android SDK to update your Nexus device through stock recovery and you don’t have to be rooted or have a custom recovery to do so.

While we are disappointed that it tool Google so long to release what seems like a necessary function, but I guess we have to say better late than never and be happy its here now.

Now many may argue that Android is meant to be rooted with custom ROMs installed, but we have to remember that its quickly becoming an operating system for the masses, and some users maybe happy keeping their stock experience and updating using official channels. Now keep in mind that unlike Apple users who get the OTA update at the same time on the day of its launch, Android users may have to wait a day or two before they receive the update, even if they have the latest Nexus device. 

With this in mind I thought I would put together this guide to help users who want to remain on stock, but still prefer updating their device as soon as the update is available, without waiting for the OTA update to (eventually) arrive for your device.
[NOTE] This guide is for devices which hasn’t been rooted and don’t have a custom recovery installed. If your device is rooted, we suggest looking through our website for other relevant guides. We do not recommend installing OTA updates to a rooted Android device.

[NOTE] The following instructions are based on a Nexus device connected to a Windows 8 computer. The process may differ between other devices or other variants of Windows (or desktop platforms). Discuss any issues in the comments section before you proceed.

[DISCLAIMER] DJ’s Mobiles is not responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction which may occur from improper use of this guide. Please note that you are proceeding at your own risk.  
  1. Download and install the latest Android SDK. While you can get the newest adb file from just about anywhere on the web, we recommend installing the SDK for this guide.
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  2. Enable USB Debugging on your (Nexus) device.
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  3. Connect your device to your computer.
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  4. Go to the platform-tools folder where you installed the Android SDK (eg: C:\android-sdk\platform-tools),
    • Hold the Shift key and right click within that folder
    • Select ‘Open command window here’ from the menu.
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  5. Type the following in the command window  which opens to ensure that adb is working as it should. adb devices-It should displays something similar to the following 015d182f9a0aac28    device-If you see your device displayed, adb is working and you can continue, if not drop us a comment for assistance.
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  6. Download the latest (official) version of Android from Google and copy it to your platform-tools folder.
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  7. Type the following in the comment window.
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  8. Your device will now reboot to the bootloader.
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  9. Now you have to set your device in Recovery mode
    • Use Volume Down on your device until you see Recovery
    • Select Recovery using the Power button
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  10. The device will boot to an Android logo with an exclamation mark
    • You can jump past this by pressing the Volume Up and the Power button at the same time
    • You will now be in stock recovery.
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  11. With the Volume Down button highlight ‘Apply update from ADB’ and press the Power button to select it.
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  12. Next type the following command on your computer adb sideload update.zip
    [NOTE] You can name the update.zip file however you like. Just make sure you change the command accordingly.
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  13. Considering adb is running properly you will see the progress of the file being loaded to your device.
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  14. Once the transfer is compete the update will be installed to the device.
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  15. Once the update is complete, reboot your device and enjoy running the latest version of Android.

[GUIDE] How to install Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on your Nexus device


We previously reported that Canonical had released the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview for certain Nexus devices. They have also provided a somewhat detailed guide on how to install these images on your devices. However it is important to remember that you may face various obstacles during the setup process. In order to make the process easier and help you through any issues you may phase, we have put together the following step by step guide on how to install the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on your Nexus devices.'

The Developer Preview is available for the Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10 and Google Galaxy Nexus. The Developer Preview is meant to be used for development and evaluation purposes only as it doesn’t provide the features and services offers by a retail device. Please make sure you have one of the following devices before you proceed.
  • Google Nexus 4 (mako)
  • Google Nexus 7 (grouper)
  • Google Nexus 10 (manta)
  • Google Galaxy Nexus (maguro)
[NOTE] Only the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus is mention. Please do not proceed if you own a Verizon Galaxy Nexus or Sprint Galaxy Nexus.
[DISCLAIMER] Please keep in mind that this is a pre-release build not intended for the general public. Also note that this build should not be considered or treated as an Android custom ROM or launcher. You can cause device malfunction or permanent damage if you don’t understand what you are doing. Please proceed at your own risk
Requirements
  • A computer running Ubuntu. You can either build a dual boot environment or install and run Ubuntu a virtual environment like VirtualBox or VMware Player.
  • Download and install the Android SDK on that computer.
  • Download and install the JRE or JDK. You can do this using the Ubuntu Software Center.
  • Root your Nexus device and install a custom recovery of your choosing.
  • Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your Nexus device.
Preparing your Computer
On a computer running Ubuntu 12.10 or later, open a terminal window (press Ctrl + F2) and then type the following commands, one at a time:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install phablet-tools android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Preparing your Nexus device
Unlock your bootloader if you already haven’t done so. Keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader will erase all the content on your device so be sure to backup any required data before you proceed.
  • Turn off your Nexus device
  • Switch it back up by holding the power button and the volume down button
  • When you have rebooted into the bootloader, connect your device to the computer using the USB cable
  • Open a terminal, and type ‘sudo fastboot oem unlock’ without the quotes. When this is done, your bootloader will be unlocked — and any data on your device will be wiped.
Installing Ubuntu Touch on your Nexus device

Assuming you've got USB debugging enabled and all the tools on your Ubuntu desktop (or notebook) PC, all you have to do is type the following command into a terminal window:
phablet-flash -b
This will download the appropriate version of Ubuntu for your device and deploy it onto your phone or tablet.

[NOTE] This step may take some time. Feel free to catch up on your reading until it is done.
  • Once the downloads have been pushed to your Nexus device it will be booted into Recovery mode
  • Go to your custom Recovery and Select to install Zip files from your SD Card.
  • Manually select and install the following files:
    quantal-preinstalled-boot-armel+xxxx.img (here xxx represents your nexus version (eg: Nexus 4 – mako)
    quanal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip
  • Once the installation is complete, reboot the system.
  • Your Nexus device should now boot into Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview
You can install future nightly builds just by typing “phablet-flash” without the “-b.”


Reverting back to Android on your Nexus device

With the Google I/O coming along, the potential of having Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie on your Nexus devices will surely make you want to revert back to using Android. In order to restore to Android, you will first have to download the latest factory image for your device by heading over to the Google Developer website.
Now connect your device to your computer with a USB cable, extract the disk image, and use the terminal command “chdir directory” where directory is the name of the new directory you created by extracting the file.
From that directory, type the following commands, one at a time:
  • run adb reboot-bootloader
  • run ./flash-all.sh
If you receive a message saying you don’t have permissions, type the word ‘sudo’ before the second command.
Once you’ve re-installed a stock version of Android, you can go ahead and root it, install a custom recovery, and restore from the backup you took before you started this whole process.

 

FAQ
  1. How to enable USB debugging on your device
    Go into the Settings on your Android device, and from the Developer options area, check the box for USB debugging.
    • If you’re running Android 4.1 or later, you’ll need to go to the About Phone (or About Tablet) section and tap the Build number 7 times before Developer options shows up in the settings.
    • If you’re running Android 4.2.2 or later, you’ll need to accept a host key on your device for debugging to work. So on your PC, type “adb kill-server” followed by “adb start-server” (without quotes) and check the OK box on your tablet when it asks you to accept the key.
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  2. What to do if you receive ‘adbd cannot run as root in production builds’ message.
    Once the Ubuntu Touch files are pushed to your device you may receive the following error message
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  3. What to do if you receive ‘adb error: device offline’ message
    This means that your device is no longer visible to ADB. You will need to perform the following steps
    • Disable and enable USB debugging on your device
    • Now perform the following command on your terminal, one at a time: ‘adb kill-server’, ‘adb start-server’ without the quotes.
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  4. How do I flash the Ubuntu files on your Nexus device?
    Flashing the ‘quantal‘ files to your Nexus device is similar to flashing a custom ROM to your handset. If you are unfamiliar with flashing custom ROMs, its best to get acquainted with doing so first. You can find a basic guide on how to root your Android device and install a custom ROM here. If you own a Nexus 4, check out our guide on how to root your Nexus 4 here.
This guide is still a work in process as I attempt to go through various scenarios of installing the Ubuntu Touch Preview on your Nexus devices. Feel free to add your own questions, comments or suggestions in the discussion section below to help our readers further.






















Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview is now available to download


As promised Canonical has released the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview for the Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10 and Google Galaxy Nexus. The Developer Preview is meant to be used for development and evaluation purposes only as it doesn’t provide the features and services offers by a retail device.
In any case, Canonical should have enough Ubuntu users and fans to build a strong base of users willing to test out Ubuntu Phone and tablet. Whether it will be a strong enough building block to compete against a market dominated by Android and iOS is still to be seen. However the slick UI and modern gesture based elements which the new OS offers makes Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview a very promising offering.
[DISCLAIMER] Please keep in mind that this is a pre-release build not intended for the general public. Also note that this build should not be considered or treated as an Android custom ROM or launcher. You can cause device malfunction or permanent damage if you don’t understand what you are doing. Please proceed at your own risk
In order to download and install the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, first make sure you have one of the following devices:
  • Google Nexus 4 (mako)
  • Google Nexus 7 (grouper)
  • Google Nexus 10 (manta)
  • Google Galaxy Nexus (maguro)
[NOTE] Only the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus is mention. Please do not proceed if you own a Verizon Galaxy Nexus or Sprint Galaxy Nexus.
If you are ready, you will find the detailed instructions on how to install the Ubuntu Developer Preview on your supported Nexus device here. You can also read the official guide from Canonical here.




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