I have a suggestion but I’m not totally sure it will work. Firstly, the Terminal program on Mac seems to be based on the Linux version, so you could follow command-line instructions. Secondly, you could also create a bootable Ubuntu USB, boot into it with your Mac, and just use the trial version of Ubuntu to run the tool. It doesn’t install Ubuntu to the computer, just runs it from the USB.
I just installed the OTA-1 version of UBPorts’s Ubuntu Touch, and it runs flawlessly, with a little orange robot as the new mascot .
According to the Telegram “super-group”, it was not possible to upgrade from a former version, so instead I used the magic-device-tool for a fresh install. The only difference was in the channel selection screen, instead of devel_rc-proposed (which doesn’t exist anymore), the (now only possible) channel to select is legacy.
A funny thing: it seems that TWRP doesn’t recognize Ubuntu Touch as an operating system… Each time I reload my UT image with TWRP, when I reboot I get the following warning: No OS Installed! Are you sure you wish to reboot? This is not really annoying as this is only a warning and can be skipped easily… @z3ntu, are you aware of that?
I was able to get back my configuration of Dekko (mail client) from a former Ubuntu Touch image .
The files of this application are in those directories: ~/.config/dekko.dekkoproject and ~/.local/share/dekko.dekkoproject; but I found out that all the settings I need are in one file: .config/dekko.dekkoproject/ dekko.dekkoproject.conf.
To backup the settings: adb pull /home/phablet/.config/dekko.dekkoproject/dekko.dekkoproject.conf
To reload the settings: adb push dekko.dekkoproject.conf /home/phablet/.config/dekko.dekkoproject/dekko.dekkoproject.conf
I successfully synchronised my calendar and my contacts with my ownCloud server (via CalDAV and CardDAV protocols) on UbuntuTouch. Thanks to @bastos77 and @tcarrondo! This is done via a script as there is no GUI for that yet…
I made a wiki page to help others also interested.
I wanted to try Ubuntu Touch on my FP2, but I can’t figure how to install it.
From the ubport site, I only find the MDT as installer, yet this requires Ubuntu.
The dl link in the first post isn’t working unfortunately.
Could someone point me to an install guide or to the location where to retrieve the necessary files from?
i did not try it, but i found a tool called cpt_o.5.0 somewhere on the UBPort site.
I have installed the tool (but i didn´t flash the Phone )and you can chooce 3 devices inclouding our FP2
Good answer @Mani ! Just for information, CPT stands for “Cross-Platform Tool”
And this is a good alternative to MDT “Magic Device Tool” for users not running Ubuntu, although it is also possible to launch a one-time Ubuntu session on your computer with a live-USB or live-CD…
But now i got a question about the ubport for the FP2. I am on FPOOS for a few month, and i like to switch to UT only for fun and mayby for ever I only need a client for Whats app, because every one contact me with this app. Is it posible with a Webapp or something else?
I haven’t tested yet !
But with a search on the Telegram group, it seems that for Whatsapp and XMPP protocols you can use Loqui IM, an app recently ported from FirefoxOS to UbuntuTouch, available on the OpenStore (github source).
For contacts, you can either import them from Google (sic!) or from a .vcf file you exported before… Personally I set-up a two-way synchronisation with my ownCloud server, using the CardDAV protocol (see post 152 on this topic…)
Is it still the case that CPT installs an oild version and MDT is required for the latest updates?
When I tried a few months ago, I in the end needed to install Ubuntu on an old laptop because CPT couldn’t get the latest version and MDT could (and the difference was pretty big, lot of fixes in between, according to the devs).
Hey guys, sorry i haven’t visited this thread for a while…
Ubuntu Touch is still very much alive and we at UBports are delighted to see the community interest in the project! We’re currently ironing out the final issues planned for our next stable release OTA-2.
You can follow the instructions on this page for installation from Linux, Windows and macOS. If you’re feeling like trying something on the edge, you can also check out the UBports installer, but that’s still in beta.
Whatsapp is a problem. Yes, in principle loquiIM works, but it has a lot of problems.
Great to hear, that Ubuntu Touch is still alive for the FP2.
All the work people like you are putting into developing alternative OSs for the Fairphone can not be valued high enough!
In my opinion it helps to reach the task of making FP a really smart-phone.
Having visited the ubports website, I am really tempted to try it on my phone.
But as I have no experience whatsoever with any Linux distribution, would you consider it a wise and senisble decision to start using Linux on a smartphone, or should I try it on my laptop before?
Btw. I do not intend to start programming and really hope to be able to avoid command-line work to the max.