Ubuntu: How do I get Ubuntu working on a Nexus 7 (2013)?


Can anyone tell me whether the information at "https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation" still holds for the 2nd generation Nexus 7? I'm thinking that there may be new compatibility issues, since the hardware/chipset changed. If the images don't work for Nexus 7 (2013), are there any plans to migrate to and support this device?

Thanks for any help and advice.


Best answer (for now):

from: https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg03337.html

We'll still just support the old Nexus 7 for now, as we first need to start the port for the latest device. It should work, but the main problem is that the device is based on Android 4.3 by default, so it requires us to make our layer compatible with that as well (at least the 4.3 based binaries).

Don't have the device, so can't give more details, but don't see why not (we would at least have the same possibility to distribute binaries, so we could also produce such a build once the port is done).

Update, 27-Feb-2014:

I have Ubuntu Touch 14.04 beta (build 209) running on my ASUS Nexus 7 (2013), 16GB, WiFi device. (I also updated my LG Nexus 4, 16GB smartphone, to build 209, using same method.)

I used the new ubuntu-device-flash tool. The code itself is based on the (fairly new) AOSP ('Android Open Source Project') 4.4.2 source code, and is a major improvement over earlier efforts.

Be patient.

The instructions on 'Install' page are partially updated, but do show how to do the install.

Flashing a phone/tablet with Ubuntu

Once I have this repeatable, I will post details (if 'Install' page not updated) ..

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