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I am trying to install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 as mentioned in the official wiki . However, when I run the Ubuntu Nexus7 installer I get an error saying that it cannot download the content (My connection is working correctly). I tried to do it manually as mentioned the official wiki post as well, they said I should download the image from but it shows the 404 error! Help me please, I have already unlocked the bootloader and lost all my data.

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Try – Danatela Jul 23 '13 at 4:49
If the ppa installs, but doesn't seem to work, maybe you should file a bug against ppa:ubuntu-nexus7/ubuntu-nexus7-installer or give more detail on what's failing aside from a url being possibly incorrect on the wiki (which would be files as a bug as well). – RobotHumans Jul 23 '13 at 6:43
it does not show an error number, it simply says that it cannot download. Regarding the Wiki, if you follow the links you can see that it has changed and it is giving error 404. @hbdgaf – Ed Zamrik Jul 26 '13 at 16:17
@Danatela How am I supposed to download that image folder? a file after a file? and when I'm done, how to "gun-zip" the files? I really did not get this step :s – Ed Zamrik Jul 26 '13 at 16:19
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The installation instructions you were using are for ubuntu-core, a desktop build for the Nexus 7.

This is not currently being maintained (or further developed). The code base will be merged into the current phablet codebase, once they move beyond their focus on phones and phone/tablets .. (to tablets and touch-screen desktops).

How to install Ubuntu-Touch 13.10 (beta)

There are easy to follow instructions at:

The builds can be found at:

However, it is even simpler to use the phablet-flash command-line tool.

You can (optionally) download the files, before you have a device attached.

Download files: (full install)

current ------ phablet-flash -d grouper -b -D

daily build -- phablet-flash -d grouper -b -D --pending

Download files: (updates)

current ------ phablet-flash -d grouper -D

daily build -- phablet-flash -d grouper -D --pending

There are a number of different ways to install.

Install to device (full install):

current ------ phablet-flash -b

daily build -- phablet-flash -b --pending

Install to device (updates):

current ------ phablet-flash

daily build -- phablet-flash --pending

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Thanks for your help. Any idea on when is the official phone/ tablet Ubuntu is coming? – Ed Zamrik Jul 29 '13 at 1:23
This will be 'beta' for 2013-Oct, with final release for 2014-Apr. See:… 'What Lies Ahead?' – david6 Jul 29 '13 at 10:23
I tried these but then the terminal tells me that there is not enough arguments...? = – Dustin Sep 12 '13 at 16:37
Yes. The syntax has changed, and needs an extra argument. Change the start of each command from phablet-flash to phablet-flash cdimage-touch . See:… OR… – david6 Sep 13 '13 at 7:52

I followed this guide for the Nexus 7. Instructions for flashing a phone or tablet device with Ubuntu

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The command "phablet-flash -b" is supposed to download some files, but it did not. I checked the download folder in my Nexus 7 and on my PC, I couldn't find anything. I have a slow connection (University campus connection), Could that be the reason? – Ed Zamrik Jul 26 '13 at 16:22
What are the errors? phablet-flash -d grouper -b – wojox Jul 27 '13 at 2:43
It does not give a number, it just says error :-/ – Ed Zamrik Jul 29 '13 at 1:21

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