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I am using galaxy nexus yakjuux variant, I have converted it to yakju now since the basic requirements given for installing ubuntu touch was to have yakju or takju. I am running 4.3 android now, I have unlocked the bootloader by the above process mentioned but when I execute phablet-flash -b it gives me below error:

usage: phablet-flash [-h] ...
phablet-flash: error: too few arguments

I am using Ubuntu 13.04.

Also,some extra info: when I execute the adb devices command it doesn't show the offline mode as mentioned on the guide.

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As of version 1.0 (of phablet-tools) the syntax you need changes to:

phablet-flash cdimage-touch -b

See: phablet-flash -h OR

Verify what version you have with: dpkg -s phablet-tools | grep Version

This new version definitely works for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, but I have not yet tried with Galaxy Nexus.

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The installation instructions specify to include cdimage-touch, cdimage-legacy, ubuntu-system or community while executing phablet-flash, so the error is expected since you didn't provide all the necessary arguments. The correct way is either of this according to your system:

phablet-flash community -b
phablet-flash ubuntu-system -b
phablet-flash cdimage-legacy -b
phablet-flash cdimage-touch -b

Remember that this will wipe the contents of the device so ensure you have made a back-up. For a list of difference between each of the images is here.


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There's not a lot of information on the official page as to what the difference between those four are. – Nathan Cox Aug 22 '13 at 23:10
ubuntu-system is the new "read only" image. cdimage-legacy is the old original image which has Ubuntu booting in a container on an Android kernel. cdimage-touch is also known as the "flipped" image which has Android components/drivers booting in a container under an Ubuntu kernel. The community option is for images that canonical doesn't support (i.e. devices other than the nexus ones) – popey Sep 12 '13 at 11:52
@popey I reverted your edit since the wiki specifically says that -b bootstrap is needed. Could you explain why bootstrap isn't needed in community and ubuntu-system images? I'm taking about this one – Braiam Sep 12 '13 at 11:56
@popey about your comment I recommend you to post that in this question – Braiam Sep 12 '13 at 11:59
-b is not a valid argument as per my edit. - perhaps the wiki is wrong? – popey Sep 12 '13 at 15:53

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