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For production Ubuntu Phone devices, adb has been disabled in recovery, and this affects ubuntu-device-flash operation. You must supply a recovery image with adb enabled, which ubuntu-device-flash will use temporarily while doing its work. This recovery image is recommended for the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. ubuntu-device-flash can then be supplied ...


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The Ubuntu phone uses the evolution data server and the data can be synchronized using syncevolution. Open an ssh-connection to your Ubuntu Phone (I'm using the Ubuntu-SDK for this purpose) Then execute syncevolution --configure --keyring=no --template webdav username=- password='OCPASSWORD' syncurl="YOURSERVER.COM/owncloud" target-config@owncloud ...


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SMS are stored in ~/.local/share/history-service/history.sqlite which you can edit with the sqlite3 tool. I would avoid manipulating this database directly though, as it is not documented whether manipulating this file directly will cause it to lose sync with state that might be stored elsewhere.


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It's a derivative of Utopic taken back in August last year. The following email details this. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2014-June/002878.html "We will then have an "ubuntu-phone" (name TBD) distribution in Launchpad with a series named something like "rtm-14.09", and will land changes for RTM there, allowing other parts of Ubuntu to ...


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You can pull from the bottom of the screen to get the screen to manage those. Hold your finger on an item to enter the mode where you can re-order, then drag&drop from the icons on the right


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It's not installed by default, but is easily installed from the store.


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The phone images are designed to be upgraded via pre-installed images, so they are read-only and apt-get is not supported on them. Instead, packages targeted for the phone images are shipped through the app store, which you can access by scrolling to the bottom of the Apps scope, and tapping on the Store icon. I'm not sure what you're trying to get out of ...


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adb shows a device only when it knows the vendor of the device. The vendor of the bq E4.5 seems not known by default. To change that edit or create the file ~/.android/adb_usb.ini and add the following line 0x2a47 That is the vendor id of the bq E4.5. Restart the adb server after you edited the file sudo adb kill-server; sudo adb start-server You ...


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Did you try to check if you was affected by this volume muted bug ? It happens when you play the game PathWind or Machines vs Machines, and mute the in-game volume. It will also mute the system volume whitch is a bug. This bug is now tracked at the link above. Steps to fix it: Simply launch the game PathWind on the phone, and check the setting of the ...


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You mentioned having played Pathwind; did you by any chance mute the sound in Pathwind? There's a known bug whereby muting the sound in Pathwind mutes the sound for the rest of the system as well -- this can be fixed by just relaunching Pathwind and unmuting the sound.


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The factory reset procedure is several steps: With the handset powered on in any state, hold down VolUp + Power. After holding them for around 10 seconds, the handset starts to reboot, and the screen blanks. At this point, release the Power button. A menu will be displayed with three options. Release the Volup key. Boot menu: [Recovery Mode] ...


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It's possible. You're gonna need adb installed on a desktop ubuntu machine. sudo apt-get install phablet-tools Then, do this to make the system files writable (note: there may be security concerns to doing this): phablet-config writable-image (Note: Your device will reboot.) After your device reboots, you will be able to access a full linux command ...


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There is no Ubuntu Phone for the US yet. The BQ phone released in Europe will only be able to use 2G in the US, I believe. So it might technically work, but not in a way you would find usable. Cristian Parrino from Canonical said an announcement for the US market would happen before August.


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Warning: This will ERASE all your data Switch off the phone Press and hold the Volume Up + Power button simultaneously for around 10 seconds. Release the Power button when the red LED lights. Afterwards press the Power button to enter Recovery Mode. Press Volume Down, choose wipe data/factory reset and then push the Volume Up button. Select Yes--delete ...


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The method I use for testing clicks is:- Make the device accessible over adb using System Settings → About this phone → Developer Mode → Switch on. Attach the device via a USB cable Use adb to push the click package to the device adb push /path/to/your.click /tmp Use adb to install the click package adb shell pkcon install-local --allow-untrusted ...


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I think this is indeed a reported bug. https://bugs.launchpad.net/today-scope/+bug/1439382


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Sounds like your device vendor is not known to adb. adb shows a device only when it knows the vendor of the device. The vendor of the bq E4.5 seems not known by default. To change that edit or create the file ~/.android/adb_usb.ini and add the following line 0x2a47 That is the vendor id of the bq E4.5. Restart the adb server after you edited the file ...


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As you can see, in the status bar, you must see 3G (Note that your wifi must be disconnect) Please, check if the tick 2G/3G (see red dot) is marked at System Settings > Mobile:


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On the BQ Aquarius Ubuntu Phone you have to press the volume up and down key simultaneously. The screenshot is than saved in the Pictures folder.


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I have not been able to import contacts from my sim-card to the bq ubuntu phone, but you may work around this issue by: synchronizing contacts on your sim-card and android phone with google mail, adding a google account to the bq ubuntu phone through the menu: \system settings\accounts, allowing the account to access the google contacts list and ...


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You need to install it from the store. Just click the "Ubuntu Store" button at the bottom of the Apps scope, then search for "Terminal" and you should find it.


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Ubuntu touch does not allow USB interaction as long as the phone screen is locked. Even if it is only locked by slide, this can block the interaction. I also made sure my screen doesn't lock after idleness, so this locking doesn't happen halfway through a transfer.


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Unless phones move away from the ARM processor architecture and are equipped with HDMI or VGA outputs, we will always have separate apps and OSes for them. The reason many apps aren't available for phones is because developers don't want the extra work of compiling their apps for ARM. Normal Ubuntu can't be installed on phones because of how they work. If ...


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You need to change the image channel: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/image-channels/ But be careful, it is not recommend for daily use.


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There is a work in progress page here for creating new layouts, and also there was this thread on the ubuntu-phone mailing list.


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In the Manage scopes view (bottom edge of the Dash), a long press on favourited scopes will switch the list to re-ordering mode.


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It is possible to sync your Official Aquaris Ubuntu Edition with e.g. Owncloud using CardDAV. This is what I did (see wiki.ubuntuusers.de for source): First I added the certificate of my site to the folder /usr/share/ca-certificates and updates the ca-cert database, since it is self-signed: sudo mount /dev/loop0 / -o remount,rw sudo cp ...


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I don't think it is possible because you can't install Xorg on it. If you could, I would do the following. 1) enable automatic logging in and boot straight to command line 2) gut (keep important stuff though) the /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file and add the following: exec java -jar /path/to/jar.jar 3) add in the rc.local to execute startx on boot This ...


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In order to use the Cordova APIs you need to create a Cordova application as described here: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/apps/html-5/tutorials/cordova-camera-app-tutorial/ Cordova applications and their development flow are made so that they are as close as possible to what a Cordova developer is used to, and separate from the HTML5 application ...


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Technically, Ubuntu phone has the capability to run X.org applications on Mir (the display server that it uses) via Xmir. However, there aren't any officially supported applications. However, this isn't perfect because Mir and X.org are different beasts, and so not all X.org applications will be able to be run with Xmir right away because of the amount of ...



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