I have created this question because of this downvoted and closed one.

Come on... this is linux and everything is possible.

The current daily build of the Ubuntu Touch doesn't allow to connect to WiFi networks with hidden SSID through GUI.

How do I connect to hidden WiFi on the Ubuntu Touch?

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First, connect your phablet to PC and copy over your connection info:

# phablet-network -n /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/YourSSID.conf

or just create new .conf file on the phablet at /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/YourSSID.conf.

Start adbd as root

# adb root

Enter shell

# adb shell

Edit file (if you don't like vi, you can always use ed :), not sure if there is any other editor available. You could also edit this file directly on your PC)

# vi /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/active_ws_connection.conf

under [802-11-wireless] add:


replace with MAC address of your AP.

Save file and reboot the phablet.

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