I am trying to install Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus, but it says
adbd cannot run as root in production builds. I tried a lot of stuff, including a few instructions from Ask Ubuntu, nothing helps. Can anybody please advise on what can be my problem?
You have to unlock your bootloader. Please follow these steps:
Step 2 - Device unlock
- With the device powered off, power on the device by holding the Power button + volume up + volume down.
- The device will boot into the bootloader.
- Plug the device into the computer via the USB cable.
- On your computer, press Ctrl+Alt+T to start a terminal. Type sudo fastboot oem unlock, followed by Enter
- On the device screen, accept the terms of unlocking.
- Boot the device by pressing the power button (pointed by an arrow with Start on the screen).
Please let us know if this worked.
If you are following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install, the probable reason for the error is that you're trying to run 'phablet-flash' command without having done the bootstrap 'phablet-flash -b' first.
This might help you: adb remount permission denied, but able to access super user in shell — android
In my case I had to flash my nexus4 with cyanogenmod10 in order to be able to install Ubuntu Touch Raring on my device.
Although I might be late here, please install the following if your phone is rooted:
There is a paid version of the above on play store