I am interested in setting my I9300 to a Ubuntu Touch phone and give it a try. But I am having serious problem on this.

The wiki says to flash the Ubuntu-Touch-i9300_build3.zip first and then the raring-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip. And here is the problem: I can successfully flash the first zip, but there's only wily-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.tar.gz on Ubuntu's touch images. Then I need to transform the .tar.gz into .zip. (the version may not be a big problem.)

When I try to use tar zxvf file.tar.gz to untar the file, and then use GUI to compress it into .zip, it tells me that Permission denied.

So, how can I get the wily-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip? Thanks.

EDIT: I have some new ideas, and I try to extract it into file.tar, and compress it. It turns out that it becomes file.zip and contains a file.tar. Is this still recognizable to the phone if it only accept zip file?


I think you may take a look in http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch/daily-preinstalled/current/ This is what I have found while I was trying to port Ubuntu Touch to my device.

Hope it helps.

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    Yeah, I took a look. But they are just tar.gzfiles in the repo. How can you port it to your devices? – Chromium Jan 28 '16 at 3:33
  • I'm making an assumption that you have used this instructions. If you have built it with target bacon (mka bacon) it should have built .zip file ready to be installed on the device. However I do not know if it would incorporate platform independent stuff. In this porting instructions, right before "cleaning", is explained how to incorporate touch tar.gz files and the system.img into one file. Flashing is explained in different section of the same article. – Krzych Jan 29 '16 at 7:45
  • Thanks. You mean I should build the package myself? – Chromium Jan 30 '16 at 6:24
  • I think that if you have system.img, boot.img and recovery.img you can use them together with the files from cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch/daily-preinstalled/current and the rootstock-touch-install tool to create installation package and install it to the device. I haven't try it though -- I am stuck with my boot.img being to large for my devices partitioning scheme. – Krzych Jan 31 '16 at 10:22
  • That sounds good. but how can I use the command rootstock-touch-install ? – Chromium Feb 2 '16 at 6:12

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