Ubuntu Touch and smartphones are already on the street with this operating system, but Ubuntu Touch has always been developed from an android smartphone, specifically from the Nexus, so the installation on these smartphones is very simple and basic . A few days ago we told you about how to install Ubuntu Touch on a recognized smartphone, but also there is the possibility of installing dual mode on a Nexus smartphone.
The process is simple and will allow us to have the same operating system Android and Ubuntu Touch operating system, but not at the same time. To be able to have this we will need a Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 with the bootloader released, Without this the installation will not work so I recommend that you perform the following steps to release the bootloader.
Ubuntu Touch development has always been done with a Nexus
Once the Nexus is released, we connect it to the PC and leave it as the rest will be operations with the computer and not with the smartphone. We need a script to install the app that will allow us to dual boot. The script is found in the following link, We download it and from a terminal we give you read and write permissions:
chmod + x dualboot.sh
Once we have given the permissions, we proceed to run the file:
Before pressing the integer, make sure that the Nexus is connected to our computer and that USB debugging is enabled. This will install an app with the Ubuntu logo in our application menu. We disconnect the Nexus from the computer and open the app. The app is simple, just choose the download channel and start the download. Once the download is complete, the Nexus will restart but this time with Ubuntu Touch and not with android.
Managing Ubuntu Touch is quite difficult as it is not very similar to Android but it is not worse. If we want to go back to Android, restarting and choosing the android option will suffice. Of course it is a simple and safe method, but if we want to have Ubuntu Touch for good, you can follow the other guide.