This is my port of Ubuntu Touch for ZTE Blade III. Ubuntu for phones is still in very early development and almost nothing works! This developer preview is only to give you some idea what Ubuntu Touch will feel like in a mobile device.


Do not mirror my builds! Please post a link to this page instead.



  • Canonical/Ubuntu
  • CyanogenMod team

How to install:

  1. copy the above packages to your phone’s sdcard
  2. boot into ClockWorkMod recovery
  3. make a nandroid backup of your previous ROM: backup & restore -> backup
  4. wipe data & factory reset
  5. flash device specific package: install .zip from sdcard -> choose .zip from sdcard ->
  6. flash Ubuntu image: install .zip from sdcard -> choose .zip from sdcard ->
  7. reboot now

How to access Ubuntu shell:

adb root
adb shell
ubuntu_chroot shell

25.6. changelog:

  • updated for Ubuntu Touch 13.10 Saucy Salamander
  • fixed screen density

7.6. changelog:

  • updated for Ubuntu Touch 13.04 Raring Ringtail
  • camera sort of works

26.2. changelog:

  • initial release for MWC2013 developer preview (Ubuntu Touch 12.10 Quantal Quetzal)