I found the information I had been given this summer:
> it might work if you use that guide to install android and then from there
> install that
> multirom app or what its called. you can set up dual boot with ubuntu with
(Thanks, Michael Zanetti!)
Enjoy the video in the Play Store! It says Ubuntu Touch is installable
just by a single click, but doesn't show it. A Turkish video showing
the actual installation from April 2016 is at:
The bq Support website now has the flash tool available for download:
Android firmware for Aquaris E5:
The original Canonical way to do dual boot: (says it has been tested
and is working on Nexus 4)
Here are some German articles describing the very same thing: (from 2013/2014)
Here are a 2015 and a 2014 blog post in English about it:
I may try this in the next few days. Cross your fingers,
2016-09-21 19:03 GMT+02:00 Peter Bittner <peter.bitt...@gmx.net>:
> I need to install Android on my bq Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition phone, because
> a. I need to verify a hardware issue (proximity sensor), and
> b. I have come to a situation in my work environment that requires
> me to have at least one, preferably several of the most popular char
> apps fully working (WhatsApp, Viber, Slack, you-name-it).
> I don't want to lose the possibility to follow the development of
> Ubuntu Touch with my own device, so I'm looking into doing a dual-boot
> solution with Android + Ubuntu Touch.
> Someone, I think here on the list, this summer has given me some
> specific advice about how to proceed. Unfortunately, I don't find that
> email anymore.
> If it were somehow possible to retain the current user data and
> settings of my Ubuntu phone that would be awesome, of course. Some
> advice about which directories to copy off the device before wiping it
> may be sufficient too. Clean installs are cool too, so why not get rid
> of everything, sure.
> I've read that Android and Ubuntu Touch (can) share the user data in a
> separate partition, so nothing gets lost between upgrades and data can
> be shared between the systems, reboot required only. Is this correct?
> Looking forward to having a ... err ... a more useful phone! :-]
> P.S.: I'm really enjoying the OTA-13 calendar app, finally with
> multiple (Google) calendars!! Yay!
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