Magic-Device-Tool, an interesting tool to install Ubuntu Touch on any mobile

Currently it is difficult to find a mobile with Ubuntu Phone as standard, since Spanish models are not yet available or they are only in a limited way and Chinese mobiles have little warranty for many users.

However, there is the possibility of being able to have Ubuntu Phone thanks to a manual installation on certain mobiles or directly use the Magic-Device-Tool, a tool that automates the entire installation process and it allows Ubuntu Touch to be installed in addition to other mobile systems such as CyanogenMod or Phoenix OS on Android devices.

Magic-Device-Tool is a great tool and quite functional but unfortunately it does not recognize all mobiles and it cannot be used on any mobile as proposed, although little by little it is being updated with new models and new results.

Magic-Device-Tool allows backup in addition to Ubuntu Phone installation

Thus we will only need a computer with Ubuntu, a cable that connects the mobile with the computer and the program that we can download from on GitHub. Once this we run it and choose the Ubuntu Touch installation option.

git clone
cd magic-device-tool
chmod +x

However, Magic-Device-Tool is also a great tool for making backups or recovery images on certain mobiles, something interesting that must be taken into account in case something goes wrong during the installation or with any other operation.

Magic-Device-Tool allows the installation of other mobile operating systems such as CyanogenMod (with or without GAPPS), Phoenix OS and even the factory Android version, a free version of bloatware.

Magic-Device-Tool is a great tool or at least it promises to be, although at the moment it only works with certain mobiles, but when the list of mobiles expands, it will be something interesting to have It will allow us to install almost any operating system without having to change or buy a different mobile.

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  1.   Diego said

    I have a Motorola Moto E and a Soni Xperia SP in a drawer, could I install Ubuntu Touch?

  2.   Diego said

    I have tested it and it only works for various BQ aquaris, meizu, lg nexus 4 and 5, and tablets from asus, Samsung nexus, one plus one and fairphone 2.

  3.   jose said

    When I start it, it stays in "Checking for newer version" and does nothing, can someone help me?
    Thank you.

  4.   I defend said

    I have tried it and it "works" and I say "it works" because flashing my bq e5 and after flashing in windows the touch is not working as it should and in ubuntu I tried this method either, but flashing if it flashes, and I wanted to ask if I you can lend a hand because it can be

  5.   Repair of appliances said

    Interesting discovery to install another operating system if we are not comfortable with any of the current ones that come by default.

  6.   Repair of appliances said

    It is a great discovery if we are not comfortable with any of the traditional operating systems or we do not manage, we are with them as they are a great alternative that works correctly on computers.

  7.   Juan said

    Greetings, where to locate a manual to read the operation of this application?