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Ubuntu Touch Development Builds Are Now Raring Based

Daily builds of the Ubuntu Touch developer preview based on 13.04 are now available

For you bleeding edge Ubuntu Touch users, starting today daily images based on Raring are newly available from the Ubuntu QA isotracker. These are not (yet) the default images, but work is being done to iron out the kinks for it’s transition.

As usual, the officially supported devices are the Nexus series –the Galaxy, 4, 10 and 7 Nexuses (Nexi?)– and the images and further info can be found over on the Ubuntu QA.

Raring Daily Builds on Ubuntu QA isotracker 

Updating Your Nexus Device to Raring Ubuntu Touch

This requires a extra few steps, but is much like flashing it normally. First, if you don’t already have them you’ll need the Ubuntu phablet tools.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install phablet-tools

Second, you’ll need to download a script to provide the alternate settings for your device’s transition to Raring.

wget http://people.canonical.com/~sergiusens/raring_settings.py

Ensuring all these commands are executed from the same directory, update your device using:

phablet-flash --alternate-settings raring_settings.py

If you’re not running Ubuntu Touch on your Nexus you can follow our full guide to installing it:

 [How To] Install Ubuntu Touch Preview on Nexus Devices  

As always, these images are not intended for the average user and Ubuntu Touch is not intended to replace Android. They are intended for developers, testers and people who want to help.