Nexus 5

Plasma Phone Reference System

Supported Devices: Nexus 5 (hammerhead)

State: Very Experimental, Experimental, Base works, Solid, Good, Excellent


NOTE: This Installation guide will erase the complete memory of your Nexus 5 device! Please ensure you have a backup of all your data before you proceed. Alternatively you can use MultiROM to install Plasma Mobile images, more information can be found on this page.

On an *(U)buntu system, install “ubuntu-device-flash” package.
On arch, also install “ubuntu-device-flash” from AUR4:

Get the Nexus 5 and unlock it:

Put into firmware mode and run:

$ sudo fastboot format cache 
$ sudo fastboot format userdata

Then you can flash the latest stable production IMG from your desktop command line:

ubuntu-device-flash --server="" touch --channel="neon-mobile/devel" --bootstrap --developer-mode --password 1234 

or for latest developer image run:

ubuntu-device-flash --server="" touch --channel="neon-mobile/devel-proposed" --bootstrap --developer-mode --password 1234 

Note the above could take some time (10-15 minutes). After flashing, you can log into the phone from your desktop with

adb shell

* Notes:

See more tips what to do after flashing here.