Features & Usability
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Media and communication
State: Community maintained
Q: What does this port need to get better?
A: Complete the following features:
Automated Usability (beta)
Boots and runs well, essential features work correctly. It can be used as a mobile device running Ubuntu Touch OS. Recommended for advanced users.
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- Carrier info, signal strength
- Data connection
- Incoming, outgoing calls
- MMS in, out
- PIN unlock
- SMS in, out
- Change audio routings
- Voice in calls
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- Anbox patches (deprecated)
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- RTC time
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless charging
- Wireless External monitor
- Automatic brightness
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
- Wired External monitor
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
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Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|Xenial||stable||OTA-25||3/25/2023||Stability over newer features (recommended)|
|Xenial||rc||2023-W12/3||3/25/2023||Testing before the next stable release|
|Xenial||devel||2023-03-25||3/25/2023||Daily built development releases|
|Xenial||edge||2022-11-21||11/21/2022||Here be dragons|
|CPU||Krait 400, 2300MHz, 4 Cores|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, MSM8974AA|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 330, 450MHz, 4 Cores|
|Display||1080x1920 pixels, 5 in|
Resources for community & developers
Report an Issue for
Google Nexus 5
Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that
it really doesn’t?
Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.
Couldn't find it?
Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.
1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.
2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.
The Google Nexus 5
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20 Forum Discussions
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12/22/2017 • 3:12:18 PM • Flohack • 7419 views
OTA-24 CRASH NEXUS 5
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Any news on 20.04 on N5?
1/9/2022 • 11:11:40 AM • sosixyi • 901 views
Phone won't even boot
11/29/2022 • 8:02:11 PM • jtjtjt170 • 191 views
10/19/2022 • 12:53:47 PM • cliffcoggin • 423 views
ATT (H2O) No Service with Nexus 5. Anything I can ...
11/8/2022 • 12:55:32 AM • 777funk • 130 views
No GPS signal
10/28/2022 • 12:26:04 PM • cliffcoggin • 752 views
Flashing UT manually
8/24/2022 • 8:14:08 PM • Ub • 181 views