Features & Usability
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Essential Feature Support
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.
Community strength (beta)
- 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
If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '
Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.
Activation and deactivation of wifi hotspot may be inconsistent with the user interface.
All devices on Xenial
Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.
Halium and Legacy ports
Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.
The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.
- Dual SIM functionality
- Volume control in calls
- SD card storage
- FM radio
- Fingerprint reader
- Double touch to wake
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|16.04 - xenial||stable||OTA-25||4/13/2023||Stability over newer features (recommended)|
|16.04 - xenial||rc||2023-W16||4/13/2023||Testing before the next stable release|
|16.04 - xenial||devel||2023-04-17||4/13/2023||Daily built development releases|
|16.04 - xenial||edge||2023-04-17||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.
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