Features & Usability

Pro Tip

Use GitHub to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.

A booting device State: In development

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Cellular: Data connection
  • - Cellular: Incoming, outgoing calls
  • - Cellular: SMS in, out
  • - Cellular: Voice in calls

Automated Usability (beta)

The device is not able to perform as a phone. If you need complete calling and cellular data functionalities, consider choosing a different device.

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Notification LED
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  • Carrier info, signal strength
  • Data connection
  • Dual SIM functionality
  • Incoming, outgoing calls
  • MMS in, out
  • PIN unlock
  • SMS in, out
  • Change audio routings
  • Voice in calls
  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  • 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
  • Waydroid
  • Network:

  • Bluetooth
  • Flight mode
  • Hotspot
  • NFC
  • WiFi
  • Sensors:

  • Automatic brightness
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Rotation
  • Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access
  • Wired External monitor
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '

Partial

Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Untested

Subject to port development

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
Xenial devel 2023-02-02 2/1/2023 Daily built development releases

Moto G (2014)

Specifications

CPU Quad-core 32-bit
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 305
Storage 16GB
Memory 1GB
Android Version Android 4.4.4
Battery 2070 mAh
Display 720x1280 pixels, 5 in
Rear Camera 8MP
Front Camera 1.9MP

Installation steps

You can install Ubuntu Touch (Xenial) on the version XT1068 Moto G2. Before, you have to take a number of preparatory steps:

  1. You need to use Ubuntu on your PC AND a Motorola Moto G (2014) and an usb cable
  2. Enable developer mode on the phone.
  3. Connect PC and phone via usb.
  4. Install ADB on your computer.
  5. Unlock bootloader (see Motorola).Change the data partition of the phone to EXT4. Use TWRP.
  6. Change the data partition of the phone to EXT4. Recommandation: Use TWRP.
  7. Reboot your device into bootloader mode. (Or use buttons Vol- AND Pwr).
  8. Install ubuntu-device-flash on your PC: apt-get install ubuntu-device-flash
  9. Flash UT: ubuntu-device-flash —verbose —server=https://system-image.ubports.com touch —device=titan —channel=16.04/community/walid/devel —bootstrap

Report an Issue for
Moto G (2014)


Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that it really doesn’t?

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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 GitHub Issues and submit it, so the porter knows about it.