WIFI hotspot Ubuntu phone

How to enable the WIFI hotspot on the Ubuntu bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition:

  • first, use ssh to get access to the phone.

  • then

sudo -s your_pin_here
add-apt-repository ppa:ci-train-ppa-service/landing-046
  • next, create this file:
vi /etc/apt/preferences.d/silo.pref

and add these lines:

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ci-train-ppa-service-landing-046
Pin-Priority: 1002

(source: adapted from TestingProcessesUbuntuPersonal)

  • then, update the packages and install a few updates:
apt-get update
apt-get install indicator-network qml-module-ubuntu-connectivity \
                libconnectivity-qt1 ubuntu-system-settings \
  • find the Wifi hotspot in the Mobile menu.

Credit goes to the ubuntu-phone@lists.launchpad.net mailinglist.

Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

Policy specialist on open source in public services, knowlegde transfer expert