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Ubuntu Touch OTA-8.5 Update

Hotfix intermediate OTA update including only important bugfixes that we decided would be great to fix, without having to wait for the next big update.

Image numbers

As each channel and device has separate versioning, the following list shows the respective image numbers corresponding to the released update:

  • BQ Aquaris E4.5 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - krillin: #28

  • BQ Aquaris E5 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - vegetahd: #8

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - generic: not yet released

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/bq-aquaris.en - mako: #26

  • Meizu MX4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.en - arale: #8

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.en - generic: not yet released

  • Meizu MX4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.zh - arale: #4

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/meizu.zh - generic: not yet released

  • Nexus 4 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - mako: #26

  • Nexus 7 : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - flo: #4

  • Emulator : ubuntu-touch/stable/ubuntu - generic: not yet released

On a device, this "image number" is shown as the "OS build number" in System Settings > About this phone > OS.

Overview of changes

This list is only a highlight of the few changes available in this update. Please check the detailed changes for all the changes included in this OTA.

Important features

Even though this is a bugfix only release and no new features were planned, we had to include one which was essential to the release of one bugfix:

  • Background playlists in media-hub


As we know, each release includes a huge number of bugs - some for previous issues and some for new regressions introduced in-between. To see the overall list of what issues got fixed, please check the detailed changes below. The interesting ones are as follows:

  • Fix for HTML5 webapp apparmor denials
  • Music app high power consumption fix
  • Fix for UI freezes due to dbus signals
  • Fixing SIM card contact imports
  • Fix apps installation for the time-skew issues

Detailed changes

Known issues

The following is a list of issues that notable enough for explicit mention in the release notes.

  • LP: #1524133 - Higher SIM power usage with SIMs which have an expired service plan
  • Slightly longer first boot time after installing the update due to apparmor

Touch/ReleaseNotes/OTA-8.5 (last edited 2015-12-16 14:19:50 by sil2100)