Setup and Installation of Ubuntu Operating System on Android device is not easy so users have to be careful when implementing following Guidelines and Tutorial. Android developer and hacker «tiborr» have tested this method only on Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone but according to him this can be apply on any Android devices including smartphones and tablets having same configuration like Samsung Galaxy S III has but you should remember Installing, Testing and Setup of Ubuntu OS on Android’s Samsung Galaxy S III is quite lengthy and risky and users have to be careful when implementing and trying it. So install it at your own risk and we at TechGlobeX are not responsible for any damage incurred to your device as a result of following this tutorial and guide.
Necessary Requirements before Installation of Ubuntu/Linux OS on Android’s Galaxy S III Smartphone:
- Your Android device must be Rooted (Click here if not)
- Your Android device must have kernel with loop support
- Your Android device must have USB debugging enabled (from Settings > Developer options)
- tiborr has tested this on Omega 4.0 ROM and so it is suggested that you flash it as well
- Your Android device must have these apps installed: Ubuntu Installer, Android-vnc-viewer, Terminal Emulator and BusyBox
- Check Your Android’s device compatibility here
How to Setup, Install and Run Ubuntu/Linux OS on Android’s Galaxy S III Smartphone?
First you should check out and read the guidelines and instructions involved with Development and Testing of Ubuntu/Linux OS for Android
. Now follow the following Steps and Guidelines to Setup, Install and Run Ubuntu/Linux OS on Android’s Galaxy S III Smartphone
Download Ubuntu.sh [SourceForge
] and transfer it directly under /sdcard (i.e. root directory).
Step 2: Launch Terminal Emulator and type the following commands:
Step 3: Type in the following
1280×720 (press and enter Y to keep this as default resolution)
The terminal will now ask for a password. According to the developer, this is ubuntu. You may have to enter this twice.
Exit the Terminal app and launch VNC Viewer. Enter the following information:
Step 6: Tap on Connect. Congratulations!! You’re done and now you should see Ubuntu/Linux OS Contents on your Android’s Galaxy S III Smartphone.
We know that Ubuntu/Linux is not for Mobile devices because its built for large display screens like LCD’s, LED’s and big screens and the experience of Ubuntu would never be satisfactory on Mobile’s screen like 4.8” display, but who’s care for user experience until and unless you’re running Ubuntu/Linux on Mobile device but you should remember that Samsung Galaxy S III with its 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and the beautiful 4.8” Super AMOLED HD display is the perfect Android’s smartphone to run Ubuntu/Linux and we are also waiting for Canonical to release Ubuntu for Android, just wait because the time is not so far away.
If you’re still getting any problem or error when implementing the above methods than you should refer to this link
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