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How to Install Ubuntu in Any Android Phone – Tutorial

Ubuntu New LogoTime has arrived to taste the latest version of Ubuntu OS right on your Android smartphone. While the World is moving towards Open Source, the likes of Apple will soon have to think about this biggest threat as the number of Android activations per day are way more than that of Apple. So, making use of Android’s open sourceness, in this article we will be checking out on how you can easily install Ubuntu on your Android with the help of simple instructions.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of updating your Android Phone with Ubuntu. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure. We also haven’t tried porting this to all Android devices but can test the same at your own risk.

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Backup all the data present in your phone with the help of below mentioned steps and not with any of the PC Suite tools as PC Suites doesn’t recognize your devices and you will have issues in restoring the data.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log –Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Ensure that your device is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge and also you will have to make sure that the  Samsung KIES Mode is enabled , which can be enabled from the Settings option. Also, enable the USB Debugging Mode too from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

Pre Requisites:

  • Device needs to be Rooted & Busy Box should be installed,
  • A minimum of 1GHZ processor (recommended)
  • Android OS version should be Android Eclair 2.1 or higher
  • Android device should be on Custom ROM firmware and not on Stock Firmware ,
  • SD card with at least 3.5GB of free space for large image (2.5GB for small image)
  • ADB should be installed in your computer
  • Active Data connection on your device (Recommended 3G / Wi Fi)
  • Ext2 file system support

Assuming that you have followed all the mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply ubuntu OS in your Android device.

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