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#1 cwbytez

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:04 AM

Hello :)

I was wondering, can we install linux (any type of distros) on smartphone.
I mean full linux os ,not like virtualbox way(two system in one device).it is possible? If yes,how?

P/s sorry,bad english..

Edited by cwbytez, 24 July 2015 - 06:25 AM.

My native language isn't English,so please point out to me out if I make any grammar mistake :P (i'm not really good at english)


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:46 AM

Android is a Linux kernel, so it should be possible :)

 

I've not done this, nor had any inclination to, so I can't provide any practical advice.

 

As for "how", a quick google turned up these possibilities:

http://www.ubuntu.com/phone

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/linux/how-install-ubuntu-touch-image-3531970/

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Convert-an-Android-Device-to-Linux


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:21 AM

I have never done it myself. Be extra careful here as you could brick your phone.



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Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:23 PM

Odds are your phone will be using an arm CPU, so you'll need to find a distro that supports that particual arm type. The next issue will be getting it on the device, and unless your phone can boot from a memory card your only choice would be flashing it's internel memory (which you likely aren't equipped to do, and this would probably mean loosing your phone's operating system). The final hurtle will be does the kernel support your phones hardware, which is unlikely unless people are already running Linux on your phone model. I've never attempted installing Linux on a phone, and I wouldn't suggest trying. Linux can run on a phone, manufacter's do it all the time, for example Android phones. Also, while not Linux, BlackBerry 10 is unix-like.


Edited by hollowface, 25 July 2015 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:03 PM

Have a look at this.

http://plasma-phone.org/






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