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#1 wa8_tr77

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 09:22 AM

I was just wondering if there was any way to instal a linux os on an old samsung s5? 



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:27 AM

TBH, a Samsung S5 is already running a form of Linux. Android uses a Linux-type kernel that runs a heavily hacked-about, Google-customized form of Gentoo Linux.

 

But if you're talking about something along the lines of the Ubuntu Touch Phone OS, I understand there's all sorts of ways to install custom ROMs, etc, for smartphones. You'll need to wait for somebody with more knowledge of such matters; I don't even own a smartphone, I'm afraid!

 

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:26 PM

This looks some good info on installing linux either along side the phones os or stand alone.

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/how-to-install-linux-on-an-android-phone-1322579

 

I don't even own a phone yet but soon I will join the mobile revolution. I found this subject interesting so had a quick read of this article. Doesn't look to hard to do, maybe famous last words as I did see mention on a less informative site that you should be careful as you may brick the phone. 






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