Dual booting mobile OS for increased performance

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I have an android phone, I am searching whether it is possible for me to run two OS on a single mobile phone. I have a nexus 4, 8 gig storage and currently has android lollipop on-board. I heard that Ubuntu is currently developing and OS and I would like to try it. Is that possible?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #186416

Dual booting mobile OS for increased performance

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Hello Jack,

There isn't an out-of-the box tool that will allow you to do this- or if you found one, I'm very sure that it is illegal. You might brick your phone and lose warranty. I recommend that you keep it as it is. Also, dual booting your phone will decrease your storage by huge amount.

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Dual booting mobile OS for increased performance

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Dual booting on mobile phones is not recommended because it is only best applied on personal desktop computers with big storage capacities. When dual booting a system, your hard drive or your storage device needs to be divided into 2 separate partitions. If your hard drive is already divided into 2 partitions, partition 1 is for the operating system and partition 2 is for the data files, you need to have a third partition to convert your system into dual boot.

To add a new operating system, the new partition to be created should be configured as primary and should be set to hidden first. It will be made active and visible during the installation of the second operating system. Doing this on a mobile phone will definitely cut your internal storage in half. Also, there is no definite procedure yet that can do this on mobile phones that will not damage the handset or the original operating system.

Because in the worst case scenario, when all fails, your phone will be unusable.

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