N/APosted on - 09/15/2014
I'm using a Sony Xperia M2 with Android OS Version 4.3 Jellybean. Now, I want to know if it's possible to install an Ubuntu OS on my Smartphone. If so, how can I be able to do that? What are the steps that I need to perform and is there any specific system requirements since Android has different versions? Kindly please help me. Thank you.
Problem in installing UBUNTU OS in Android Phone.
Hi Tyrone, as of Sept 19.2014, only Sony Xperia Neo V, Sony Xperia S & T, sony Xperia Tablet Z, Sony Xperia Z & ZL are the only devices currently being compatible with Ubuntu Touch which is now on its beta release. Installing Ubuntu in such Android devices is not for novice in such practices since one must be very well versed in the Ubuntu command line and must be wary of the beta application since it is not yet stable. Another is that you must have Ubuntu installed in your desktop or laptop. First step is ensure that you have the universe archive enabled. With the Ubuntu universe archive enabled, you can now install Ubuntu device flash package. On your laptop computer press Ctrl plus Alt and the letter T. This will initiate the terminal. Install the Ubuntu flash package by typing sudo apt-get install Ubuntu-device-flash. Then type Q to exit. On your Android device you need to enable the Android Developer mode. Put the USB debugging mode on enable. Connect your device via the USB cable to your computer. Now to install Ubuntu you need to unlock your Android’s bootloader. This will erase the phone’s internal memory and others. To unlock the bootloader type sudo fastboot oem unlock and click yes. Power off your Android and install Ubuntu by typing Ubuntu-device-flash – channel=devel – bootstrap. Now go to your phone’s Settings, then to updates, and choose automatic for the daily updates.