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April 3rd, 2013, 01:09 AM
How to install Ubuntu on Android?

April 3rd, 2013, 01:11 AM
You can't.

Edit: To elaborate, Ubuntu on Android is only available to Hardware Manufactures who wish to make use of Ubuntu on their phones. It's a closed source project by Canonical.

April 3rd, 2013, 11:37 PM
unless you're referring to the developer preview.. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install
but don't expect full functionality out of your phone. post-installation, you won't be able to do much.

April 27th, 2013, 03:06 PM
I do not think that it is closed source. It is just that it is not intended to be downloaded and installed the way we install Ubuntu on a desktop or laptop. Many have taken what is called the phablet image and are porting it to many devices.




May 4th, 2013, 07:47 PM
There is also the Linux on Android team over at XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1585009

I run Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 (yet to try on my Xperia Z) and it works really well - they have tweaked images to download from Sourceforge to install and run via VNC and chroot.

Sure its not a native install but it does work :)