Ubuntu OS on ANY Android


Ever wanted to use any of the Linux’s OS (Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, etc) on your Android device? Well follow this article and you’ll know.


Rooted Android device.

How to Install Ubuntu on Android:

  • Go to Playstore and download Linux Deploy and Busybox.
  • Open BusyBox and Install it.
  • Once Busybox is installed, head to Linux deploy and open its menu,
  • Inside menu -> Select the Distribution to be Ubuntu (or whatever Linux OS you want to install).
  • Menu -> Select the distribution suite to be “trusty”
  • Set the username = “root” and password = “ubuntu”.
  • Now enable mount init, SSH Server and GUI settings. And in GUI settings head to Desktop environment and select LXDE.
  • Click on the 3 dot menu and hit on Install, it’d take upto 20 to 25 minutes and it downloads the whole Linux OS system in this case ubuntu which is around 1.2 gigs.
  • Once the installation is done, head to Playstore and download the VNC viewer for Android.
  • Head into VNC Viewer, select new connect and set address to “localhost” and name to “UbuntuOS”
  • Hit on connect and put in the password as “ubuntu” (that you set earlier).
  • You’d be presented with the GUI of Ubuntu.

It is pretty stable and can be used on a day-to-day basis , for best results you can obviously connect an external mouse and keyboard.

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  1. Sir,
    At present I am using aex oreo mod rom, now kindly let me know the process to how to back to the custom roms after using Ubuntu os?


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