Ubuntu OS on ANY Android

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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.

Necessities:

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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