Few months ago, we’ve already have a nice visit to Canonical’s headquarter in UK to see how’s they manage to make Ubuntu OS running on Motorola Atrix 4G. Today, we decided to come out with a fully detailed tutorial to do such things, not only in Atrix 4G, but all Android smartphone. Interested? then you should join us here for more detailed explanation guys.
Before we get started, make sure that by doing this tutorial, you have understand the risk that your phone might experience permanent or temporary damage. We won’t take any responsible for such things, so DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You’re also have to do these following things to make sure that the installation process will run well. First, create a backup of all your important files including sms, contacts, settings, and applications. Second, charge your battery unit until it reach 60% or above. Third, enable the USB debugging mode by navigate to Settings > Applications > Development. Fourth, you need to make sure if your Android phone is qualified to do this. In order to run the Ubuntu OS smoothly, your device must be:
-rooted and installed with busybox
-posses a minimum 1.0GHz CPU
-running on Android 2.1 or higher
-running on any custom ROM
-have SD card inside with at least 3.5GB free space
-ADB installed on both phone and computer
-support for 3G and WiFi connectivity
-support for Ext2 file system
So, if you’ve done all those stuffs that we ask above and your handset is met all the conditions, we can start to begin the installation process immediately.
1. Grab and save Ubuntu Installer, VNC Viewer, and Terminal applications. All of these apps can be obtained from Google Play store
2. Download Boot Strip and Ubuntu image. Save them both to your computer. Connect your handset via USB cable and move those two file into the root folder of your SD card
3. Extract Ubuntu.zip and move the output files into the internal memory of your android handset
4. Now, launch the terminal app and type the following command
5. Soon, you will be ask to run the Ubuntu OS on 800×600 or 1024×600 resolution. You will also get a “root@localhost:/#” message. This is mean that the Ubuntu OS is currently up and running on your android handset, you need to click on Next to continue to the next level
6. The terminal app will act as Ubuntu command line. In order to run the GUI mode, you need to execute the VNC viewer app that you’ve already download on the first step
7. Set your IP to local host and port number to 5900. Fill in the password form with Ubuntu and press Connect button to execute the GUI mode. If you already finish with the Ubuntu, you can enter Exit command on terminal
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now guys. If you think that we miss something from our explanation, feel free to contact us via comment box below. We are also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.tags: Android, How to, Install, OS, tutorial, Ubuntu