Currently, Ubuntu is not available for Android, however, until that time, there is an alternative that is available. In this post, we will provide some steps that will help you experience Ubuntu on the Samsung Galaxy S III.
As a Disclaimer note, please understand that Bloggersethics will not be held responsible for any damage incurred to your device as a result of incorporating these steps. Follow at your own risk.
There are some things that are important to know before you can follow these steps. Your Galaxy S III have to be rooted, have to have kernal with loop support, tested and flashed on Omega 4.0 ROM, have USB debugger enabled, have the Ubuntu Installer installed, have the anroid-vnc-viewer installed, have the terminal emulator installed and have BusyBox installed.
Once you have fulfilled all of the requirements, you are ready to follow the steps that are listed below.
Step 1: Download Ubuntu.sh and transfer it directly under the /sdcard or the root directory.
Step 2: Start eh Terminal Emulator and type the following commands:
Step 3: Type the following:
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Follow this by a Y to keep this as a default resolution.
Step 4: The terminal emulator will ask you for a password. You will enter ubuntu and you may have to enter this a second time.
Step 5: Exit the Terminal emulator and launch the VNC Viewer and you will enter the information in the following fields:
Connection: Ubuntu: 192.168.2.8:5900
Color Format: 24-bit color (4 bpp)
Local mouse pointer…keep unchecked
Force full-screen bitmap: Select Auto
Step 6: Tap on Connect
Once you tap the connect, you should find that you are now booting into the most popular Linux distro right on your smartphone. The experience isn’t going to be spectacular as Ubuntu Linux was really never intended to be used on a 4.8″ display window. You should now be experiencing the ability to running Ubuntu on your Galaxy S III that comes with a 1.4Hz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and a 4.8″ Super AMOLED HD display window.