Unlike iOS users, Android ones keep expecting more and more from new devices. Just when ICS wasn’t enough to run on the all powerful Galaxy S3 powered by a quad-core processor, some Android developers found a way to install Ubuntu on the Galaxy S3, yup – the desktop OS Ubuntu!.
The procedure to get it installed requires some complicated steps and it requires your Galaxy S3 to be rooted as well. So if you’re desperate to try out Ubuntu on Galaxy S3, we have provided a step by step procedure below.
Caution : The tutorial requires your device to be rooted (which voids your warranty &might brick your phone) and by following the below given procideure,your device might get bricked. Proceed with the procedure at your own risk!.
- Galaxy S3 must be rooted.
- have kernel with loop support
- tiborr tested this on Omega 4.0 ROM and so it is suggested that you flash it as well
- have USB debugging enabled (from Settings > Developer options)
- have the following apps installed: Ubuntu Installer, android-vnc-viewer [Play Store], Terminal Emulator [Play Store] and BusyBox [Play Store]
Step 1: Download Ubuntu.sh [SourceForge] and transfer it directly under /sdcard (i.e. root directory).
Step 2: Launch Terminal Emulator and type the following commands:
Step 3: Type in the following
and then enter Y to keep this as default resolution.
Step 4: The terminal will now ask for a password. According to the developer, this is ubuntu.You may have to enter this twice.
Step 5: Exit the Terminal app and launch VNC Viewer. Enter the following information:
Step 6: Tap on Connect.
If you followed the tutorial correctly, your phone must be running Ubuntu now (cool isn’t it!). For any questions/doubt, head over to the official XDA thread.