Ubuntu now unofficially available for the Motorola Droid 4


Still thinking of the best method for unifying your smartphone and computer? The best option seems to be the official Ubuntu for Android, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress. But while we wait for that to come around, you can go the hacking route and install the full Ubuntu OS, yourself.

This is not the same as the official Ubuntu for Android. In this method, you would literally install the whole OS on your device, making your phone a mini desktop. This is already possible for a few devices, but the newest addition to the list is the Motorola Droid 4. With a good deal of hacking and coding you can get Ubuntu flashed into your brand new Droid 4. But it is not the simplest of tasks.

The method includes the use of a VNC client and requires some knowledge of command line and vi. Of course, the device also has to be rooted, which is a whole other process. So, unless you know your stuff, or are willing to do some good research and learning, we advice that you stay away from this.

Making these changes to your device may void your warranty and/or harm your device. Do this at your own risk, as the responsibility will fall solely on your hands, if anything goes wrong. Be careful, do your research and follow instructions.

With the disclaimer out of the way those that are feeling adventurous can go ahead and get all the files and details from the XDA Developers thread. Is anyone attempting to do this? Would you rather wait for Ubuntu for Android to be released?

[Source: XDA Developers Via: XDA Developers]

Article source: http://phandroid.com/2012/03/10/ubuntu-now-unofficially-available-for-the-motorola-droid-4/

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