Here on XDA TV we have a series we like to call Must Have Apps. These are apps that we think are so great and useful that you must have them. We’ve given this title to such programs as Pushbullet, Light Flow, Helium, the AROMA File Manager, ROM Toolbox and Pocket Casts. But today we have an app that surpasses them all. Former XDA TV Producer Adam Outler offers up a must have application. In this video, XDA TV Producer...
HD2 ToolBox and Hot Bootloader
Running Linux on mobile phones is something a lot of developers have tried to do and have failed. It’s also something a lot of developers have tried to do and have succeeded, on an array of different devices. If you’re an HTC HD2 owner, then we have some good news for you. Not only do you now have Linux, but you have the ability to boot it within Android. Cool, huh?
XDA member dan1j3l has created an app which he likes to call ToolBox. The app comes packed with a hot bootloader, which allows you to virtually boot Linux within Android. A few users have asked whether it is possible to boot Ubuntu, and it would seem this question is still yet to be answered, but right now the app is seemingly only able to boot a Debian distribution of Linux running the XFCE4 interface.
The developer hopes to bring this app to other phones, like the “Desire and Nexus One”. If this is a development you’d like to see, why not head on over to the original thread, grab yourself the app and show your support!
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With XDA being a community of Android enthusiasts, it is not uncommon to see lots of bashing on Apple's iPhone here. There are different reasons for the hate, but we'd like to hear your number one reason for not going with the iPhone. Let us know your thoughts below!