Sam Caplat · May 27, 2011 at 09:00 am

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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