Former Writer · Jan 4, 2012 at 01:00 pm

HTC Desire Users Can Test An App That Installs Ubuntu

HTC Desire users are among the latest who can have that Ubuntu goodness on their phones.

XDA Senior Member zacthespack has been developing an app that runs a user through installing Ubuntu on their Android devices, most recently the HTC Desire. The app is pretty cool. Basically, a user downloads an Ubuntu image and the app will install Ubuntu via chroot within Android. And, as we all know, people who run Linux on their phones win. Always.

It’s a seriously awesome concept, but as with all great ideas and developments, testers are always needed. Says zacthespack:

Ok guys As this app becomes more stable I will be looking to create other apps to run different linux distros, so far im looking at fedora and backtrack, any others people would be interested in

So there’s the opportunity to possibly check out other distros and builds as well.

If this looks like something you can get into, HTC Desire owners can check out the thread dedicated for them here. Any other Android users who want to give it a try can check out their dedicated thread here.

The threads contain download links to various builds, the apps (both free and paid versions) and instructions on how to do everything. As with any operating system installation, there are some dangers so be sure to be careful!


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