Former Writer · Mar 28, 2012 at 07:00 pm

Install Debian, Arch, or BackTrack Linux on the Epic 4G Touch

Android phones have undergone a transformation over the last few years. Unlike other platforms that often seem reluctant to change, Android phones have only gotten bigger and faster, squeezing even more awesomeness into every cubic centimeter of each passing new generation. Along for the ride are other fun things such as allowing Android users to run software that isn’t actually Android.

Many devices can actually run several distributions of Linux. The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the latest to gain the capability. XDA Recognized Developer dasmoover has brought some flashable Linux goodness to Epic Touch owners, giving them the option to run Debian, Backtrack, and Arch distros.

Users have the option of several images to use, varying in Linux distribution and file sizes, ranging from a meager 750 MB to a gargantuan 5 GB. The images and the update.zip installer make for an easy install for most users and a lot of room for customization. The developer promises updates, so users will soon have even more options to get their Linux kick.

For additional information, download links, and discussion about the project, please visit the original thread. Be sure to make a backup before attempting anything, just to be safe.


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