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Install Ubuntu on the Droid 4
One of the most impressive things you can do with an Android device is loading an entirely different operating system. Being able to run something like Windows or Linux on a device not only looks cool, but can even bring some fun new features and functionality. Motorola Droid 4 owners now have the option to install some Ubuntu goodness as well. XDA Forum Member greekchampion04 has posted a method that will get the popular OS onto the Droid 4 using a VNC client.
The process is a little complicated, and involves pretty decent knowledge of command line and vi. You’ll also be required to install a bunch of free applications from the Android Market, and, of course, you’ll need a rooted Droid 4. After that, it’s just a matter of putting a few command lines in and tweaking some settings and you’re off to the races. Says the developer:
This is a fairly involved process… especially when it comes to editing the .sh file in vi things can get very frustrating and hard, but just take your time and you will get it.
You can check out the original thread for full instructions, some troubleshooting, and all the download links.
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