CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Ubuntu 10.10 on Android, the Slightly Less Difficult Way
In case you haven’t noticed, I tend to like doing things the easy way. Our own Portal Admin, Egzthunder1 is no different, preferring the easy way at times. Heck, even everyone’s favorite Azrienoch over at XDA TV just finished covering how rooting the manual way is for snobs. Well, unfortunately there’s no “easy way” to install Ubuntu on Android. However, XDA forum member fire314, has you covered with a slightly less excruciatingly painful way! Jump past the break for more.
Why would you want to do this? Good question!
An ubuntu 10.10 maverick (with LXDE window manager) machine in your pocket. Perfectly usable from the phone itself using a VNC client, this allows you to install any ubuntu software onto your phone and have it with you always. Coupled with the (potential) ability for your phone to be hooked up to a television with TV Out (works with the Nokia TV Out cable available on eBay), and for (supposedly any) HID-compliant bluetooth keyboard and mouse to be linked up to the phone (requires Android 2.2), this really does become a PC in your pocket.
Not convinced that this could actually be doable without too much effort? Well, why not take a look at the instructions:
How to boot:
– Place ubuntu.sh and ubuntu.img in the same directory in your SD storage.
– Enter a terminal and enter ‘su’ to become a superuser (root).
– Navigate to the directory where you placed the files (e.g. “cd /sdcard/external_sd/ubuntu”).
– Execute the script by typing “sh ubuntu.sh”.
Not bad. That’s just 4 steps for those counting! Interested? Continue on to the original thread!
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