Android phones, with its various updated versions engulfing the technology, are coming up with striking improvements in terms of performance, security, etc. Yet people explore and experiment with other operating systems on their smartphones.
It’s been long since Linux lovers have been waiting for the launch of Ubuntu smartphones. Rooting your device is not the only option to install Linux on Android phone. Following are the steps you need to take up for the installation purpose. Once you get it installed, you will experience a Linux desktop enviroment on your Android smartphones.
1. Install GNURoot App
Play Store is our favorite place on Android devices! This is Google’s App Market portal for numerous of applications, among which one is the GNURoot. The GNURoot app installs a fake root file system of Linux on your Android phone, which is an alternative to rooting your phone with Linux OS. Thus, search for GNURoot on the Google Play Store and tap install.
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2. Choose Linux Distro
We all know that Linux comes up with various distros such as Fedora, Debian (Wheezy) and Aboriginal. GNURoot offers them in a drop down list. After installation, you just need to select the Linux distro you wish to operate on. Note that, Linux distro can be deployed with the help of choosing the Rootfs (Root file system).
3. Launch Root File System
When you are done with selecting the Rootfs, you need to launch the fake root. Just tick the check box and tap on Launch Rootfs.Below it, you also have the option to eliminate a rootfs by selecting one you do not wish to continue operating on.
4. Install Required Packages
Linux is well known and appreciated for its Package Management System. So, begin installing the required software and tools through package manager. Thus, you are now ready to work with Linux on your Android phone; absolutely without rooting your device!
There’s another similar method: Instead of installing the general GNURoot app, you can go with specific GNURootdistro app such as GNURootDebian, GNURoot Fedora and so on, if you want to work on an individual Linux distro.
Consider you wish to install Debian on your phone. Primarily, install the GNURootDebian App from the Play Store. Ensure that you have enough space for its storage. Then, install the Debian patch by tapping on Patch Installation as shown above. Next, you just have to launch into GNURootDebian. That’s it; here you go!
So here goes the installation steps of Linux on Android phones. If you follow the steps properly you will explore the world of Linux in your Android device. It’s a good treat for those who want to experience a Linux OS on their smartphones. Do you have any other techniques, do not forget to share with us.