Amazingly useful ...but this rootfs is armel, which means that anything which uses floating point is achingly slow. As all modern Android devices support armhf, is there any chance of a version which uses that instead? Alternatively, a rootfs which just runs the Debian installer (and so lets us choose the architecture, and downloads the files on the fly) would be awesome too.
Finally close to Linux environment on my Phone I need many apps from Linux since mostly I'm working using Ubuntu and find this Debian for armel has many similarities with environment I used to work. I have 2nd partition on my microSD from Link2SD and link the installation there so virtually I have no storage problem. Now I'm still working around for having real user ID because stil have no name here.
Necessity for anyone who uses phone just as universal device. Works well with X servers from market so I was even able to launch KDE4 (plasma+kwin+apps) no compiz though. Shame that doesn't use OGL acceleration nor audio device so I'm not able to launch Blender or MPlayer especially effectively but still awesome.
Mandb can't set effective uid permission denied Man pages not updating when apt-get upgrade. mandb process trying to run as EUID=6 but doesn't work. Otherwise nice to use.
Bad Assery This, along with component software, has helped me make monster leaps forward in customizing and debugging..
apt-get on your phone! A fully functioning Debian cli, working well on my unrooted Samsung Galaxy Core and Asus Memo Pad HD7. The base installation is minimal, and some dependencies are missing (e.g. cpp for calendar), but as you have apt-get you can easily resolve missing dependencies and add any extra cli applications you need.
Hard links now emulated better. All known package installation issues solved as a result.