************UPDATE 12/15/13***************** Complete redesign, improved compatibility, updated and quicker download links for required files.!!!!!!!
Ever wish you could have a full desktop experience on your phone or tablet? Now you can! With this fully working Ubuntu 10.10 install GUIDE and FILES!
1GHZ processor (recommended)
Android 2.0 or higher
Most stock ROMS will work (No guarantee for custom ROMS)
SD card with at least 4GB of free space
Data connection on your device
What is this?
This is a fully customized Ubuntu 10.10 image themed and optimized for mobile devices. This will allow you to run a full Ubuntu system inside, or for a lack of better terms along side your existing Android install (!!!You can still make calls, text, and use android without having to reboot your phone!!!).
Key features include:
Ability to install a full operating system on your phone
Unity 2d (lightweight gnome)
Working update manager
Working software center
Working BitTorrent app
756MB-1.3 GB free space in virtual drive after install
Ability to access files on your SD card from Ubuntu
Ability to have a full Ubuntu desktop side by side with Android
App provides a detailed instruction set on how to get Ubuntu running on your android device with all of the necessary files and custom Ubuntu image. App provides a 1.5GB custom Ubuntu image designed to work on Android. Please email us if you have any questions. Screen resolution of Ubuntu can be changed to fit your screen exactly from inside Ubuntu once it has been installed. The current resolution is 800x480 however will scale to any screen size tablets included. If you are installing on a tablet Pocket Cloud VNC free or paid versions are encouraged for best performance.
Help Me I am having a problem! Feel free to email us at any time. We will do our best to respond right away.
Did you ever want to have a fully qualified Linux Desktop environment on your Android Device?
Here you are!
Ubuntu kickstart will run a whole LXDE under Ubuntu on top of your android.
This App does not replace your Android installation! Ubuntu will be ran in CHRoot environment using your android kernel.
Just a note on Ubuntu Version:
We might update the ROM to a newer Ubuntu Version depending on release state of ARM-Compatible Packages. I will look into this. Currently we are using >Ubuntu 9< and will stick with that.
Development will only be made if there occure bugs or problems as Ubuntu now is available as own Smartphone OS.
You can stilll contact us for wishes if you have some but reply time might be long as I am very busy!
-Android-VNC-Viewer (App will guide you to installation automatically)
-5 GB (3GB for small image) of free space, >> 6 GB (4 GB for small image) while installling << on your /sdcard (On Devices with internal storage, that might be mounted to /sdcard)
I N F O R M A T I O N
Support for Android devices running Gingerbread(2.3) is experimental.
If the App does not work as expected and your Return Time is over feel free to contact me with your Bug-Report!
-Which device do you use
-Which ROM is installed (including link ans Android version)
-What did not work
-If you can attach a Logcat
We will find a solution.
NOTE: This App is available in English and German language. However Ubuntu itsel is only preserved in ENGLISH!
So what is the use of this App?
You can do many things with your droid. But did you ever try to create or show a presentation? Android Office Apps like QuickOffice or PolarisOffice do not really support animations and can be annoying...
This is the reason why you can now use OpenOffice.org for your office work on your Android device!
Did you ever encounter the problem that any page did not render correctly on your android device? Mainly Web 2.0 Pages?
Not aproblem anymore! Just use a real desktop FireFox from now on.
You are a developer and want to edit your work on te go? You can use Eclipse fully functional on your Device noow - just using Ubuntu Kickstart.
And that is just a small span of usabilities.
Try it out on your own - NOW!
Thanks to OpenSourceGangster on Facebook for providing his Ubuntu-Image to us. I use this as a base for our version.
The Image is available for free. You do only pay for the work in the App itself.
Note: If you purchase the App you do NOT HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THIS manually.
@Scott: I personally hate people just rating 1 Star without contacting support. How should we fix your problem without a problem report?
* Two square widgets (1x1 and 2x2)
* Ability to set a custom date
* Built with an eye on battery consumption (widget refresh at most twice a day)
* Light and Dark themes
* Good-looking (thanks to Martín Césare)
Do NOT move widgets to SD: they must be installed on internal memory! Otherwise they will not be visible in the widgets list.
= How to add Widgets to the Home screen =
Adding the Ubuntu Countdown Widget to your Android Home screen is easy! Just follow the instructions below:
1. On your Android Home screen press the MENU key and select "Add" or, alternatively, tap any blank/empty area and hold down your finger.
2. An "Add to Home screen" window will pop up. From that window, tap "Widgets".
3. Select one of the two "Ubuntu Countdown Widgets".
= Acknowledgements =
I would like to thank all of those who directly or indirectly contributed to the creation of this software.
In particular, thanks to:
* Martín Césare for creating all the software graphics.
* Canonical for creating this wonderful GNU/Linux distribution.
Now with Lidroid file plugin for Ubuntu One installed, it will be a totally different story. Now You can watch videos, listen to audios and view pictures stored there directly without downloading them to the local. You can also enjoy those basic file management functions like visiting, uploading and downloading and managing your files. It enables you to enjoy unlimited convenience and it is very easy to install and operate. Now you do not need to waste your time on waiting for the files to be downloaded any more. It’s all because of this revolutionary change that Lidroid file brings to you.
This plugin can not be used independently. It is an attachment program of Lidroid File. If you are not a Lidroid File user yet, please search for it on Google Play and install and then enjoy the function this plugin offers. Lidroid file will load the plugins you installed automatically.
Only a standard SSH Server is needed:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
- control media player play/stop/prev/next
- control audio volume
- take screenshot of screen and send it to phone
- take screenshot of webcam and send it to phone
- lock/unlock screen
- send keyboard input
- send custom shell command
- export/import device
For some commands you will need xdotool installed, you see on long press the shortcut and change the command if you need.
Wake On Lan
1. sudo apt-get install ethtool
2. sudo ethtool -s eth0 wol g
3. insert the following two lines into the autostart script(/etc/rc.local)
ethtool -s eth0 wol g
4. open /etc/init.d/halt and set NETDOWN=no
5. check and activate Wake On Lan and/or Wake on PCI(E) your mainboard bios
Private key login
Generate your key with ssh-keygen on your Ubuntu SSH Server:
ssh-keygen -t rsa
Read the terminal output and notice the private key path(generaly :~/.ssh/id_rsa ). Now copy the file to your Android SD Card and choose it in Ubuntu Remote Control -> Settings -> load private key. And no more user password is needed.
Complete Linux Installer is an all in one solution to installing Linux distros on your Android device. Brought to you by the LinuxonAndroid project the app is designed to allow you to install a full Linux distro without touching your Android install.
Current distros include Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, ArchLinux, Kali Linux, openSUSE and more coming soon!
* Kernel that supports loop devices (see http://linuxonandroid.org/working-devices/ for known working kernels and ROMs)
* Armv7 processor (Debian does work on Armv6 but other distros do not)
* As much free RAM as possible (you are after all installing a desktop OS)
--------------------Included in the app--------------------
* Installer for Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, Debian 5 and 8, Kali Linux, Fedora 19, Arch Linux
* All future Linux distros I support
* Boot widget
* Linux Launcher
* Both Torrent and Normal download options
android.permission.INTERNET - Used to download the image files
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - Used to download the image files
com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE - Used to check the donation key
jackpal.androidterm.permission.RUN_SCRIPT - Needed to run the boot script within the terminal
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - save the image file
android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER - Root needed to install busybox, and the boot script
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE - Used by Advert Library
If you want even more features or want to support the project consider buying one of the 'donation' key apps to unlock the below features:
*Remove all ads from app!
*Linux editor (to change screen size and mounts etc.)
*Set up linux to boot on startup of android
*Ads for donation keys removed from install guides
*Early access to new Linux Distros - currently BETA's of Fedora
*Donation Stars in forum profile (for every £5 given see http://forum.linuxonandroid.org/index.php?topic=18.0 for more info)
*Supporting me (I am a university student and solely rely on donations as income)
+More to come soon
--------------------Need Help or more Info? --------------------
We offer a range of support channels to make sure all users get the help they need, please do not rate the app low if you have not tried to get support, what makes us different to other projects is we try VERY hard to give support to all users. The following methods are avaible:
*Wiki with FAQ and other useful pages https://sourceforge.net/p/linuxonandroid/wiki/Home/
*Live Chat via IRC http://linuxonandroid.org/irc/ (or #linuxonandroid-help on freenode)
*Forum support via http://forum.linuxonandroid.org/
*And Email support via firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments such as not needed, or useless do not help me improve my application. Please advise me as to why its not needed, why its useless. Thank you.
Hi Resolution Icon by myc1034
PLEASE USE DEBIAN INSTED OF UBUNTU !!! (Support only for Debian, Ubuntu only for real advanced users).
The GUI is handled by "Linux Installer Advanced" version !
Please, if you encounter any issue, send a bug report. Click on console, wait 1mn for the console to appear, then Menu, Mail, and send.
This application will allow you to install a complete Debian distribution in your Android device. Based on chroot, it will perform a standard debootstrap and install a legacy Debian so that you can install, and run any classic Linux command, tool, daemon or service.
The package has few limitations; it is not restricted to Debian; we already offer the choice to use Ubuntu, and will add more distributions in close future. Each distribution is available in several tastes (stable, testing ...). It will not require to reboot; chroot is run inside Android. Installation can be done on any storage device, either on SD card, or inernal memory; no need to repartition any thing, run mkfs or fdisk. We do with what you let use. If you have almost nothing, the package will manage with almost nothing; if you can afford for a large ext4 partition on your SD card, the package will be happy to use it.
It will allow you to install all classic LAMP services like Apache, MySql, PHP, Samba, Netatalk, or just any classic Linux tool like vim, xterm, aterm, Abiword, Firefox, dillo, wget, cron, Perl, Python ... just everything.
Package utilisation will require a rooted device.
Reasons to install this package can not be listed. Just too many: want a cron daemon ? want to have gcc inside your phone ? want to recompile some kernel driver because the legacy Android driver for your Wi-Fi card has is bogus or limited ? want to use vim, or the real full featured desktop ls, ip, nmap, or top commands ? this package will give you all this for free, and much much more.
- an Android device based on some Linux kernel
- a rooted environment
- 300M free space
Only 50MiB to download for a basic Debian, and down to 180MiB space used if you select the Directory method.
Optionnal registration on our website, http://android.galoula.com/LinuxInstall/Register.php , will allow you to use advanced management features, and install package from within the application interface. You will not need to type any strange command in any terminal. And you will be able to make some services start automaticly at phone boot, and/or application start.
Online documentation: http://android.galoula.com/en/LinuxInstall/
Quick installation guide: http://android.galoula.com/en/LinuxInstall/QuickTutorial.html
The interface have been completely redesigned, and the English language have been rewritten. Any one who feels like translating is welcome to contact us. Even the French language part should be re-translated from English.
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There are many operating systems available. Not all of them are widely used and they vary in performance a lot.
List of different operating systems:
Under Windows, you have to know how to perform the following tasks:
• Shutdown/Restart Windows
• Copy/Move Files using Explorer
• Create Folders
• Create Shortcuts
• Use Clipboard
★ It Support All Android Devices.
★ It Is Free Download App
★ Very easy Interface
★ Absolutely Clean app
★ App can be moved to SD Card Also
The application creates a disk image on the flash card, mount it and install there OS distribution. Applications of the new system are run in a chroot environment and working in parallel with platform Android. All changes made on the device are reversible, ie the application and components can be removed completely. Installation of a distribution kit is carried out on a network from the official mirrors online. The application are required superuser rights (ROOT).
The program interface supports English and Russian. Through the interface you can manage the process of installing the OS, and after installation, you can start and stop services of the new system (there is support for running your scripts). The installation process is displayed as text reports in the main application window. During the installation, the program will adjust the work environment, which includes the base system, SSH server, VNC server and desktop environment. Also through the program interface to manage server settings SSH and VNC.
Installing a new operating system takes about 30 minutes. The recommended minimum size of a disk image 1024 MB (for LXDE), without a GUI - 512 MB. When you install Linux in disk image on the flash card with the FAT32 file system, image size should not exceed 4095 MB! After the initial setup a default password for SSH and VNC - changeme. The password can be changed standard tools OS.
Supported distributions: Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Fedora, openSUSE, Kali Linux, Gentoo
Installation type: file, partition, directory
Supported file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4
Control interface: SSH, VNC, X, framebuffer
Desktop environment: XTerm, LXDE, Xfce, GNOME, KDE
Supported languages: English, Russian
Instructions for running BackTrack, Bodhi Linux and other distributions are posted on forum: http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=378043
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under license GPLv3.
The app currently only checks the prerequisites and displays some details about potential showstoppers. The app also includes an offline version of the readme web page. Be sure to RTFM, maybe watch the screen casts (tap video links in the readme, H.264 playback capabilities and Inet required for this).
If you have a i386 tablet (Wetab/Exopc) with android-x86.org/Corvusmod-ICS, you may want to install VirtualBox for the real fun - vbox modules are included with the kit.
I would be pleased if you send me a PM with your device details for inclusion in the tested-devices list.
This application will allow to use your device as a remote mouse and keyboard for your PC/PS3.
Since low level apis are used, there is no way by now to ensure 100% compatibility with all devices (because of different bluetooth implementations of some vendors): if the log says "invalid or inactive bluetooth device" your only option is to try a different ROM like Cyanogenmod (if available).
- Open the application and click on the start button (top/left button ">")
- Check for errors in the log window
- IMPORTANT: if you got the error "invalid or inactive bluetooth device", your device is not supported and your only option is to try a different ROM like Cyanogenmod (I cannot fix that because the problem is at "kernel" level).
- Pair your device with an host of your choice*
- Once paired, click on the lens button (secondo top/left) to refresh the available bluetooth devices
- Click on a device of your choice to establish a connection
- Once connected a green screen should appear
- Single press to simulate the left mouse button (the background should change in blue)
- Double press to simulate the right mouse button (the background should change in red)
- Hit "menu" to show/hide/change the keyboard
- PS3: works
- Linux: works (tested on Ubuntu 10.10)
- Windows 7: not working yet
- MAC: ? (not tested)
- Vizio Internet TV: works
Like this app? Please rate 5 stars so that it can be improved, thanks!
This is an ad-supported application (it won't start if you disabled ad on your device): please consider buying "BlueputDroidPro" (which doesn't require enabled ad) if you need an ad-free/donation version.
Please respect my work and don't waste your time with unnecessary comments or bad rating for adchecker.
1. Installation of "xautomation" on your pc.
"sudo apt-get install xautomation"
2. SSH-Server installed
App binds to the pc by SSH.
First of all insert your SSH-Data.
Mouse send rate is needed for smaller systems.
When using mouse, many command are sent and this makes system slow. To avoid this, some commands are put together and sent once. This makes the mousepointer jiggle a bit.
Tested with Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian on Raspberry Pi.
Not working with: OpenELEC and RaspBMC on Raspberry Pi
★ plugin architecture enables you choose functions freely
★ A more comprehensive and user-centered categories management
★ Unified UI & creative clipboard design
★ visit and manage ZIP/RAR files directly without unpacking, just like do with any normal directories.
★ enjoy Audio and video files stored anywhere(cloud, PC, other phones…you name it!) and you do not need a USB cable to get your phone linked with them at all!
★ copy/move operations are running background and will not waste the space of notification bar or make you wait. Users can check the progress when in need and do other operations at the same time.
★ user-centered and overall categories management which will sort your files according to their futures. Music, videos, pictures, ZIP/RAR, APPs,text files and favorites, you have them all and in order!
★ Multiple view modes: list view, grid view and water flow view, you can choose any of them as you like to view your files.
★ Fast Batch Operations save you both time and labor.
★ operations as copy/cut are done through the unique designed clipboard and are all running background, which is easy, simple and time-saving.
★ ROOT management is more comprehensive and sophisticated.
★ Support built-in storage, SD card and OTG devices.
★ support FTP service. You can directly manage your phone files on your PC screen without using USB cables.
★ support intranet sharing. Have intranet sharing service started and find your phone in windows Network Neighborhood, now you can directly manage and open your phone files on PC without using any wire. For example, you can use your PC to watch videos, listen to audios and view pictures stored on your phone and no need to use a USB cable. (to enjoy this function you need to install Intranet Sharing Plugin for Lidroid File)
★ Network Neighborhood function enables you easily visit and manage all sharing files within the intranet your phone is in. Now you can carry on file management between your phone and other devices like PC or other phones in just one simple touch. (to enjoy this function you need to install Network Neighborhood Plugin for Lidroid File)
★ Support almost all mainstream cloud storage services. Choose what you used frequently and install the corresponding plugins, you will be able to manage and organize files you stored in cloud and do cool stuff like watching movies without downloading them to the local.
★ uninstall any files you don’t need anymore including system packages in an easy and simple way. (to enjoy this function you need to install Uninstaller Plugin for Lidroid File)
★ Powerful directory mount tool which helps you enjoy an unlimited built-in storage. With SuperMount plugin installed, you can mount directories on your SD card to the directories on your built-in storage, this way you actually have your built-in storage space ENLARGED, and many old problems like no enough built-in storage space to run big-sized apps and games are solved on the spot.
It connects remotely over SSH.
PLEASE READ BELOW:
If you are having any problems with the setup, please contact me through the email below. I'll look at it and patch the app accordingly.
It is strongly recommended to create a separate user with limited permissions to establish the connection.
Tested and working Distros:
- Ubuntu (ubuntu-zfs from ppa with udev rule -> https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/issues/362)
--- A big THANK YOU to Jupiter Broadcasting for the mention in TechSNAP 95 ---