How can I install Ubuntu Phone on my Android phone?

Rama M September 9, 2013
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Alright, my question is simple.  How can I install Ubuntu on my phone that currently running Android Gingerbread?
Processor : 630 Mhz
Ram : ~230 MB
Is it possible to run Ubuntu on my phone or do I have to buy better hardware?

  1. Kim
    October 24, 2013 at 2:58 am

    You can install Ubuntu Touch to your smart phone from this article http://namhuy.net/1718/install-ubuntu-touch-13-10-smart-phone.html

  2. Silhoutte J
    September 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

    The ubuntu mobile version hasn't been released yet. If you go to ubuntu's home page, you can sign up to a mailing list to be notified when it comes out.

    It is possible to install ubuntu anyway, but you will no longer have a phone, and it will likely drain the battery much faster than when using android. You will need to back up your phone, "root" it (android version of jailbreak), and then use the ubuntu installer app from the app store. I've looked in to doing this, but haven't done this before, and this isn't the place to ask about it. You will have to search for a forum or something to guide you.

  3. Hovsep A
    September 10, 2013 at 6:56 am

    maybe if you are interested
    Introduction to Firefox OS
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/Introduction
    1) CPUminimum ARMv6, Recommended: Cortex A5 class or better
    ARMv7a with NEON
    2) GPU: Adreno 200 class or better

    for compatible device see here
    Installing Firefox OS on a mobile device
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/Installing_on_a_mobile_device
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/Firefox_OS_build_prerequisites#Have_a_compatible_device_or_use_an_emulator

  4. Justin P
    September 10, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Is your phone a Nexus 4, 7, 10 or Galaxy Nexus? Because those are the only supported devices right now.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install

    Sorry about the bad news.