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Yeah, might sound strange, but I managed do install Debian Linux on my Android phone. Because the phone needs very little power, it is, for me, the perfect server.

I plan to disable sleepmode and to leave the charger connected to the phone at all times.

Is there any danger in overheating, fire and so on?

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Doesn't go into the fire/heat danger but this previous question covers what happens with the charging of your battery when you leave it plugged in constantly android.stackexchange.com/questions/1020/… –  GAThrawn Sep 13 '11 at 22:56

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Depending on the phone, my biggest worry would be screen burn. I have a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant and I have screen burn at the top of my screen from the time and the notification bar. A screen like a Super AMOLED is actually a lot easier to get screen burn then I thought it would be. It is actually pretty annoying now, I have to limit the background images I use, otherwise the burn is really noticeable.

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In that case, Debian has screensavers, it's just a matter of turning one on. :) –  Broam Sep 14 '11 at 21:26

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