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Is there a safe way to install Ubuntu on my Android phone? [duplicate]

I have a Xiaomi Pocophone F1 with decent specs: Snapdragon 845, 6 GB RAM, and enough storage. I was wondering if there is a tried-and-tested way to install some Linux Distro on it (preferably Ubuntu) ...
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If both Android and Chrome OS are based on Linux, why is it not possible to install Chrome OS on an Android device? [duplicate]

I've been searching online for a way to install Chrome OS on an Android tablet and every single answer I've come across so far is "No". Why is it not a possibility? Both operating systems ...
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Is it possible to build a linux kernel/stripped down android version for Samsung Galaxy A5 and Tab 4? [duplicate]

I have been doing a lot of hobbyist electronics recently and was wondering if I can use my old Samsung Galaxy A5 duos phone, samsung galaxy core duos gt-i8262 and/or Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 3G in ...
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What is the boot process of an Android device?

From the user's perspective when switching on the phone, I see two boot animations in my LG P500 running CM10. The first animation is from LG and the second animation is from CM10. Then it settles in ...
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What is the difference between aboot and boot?

I'm looking through my device and I noticed within /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name that there is boot and aboot partitions. What is the difference between them? Mainly what is aboot?
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Replacing Android OS on Android phone with Linux OS

I'd like to entirely replace Android on my phone, which I plan to eventually root. I've learned so far that Linux Deploy can be used to run a full Linux distro alongside the Android OS, but really I ...
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Is it possible to run an X Server and a window manager in TermUX

I am running the TermUX application on an Android 10 smartphone, and can type in it with my Logitech K480 keyboard. I want to run a window manager like fvwm (see fvwm.org). I have found an article on ...
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How to interrupt Android boot sequence to force it boot to Linux kernel only

I am trying to do some low level performance testing related to device processor cores through adb which I feel it is affected by Android background services and system stuff. As I know that the ...
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Native Linux on Android's SOCs

I wanted to know for quite some time why linux operating systems are not ported to phones or tablets SOCs with android? Like how they are on desktops and laptops. I know linux can run on various ...
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Is it possible to create an operating system other than Android for Android devices?

Is it possible to run an operating system other than Android on Android devices? I know that the bootloader is hard-coded into the firmware and even if you tried you can't change what it does but what ...
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Where is Boot flow screen displayed in android

I have came across Boot flow and when there is based on boot state of a device, it shows different colot screen. YELLOW: Warning screen for LOCKED devices with custom root of trust set ORANGE: Warning ...
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How do I get the actual boot image file from a block device without padding?

I have 9.6mb file that after doing dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/mtdblock2 I write to mtdblock2. Before writing I have done a sha1sum on the file. I can use applypatch -c to check both size and sha ...
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How use Live boot on Android devices?

I want Live boot a Mobile Linux distribution(for example Mobian) on the Android device. I also have an adb and fastboot and my device is rooted. Is there a way to Live boot on Android? Sorry for my ...
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Boot Linux from stick in Termux

This question explains in detail why it's basically impossible to boot Linux from a USB stick. But I am still wondering: is it possible to load and "boot" a stick-bound Linux distro from a ...
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Android PC linux installation on Acer DA220HQL

I have got an android PC (Acer DA220HQL) running Android 4.0.4 with the following specifications and i would like to know if there is any installation procedure step by step to install other (linux-...
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