Easy Steps to Install Ubuntu on Samsung Galaxy S3

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By Ryan Inoyori | March 6, 2013 6:23 PM EST

The world's favourite free operating system Ubuntu is now possible to run on Samsung Galaxy S3. It is considered by more than 20 million users as a free commercial alternative to Windows and Mac. Ubuntu is fast, easy to use, and prettier than Mac OS. Here are the easy steps to install Ubuntu to Galaxy S3.

More and more Android devices keep on coming out and the OS version continues to develop every year. Galaxy S3 is one powerful smartphones with quad-core CPU and Android ICS pre-installed. Android developers were not content to flash custom ROMs and it led to Ubuntu desktop OS be made available to Galaxy S3.

Warning: The following steps require a device to be rooted which makes warranty void and can cause bricking of the phone. Proceed at your own risk. There are some complicated details for the procedure.

Requirements:

1.      Samsung Galaxy S3 must be rooted

2.      Have a kernel with loop support

3.      Omega 4.0 ROM is a suggested to be flashed on Galaxy S3

4.      USB debugging enabled

5.      Install the following applications: Ubuntu Installer, Android VNC Viewer, Terminal Emulator, and BusyBox.

Instructions

1.      Download Ubuntu.sh and copy it to the SD card root directory.

2.      Launch the Terminal Emulator app and enter the following commands:

su

cd/sdcard/ubuntu

sh ubuntu.sh

3.      Message will prompt asking what screen size do you want in pixels. Enter the following:

1280x720

4.      After that the terminal will ask for a password. According to the developer, it is ubuntu. You may need to enter the password twice.

5.      Exit the Terminal Emulator app and launch the VNC Viewer app. Enter the following:

Nickname: ubuntu

Address: 192.168.2.8

Port: 5900

6.      The VNC Viewer will display the details and you can now tap to the "connect" button.

By following the instruction carefully, the Galaxy S3 will run Ubuntu. Visit the xda original thread for screenshots, questions or comments. 

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