Install Ubuntu Touch OS On Your Nexus Device


If anyone ask you about the popular mobile phone OS then you might reply with Android, iOS or Windows Phone. But you might don’t that there are some other mobile OS exist like Bada from Samsung, BlackBerry OS and so on.

Firefox is developing its own Mobile OS too and latest news is coming from Ubuntu team, Ubuntu is one of the popular Linux platform on desktop and best part is that its free. Ubuntu team is currently developing new mobile OS which will be released very soon.

Currently there is a developer version released of Ubuntu Touch OS which you can install and test on your Nexus Device.

If you are having any of below device then you can test this brand new OS :-

  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 7 (Tablet)
  • Nexus 10 (Tablet)

If you are having a custom recovery installed then you are ready to go and install Ubuntu Touch OS, but first backup your data, we recommend a ROM back up.

  • First download Ubuntu Touch OS as per your Nexus device:-

Galaxy Nexus GSM (maguro) | Nexus 4 (mako) | Nexus 7 (grouper) | Nexus 10 (manta)

  • Now download Phablet file,
  • Now connect your phone to your computer and copy both files  which we had downloaded above and reboot your computer into recovery boot by holding down the power button, volume up and volume down buttons at the same time.
  • Use volume buttons to select recovery mode and power button to enter recovery button
  • Now select Install from Zip option and install both files which we had downloaded and copied.
  • Now once you had install both files reboot your device and it should boot in Ubuntu Touch OS.

P.S. As its developer preview so many features might not work and crash.

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma is a personal technology columnist and founder of TechnoArea, TroubleFixing & BloggingMayor He is a MBA guy by education and technology columnist by passion. He write's on some popular online tech magazines also.

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