been doing some reading on linux, what about installing it on an old phone?

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  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Can linux run on an old android phone? I am liking ZorinOS and I think im going to try it on USB stick for S&G's. So I have an old note sgh-i717. Can I install some sort of distro on that and use it some what successfully?
     
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    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    U hv ideas on how to flash Linux OS into phones? I don't think x86 OS will work with ARM device...
     
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    There have been others here running linux on their phones. I just figured there were a few different distro's like the x86 stuff available.
     
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    Tech Junky Notebook Consultant

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    Find a suitable ROM instead of messing around with a distro....trust me... you're just asking for problems and potentially bricking it if you're missing a crucial file that's needed.
     
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