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Default ubuntu touch/desktop or any other os for the phone?

does anyone know if there is a way to put ubuntu touch, ubuntu desktop, or another form of non-android os on this phone? (htc one m8 sprint)

I'm already rooted, unlocked and soff

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Youd have to experiment with that yourself. Ubuntu can be installed via Play store

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okay so my understanding is android is pretty much an arm distribution of linux with an emulated interface/virtual machine/ cute green
little robot mascot thing running riot all over it.
that said, i've used some cross-compile stuff before and it works well enough.
the file system IS there so theoretically we should be able to linux up even more under the hood
without losing the paint-job , right?

personally i didn't like ubuntu touch and the whole vnc thing is wildly annoying
maybe adroid is a little weak in ways it really shouldn't be but it does have a sweet usable interface meant for
these devices.

alternately you could find an officially labled arm-linux distro break out a scalpel and get to work.
 
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Uhm, kind of.... You will have to have some sort of ROM running, unless you built it yourself... Ubuntu touch is available but its gonna have to be ported to this phone, cyanogenmod is about the closest thing you get to native Android. Sense is just a skin that HTC uses just as Touchwiz is a skin for Samsung. You can remove all Sense from the phone and run native Android, which is built off of Linux but not a part of Linux per say...

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I searched the play store and only found applets and info apps, cab you post me a link please

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Uhm, kind of.... You will have to have some sort of ROM running, unless you built it yourself... Ubuntu touch is available but its gonna have to be ported to this phone, cyanogenmod is about the closest thing you get to native Android. Sense is just a skin that HTC uses just as Touchwiz is a skin for Samsung. You can remove all Sense from the phone and run native Android, which is built off of Linux but not a part of Linux per say...

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elaborate on Uhm, kind of... I'd like to know what you see.
Where i'm at with the thought is at the kernel for starters, it is linux kernel right ?
meaning if you put a hat on a pig the pig is still a pig
and as far as the vnc trip i'vd pull stuff out of the experiments ann then messed with them
some things worked, some things with linker error, and of course permission denied
there's a barrier between android/linux but i think it's flimsy
i had one succes with cross compiling something one time from a tutorial
so my thought was if i get a handle on the dependencies for any small linux program
cross compile it for arm and get it to work then i'm not entirely off
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In a sense Android works the same as a Ubuntu. It's just that Android has it's own build. It's like having a Kubuntu compared to Ubuntu compared to Windows.... Android has instead of .exe it has .apk and .jar it's basically a Java program with its own code built into it Smali... Yes it was compiled and built on a Linux but no one ever said that it was was running Linux through its blood. Yes with ARM you get more Linux capability, but it still lacks... You can change the boot of a pc from Windows to Ubuntu , but things May be broken.... Like I said you'd have to tinker with it all... There are limitations though you just gotta find them...

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