[Q] Turning a broken nexus into a Linux computer
After a tragic accident the touchscreen of my Nexus S lost its touch- prefix. I'm thinking into turning it into a linux machine to use as a small home server (I have many uses for those, I'm using serveral Raspberry Pi for this purpose), and I'm looking for the best solution.
I'm open to any Linux distribution (even if I am quite more familiar with debian derivatives). If possible, I would like to get rid of the Android stack itself because it is quite useless without touch input. I won't use a SIM card in it so I only need Wireless LAN.
Here are the options I have found so far :
- Using Ubuntu Touch and hoping it can be accessed with SSH and used like a "normal" distro (I had no luck installing it yet, but I will find out eventually)
- Installing Debian in a chroot over Android, but I don't know if it is possible to do with only adb access. This would not get rid of the Android stack but at least I would be sure to have a functional wireless stack.
Does anyone have pointers to how to achieve this ? Or other solutions ?