Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I don't have an access to Windows PC and I don't know how to update the OS of my phone.

In Windows OS I can use RUU software which does the job quite nicely, but I can't find any alternatives for Ubuntu.

I have HD2 phone which comes with Windows 6.5 OS and I have updated to custom Windows 6.5 OS.

How to update OS of my phone from Ubuntu 11?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Have you tried throught VirtualBOX (with USB support) on a legacy virtual Windows installation?

Other solution, is to use a BartPE or Hiren's Boot CD with a "live" Windows environment... This can work if no other solution helps you!

share|improve this answer
Virtual machine is a big no in my case. My Ubuntu PC have a hard time supporting virtual boxes and it runs so slow that it freezes. The live Windows distribution seems like a nice solution. – HelpNeeder Mar 16 '12 at 8:41

Since my OP I have bought a laptop with Windows 7 on it so it doesn't cause the problem anymore. Before that I have tried updating my phone from it's memory disk and I found no other way of updating phone without some virtual machine software or updating from memory card.

Yet, I still would like if there's a way just to know for future reference :)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.