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I have read about this on XDA Developers, the articles were a few months old though.

Is there an official guide from Ubuntu on how to do this?

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Is this of any help? – Shyam K Jan 4 '13 at 4:35
There is no official guide because it's not an official way to Install Ubuntu. – Uri Herrera Jan 4 '13 at 4:40
Personally, I wouldn’t take the risk of transforming my expensive phone into a brick… – fitojb Jan 4 '13 at 7:30

First, I will cover the main question in the description, to give you an idea of what I will be discussing further down in my answer:

Is there an guide or way to install Ubuntu on other devices?

The short answer is no, there is not. At the moment, the only release available is not for commercial or normal use, and for developers only. It's very unstable and shouldn't be done by those who are not serious about developing with that software and hardware.

What are my options?

Nexus 7 Installer
Because you do not have a Nexus 7, this isn't compatible, but you may find interest or learn more. This is also for future visitors who want to know what their options are. This could also be an option for you, if you're willing to invest in buying a Nexus 7.

The Nexus 7 installer is not for commercial or normal use, and for developers only. It's very unstable and shouldn't be done by those who are not serious about developing with that software and hardware. Just like I said above, it's only for people really wishing to commit to this and people who won't cry about the countless bugs it has.
The Nexus 7 installer installs the ARM version of Ubuntu onto the device. That means it's the actual desktop OS, and isn't designed specifically for mobile devices.

If you wish to learn more about this you can use the sources below:

Installing Ubuntu manually on your device
The other option you have is installing the actual desktop OS onto your phone, which can be easy depending on what method you use. I have seen it in real life, so it does work. But doing this is completely your choice, and if you 'brick' your device or it breaks, you are not insured or protected. No-one will replace it or reimburse you, it's purely your own risk. Zedomax - a YouTuber does many tutorial videos on how to install Ubuntu like this on many different devices.

If you wish to do this, you can view the links below:

Ubuntu on android

Or you can wait for the new Ubuntu Phone OS!

Only a couple days ago was an announcement from Mark Shuttleworth about the new Ubuntu Phone OS! Since not much has been revealed, and no-one really knows a whole heap about it - I can gives you links and links and more links. It's a pretty interesting read and watch.


Good luck!

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Choose option one if you have the nexus 7, option two if you have balls, and option three if you have time. – artistoex Mar 19 '13 at 23:45
Haha very true! – Mochan Mar 23 '13 at 8:10

Simply you can't and if you can (by finding a hack or something) is a very bad idea especially on mobile phones, because they have a tiny screen. It's better to wait the new OS ubuntu for phones.

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No, that's just wrong, you can and it's not just a "hack or something" it's almost like prepping Ubuntu for a PC with specific hardware drivers, if not even harder. It's also not a bad idea per se, it is true they have a tiny screen but hey, aren't there apps, or other means of using a full size monitor? also, and it's one thing you should have pointed out, is practical use is limited as you'd be using an OS that is not optimized for mobiles (regardless of the screen size) and is more of a proof-of-concept thing. – Uri Herrera Jan 4 '13 at 20:16 Topic: Samsung Galaxy S3 with Ubuntu 12.04

This is the easiest way Download the torrent unzip place everything on the root of your sd card and read everything else.

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