I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). I have never liked the Android OS or the tablet in general, and wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch. I have done multiple searches on the internet to try to figure out the process of rooting the tablet and installing the new OS (I am a developer in general and am good with an Ubuntu terminal, but have absolutely no experience with the bowels of Android), but haven't found anything useful. I was looking for some (simple) instructions on installing Touch on the Galaxy Tab 2, using either a Windows PC or an Ubuntu laptop (whichever works). I have found a few other posts, but many are old and refer to multiple different, fractured tutorials.

Can anyone give me some instructions on installing touch on my tablet?

NOTE: Before anyone marks this as a duplicate, I have looked through all of the other questions about this on these and other forums. So far, I have not found any that answer my question.

  • What are you asking, not covered by: askubuntu.com/questions/330897/… ? – david6 Sep 10 '13 at 8:30
  • I don't know enough about Android tablets or Ubuntu Touch to find any instructions in that post. If you can point me to the information that I am looking for in that post, I would greatly appreciate it. – Wasabi Fan Sep 13 '13 at 3:56
  • You are quite correct. Other than for Nexus 7 (7" tablet), Nexus 10 (10" tablet) and Nexus 4 (smartphone) you are going have difficulty. Alternatively, wait for the phablet-flash utility to support additional 'community' build, which should include the Galaxy Tab 2 series. – david6 Sep 13 '13 at 7:57
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    Is this something that will show up soon or could it be a while? Is supporting other devices a priority for them? – Wasabi Fan Sep 14 '13 at 3:13
  • The most recent status (that sounded promising) is: daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/08/… Also check out Mailing List Archive: lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/maillist.html – david6 Sep 14 '13 at 3:26

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