How to Install Ubuntu on Nexus 7! [NATIVE]

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For those of you Ubuntu/Linux lovers, now there’s a way to easily install Ubuntu on your Nexus 7 natively, brought to you by the company Ubuntu themselves.

Now, the installation instructions on Ubuntu.com wasn’t working for me so I had to install the files manually but it’s easy to do. (For those of you with latest Ubuntu 12.10 or higher, you can skip to the original method, I found out it was because I have an older version of Ubuntu.)

Download the following three files, the Installer, Fastboot, and ADB:

Download Ubuntu Installer

Download Ubuntu Fastboot for 32-bit systems
Download Ubuntu Fastboot for 64-bit systems

Download Ubuntu ADB for 32-bit systems
Download Ubuntu ADB for 64-bit systems

Open a terminal and type:

sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-nexus7-installer_1.0~q_all.deb

For 32-bit systems do:
sudo dpkg -i android-tools-adb_4.1.1+git20120801-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i android-tools-fastboot_4.1.1+git20120801-1_i386.deb

For 64-bit systems do:
sudo dpkg -i android-tools-adb_4.1.1+git20120801-1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i android-tools-fastboot_4.1.1+git20120801-1_amd64.deb

Once it’s done, type “Nexus” and you should be able to find the Nexus 7 Ubuntu Installer. Watch the video tutorial if you have trouble!

If you are on Ubuntu 12.10 or higher, you can also do this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-nexus7/ubuntu-nexus7-installer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-nexus7-installer

But did not work for me and gave me this error (if you have an older version of Ubuntu):

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-nexus7/ubuntu-nexus7-installer/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-nexus7/ubuntu-nexus7-installer/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

Also, you can check for latest versions here.

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6 Responses to How to Install Ubuntu on Nexus 7! [NATIVE]

  1. jokerlight says:

    hi thanks for the tutorial Zedomax so complete you just did but I was wondering if there is way to have both operating systems on both android and ubuntu in Nexus7.

    • Luke says:

      there is a recovery img that allows you to boot multiple ROMs and operating systems (like ubuntu) on your nexus 7, it’s called MultiROM. just click the link in my name to see the XDA thread for it.

  2. Yosevi says:

    Can u use aircrack suite?? or beini??

  3. Jerry says:

    can you do a video on how to install the mobile ubuntu developer preview to the nexus 7?

  4. ernest says:

    was no possibility, create an image ubuntu 12.4 to work Nexus7
    thank you

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