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    Linux on Android - is it usable?

    I was thinking about installing Ubuntu or similar on my TF300 using the method described here:
    Linux On Android
    However, I'd rather not unlock and root my device unless it's worth it. My question is, have any of you done this? Is the Linux usable for actually doing work? I'd like to do it to be able to code Android apps on the same machine as well as run desktop apps like Libreoffice or GIMP.

    Any opinions appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audioflyer View Post
    I was thinking about installing Ubuntu or similar on my TF300 using the method described here:
    Linux On Android
    However, I'd rather not unlock and root my device unless it's worth it. My question is, have any of you done this? Is the Linux usable for actually doing work? I'd like to do it to be able to code Android apps on the same machine as well as run desktop apps like Libreoffice or GIMP.

    Any opinions appreciated.

    I've been using ubuntu in my Transformer and yes, it is usable. Not very fast but usable. Better to use a simple window manager like "OpenBox" or similar. Very convenient if you want to program something.

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    Thanks, that helps a lot. I'm still a little concerned about the whole "void your warranty" thing, though it sounds like some people have been able to get warranty service on an unlocked unit. And if you unlock the bootloader and root it but don't install any custom roms, will you still lose the ability to get ASUS updates? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audioflyer View Post
    Thanks, that helps a lot. I'm still a little concerned about the whole "void your warranty" thing, though it sounds like some people have been able to get warranty service on an unlocked unit. And if you unlock the bootloader and root it but don't install any custom roms, will you still lose the ability to get ASUS updates? Thanks.
    If you only unlock, you keep getting the ASUS updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audioflyer View Post
    Thanks, that helps a lot. I'm still a little concerned about the whole "void your warranty" thing, though it sounds like some people have been able to get warranty service on an unlocked unit. And if you unlock the bootloader and root it but don't install any custom roms, will you still lose the ability to get ASUS updates? Thanks.
    The moment you use the unlock tool, your warranty is automatically voided. It says so before you click the unlock button.

    Anything else you may be told is, at best, wishful thinking.

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    Absolutely. Thanks. I'll probably do it in a few weeks when I have time. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    hey have u done that ? i just bought asus transformer tf300t and thinking of root it and make it work with ubuntu ...

 

 

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