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Old 03-31-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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is there a way to install linux on a smartphone.....

ok i have a blackjack or the i607 the first one not the newer one and i was wondering if anyone knows how to install linux on it it has windows on there so iam pretty sure that there is a way to put it on there so if any one an help that would be the way iam sorta new to linux running fedora 8 on my gateway..... and want to get it on my pda...
Old 04-01-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Well carlos you ask an interesting question. The real answer is that your ability to put linux on your pda/phone is dependent on people's interest in the project, and your hardware hacking skills. If the device has a USB interface or some other way of connecting to your computer, you're half way there. The problem that you'll more than likely run into is that while you may be able to modify data on the phone's storage device, you probably won't be able to run unsigned code on it. Which means that putting linux on it will be pointless until you figure that out. There has been a lot of effort to achieve this single goal (running the unsigned code) on some portable machines such as the iPhone and PSP, but as of yet I haven't heard of anything for the blackjack. So unless you're ready to take on a serious hacking project (or I'm wrong and the manufacturers didn't make your phone check code signatures), you might be rowing upstream.
Old 04-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #3
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well there is something that i was looking in to called zimbra and its for desktop as well as mobile....not sure if you have heard about it iam not to sure what it really is about i know it has alot to do with email and the way it intergrates.... but thats all i know about it now and thanks for the help and if you know anything else that can help me out please let me know thanks again.......carlos


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