I have a:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016)
- Model number SM-T280.
The hardware is in perfect conditions, is not possible do an upgrade of Android, I am assuming due hardware requirements or simply to encourage me to buy a new one .
I’ve already read your following tutorial:
Because I use mostly
Ubuntu, therefore is very interesting the
Ubuntu Touch option.
Could you pls consider in write a detailed tutorial to install it? And do some settings?
I am assuming the rest (once installed) is the same as the core OS, I mean, use the
apt command to install everything as I need it, such as Google Chrome if it is not installed, of course apart of Firefox. Until here as the current use I do, I mean to let me read in peace some tutorials with some music through Spotify
If is possible install
Ubuntu Touch: I am very interested to use this device as a client to other Linux machines, based on Fedora and Ubuntu, in the same LAN through:
SSH, of course, if it is possible
Remina, I am not sure if it can be run here too
The point is give a use to this tablet … because the hardware is OK and this table is a hardware too.
Thanks for your understanding.
Samsung Knox will stop you doing just about anything useful with EOL (End Of Life) Samsung android devices…
Which Galaxy Tab? - there’s been many iterations of this product line over the years.
I think your starting point will be looking at rooting (defeating KNOX) your device, and then maybe something like Lineage OS … I doubt you’ll ever get Ubuntu Touch on there…
This is for a 2021 A8 “Galaxy Tab” (I suspect yours is probably an earlier model - given you claim its no longer supported by Samsung - i.e. no more Android updates) :
You’ll do better searching outside of this forum - I doubt anyone here could write such a tutorial that you’re chasing…
Maybe something like :
root it (i.e. disable or remove KNOX0
install Lineage OS and FDroid App Store
TermUX can install some form of a Linux Desktop Environment - I wouldn’t know about this - as I only use the shell in TermUX installed via FDroid App Store on my (end of life) Galaxy S9+ SmartPhone - I have no need (or desire) for a Linux Desktop Environment on such a small screen…
Thanks for the polite feedback - I see the situation. Ok I am going to do a research according your suggestions.
Though a good suggestion, it’s hardware dependent
UBPort should have a list of supported devices and their documentation is fairly good.