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    hi guys, i've inherited a tablet. - is it possible to root it and put a linux distro on?
    If so which root process is best, and what distro will work?
    or should i just stick with android?
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    hmm, i guess not then, or none of the wizzkid webdevs on here know how.
    oh, well.

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    Google comes up with nothing as well so think there is your answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Google comes up with nothing as well so think there is your answer.
    i found lots of fragments of stuff by googling, but i had hopes for someone who had actually done it.

    no worries, i'll have a hack around and see what's what.

    thanks anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    hi guys, i've inherited a tablet. - is it possible to root it and put a linux distro on?
    If so which root process is best, and what distro will work?
    or should i just stick with android?
    Have you had a look at...

    https://tablet.ninja/can-you-install-linux-on-a-tablet/
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    A few months ago I installed LineageOS onto an ancient Samsung S3 smartphone. Worked fine. I have a Sony tablet too (Xperia Z4). I might to that as well, when it gets old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
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    A few months ago I installed LineageOS onto an ancient Samsung S3 smartphone. Worked fine. I have a Sony tablet too (Xperia Z4). I might to that as well, when it gets old.
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    Looks like Linux on a tablet is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, as you'd expect.

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    Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. It is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, and is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    cheers, chaps, - i'll 'ave a butcher's
    I don't think there's an official LineageOS release for the Tab A, but the XDA forum are pretty good about supporting other devices

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