How can I install Ubuntu on an iPad?


Considering the incredible amount of difficulty it would take to actually get Ubuntu running on an iPad, I'd recommend taking a different approach.

Keep in mind all information I'm about to tell you will COMPLETELY VOID YOUR WARRANTY (and, as a about a week ago, is illegal in the US due to the Librarian of Congress being an idiot/group of idiots).

Running Ubuntu is theoretically possible to run on the iPad. OpeniBoot is known to run Linux kernels, especially Android.

Personally, I'd recommend booting into Android and taking a path that many with an Android tablet do - using a chroot. This involves booting into Android and sharing that kernel with a desktop operating system. This allows you to keep the touch friendly parts of an OS but also run Ubuntu on the side. For more information on running Android on iPad, take a look at The iDroid Project.

Running two OS's is far from optimal though. This is where the real tinkerers come in. I'm sure it's possible...

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How to install Ubuntu for iPad?

Hi Alfonso,

So far it is not possible to install Ubuntu on IPad. But this cannot be true forever. Let us hope that due to user demand Apple may develop e a version of Ubuntu for IPad. I personally think that at the moment Ubuntu does not work on IPad because the operating system on which Ubuntu is based was made for ARM processor, whereas the apple A-7 chip is based around the ARM processor.

As a replacement for now, you can try using Slashtop with your IPad. Although it is not an good, or as easy to use an Ubuntu but it can help you use your IPad as you desire. For now you can just keep your fingers crossed and wait until Apple launches it for IPad.


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Although a few Ubuntu compatible music programs allow you to do limited synchronizations with your iPad, iTunes is the only app specifically designed to manage and sync the music, organizer data and pictures on your iPad. Unfortunately for Ubuntu users, iTunes is not compatible with the Linux distribution. However, by using the Windows program loader Wine, users can download and install iTunes on Ubuntu. Once the application is installed to your computer, you can sync your iPad using the program’s native sync control panels.

Install iTunes on Ubuntu

1. Open the command terminal and type “sudo apt-get install wine” and press “Enter.” Wine installs to Ubuntu, allowing you to download applications not supported by the Linux distribution.

2. Type “sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras” in the command terminal to allow you to manage mp3 and AAC files with Ubuntu.

3. Go online to and click “Download Now” to download the...

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When a QML program (e.g. Ethereum, installed from the PPA in this case) tries to

import QtWebEngine 1.0 import QtWebEngine.experimental 1.0

Then I get these errors

file:////usr/share/mist/qml/views/browser.qml:5 module "QtWebEngine" is not installed file:////usr/share/mist/qml/views/browser.qml:6 module "QtWebEngine.experimental" is not installed

QtWebEngine is in Qt 5.4 which is what I have installed

#> qmake --version QMake version 3.0 Using Qt version 5.4.0 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

I tried to build QtWebEngine myself but no joy:

#> git clone [email protected]:qt-labs/qtwebengine.git Cloning into 'qtwebengine'... Permission denied (publickey). fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.

1) Why isn't QtWebEngine installed if it's in Qt 5.4, which is installed?

2) Is there a way to install it other than building it myself?

3) What is wrong with the git...

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I've tried running various custom Android and Linux distros on an HP Stream7 tablet. It works, but there are wireless and touch screen driver issues and it simply isn't worth the trouble. Yes, Win10 is better than Ubuntu on it, sad to say. And that's a pretty standard Intel/EFI machine which is as easy as it gets.

iPads and iPhones are iPod touches don't have Intel processors in them and don't run macOS. They run on ARM processors and run iOS, and are locked down pretty tight compared to most other tablets.

While it is *technically* possible for someone to run an ARM linux distro on an iPad, I haven't seen anything like this other than old projects like iDroid that put Android on really old hardware.

There was a project called iBox that let you run virtual guests inside bochs on iOS although that project seems to be pretty much dead. I imagine it's painfully slow. You could try though.

Your best bet at this point would be to use...

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I got an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 couple of months back. I tried to connect iPhone or iPad with Linux (Ubuntu and Linux Mint), it was recognized and it asked me whether I “trust this computer”?

And I said “I do” and tapped on Trust. After a flash of seconds it asked me again if I “trust this computer”? And I tapped Trust again. And then it asked the same question, I felt like it got trapped in a while(true) loop. While at Ubuntu, it showed me that my iPhone was locked and I could not access any files on it:

After some searching I came to know that this infinite loop of trust this computer with iOS 7 in Linux is a known bug.

This actually is a new security feature in iOS 7 which aims to tackle the issue of fake iPhone chargers. So, what is the solution here? Is there a way to fix “trust this computer” with iOS 7 in Linux? libimobiledevice library is is expected to fix this issue in version 1.1.6 but there is no expected availability date for the...

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If you have an Apple mobile device and want to charge it through the USB port in Ubuntu Linux machine, you’ll find a little app called ipad_charge which was originally developed by Ondrej Zary from Rainbow-Software.

This simple app supports following devices:

iPad / iPad2 / iPad3 / iPad4 / iPad Mini iPod Touch 2G/3G/4G iPhone 3GS/4/4s/5

The developer of super-wingpanel has done a little tweak on the code so that iPad air is supported now. This build has been made into PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

Install ipad-charge:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:heathbar/ipad-charge sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0 ipad-charge

After that, your iPad should be automatically detected and charging enabled when you plug it in. However, if it’s not you may have to...

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Charge Apple devices under Ubuntu Linux. How to charge iPad and iPhone in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04. Install Apple charger utility and use it to charge Apple devices on Linux OS.

Linux Ubuntu Systems doesn’t automatically charge an Apple device when via USB port. Luckily, there is an utility that can help. The Apple charger utility is a USB charging control utility used to enable/disable charging of an Apple device connected to USB port.

The Apple charger utility can be installed via PPA on Ubuntu Systems. The utility supports Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS Freya, and other Ubuntu Derivatives.

The Apple devices that are supported by the Apple charger utility are:

iPad iPad2 iPad3 iPad4 iPad Mini iPod Touch 2G iPod Touch 3G iPod Touch 4G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5

How to Install Apple charger utiliy

You can download the Apple charge utility (.deb) and install it manually on...

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These instructions work for iOS 8 (tested on both an iPhone and an iPad) using Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) and Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid). The instructions will still likely work in other versions of iOS and Ubuntu, but your mileage may vary.

What's the problem?

If you take pictures with your iPhone or iPad and then plug your phone into your Mac, Photos (previously iPhoto) will import the pictures you took on your iOS device. It will not, however, easily allow you to copy random other photos that happen to be on your iOS device.

We recently had a user come in with an iPhone that had some pictures transferred from another computer with these pictures no longer living anywhere else, and so the user wanted the pictures backed up. Photos and iPhoto do not recognize and import random other photos that weren't taken with the camera.

There are plenty of paid-for utilities you can download that will allow you to copy photos and music off an iPhone or...

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A familiar sight for iPhone and iPad users

Trust issues are stumping Apple fans trying to connect their iOS 7-toting iPads and iPhones to recent versions of Ubuntu.

And I’m not talking about the NSA kind.

The breakdown of the relationship is intentional, following the uncovering of an exploit that allowed a Linux PC to masquerade as an Apple charger to infect an iPhone with rogue software. With the release of iOS 7 Apple introduced an improved set of USB security criteria to prevent any similar issues arising.

But in securing the OS from the adulterous use of “fake chargers” a number of Linux users are now no longer able to mount or manage their iDevices on distributions like Ubuntu.

The Issue As It Stands

Falling foul of the bug requires no special use case: when connecting an iPad/iPhone running iOS 7 to an Ubuntu PC users are presented with a permissions prompt asking whether to “trust this computer”. Okaying this, and any similar...

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As, we all know iPhone & iPad both iOS devices pack/store their apps in .ipa file extension. Recently I covered how to backup/extract ipa files of your current iPhone/iPad apps . Now I will cover on how to install these ipa files apps on your iPhone & iPad online as well as offline methods with no Jailbreak required!. However, to install cracked apps on your iPhone or iPod you need to Jailbreak your device, these methods work perfectly for non-cracked apps though

Method # 1 – Using iTunes.

iTunes too provides a functionality to directly install ipa apps on your device. Perform the following steps to install ipa apps through iTunes –

Connect your Phone to computer and launch iTunes. Drag the app’s .ipa file into iTunes library. Click on Sync and done, that’s it . If the app was earlier backed up from the same device, it would be installed without any fuss.

Method # 2 – iFunbox

iFunbox is yet another easy method to install ipa files/apps on your...

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here and is in the process of rolling out to anyone and everyone that wants it, which is great news if you like that kind of thing. What’s even better news, though, is that this update brings with it the first implementation of Bash on Windows, and it’s super awesome.

Bash, effectively a Linux command line for those who aren’t familiar with the term, is something that fans of Ubuntu and other Linux distributions will be acquainted with but those using Windows haven’t had such a thing since, well, ever. Bash on Windows is the kind of thing that gets the power-users among us very excited, and it’s here. Right now.

With so much excitement, it’s important that we all know exactly how to get into the world of Bash from within Windows, and that’s what we are here for. We wanted to make sure everyone has what they needed in order to get their Bash on, so let’s just get on with it, shall we?

Before we do start, though,...

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Siri on the iPad 2 is now a reality, courtesy of the iPad 2 untethered jailbreak. It became a lot more compelling with the release of tweaks like SiriToggles, and updates to Hands-Free Control.

We’ve already shown you how to install Siri on the iPhone 4, so we’ll use that tutorial along with some additional key information to help you get Siri running on the iPad 2!

Note: You will need a jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 to achieve this. You can learn how to jailbreak your iPad 2 here. You will also need SiriProxy, which I show you how to install using Ubuntu. SiriProxy will work with other operating systems, but I’ve found Ubuntu to be incredibly straight forward and dependable, plus it’s free.

Step 1: Get intimately familiar with our Spire Tutorial, and use it to install Siri Proxy.

Step 2: Install Spire on the iPad 2.

Note: Again, do this at your own risk. This could make your iPad kick into “iPhone mode” which makes your screen look...

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