Sunday, August 29, 2010

How to Make your Nexus One into a Linux Computer!

Wanna run a desktop using your Nexus One as your CPU device?  Well, now you can!  Hacker Sven Killig has hacked his Nexus One by adding USB Host (which allows you to connect USB devices to your Nexus One), thereby being able to use a USB Monitor adaptor and run Linux X11 Window, all minced and diced with fully working USB keyboard and USB wireless mouse.   Incredible! 

Sven has full step-by-step instructions on his website. 

You will need a micro USB cable (which I suppose you have), USB 2.0 One B Male to Two A Male Y-Cable (which is needed for extra USB charging power), USB 2.0 Hub, and HD USB Display Adaptor (if you want to display onto an external monitor). 

Check out this great video demo of his setup

Certainly, it’s not surprising that Nexus One can do this as it comes with a fast 1 Ghz Snapdragon processors.

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