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The latest Linux Debian firmware is now available!
The latest Linux firmware supports has numerous bug fixes and supports the following new feturesfeatures:
* Phone Calls/* SMS support* 4G Mobile data supportusing connman
* Open/Close power save support
Many thanks for the Cosmo Communicator open source community that provided an initial version of for supporting Linux for on Cosmo Communicator!
==Linux installation==
The first step to install Linux on your Cosmo is to make sure that you are running the latest Android firmware, currently v23'''V23'''. You can check the Android version by tapping Settings -> System -> Advanced -> About Phone and scrolling to the end of the page as (see Build number detail, in the following screenshotbelow).
Next you will have to download the Linux firmware, which will need to be installed into the microSD card on your Cosmo. Insert a microSD card on your Cosmo and make sure it is formatted as MS-DOS(FAT32).
The Linux firmware is part of an archive that also contains TWRP and rooted Android.
You can download the latest archive at this addressURL:
* [] (MD5: ba7f88924eb4254ac4c2aeb1c59ce6d6)* The older v1 version is available here: [] (MD5: 554e8ec1f1c57b0fc3a6140b1ecad3ea)
Alternatively, you can also purchase a Linux Media Installation Card with the firmware already preloaded onto the micro SD card. This can be purchased from []
<span style="color: #ff0000;">The main requirement when installing Linux is to reserve space for it. In order to do this you will have to re-partition your device, which will lead to the loss of all your data. </span> Once you reserve some space for Linux you can update Android or Linux independently, without loosing your data again. To change the partition table of your Cosmo use the option "Change the partition table of your COSMO", as in the picture below.
Note that in recent firmwares you will also have the option to keep all the storage for Android while allowing the installation of TWRP and rooted Android, which is useful if you want to have a rooted Android without using Linux.
Note that in recent firmwares you will also have the option to keep all the storage for Android while allowing the installation of TWRP and rooted Android. If you select to reserve some space for install Linux, 4 additional partitions will be created:
# EMPTY_RECOVERY_BOOT_2 - This partition can be used to store an image that runs in recovery mode, such as TWRP
==TWRP installation==
Follow the installation steps above and just remember that TWRP can only installed in the EMPTY_RECOVERY_BOOT_2 partition.
==Debian/KDE installation==
Next, go to the Layouts tab where you can select your own Cosmo keyboard layout. For examoleexample, to select the British UK keyboard layout, tap on "Configure layouts" and specify the English (GB) keyboard layout, as in the following screenshot.
You can also use command line to set the keyboard hardware model and layout. The following command can be used to set the kebyoard keyboard layout to English (GB):
<code>setxkbmap -model planetgemini -layout gb</code>
===Phone and Message apps===The latest Linux update comes with a phone dialler and an SMS message app. They are available under the Phone application category [[File:23_33.jpg|center|800x600px|border]] Both applications are quite simple and work as expected. Both apps have a special button at the botton that can be swiped up to reveal more information. For example the Phone Dialler app will show recent and missed calls as in the picture below. [[File:23_28.jpg|center|800x600px|border]] ===Enbling Mobile Data===Please note that WIFI, Phone calls and SMS work straight away. The default NetworkManager application also supports mobile data, but it does not work well with Cosmo. If you want to enable  To activate mobile data [[Mobile Data In Linux Cosmo|please follow this guidelink]].
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* There is a default user named 'cosmo'. The password for the 'cosmo' user is 'cosmo'