Get Started With A Linux Phone: Experience The New XFone

Get started with a Linux phone and unlock the full potential of your new XFone.

Demo Instructions and Tips

Beautiful design

The basic principles on which Ubuntu Touch is built are rhythm, naturalness, tidiness, and cleanliness. This philosophy of design is based on natural gestures and content position.

Lightning fast

Ubuntu Touch is very fast and does not have many security vulnerabilities. Moreover, its pattern of updates system is similar to that of Ubuntu, and with each new update, it is improved.

Native apps

Pre-installed with a set of solid core apps that cover your daily needs. Including everything you expect from a phone, but since it's Ubuntu, the OS comes with a fully-featured file browser and terminal (command-line applications) as well.

If you have software packaged this way and want to run it on an XFone, let us know and we can assist with this configuration.

Get started with a Linux phone

XFone is a new Linux-based mobile phone. It works like a regular smart phone and has additional features designed for Linux users. Using Linux, XFone can run a wide range of software and works like a computer. Demonstration models come with a Public Mobile SIM and phone number. XFone uses the Ubuntu Touch operating system. Ensure the XFone is fully charged up before you start using it. You swipe from the right to left to get to the toolbar. Swiping is generally how you move apps around on the touch screen.

You will see your Wifi, Mobile, and battery status levels in the bar at the top of the screen.
The toolbar on the left is where you find and launch your apps. The standard ones are a web browser, email, photos, Camera, and Open Store. You can get to System Settings by clicking the gear symbol on the toolbar or the Orange Icon at the bottom left.

Connect with top apps and services

XFone has Open Store for loading additional apps for customizing your XFone.

Click on the A icon on the toolbar from the main screen to find these. We recommend installing the Pure Maps GPS app, Telegram for group texting and the UT Tweak Tool for customizing your XFone. Feel free to add any others that you find useful. If you have any specific Android (APK) files it may be possible to run them on the XFone.

Social Media apps

Health apps and track all your stats live

Top project management apps to stay focused

Shopping & eCommerce apps

Connect your banking and finance apps

Weather apps and see current location conditions


System Settings

You’ll want to get your XFone setup to use WiFi. Also pair with any Bluetooth Devices (such as headphones, speakers, or your vehicle). For cellular settings, you may need to input the Public Mobile APN settings when you are using the XFone for the first time.

Linux users

A key feature is the Linux Terminal. Click the Orange Button on the toolbar from the main screen, then click Terminal. Enter the passcode 0000 to get in. This is also your PIN for the XFone. Type sudo su and enter 0000 again and you have root access. Be careful at this stage as you now have full access to the XFone operating system.

Mouse & Keyboard

XFone will work well with a USB mouse and keyboard. If you do this we recommend using a USB hub with Power Delivery so that the XFone can maintain its power level while you are using a mouse and keyboard. If you are using the Linux Terminal, you’ll find quickly that having a mouse and keyboard is desirable so you can work quickly. We also recommend setting up SSH access to the XFone. This lets you work with it like it is a remote Linux server. The best method is to use passwordless SSH.

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