Install Firefox Mobile OS B2G in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

By Umair Sunday, July 29, 2012

Boot To Gecko (b2g) is a firefox project that fully enable the Web as the platform for mobile devices. The project’s proposed architecture eliminates the need for apps to be built on platform-specific native APIs. Using HTML5, developers everywhere can write directly to the Web; they can create amazing user experiences and apps unencumbered by the rules and restrictions of closely controlled platforms.

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Run Firefox OS b2g on Ubuntu Desktop:

For now, you can run daily build of b2g on Ubuntu desktop by following steps:

1. Download b2g and extract the package:

2. Download and install Gaia:
Open terminal from the dash home:
git clone git://
make -C gaia profile

3. Now run Firefox Mobile B2G:
In terminal run:
PATH/TO/B2G-foder/b2g -profile gaia/profile

I downloaded b2g and extract it under ~/Downloads, so I ran:
Downloads/b2g/b2g -profile gaia/profile



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