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The conventional way of reloading or repairing an Android OS on an Android phone or tablet device, is to do a Data Wipe & Factory Reset. That admittedly clears out all user data, but it *does* get the software back into undamaged usable condition, in 95+ % of the cases.
What Linux application do you contemplate using (in case I can advise you about it) ? note that though MAC OS X is based upon Linux, you may not find a true Linux application to run well on it. Linux applications can run dependably upon Linux, even if not the exact 'flavor' of Linux they were designed on or for.