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This is repo for the main application. If you are looking for the images and scripts used in this app, please visit here


Run Linux On Android Without Root Access, thanks for the Awesome Termux and PRoot, which make this project possible.

Get it on Google Play


Download APK from GitHub

if you don't have access to Play Store.

How it works

The bash script download image over internet, then decompress the image and then mount it using PRoot.

Desktop Environment

We currently support 4 Desktop Environments, and only some distros are supported.

Supported Desktop Environments:

  1. Xfce4
  2. Mate
  3. LXQt
  4. LXDE

If you have any tweak, suggestion, recommendation, please open an issue on Github.


  1. This app requires Termux to work, it can be install from Play Store or from F-Droid if you don't have access to Play Store

  2. About device requirements:

    Android Version : At least Android Lollipop

    Architecture : armv7, arm64, x86, x86_64

  3. Currently supported distros:

    Ubuntu, Debian, Kali, Kali Nethunter, Parrot Security OS, BackBox, Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE Leap, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Arch Linux, BlackArch, Alpine

  4. For any suggestion or issue, please open an issue on Github.

  5. The support of Windows Manager has been removed, because of /dev/tty0 could not be found error.

Extra License

The author of application icon is Alpár-Etele Méder

Source of Ashmem library used in this app: android-shmem


  1. FreeBSD, Slackware, Manjaro support


  1. GNURootDebian
  2. debian-noroot
  3. termux-ubuntu
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