How to Install Kali Linux on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Welcome to this comprehensive tutorial on how to install Kali Linux on Android! Kali Linux is a powerful operating system used by cybersecurity professionals for various hacking and penetration testing purposes. By installing Kali Linux on your Android device, you can have access to a wide range of hacking tools and functionalities right at your fingertips.

Prerequisites

Before we dive into the installation process, there are a few things you need to have:

  • An Android device with root access
  • A stable internet connection
  • A file manager app
  • The latest version of the Linux Deploy app (available on the Google Play Store)
  • A VNC Viewer app (such as VNC Viewer or bVNC)

Installation Steps

Follow these steps carefully to install Kali Linux on your Android device:

Step 1: Install Linux Deploy App

Open the Google Play Store and search for “Linux Deploy.” Install the app developed by “Meefik.”

Step 2: Grant Root Access

Launch the Linux Deploy app and grant it root access when prompted. This step is crucial as it allows the app to make necessary changes to your system.

Step 3: Configure Linux Deploy Settings

In the Linux Deploy app, go to “Properties” and configure the following settings:

  • Distribution: Select “Kali Linux”
  • Version: Choose the latest version available
  • Installation type: Select “File”
  • Image file: Tap on the folder icon and navigate to the location where you want to store the Kali Linux image file
  • Enable SSH: Check this option if you want to access your Kali Linux installation via SSH
  • Enable VNC: Check this option if you want to access your Kali Linux installation using a VNC Viewer app

Step 4: Install Kali Linux

Tap on the “Install” button in the Linux Deploy app. This will start downloading and installing the Kali Linux image file on your Android device. The process may take some time, so be patient.

Step 5: Start Kali Linux

Once the installation is complete, tap on the “Start” button in the Linux Deploy app. This will launch Kali Linux on your Android device.

Step 6: Connect via VNC Viewer

If you enabled VNC during the configuration process, open a VNC Viewer app on your Android device and create a new connection using localhost as the IP address and port 5900. You should now be able to access and control your Kali Linux installation.

Congratulations!

You have successfully installed Kali Linux on your Android device! You can now explore its wide range of hacking tools and features right from your mobile device. Remember to use these tools responsibly and ethically.

Note:

If you encounter any issues during the installation process or face compatibility problems with your Android device, make sure to check for any updated versions of both the Linux Deploy app and Kali Linux distribution.

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