AnLinux - Linux on Android

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About this app

This application will allow you to run Linux on Android, by using Termux and PRoot technology, you can even run SSH and Xfce4 Desktop Environment!!!

If you are new to Linux, or you don't quite understand how it works. Before posting 1 star review, you could email us at

The source code could be found here :



*Lots of Linux distro supported:

1. Ubuntu
2. Debian
3. Kali
4. Kali Nethunter
5. Parrot Security OS
6. BackBox
7. Fedora
8. CentOS
9. openSUSE Leap
10. openSUSE Tumberweed
11. Arch Linux
12. Black Arch
13. Alpine
14. Void Linux

*Xfce4, Mate, LXQt, LXDE Desktop Environment Supported

*Install multiple distro without conflict

*Provide uninstallation script to fully uninstall distro

Note :

1. This app required Termux to work, it could be install on Play Store.

2. About device requirement:

Android Version : Android 5.0 or above

Architeture : armv7, arm64, x86, x86_64

3. Currently supported Desktop Environment:

Xfce4, Mate, LXQt, LXDE

4. For any suggestion or issue, please open an issue on Github.
Updated on
Dec 6, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Device or other IDs
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.16K reviews
Shaun Nova
February 13, 2022
This is a masterpiece 👏 there are some limitations, as you would expect from a mobile app trying to emulate a linux env without root access, on phones that werent designed to run it. Overall its really well done. I think one small area for improvement would be notifying the user when something is broken because of the app's limitations, as its easy to get lost in debugging something that should work on a normal linux env but doesnt in the app :)
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A Google user
September 15, 2018
Doesn't work for using a graphical desktop - lots of errors/dependancies etc. Babied it along for some of the problems (manual apt installs etc) but finally gave up. Paid for it too, but didn't help. Refunded It was useless for me, other than to start a shell. :v/ UPDATE TO REPLY: I will have to reinstall and attempt it again, when I get a chance. I will send screen shots. I tried installing the UI it the Termux shell as your instructions stated.
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September 15, 2018
Hi, simply start Termux, and run the script to get into Linux Shell, then execute the command from there will setup the desktop environment. However, please note that you will still need a VNC Viewer to connect to the desktop. If you have any problem or issue please email us, thanks.
David Dahl
April 1, 2022
I got it to work but there is no audio which is sad for me. There's a problem in Android 12 where Android kills phantom processes. This interferes with Termux but there's a way to ADB shell some commands to prevent it so not a big deal. Really wish there was audio though. Also no way to restart the OS. Restart flips errors. No reply from devs in email. Cool app though regardless.
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What's new

*Total rootfs update
*Removed Opensuse Leap for i386 architecture
*Removed Fedora for armhf architecture
*Removed CentOS as it will meet EOL soon
*Added CentOS Stream 9 (For 64bit device only)
*Minor improvement