Linux Deploy

4.0
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About this app

This application is open source software for quick and easy installation of the operating system (OS) GNU/Linux on your Android device.

The application creates a disk image on a flash card, mounts it and installs an OS distribution. Applications of the new system are run in a chroot environment and working together with the Android platform. All changes made on the device are reversible, i.e. the application and components can be removed completely. Installation of a distribution is done by downloading files from official mirrors online over the internet. The application requires superuser rights (ROOT).

The program supports multi language interface. You can manage the process of installing the OS, and after installation, you can start and stop services of the new system (there is support for running your scripts) through the UI. The installation process is reported as text in the main application window. During the installation, the program will adjust the environment, which includes the base system, SSH server, VNC server and desktop environment. The program interface can also manage SSH and VNC settings.

Installing a new operating system takes about 15 minutes. The recommended minimum size of a disk image is 1024 MB (with LXDE), and without a GUI - 512 MB. When you install Linux on the flash card with the FAT32 file system, the image size should not exceed 4095 MB! After the initial setup the password for SSH and VNC generated automatically. The password can be changed through "Properties -> User password" or standard OS tools (passwd, vncpasswd).

FEATURES:
Supported distributions: Alpine, Debian, Ubuntu, Kali, Arch, Fedora, CentOS, Slackware, Docker, RootFS (tgz, tbz2, txz)
Installation type: file, partition, RAM, directory
Supported file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4
Supported architectures: ARM, ARM64, x86, x86_64, emulation mode (ARM ~ x86)
I/O interfaces: CLI, SSH, VNC, X server, framebuffer
Management interfaces (CLI): Android terminal (or adb), telnet, web browser (web terminal)
Desktop environment: XTerm, LXDE, Xfce, MATE, other (manual configuration)
Supported languages: multi language interface

NOTICE:
Instructions and guides: https://github.com/meefik/linuxdeploy/wiki
Ask questions on the forum: https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=378043
Previous versions: https://github.com/meefik/linuxdeploy/releases
For access to a repository: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.meefik.donate
Donations: https://meefik.github.io/donate

ATTENTION!
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under license GPLv3.
Updated on
Mar 1, 2020

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4.0
15.7K reviews
Scott Frost
March 31, 2022
Works perfectly on my rooted Samsung Tab S8 Ultra! You may have to review the documentation, as some of the configuration screens aren't very intuitive, but once you do it works perfectly. Your new linux chroot with working vnc should be up and running in just a few clicks.
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A Google user
December 19, 2019
Rooted phone running Android 10, does not work. When you figure out one problem it's followed by the next. Has issues reading its own data directory somehow and when you get past that it can't mount the os image. Android 10 "support" for this app only just happened but has a long way to go.
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Ibn Batuta
December 20, 2021
Besides disabling "battery optimization" for LD, "monitoring RAM usage" also has to be switched off in system settings. With that in place the Linux guest OS can stay up most of the day, turning my tablet into somewhat of a Desktop replacement. To bad that hint was neither to be found in the docu nor the app GUI. Therefore only 4 stars here.
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What's new

Set target version of SDK to 28 for binary execution in Android Q
UI refactoring (@Iscle)
Minimum Android API set to 21