UserLAnd

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4.6
5.67K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

UserLAnd is an open-source app which allows you to run several Linux distributions like Ubuntu,
Debian, and Kali.

- No need to root your device.
- Use a built-in terminal to access your favorite shells.
- Easily connect to VNC sessions for a graphical experience.
- Easy setup for several common Linux distributions, like Ubuntu and Debian.
- Easy setup for several common Linux applications, like Octave and Firefox.
- A way to experiment and learn Linux and other common software tools from the palm of your hand.

UserLAnd was created and is being actively maintained by the folks behind the popular Android
application, GNURoot Debian. It is meant as a replacement for the original GNURoot Debian app.

When UserLAnd first launches, it presents a list of common distributions and Linux applications.
Clicking one of these then leads to a series of set-up prompts. Once these have been completed,
UserLAnd will download and set up files required to start the task that has been selected. Based on
the set-up, you will then be connected to your Linux distribution or application in a terminal or
VNC viewing Android application.

Want to know more about getting started? View our wiki on Github:
https://github.com/CypherpunkArmory/UserLAnd/wiki/Getting-Started-in-UserLAnd

Want to ask questions, give feedback, or report any bugs you've encountered? Reach us on Github:
https://github.com/CypherpunkArmory/UserLAnd/issues
Updated on
Jul 2, 2022

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.6
5.67K reviews
SpaceSaver UnderCover
February 1, 2021
This app works out of the box which is nice and having a desktop os on your mobile device is great for getting a PC browsing experience in Android. The fact that this app is free and doesn't require root just makes it all the better. Although, if you want Chrome instead of Firefox, a bit of finesse is required. Also, a feature I would appreciate for my Kindle Fire would be storing filesystems on your SD card. From what I hear though, incorporating that would be borderline impossible.
63 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
April 6, 2019
One of the best Linux on Android solutions out there. I use it to run PowerShell Core, and other tools. Easy to configure and run, in fact I configured it while I was on a bus! Recent update added improvements to horizontal cursor keys (which is very nice as Gboard does not have them) making it much easier, but external keyboard is recommended. I do like flexibility that it can be used either with keyboard or on the go entirely on the screen.
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Robert Karash
September 26, 2021
The best way to install Ubuntu, Arch, and various other Linux distributions, since I can no longer hack myself into these distros using Termux. It is no longer being updated and their servers are unreliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This app is just as fast. For a virtual machine running inside of Android with a 2GHz processor; it is compared to a dual core 3GHz desktop once it has loaded. However, I wish it was native and built the file system in a terminal. It would be faster.
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What's new

Major release 3.0.0
Improvements:
VNC client is now built in.
No longer asks for passwords when using build in clients.
Major refactor to pull in features from other UserLAnd based projects
Bugs:
I am sure I have broken something. Tell me what you find