How to install Kali Linux on Android

Kali Linux is one of the most popular distributions, is written on the engine Linux. Users actively install it not only on computers and laptops but also on mobile devices. In today’s article, we’d like to talk about running Kali Linux on a smartphone or tablet via a special emulator, taking the example of the most common operating system — Android.

Install Kali Linux on Anrdoid

The setup procedure and run is not so difficult to the same user is not prior set-up required root. For normal operation need only image a very special app. We divided all of the manual steps in order to simplify understanding of the operation for novice users. Let’s start with the first action.

Step 1: Download a Kali Linux image

As you know, Kali Linux is distributed for free and available for download on the official website. All files combined into a single disk image, which you can download to install it in the emulator and launch. All done in just a few clicks:

Go to the official website of Kali Linux

  • Click on the link above to get to the main page of the official website of Kali. Here find section “Downloads”.
  • In downloads drop down into the them, which look “Light Kali Linux 32-bit” and click on the torrent or direct link. We take the light version, because usually mobile devices do not have a huge capacity, and the use of heavier assemblies is not necessary.
  • Wait for it to complete downloading the ISO image.
  • It remains only to transfer the existing file to your phone, making sure that there is enough free space. Detailed instructions for the implementation of the data transfer from computer to smartphone look at our separate article on the following link.
  • Read more: Transfer files from computer to phone

    Step 2: Download and run the Limbo PC Emulator

    As an emulator, we will use the program Limbo PC Emulator, since to run the guest operating system it does not require phone rooting. The official website of this application does not, so we recommend you to download the APK only from trusted sources, for example, with 4PDA. After successful installation, run Limbo. If there is a window with a detailed description, the software is ready for further configuration.

    Step 3: preparing the emulator

    Now you can go to immediate work in the emulator, because before starting the guest OS must be properly configured to further there were no problems and brakes during operation. Next, we will demonstrate this procedure with an indication for Kali optimal settings.

  • Create a new loading machine, noting the marker item “New”.
  • Give it an appropriate name, to navigate in the case of multiple guest platforms.
  • Go to the configuration and select x86 processor architecture.
  • The number of cores, choose “4”, tap on the desired item.
  • Will allocate 256 MB of RAM — this amount will be optimal for maximum light version of Kali Linux.
  • Create a new partition on your hard drive where you will store all created files. Check the box next to the Unallocated space.
  • In front of the disk, change the item to”None” to “New”.
  • Enter the name of the image and highlight his memory of 4 GB to the OS needs, then click on “Create”.
  • Windows Explorer opens, in which you will need to choose a previously saved image of the operating system.
  • You only have to configure the Internet by setting “Network” in the state “User”.
  • After performing all these steps carefully verify each parameter, making sure that they are all set correctly, and you can go to the launch of Kali Linux.

    Step 4: Run Kali Linux

    The preliminary configuration is completed and Kali available for launch. For this you will need to click on the button “Start” under the name of the virtual machine.

    After some time, the console displays output with the loader and a menu will appear select Kali. In it, you can run the Live version or go directly to installation. The installation procedure is not different with the computer version, so we get acquainted with her in our other material on the following the link.

    Read more: Guide to installing Kali Linux

    Now you are familiar with running Kali Linux from the Android operating system. Of course, this can be difficult to implement on a very low power device, but in a more productive devices are no problems with the guest OS should not be observed.


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