How To Install Kali Linux On Android (Step-By-Step Guide)

What's up guys, today Techncyber brought the ultimate guide to install Kali Linux on any Android Smartphone,

As You Know Kali Linux is the Most popular Linux Distribution Used For Pentesting, and it is widely used by Security Researchers, Ethical Hackers and even Cyber Criminals.

Install Kali Linux on android

Now In This Tutorial Let's See How We Can Install The Kali Linux Distribution In Our Android SmartPhone with Root and Without Root

Requirements To Install Kali Linux On Android :

We can Install Kali Linux Without Root, Firstly Let's See How To Install With Root

Steps To Install Kali Linux With Root :

Step1: Download And Install Busybox Installer from Playstore, and Install The Compatible Version Of BusyBox On your Android,

Step2: Now Download and Install Linux Deploy from Playstore

• After Installing, Open Linux Deploy and Click On Three Dots (On Bottom Right Side) as Shown In the screenshot

Linux deploy


• In The Distribution section Select Kali Linux,


Set Distribution to Kali Linux



• Scroll Down And Define your desired Username and Password In The Username and Password Fields

Define username and password


• Now Save All The Settings

Click on install button

• Now Click On Three Dots, you will see Install just Tap on It

•  It will take 5-10 Minutes to Install Kali Linux On Your Android, after installation success, click on Start Button


• Now You Have To Install VNC Viewer From Play store

• After Installing, Goto Linux Deploy and Click On Start Button
Start Linux deploy


• Now Goto VNC Viewer App and make a new connection, In The Address Field type localhost and Name Field as Kali Linux


VNC viewer settings


• Now Tap On Connect, you will be asked to enter username and password, just enter the username and password which you have chosen

Finally, click on connect, that's all you will be able to use Kali Linux On Your Android

Running Kali Linux with Linux Deploy and VNC Viewer



In the past Root Is Required To Install Kali Linux On any Android Device, But Now You Can Install Kali Linux on Android Without Rooting Your Android

There are two more ways to Install Kali Linux without Root
Let's see

How To Install Kali Linux With Limbo PC Emulator :

The Limbo PC Emulator is a Good PC Emulator For Android, which we are going to run Kali Linux through it
  • Firstly Download And Install Limbo PC Emulator From Play store
  • The Important Thing is Downloading the Kali Linux ISO File
  • Before Downloading The iso file you have to know your device architecture
So The Question is
How To Know Your Device Architecture?
  • Firstly Download and Install Droid Hardware Info from Playstore
  • After opening it, Look At the System Tab, if You see Arm: Armv7 Arm64, X86
  • Armv7 is 32Bit, Arm64 is 64 bit,
  • That's all you have known your device architecture
Now goto the official Kali Linux Website and download the Kali Linux iso file as compatible with your device
  • Now open Limbo PC Emulator
  • Click on New (on the Top Right Corner)

Limbo PC emulator

  • Select Your Architecture as shown in the screenshot
  • Select the Machine Type To Pc
  • Select Core CPU to 4

Limbo CPU settings


  • In the storage section select Hard drive and select the Kali Linux iso file
  • In the Boot Settings Select Default or Hard drive

Limbo hardware settings

  • Now Goto Top And Click on start
Start limbo

  • You will be able to see the user interface just click on keyboard and hit enter
Running Kali Linux on limbo PC emulator

  • After Booting Finish, You will be able To Use Kali Linux on Your Android
  • Note: Different Devices supports different methods of booting, if booting fails then select booting from Different Methods


You can do the same by using Bochs Android App

Firstly download and install Bochs from play store

Bochs storage settings

After that, open Bochs And On The Storage Tab Tick on ata0-master

And Select Cdrom then Select the Kali Linux iso file
In the Boot Section Select CD Rom

In the Hardware Section,

Bochs hardware Settings

Assign The RAM You wanna use for Kali Linux
After that just click on the Start Button (In The Top Right Corner)

That's all You Will Be Able To Use Kali Linux On Android without Rooting

Conclusion: Hope You Guys, Found Our Tutorial Cool, if you face any problem During Installation of Kali Linux on your Android, then feel free to comment below

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