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X Server

light-weight Android X11 X-Server
This project implements an X11 server for use with Android devices, written in Java. The X11 server runs within an Android View subclass, allowing it to be embedded in other applications.

This is a fully functional and light-weight demo application.

To display programs within the X-Server app you need to set the DISPLAY environment variable on your host device. Its also highly recommended to use a window manager (i.e. lwm).
A simple window manager (FLWM) is already embedded into the application.

$ export DISPLAY=
$ lwm &
$ xclock


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.24 (23) - Added on 2020-12-22

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

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