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Limbo x86 PC Emulator

A QEMU-based emulator

Limbo is a qemu-based x86 architecture emulator for android devices. With limbo, you can emulate a complete desktop computer on your device and install various systems (FreeDOS, Windows, KolibriOS, various GNU/Linux distributes and any other x86-compatible OS).

Limbo has a wide selection of settings, allowing you to change available RAM, number of emulated cores, type of CPU, mount hard-drive and cd-rom images, select emulated graphics, network and audio card types and many more.

Access to the emulated desktop is done inside limbo with the inbuilt VNC viewer, SDL mode or an external VNC. To connect to an external VNC, you can use com.coboltforge.dontmind.multivnc or android.androidVNC clients available in F-Droid.

On android devices with x86-based CPU (Intel Atom), Limbo can run with KVM mode, allowing for much better perfomance.

Keep in mind, limbo is a complete emulation of another CPU architecture, so you most likely won't be able to run modern operating systems with reasonable perfomance.


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 3.0.1-x86-beta (30001) - Added on 2019-02-06

    This version requires Android 5.0 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

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