Nix package manager for Android

Nix-on-Droid brings Nix package manager of NixOS fame to your mobile device. If you're not after its advanced features, you might still be interested in tapping into nixpkgs, a vast collection of precompiled software.

At first start the app will download Nix repackaged for Android, leaving you with a barebones system afterwards. If you are an experienced Nix user, you know what to do next. If you are in doubt, follow the on-screen instructions, to install more of the familiar Linux software and declaratively manage your environment.

NOTE: this software is alpha-quality. Users that value stability and Android integration over features and package selection might better be served with Termux as of now.

Nix-on-Droid uses a fork of Termux application as a terminal emulator.


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 0.66_v0.2.2_nix (66022) suggested Added on 2019-10-27

    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.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

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