UserLAnd

Easiest way to run GNU/Linux Distros on Android - no root required

UserLAnd provides the easiest way to run GNU/Linux Distros on Android.

Features:

  • Run full linux distros or specific applications on top of Android.
  • Install and uninstall like a regular app.
  • No root required.

There are two ways to use UserLAnd

Using single-click apps:

  • Click an app.
  • Fill out the required information.
  • You're good to go!

Using user-defined custom sessions:

  • Define a session - This describes what filesystem you are going to use, and

what kind of service you want to use when connecting to it (ssh or vnc).

  • Define a filesystem - This describes what distribution of Linux you want to

install.

  • Once defined, just tap on the session to start up. This will download

necessary assets, setup the filesystem, start the server, and connect to it. This will take several minutes for the first start up, but will be quicker afterwards.

Packages

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.

Download F-Droid
  • Version 2.6.3 (835694) - Added on 2019-10-01

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.5.13 (67) - Added on 2019-06-08

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.5.10 (64) - Added on 2019-05-23

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 4.3 MiB PGP Signature