GNURoot: install GNU / Linux on your Android device

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Jack Wallen brings us this tool called GNURootWith it, we can install a Linux distribution on our Android device if we are already somewhat disenchanted with Google's operating system (although this will not eliminate Android) or we simply have several devices and we want to have another alternative. And although there are already some tools that help us with this same task, today we present another one.

In this way we can have a distro in our smartphone, phablet or tablet that allows us to do much more than what Android allows us to do, even when it is rooted. In addition, to install GNURoot you do not need to be rooted on your mobile device as with other tools, on the contrary, the app will use a false root filesystem to "cheat" and be able to perform its task.

To install a Linux distro on our device, we just have to go to Google Play Store from our Android, then we search the Google store search engine for "gnuroot" and finally they will appear in the apps section. Look for one created by Corbin Champion, lest you find other apps other than the one you are looking for with the same name.

Finally, Install the App and accept the menu on permissions that jumps to you just before proceeding with the installation. And after a wait, now you have it completely installed and we can look for the launcher icon to start GNURoot on our Android. We will find a screen that has two tabs, one INSTALL / UPDATE and another LAUNCH. In the first we can install the distro and in the second start it, both in text mode and with graphics (X Window) ...


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  1.   pisuergateam said

    Everything has worked perfectly for me, but I have a problem, undoubtedly due to my inexperience and lack of knowledge. I can open the terminal perfectly but I can't go to graphical mode (suitable for my lack of knowledge of UNIX or similar language). Can you tell me how to go to graphic mode? Thank you very much in advance.-