How to run Android apps on linux without emulation

There is a Linux tool that makes it easier for Android applications to run on the open source operating system. Anbox utility is a tool that acts like a bridge between Linux and Android. In this article you will learn how to install and use Android apps on Linux using Anbox.

Step 1. Open the Terminal and enter the following command:

wget -O anbox-installer ​

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Or, you can use this command :

snap install –classic anbox-installer ​

Step 2 – Add Anbox Repository to your system

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:morphis/anbox-support

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Then update your system.

sudo apt update

Step3 : Install necessary kernel modules

sudo apt install anbox-modules-dkms

Now you would need to manually load the kernel modules so that they will be automatically loaded when your system boots.

sudo modprobe ashmem_linux

sudo modprobe binder_linux

Verify that the kernel modules are loaded: Now you should have two new nodes in your systems /dev directory:

ls -1 /dev/{ashmem,binder}

Step4:Install Anbox using Snap

To Install Anbox using snap, execute the command below :

snap install –devmode –beta anbox

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Enter your administrator password whenever necessary. After a few seconds, Anbox should be properly installed.

Step 5: Search for Anbox in the launcher and open it:

Step 6

Click to access apps of your choice.
Each app will open up in a resizable independent window.

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Uninstall Anbox

You can uninstall Anbox by typing the command :

snap remove anbox

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Marianne elanotta

Marianne is a graduate in communication technologies and enjoys sharing the latest technological advances across various fields. Her programming skills include Java OO and Javascript, and she prefers working on open-source operating systems. In her free time, she enjoys playing chess and computer games with her two children.

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  1. Otto

    Best step x step have ever read. Thanks

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