Fedora on non-rooted Android phones - 2016 another update!
After much trial and error and fighting with permissions, I’ve managed to create a much more simpler way of getting a Fedora 23 chroot running on a non-rooted Android phone. So here it goes:
- Download GNURoot and GNURoot Fedora Remix from the Google Play Store and install them both
- Download the Fedora 23 replacement package I’ve built here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-Bo26Xjw1ecTkVxX3BiUENhbG8/view?usp=sharing SHA256: cac8137c15e2bd3321be120ee658efab5aeccaa62494455e2ca90936982844e3 File size: 290,476,814 bytes
This is only for ARM processors, sorry, if you need other architecture, please use the tutorial.
- Copy the file to your Android phone/tablet internal storage obb folder. I like to use ADB over MTP:
adb push [path to downloaded file] /sdcard/Android/obb/champion.gnuroot.fedora/main.3.champion.gnuroot.fedora.obb
- Open GNURoot and install Fedora chroot by choosing it from the drop-down menu. It takes about 2 minutes to install on my phone.
That’s it! :)
If you want you can install LXDE with:
dnf groupinstall "LXDE Desktop"
and use the X server app by pelya from the Play Store to use it! This image already has mine
.bashrc file which means you can run lxde with a simple
I will try to update this with new Fedora releases. Just ping me if I forget.
Have a nice day!
PS. My last blog post is my most read one. I guess Fedora Planet is much bigger than I imagined! :) Thanks everyone.