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GNURoot Debian on Windows Pc

Developed By: Corbin Champion

License: Free

Rating: 4,3/5 - 3.469 votes

Last Updated: September 04, 2019

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Compatible with Windows 7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

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App Details

Version0.7.0_i386
Size9.7 MB
Release DateAugust 03, 18
CategoryTools Apps

App Permissions:
Allows applications to open network sockets. [see more (7)]

What's New:
GNURoot Debian has not been maintained in over a year and is broken in many ways.So, I am sending new users to a new app called UserLAnd which has a paid... [see more]

Changelog:
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Description from Developer:
GNURoot Debian provides a method for you to install and use Debian and its associated applications/packages alongside Android. This does NOT require root.A... [read more]

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About this app

On this page you can download GNURoot Debian and install on Windows PC. GNURoot Debian is free Tools app, developed by Corbin Champion. Latest version of GNURoot Debian is 0.7.0_i386, was released on 2018-08-03 (updated on 2019-09-04). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 100000. Overall rating of GNURoot Debian is 4,3. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 3.469 users, 2.437 users had rated it 5*, 307 users had rated it 1*. Older versions of GNURoot Debian are also available with us 0.7.0_i386 0.7.0_armhf 0.6.12_i386 0.6.12_armhf 0.6.11_armhf 0.6.8_armhf 0.6.7_armhf 0.6.4_armhf 0.6.3_armhf 0.6.1_armhf 0.6.0_armhf 0.5.0_armhf 0.4.0_armhf 0.3.0_armhf 0.2.6_armhf 0.2.5_armhf

How to install GNURoot Debian on Windows?

Instruction on how to install GNURoot Debian on Windows XP/7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install GNURoot Debian on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the apk installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note]: You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're actually playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install GNURoot Debian using BlueStacks

  1. Download & Install BlueStacks at: http://bluestacks.com
  2. Open the apk file: Double-click the apk file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your apk file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the apk file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. After install, just click Run to open, it works like a charm :D.

How to install GNURoot Debian on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: http://bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the apk file to Nox and drop it. The File Manager will show up. Click the Open XXX Folder button under the file sign that turns blue.
  3. Then you will be able to install the apk you just download from your computer to Nox or move/copy the file to other locations in Nox.

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GNURoot Debian has not been maintained in over a year and is broken in many ways.
So, I am sending new users to a new app called UserLAnd which has a paid active dev team, but is still open and does most of what GNURoot Debian did, but better.
You are now sent to UserLAnd in the following cases:
1) you are using android 8.0+, because GNURoot Debian is completely broken for those users.
2) you are creating a new rootfs (unless coming from GNURoot Octave or GNURoot Runescape Installer)

August 02, 2018

1) Fix various PRoot issues. Thanks to Vladimir Serbinenko.
2) Most significant change is that umask system calls are fully emulated now

March 29, 2017

1) Fix various PRoot issues. Thanks to Vladimir Serbinenko.
2) Most significant change is that umask system calls are fully emulated now

Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows an application to write to external storage.
Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
Allows an application to read from external storage.
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
GNURoot Debian provides a method for you to install and use Debian and its associated applications/packages alongside Android.

This does NOT require root.
A regular uninstall fully cleans up after this application.
This is expandable and you will be able to install your own applciations/packages into it.

Inside GNURoot Debian, you can create a root file system, launch into it, or delete it.

The moto is: "This ain't done, until everything* will run"
*everything == all linux, user space applications, without having to root your device. Some things (a small number of things), that actually require root will not work (like inserting a kernel module).

Please: file bugs, feature requests of view code here:
https://github.com/corbinlc/GNURootDebian

This work is now sponsored by Teradyne!