Want an easy Debian chroot running that you can trust? Install Lil’ Debi, and you can have a Debian install running with a single click of a button. It builds up a whole Debian chroot on your phone entirely using debootstrap. You choose the release, mirror, and size of the disk image, and away it goes. It could take up to an hour on a slow device, then its done. The entire package is built from source using publicly available, repeatable builds. It even validates every package using the official Debian repository keys, which are included in the app. It will also check and update a SHA1 checksum to make sure your debian install has not be tampered with.
Then it has a simple chroot manager that fscks your disk, mounts/unmounts things, starts/stops sshd if you have it installed, etc. You can also then use ‘apt-get’ to install any package that is released for ARM processors. This includes things like a complete real shell, Tor, TraceRouteTCP, iwconfig/ipconfig, and other security and crypto tools. Works well with Android Terminal Emulator, just run `/debian/shell` to get a Debian shell.
The aim of Lil’ Debi is to provide a transparent and tightly integrated Debian install on your Android device. It mounts all of your Android partitions in Debian space, so you see a fusion of both systems. Its even possible to have Lil’ Debi launch the normal Debian init start-up scripts when it starts, so that all you need to do is apt-get install and any servers you install will just work.
Lil' Debi works with as few modifications to the Android system as possible. Currently, it only adds a /bin symlink, and a /debian mount directory. It does not touch /system at all.
*** THIS APP REQUIRES ROOT : ADVANCED USERS ONLY ***
★ WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE: Lil' Debi is available for friends who speak: Danish (Dansk), Dutch (Nederlands), English, French (Français), German (Deutsch), Norwegian (Norsk bokmål), Portuguese (Português), Polish (Polski), Romanian (Română), Simplified Chinese ( 简体字), Slovenian (Slovenščina), Spanish (Español), Turkish (Türkçe), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).
Don’t see your language? Join us and help translate the app: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/lildebi/.
***Please Report Bugs***
This is a big project, so bugs are inevitable. Help us improve this software by filing bug reports about any problem that you encounter. Feature requests are also welcome!
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+ new repeatable, deterministic build process!
+ reduced APK size by half
+ fix issues finding SD Card path on 4.3 and newer, #66
+ added menu item to launch Debian shell in Terminal Emulator
+ updated translations: Danish, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Chinese
+ fix bad path to SD Card on 4.3, #64
+ support lzma and xz since sid/unstable uses it, #70
+ fix Android 2.2 support