Lil' Debi: Debian Installer

Lil' Debi: Debian Installer


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!
https://github.com/guardianproject/lildebi/issues

***Learn More***
★ ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that make secure mobile apps and open-source code for a better tomorrow.
★ OUR WEBSITE: https://GuardianProject.info.
★ CHAT WITH US: we want feedback! Find us on IRC: #guardianproject on freenode and oftc
★ ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/guardianproject.
★ OPEN-SOURCE: Our code is transparent. You can take a look or join the community to help make Lil' Debi even better https://github.com/guardianproject/lildebi
★ FREE SOFTWARE: We operate under the GNU General Public License (GPLv3+)
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

Recent changes:
+ notification when install process is running
+ drastically improved install logging performance
+ lots of bug fixes

v0.5.1
+ new dev: SDkie aka Kumar Sukhani
+ complete boot integration: Debian process runs on start/stop
+ Android permissions integrated by default in new installs
+ beta support for installing Debian on internal storage
+ new translations: Hungarian, Russian

v0.4.7
+ new repeatable build process
https://github.com/guardianproject/lildebi/wiki/Deterministic-Builds
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About Lil' Debi: Debian Installer
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!
https://github.com/guardianproject/lildebi/issues

***Learn More***
★ ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that make secure mobile apps and open-source code for a better tomorrow.
★ OUR WEBSITE: https://GuardianProject.info.
★ CHAT WITH US: we want feedback! Find us on IRC: #guardianproject on freenode and oftc
★ ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/guardianproject.
★ OPEN-SOURCE: Our code is transparent. You can take a look or join the community to help make Lil' Debi even better https://github.com/guardianproject/lildebi
★ FREE SOFTWARE: We operate under the GNU General Public License (GPLv3+)
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

Recent changes:
+ notification when install process is running
+ drastically improved install logging performance
+ lots of bug fixes

v0.5.1
+ new dev: SDkie aka Kumar Sukhani
+ complete boot integration: Debian process runs on start/stop
+ Android permissions integrated by default in new installs
+ beta support for installing Debian on internal storage
+ new translations: Hungarian, Russian

v0.4.7
+ new repeatable build process
https://github.com/guardianproject/lildebi/wiki/Deterministic-Builds

User reviews of Lil' Debi: Debian Installer
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A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
No SuperSu support Ugh
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
Doesn't work with SuperSU Samsung Galaxy S5, rooted with Odin and the CF-AUTO-ROOT file that installs SuperSU. I installed the Superuser app by ClockworkMod this app was asking for and it wouldn't update it's binary. Tried to disable SuperSU so Superuser might work, but ended up removing both apps. I had to break out Odin again to add it back, now I'm rooted again. I've never had any issues with other apps asking for root permissions and SuperSU giving it to them. Sounds like a great project though. I'd like to be able to install tools for my phone using apt-get
A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
Please support SuperSU! Otherwise looks like a great project
A Google User
Oct 26, 2014
Does it work with SuperSU? Asks for super user access, I'm rooted with Chainfire's super su but the app doesn't recognise that.
A Google User
Oct 18, 2014
solved Tnx for your reply, the problem on that phone (Galaxy note 8) did not solved but I installed the package on my Huawei G700 and it works good, just that is not good to force installing clockwork's superuser in your new update, maybe we use other supersu things...