Debian noroot

Debian noroot


This app will install Debian Wheezy.
You do not need to root your device, it will work fine with any stock ROM.
You will need 600 Mb free on internal storage. This app cannot be installed to SD card.
A mouse or stylus is highly recommended.

This app is NOT full Debian OS - it is a compatibility layer, which allows you to run Debian applications.
Your phone is NOT rooted during installation.
This is NOT official Debian.org release.

Please use apt-get in root terminal to install packages, because Synaptic sometimes crashes.

If you have Error -24 when installing this app - install this version (it's the same app with different name):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libsdl-android/files/ubuntu/Debian-xx-14.05.02.apk

Do not uninstall this app - you will not be able to install it again, because of a bug in Android: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=68310
Clear app data instead to save space - long-press app icon in drawer, drag it to App Info icon, and select Clear data.

If you want to use web browser, open Root terminal and run command apt-get update ; apt-get install iceweasel

If you want to use Eclipse or other Java applications, install package openjdk-7-jdk and restart Debian app, because default JDK does not work on Samsung devices.

To disable gyroscope, tap Change device config during app start, select Mouse emulation → Advanced → Gyroscope.

To enable audio - run the script Enable audio from the desktop, it will download additional 100Mb, then reboot your device. Some audio players work, like Exaile or Clementine, some do not, like Audacity. Audio is very laggy, and this cannot be fixed.

To set 24bpp color depth or portrait screen orientation, go to Change device config → Video.

Sources are here:
https://github.com/pelya/commandergenius/tree/sdl_android/project/jni/application/xserver-debian
https://sourceforge.net/projects/libsdl-android/files/ubuntu/

This app uses PRoot for running Debian. All hail PRoot and it's most gracious developer, Cédric VINCENT!

Recent changes:
This app will download 220 Mb data, and will use 600 Mb of internal storage.

Fixed Lollipop troubles.

You can now select a custom video mode from the startup menu.

Updated PRoot to version 5.0.0, more applications now run without crashing.
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About Debian noroot
This app will install Debian Wheezy.
You do not need to root your device, it will work fine with any stock ROM.
You will need 600 Mb free on internal storage. This app cannot be installed to SD card.
A mouse or stylus is highly recommended.

This app is NOT full Debian OS - it is a compatibility layer, which allows you to run Debian applications.
Your phone is NOT rooted during installation.
This is NOT official Debian.org release.

Please use apt-get in root terminal to install packages, because Synaptic sometimes crashes.

If you have Error -24 when installing this app - install this version (it's the same app with different name):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libsdl-android/files/ubuntu/Debian-xx-14.05.02.apk

Do not uninstall this app - you will not be able to install it again, because of a bug in Android: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=68310
Clear app data instead to save space - long-press app icon in drawer, drag it to App Info icon, and select Clear data.

If you want to use web browser, open Root terminal and run command apt-get update ; apt-get install iceweasel

If you want to use Eclipse or other Java applications, install package openjdk-7-jdk and restart Debian app, because default JDK does not work on Samsung devices.

To disable gyroscope, tap Change device config during app start, select Mouse emulationAdvancedGyroscope.

To enable audio - run the script Enable audio from the desktop, it will download additional 100Mb, then reboot your device. Some audio players work, like Exaile or Clementine, some do not, like Audacity. Audio is very laggy, and this cannot be fixed.

To set 24bpp color depth or portrait screen orientation, go to Change device configVideo.

Sources are here:
https://github.com/pelya/commandergenius/tree/sdl_android/project/jni/application/xserver-debian
https://sourceforge.net/projects/libsdl-android/files/ubuntu/

This app uses PRoot for running Debian. All hail PRoot and it's most gracious developer, Cédric VINCENT!

Recent changes:
This app will download 220 Mb data, and will use 600 Mb of internal storage.

Fixed Lollipop troubles.

You can now select a custom video mode from the startup menu.

Updated PRoot to version 5.0.0, more applications now run without crashing.

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A Google User
Wednesday 2:19 AM
Worked well on the tablet Partition swallowed up my SD card. Could you help us to put that cursor on Android and make it available to all Apps.
A Google User
5 days ago
can you do this with ubuntu?
A Google User
5 days ago
work's grate love it good job =]~
A Google User
6 days ago
Easy Debian Tested and working in Nexus 7 WiFi 2013 with android 5.0.
A Google User
Nov 21, 2014
Linux at it's best. Great work. If you get a black screen after installing go to the app manager clear the data and run the app again. It worked great the second time. Installed LyX from the root terminal and it runs well. Very responsive on Nexus 7 - much better than Ubuntu on Android on a rooted Nexus 7. Update: broken by lollipop - gives socket error. Further update: And already fixed. Pelya is unbelievably responsive to reports of problems.