Download GNURoot Wheezy apk 0.0.5 free for Android smartphone

9 Feb
GNURoot Wheezy

Posted by Corbin Champion in Tools | Feb. 9, 2014 | 52 Comments

Apk file size: 91.0 MB

Allows you to create and launch a Debian Wheezy rootfs without rooting your device when used along with GNURoot (champion.gnuroot).

Primarily, I install packages with apt-get ( and I suggest you do the same). To use apt-get you will need to click the "Launch as Fake Root" checkbox. A good place to start is to do:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
Then start working. If you find out that something you need is not installed, just apt-get it. To install less, do this:
apt-get install less
That is pretty obvious, but sometimes it is not. You can use a search engine (like google to help you out). For example, I found out to install R, I should do this:
apt-get install r-base
You can also search for packages using
apt-cache search some_keyword
A very popular package to add right away is this one:
apt-get install build-essential
This gets you setup to run the make and compile steps of many SW projects.

Whats new

    Hard links now emulated better. All known package installation issues solved as a result.

Corbin Champion part of our Tools and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Feb. 9, 2014. Google play rating is 81.4009. Current verison is 0.0.5. Actual size 91.0 MB.

Download gnuroot-wheezy.apk 91.0 MB


Mike D.

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David Given

Amazingly useful ...but this rootfs is armel, which means that anything which uses floating point is achingly slow. As all modern Android devices support armhf, is there any chance of a version which uses that instead? Alternatively, a rootfs which just runs the Debian installer (and so lets us choose the architecture, and downloads the files on the fly) would be awesome too.

Mark Felt

Works as described.... ....That being said, the description should be changed to state that this is a sub-package(?) of the developer's GNU-Root app, and a person needs to be using that to launch a copy of Wheezy. [More details: This is just the files for Debian, the GNU-Root app launches the command-line terminal.]

Ardit Dashaj

Fantastic It's fantastic, but did anyone succeed to run GUI on? X11 and DE packages, even with modification I did, could not run. That really would save me a lot of time and work.

Brian Rahardi

Finally close to Linux environment on my Phone I need many apps from Linux since mostly I'm working using Ubuntu and find this Debian for armel has many similarities with environment I used to work. I have 2nd partition on my microSD from Link2SD and link the installation there so virtually I have no storage problem. Now I'm still working around for having real user ID because stil have no name here.

Andrew Rogers

Great! Debian installation was quick and painless. Thank you so much for the awesome app! If I wasn't a starving college student, I would've donated much, much more than a dollar for this! Great work! Thank you!

Lucas B

Does what it says. Works great does what I want. But after playing with it for a while I got the question does it also run steamos? I couldn't get it to work maby someone else can.

James Harland

apt-get on your phone! A fully functioning Debian cli, working well on my unrooted Samsung Galaxy Core and Asus Memo Pad HD7. The base installation is minimal, and some dependencies are missing (e.g. cpp for calendar), but as you have apt-get you can easily resolve missing dependencies and add any extra cli applications you need.

Azbo Awesome

I did what it is told now... Now I have both the apps now when I launch the GNURoot app it brings me to a terminal and I cannot find how to install Debian from that terminal. Thank you very much in advanced.

Damian Chiliński

Necessity for anyone who uses phone just as universal device. Works well with X servers from market so I was even able to launch KDE4 (plasma+kwin+apps) no compiz though. Shame that doesn't use OGL acceleration nor audio device so I'm not able to launch Blender or MPlayer especially effectively but still awesome.

Kevin McGee

How to start this? I have tried installation a couple of times on Nexus 7 and .... what? Device signals "success", but there is no app/icon to be found. Please clarify if this only for phones ... Or if there is some non-obvious way to find/start this once installed.

Alex Fogal

I left a review on the main app, but again, why install to internal storage and not external? Is there something I'm missing? can I change this myself? Btw, great work, if I wasn't underage id donate $20

mehardeep singh Sawhney

Thanks bro:) This is the best app I have ever come across!!!!! Can make one for Kali?Kudos and keep up the work

Parker Roy

I have no idea what to do. A little guidance would be appreciated! Looks promising!

Dima Pasechnik

chmod not working, everything is under root... I wonder why...

Stephan Jessee

Can't even open the app Please fix for droid maxx

usama shah

It works ? Its disadvantages ? Or. What is I uninstall it ? What is disadvantages of using this app if I uninstall this app that fake root will remains ?? Or it will also finish

Bryan Thomas

Mandb can't set effective uid permission denied Man pages not updating when apt-get upgrade. mandb process trying to run as EUID=6 but doesn't work. Otherwise nice to use.

Jonas Curry

Uh.... Can this run kali?

Preston Smith

+1 for armhf. armel is cool and all, but why?...

Adrian Marius Popa

I have installed Firebird + nodejs I have installed firebird and nodejs also rails with rvm can be tested (It takes a little longer to compile )

Christopher Pearce

An amazing tool!

Hamid reza Kaveh pishghadam

I loved it Its very good!

Mark Frans

GNU ????..... App or ? ;)

Jozsef Bakosi

Very Cool!

Will Beddow


Sang Hyun Lee

It's really cool. Wow. It's really cool! Thanks so much for your great work. I am looking forward to your next version including xterm. ^^

Alasdair Tennant

Fantastic start This works so well. Looking forward to a graphic interface to unlock access to more programs but this far is so far along the track already. Well done.

Simon Biggs

Beautiful That's all I can say, absolutely beautiful.

Marco Yu

very good This is the only way I found which can install R into android without rooting. my device is Nexus 7 2nd gen. One question I cannot figure out yet. For example if I saved a file inside the debian enivronment, where can I find the file outside the debian environment? And can I get file from the device into the debian environment?

weibin huang

very promising! Installing R on Wheezy is unsuccessful. I can update using "apt-get update" I can install " wajig" , which is used to install R When using wajig to install R ( wajig install r-base) I get following error message ____________________________________________________________________________ Preparing to replace perl-base 5.14.2-21 (using .../perl-base_5.14.2-21+deb7u1_armel.deb) ... Unpacking replacement perl-base ... Processing triggers for man-db ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/man-db.postinst: 17: exec: /usr/share/debconf/frontend: not found dpkg: error processing man-db (--unpack): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Errors were encountered while processing: man-db E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) _____________________________________________________________________________ Testing on Nook HD+ (CM10.1.2)

Daniel Monteiro

Turns your tablet toy into a full Debian PC

Leon Belmont

I had a dream... I had a dream about running GNU toolset on android, and it has been fulfilled.

Joenel de Asis

GNURoot rocks. From Botbrew Anise to GNURoot Wheezy.

reeza kabir

Really good

David Megginson

Great, but needs launch script Excellent work! I'd like to be able to launch a rootfs from the terminal app of my choice, so an executable "gnuroot" shell script setting all of the appropriate options and environment variables would be very welcome.

Andrew Diamond

PRIV_END: seteuid: Permission denied [email protected] How to get around this issue when just trying to ssh?

Evan Gorman

Doesn't load When it works I'll give it 5 ?

Alok Sharma

Totally blown away finding it so easy to start working with. Took little time just to identify right steps to follow as docs on these are still not in right places(perhaps some like to see docs before pressing install button) to make them easily visible and few of them were contradicting and scary saying interest from Debian going low for embedded Linux or how is this project doing today as I see last commit on last year (mid-2014). That sayed will make a note it was my 1st Android 4.4 device and the smoothness removed any fear :) I installed my needs of pkgs on top :) and even they flew in smoothly. As I see there are number of unknown issues based on platforms and Android versions changing currently (me too facing few like new window, ssh etc. on Android 4.4) I would like to get little more docs so clarity can be implied.

Robert Turner

Bad Assery This, along with component software, has helped me make monster leaps forward in customizing and debugging..

noam preil

Excellent X11 works using pelyas xserver xsdl app. Only problem is wine says no installation candidate.


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Victor Marczak

This is awesome.

Foosa Braun


Oscar Guillermo

How to How to use this app

Shantanu Kumar

How to turn gui on?? The command line interface is good but how could i turn it into gui or is it even possible or not?

Assem Mostafa

I can't find the launcher icon ! Samsung Tab s

Vishal Sharma

Can't create rootfs When I am trying to create rootfs in gnuroot, it says unpacking rootfs it may take time. But after that nothing happens. No rootfs available there to select and proceed with.

Noah Ledford

Not working I have no clue what to write in the black box I have tried what is typed I'm the picture but it won't work

Oliver Dobson

Broken Not working with gnuroot anymore :(

World Shell

how? i've installed this on my phone, now how i can access this? i've use ssh client n terminal emulator, but not works

Lleyton Connor

Doesn't install Won't install using gnuRoot, just does nothing

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