GNU utilities on Android, without rooting the device (update)

Post date: Dec 5, 2013 12:48:12 PM

If you miss the powerful GNU userspace utilities on Android, you are in good company.

Corbin Champion just released GNURoot, a wonderful package which provides exactly a GNU environment under Android, without rooting the device. The distro's package management functions are enabled, so you can install pre-compiled emacs, R, latex at a second's notice.


For a more lightweight solution you may want to install Kevin Boone's KBOX2 environment (providing sshd).