Install Kali Linux Nethunter on any Android device (No Root)

When I first heard about Kali Linux NetHunter, I was fascinated by the idea of turning my phone into a portable penetration testing tool. After doing some research, I decided to give it a try and was amazed at how easy it was to install and use. In this blog post, I'll be sharing my personal experience with installing NetHunter on my Android device and providing step-by-step instruction for anyone else who wants to give it a try.

Kali Linux NetHunter is an open-source penetration testing and ethical hacking platform built on top of the popular Kali Linux distribution. It is specifically designed for use on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and can be installed on any Android device without the need for root access.

NetHunter offers a wide range of tools and features for conducting ethical hacking and penetration testing tasks, such as network scanning, vulnerability analysis, and exploitation. It also includes a custom kernel that allows for advanced wireless penetration testing capabilities, such as packet injection and wireless sniffing.

Step-by-step Installation Guide 

Step 1: Install Termux in your Android phone. It can be installed from Play Store as well but it is recommended to download and install from Github as you can get the latest version of the application

Step 2: Open Termux application and run apt update to update the package sources list with the latest versions of the packages in the repositories and run apt upgrade to download and install the updates for each outdated package and dependency. Enter Y to continue the installation of the packages. And run apt update once more

Step 3: Run apt install wget to install wget which helps us to download files. And then run wget -O install-nethunter-termux This creates a file named install-nethunter-termux on your device. We need to run chmod +x install-nethunter-termux inorder grant execute permission for the file

Step 4: Run ./install-nethunter-termux and it will ask us for the version of NetHunter to be installed on our device. This will take sometime depending on your internet connection. Enter N for Delete downloaded rootfs file? [y/N]

Step 5: Kali NetHunter have been successfully installed and ready to use through CLI.

Step 6: KeX has to be configured for using GUI of NetHunter. Run nethunter kex passwd to set a password for KeX and enter your preferred password. Enter n for Would you like to enter a view-only password (y/n)? and run nethunter kex to run the KeX service

Step 7: Now visit NetHunter Store to install NetHunter Store application and open the application and search for NetHunter KeX and install it on your device

Step 8: Open NetHunter KeX application and enter the password you have created for KeX in the VNC Password field and click Connect

Step 9: Now you can use the GUI of NetHunter on your device

This is video shows how to Install Kali Linux NetHunter on any Android device (No Root)