Wanna carry your Linux everywhere you go? It'll be a good idea to learn how to install Kali for Android phones.

How to Install Kali Linux on Android


Kali can be called a penetration testing Linux distro used by cryptographers and digital forensics. If you have no prior knowledge on this OS, you might wanna refer to HOW TO INSTALL KALI LINUX ON A SYSTEM since I've already broken it all down as well as installation tutorial on computers.

Penetration testing entails making use of a variety of tools and techniques in testing the limits of security procedures and policies. These days more apps are made available on the Android OS for smartphones and tablets every day, so it becomes somewhat worthwhile to have Kali Linux on your smartphone.



Unlike the Computer installation, follow the below steps closely and you'll find the android installation pretty easy

INSTALLING KALI LINUX ON THE ANDROID PHONE

Prerequisites
  • Android version 2.0 or higher
  • Full battery life
  • Nothing less than 5Gb of memory space (both internal and external)
  • A strong internet connection
I believe you have the above specs so let's continue; Rooted Android phones are required for this to work, so lemme start there:

1. Rooting Your Android Phone

Left to me I'd say have your phone rooted by an expert because a little mistake on your part might screw up your phone. However, if you can do it, what you first need to do is back up your phone data.

When that is done, go activate EOM unlocking and USB debugging in the smartphone's developer settings.

When the above steps are completed, head over to the Google developers site and download Android SDK tools and install it in a default directory. Or you can install it anywhere you can remember.

Uncheck everything in the displayed tab, then click to install two packages.

Note that this step is only for those with unrooted Android.

Install By Accepting Licenses

Find your way to your Android phone's manufacturer site and install the device drivers. Make sure the bootloader is unlocked.

Note that certain devices will ask you for an unlock key. Restart your Android to fastboot mode (done by pressing volume up+power on most devices).

Open a command prompt on your personal computer.

If your device requires a code, copy and paste it on your manufacturer's website. After the website form is submitted, you'll receive an email from your device manufacturer that contains a file, key and other necessary instructions for rooting your smartphone.

Get Kingo Root

How to Install Kali Linux on Android
Go and download the KingoRoot app from google play store. If you don't find it, a little google search will fix you. Install the application and make certain your phone is connected to your personal computer. 

Enable the debugging stuff in your Android and root your device.


2. Set up Linux deploy for Kali

How to Install Kali Linux on Android


NOTE for this procedure: Your Android phone should be rooted or have near you a rooting guide for your phone brand.

Download and install Linux deploy application from Google play store. Click on the download icon and select Kali distributions in the distributions tab.

Choose your installation type and location as well. You may decide to stick with the default settings but I recommend configuring up the deployment app yourself.

3. Installation

After configuring all the necessary stuff: You can go ahead to build the Kali image by pressing the install button at the top of the screen. This should take less than 5 minutes depending on your internet speed.


Installation boots a Kali Linux bootstrap directly from the Kali repository. By now Kali Linux is successfully installed.

4. VNC viewer app(optional)

Go download the VNC viewer app from google play store.

Now the steps to configure your VNC:


  • set Address to localhost 

  • set name to kali


When you must have finished the above steps, press the connect button and you'll find your Kali running on your Android.

How to Install Kali Linux on Android | installationThe Kali installation is prebuilt with a VNC or SSH server thus dropping the need to download one. So this step is optional.







5. The CHROOT mode

How to Install Kali Linux on Android | Chroot mode
Now you're done with the installation, let the Linux deploy mount and load your Kali Linux chroot image automatically. 

This step also means the start-up of SSH and VNC  servers to enhance easier remote access. Press the START symbol and this process will begin.


Note the IP address of your device. You'll be using it to log in to your kali session.

log in to chroot mode

Either use the SSH or VNC client to get yourself into your kali. The default VNC setup will be as follows;

  • username: android

  • Password/key: change

Important stuff you need know on using Kali Linux on Android

Linux deploy normally allocates 4GB of image size for a naked installation of kali. It is recommended you reconfigure the settings of the image size at the Linux deploy in case you need to install more utilities that might require huge space.

You might wanna check out how to use your Android as a security camera

Gotta use Tor browser properly right? Yeah, being anonymous while surfing online is a great idea.

NIPE: How to Anonymize your system completely with Tor


Tor is arguably the most popular onion browser out there, being able to run on Apple MacOS, Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux(without installing any software).

Confused on what Tor actually is? Lemme put it this way; 

Tor browser protects your anonymity by bouncing your communications around a range of distributed networks of relay runs by aides all around the globe: it prohibits and ensures that somebody watching your Internet connection does not learn what sites you visit, it prevents the websites you browse through from knowing your physical location, and also lets you visit blocked websites.

Now, what is Nipe?

Nipe simply put, is a script to make Tor Network your Default Gateway.

This little Perl Script gives you access to route all your traffic directly from your
computer to the Tor Network. 

After it is all done, you can successfully surf the Internet Anonymously
without any worries of being tracked or traced back.


Let's get to it!

Download and install:

    cd nipe
    cpan install Switch JSON LWP::UserAgent

Commands needed:

    COMMAND          FUNCTION
    install                Install dependencies
    start                   Start routing
    stop                   Stop routing
    restart                Restart the Nipe process
    status                 See status

Examples:

    perl nipe.pl install
    perl nipe.pl start
    perl nipe.pl stop
    perl nipe.pl restart
    perl nipe.pl status
THE best free hacking games for android and ios?


Hacking has always been a fantasy worth exploring for many people. A lot of those people get to actually learn and work on their hacking skills, but only a few reach the great height of a pro.



Hacking is a serious profession. It is always portrayed by many to be all doom and gloom but isn't so. To better understand hacking and have fun while doing so, you might wanna try your luck against real-life world hackers in games.  

The below Android and iOS games help you take a break from the numerous security threats all around and have you a little fun. From the splendid VR environments, to tower defence strategy games. 

These free mobile/tablet games will stretch your already existing imagination and possibly even your hacking skills.

In no orderly fashion;

1. Hack Ex

Best free hacking games for Android and ios

In this game, users face off against each other by continuous attempts to crack into bank accounts or other accounts in order to upload viruses into the system to generate funds to further their hacking efforts.

Hacking into other hackers devices grants you access to spy on other players and then cover your tracks through manipulation of logs.

Players get the location of opponents by scanning and identifying IPs with the help of a Firewall. The better the discrepancy surrounding these levels, the less likely a particular hack will be successful. 

Hack Ex makes use of in-game currency (Bitcoin) to purchase and equip new hacking gadgets and superior smartphones.


2. Hacker's Quest

Best free hacking games for Android and ios
A player can pay as much as he likes for this game. But even without paying a dime, one can still enjoy the whole game without limitations. 

Hacker's Quest is basically an addictive text adventure that requires great hackers to reveal dark secrets.

Inspired by the popular Linux shell brand, your smartphone gets to turns into a hacking terminal in an instant. You'll get to know plenty individuals and firms - some will be good and others evil. 

Always listen to your own knowledge of human nature and put trust in your IT skills to grab this thrilling adventure. Perform well and you'll be a big boy in this virtual world.

This game is a much more realistic depiction of the hacking world than most with a great deal of social engineering instead of pure hardware and software getting the job done. 

Basic knowledge of terminal commands will make the early levels a little too easy, but with awesome 55 levels of hacking, there is still plenty to really test your skills.




3. Cyber Hacker


A big apology to great hackers out there, but Cyber Hacker is the nearest thing to an actual hacking environment you will find on Android or iOS. 



With a rating of 4.6/5.0 on App store, the game is basically puzzle solving with lots of password cracking, virus uploads, DDoS attacks and a beautiful dose of social engineering. 



It begins with you as a freelance hacker taking jobs for Bitcoin. Even at the very beginning, the threat of Interpol tracking you down is ever present. 


Techniques, like remembering the various structure of file systems and adequately phishing employees before attempting a hack are vital in the game. You also need to take proper advantage of all the tools available (definitely take the tutorial). 

While this game is still a less version of hacking, it provides a more complete picture than most games of the same genre.


4. Hack RUN Series

Best free hacking games for Android and ios
Ever wanted to be somewhat a hacker? Crack into the very heart of a mysterious organization to uncover their darkest secrets. Hack RUN® uses 'old school' commands (like UNIX or DOS) that simulate a real-life OS.

Learn and master the command prompts of each system in order to navigate through your adventure. 


This gaming series is a text-based interactive storyline that has begotten five series on iOS, with the first two available on Android.

All the series follow the same structure: the player with the help of a terminal interface will try to hack into the various accounts of employees within the mysteriously RUN organization.

The game really is about puzzle solving as you seek to decipher valuable data in emails and websites within the system.

While this game isn’t going to be for you a path to hacking greatness, the storyline is engaging and the developer doesn't seem to stop churning out sequels to keep fans engaged.

Download Hack RUN for Android
Download Hack RUN for Ios

5. vHack XT

Best free hacking games for Android and ios
Try your best to outsmart other hackers and level up your reputation as the best geek around in vHack XT. If you're one of those that enjoy some social interaction in their games, then you're in luck because this game is one of the few hacking games that offer this functionality.

Players can chat with one another and “cluster” allows a maximum of 10 players to work together and create an in-game private chat room.

 To successfully hack, players scan for target's IP location and compare their stats to the target to determine the possibility of success.

While vHack XT isn’t the most visually appealing of the games in this genre, it offers an addictive gameplay along with an active community that will always bring you back.

Download vHack XT for Android

6. Hackers

This article explains the Best free hacking games for Android and ios
One of the best free hacking games out there, Hackers pits you against various real-world hackers in a towerlike defence style strategy game.

The darknet has never been so widely accessible! This high-end cyber combat interface helps you to research important programs, fight for your nation in the First World Cyberwar and build your hacker's prestige.

Players build up their own type of network while acquiring and upgrading tools to attack targets either via stealth with three known distinct mission types or through brute force attack. 



Note that while all the above-listed games can bring you closer to what hacking looks like, they don't accurately depict the real world of hacking.

The best free hacking games for Android and ios have been done justice to, now you might wanna check out how to hack Clash of Clans or how to turn your android phone into a spy camera