How to install Anbox on Kali Linux 2022.1

Chenny Ren
2 min readMay 4, 2022

Anbox puts the Android operating system into a container, abstracts hardware access and integrates core system services into a GNU/Linux system. It’s a great tool for doing android pentest. While installing anbox on linux has occured several errors, this article is a guide for installing on Kali linux 2022 (latest version) without error , which works for me well

  1. update kali linux repo and install anbox
sudo apt updatesudo apt install anbox

2. download android img

Download the latest image available at and move it there:

sudo mkdir /var/lib/anboxsudo mv ~/Downloads/android*.img /var/lib/anbox/android.img

3. start the anbox service

Now to Start Android Container Manager Service

sudo service anbox-container-manager start

In case of issue before try to load the needed Kernel Modules with:

sudo modprobe ashmem_linux && sudo modprobe binder_linux

4. run anbox

use launcher to run Anbox app

Congratulations, then you can Start to Get and Install Android Apks into Anbox for Kali!



Chenny Ren

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