Kali NetHunter in Android Without Root

Kali NetHunder in Android (no root)

In this thread we are going to install the famous pentesting platform Nethunter for android without root

What is Kali NetHunter ?

NetHunter is a free and open-source mobile penetration testing platform for Android devices, based on Kali Linux.

It is available for non-rooted devices (NetHunter Rootless), and for rooted devices also.

So this article is about the installation of Rootless edition in android using termux application.


Note :It’s better to install all apps required from Kali NetHunter-Store, because it’s safe and open-source.


  1. Install the NetHunter-Store app from https://store.nethunter.com
  2. From the NetHunter Store, install KeX client.
    It’s a customized bVNC for NetHunter GUI
  3. Run below commands in the termux app to install kali:
$ pkg install wget
$ wget -O install-nethunter-termux https://offs.ec/2MceZWr
$ chmod +x install-nethunter-termux
$ ./install-nethunter-termux
Kali Nethunter installation process

It will starts to download kali filesystem files (~1.167 GB) and installs automatically. This process will take time so, be patient.

Kali Nethunter in termux

Hooray! Kali is succesfully installed… 😄


Run nethunter command to start kali Nethunter terminal.

You can also use nh instead of nethunter command.

Run sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade in kali terminal as first thing after installation.

To start GUI first set a password by nh kex passwd and connect using KeX client.

nethunterstart Kali NetHunter
command line interface
nethunter kex passwdconfigure the KeX password
(only needed before 1st use)
nethunter kex &start Kali NetHunter Desktop
Experience user sessions
nethunter kex stopstop Kali NetHunter Desktop Experience
nethunter <command>run in NetHunter environment
nethunter -rstart Kali NetHunter cli as root
nethunter -r kex passwdconfigure the KeX password for root
nethunter -r kex start Kali NetHunter Desktop Experience as root
nethunter -r kex stopstop Kali NetHunter Desktop Experience root sessions

Video tutorial

Hope this article will helped you to understand the process. If any queries feel free to comment.


    • I think you have a broken installation or PROOT is corrupted. Remove the downloaded files and reinstall. If you are facing the error again, provide more details.

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