How to use Android apps on Linux without an emulator

Thanks to WayDroid possible use applications of Android on Linux without an emulator. Best of all, thanks to WayDroid you get a much better performance than any of the emulators available for Android. The sensations are very good and it feels like we are running Android apps on Linux natively.

We’ll teach you how to use WayDroid a little bit below, but don’t worry, it’s very easy; You just have to follow the steps that we will tell you exactly and that’s it.

Use Android apps on Linux without an emulator

The first thing we have to do is install Curl. For this we will have to open the Terminal and execute the command that we leave you a little below. We will press “Y” and then Enter when the Terminal requests permission.

sudo apt install curl

Now we are going to have to execute the following command depending on the Linux distribution we have. In case you are using Ubuntu, it would be “focal”, for the latest version of Debian, it has to be “bullseye” and so on with the rest. In case a “Permission denied” error appears, we will simply have to execute “sudo su” and then continue with the commands.

export DISTRO = »focal»

After doing that, what we will have to do is run this command in order to download the WayDroid GPG key in the distribution we are using.

curl> /usr/share/keyrings/waydroid.gpg

After this, we are going to have to execute the command that you will see a little below that adds WayDroid to the list of sources.

echo “deb [signed-by = / usr / share / keyrings / waydroid.gpg] $ DISTRO main”> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/waydroid.list

Next, we will have to run a basic Linux command “sude apt update” in order to update the repository and packages.

sudo apt update

To finish with this part, we are going to have to install WayDroid on Linux. What we will do is enter the following command, we will press “Y” when prompted and then “Enter” to continue.

sudo apt install waydroid

After installing the application, we will have to execute another command to be able to download the Android image for WayDroid. We must bear in mind that this process may take some time, depending on your connection speed; This is because the image is approximately 600-700 MB in size.

sudo waydroid init

We almost have everything ready. We will have to start the WayDroid services to be able to use the Android applications in Linux without the need for an emulator. For this we are going to execute the following commands, one at a time.

sudo systemctl start waydroid-container

waydroid session start

To finish, we will have to execute the command that we will leave you below and the WayDroid GUI will open on the PC. Now we can enjoy Android applications on Linux. We can even start WayDroid from the application list if we want.

waydroid show-full-ui

As you can see, it is extremely easy to use Android applications on Linux without the need for an emulator; Obviously the process that we discussed a little above, will have to be done the first time and nothing more. So it is extremely easy and practical.

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