Anbox It is a free and open source application that acts as a compatibility layer, allowing you to use applications developed for Android on GNU / Linux. It integrates and uses the client system kernel, ie allowing superior to native performance emulation. Anbox will allow us to install Android apps on Gnu / Linux in an easy and simple way but only in some distributions, our goal is to show you how easily Deepin.

Application Manager Anbox

Installation of Anbox

Step 1: Install modules Kernel

As a first step visit the following link , Clone and click download, you will download a zip file, which must decompress, where you create more convenient. Once this is done, we open our file browser then entered in the unzipped folder named android-modules-master, Right click and give it to
open terminal. Then you need to copy, paste and execute one by one the following commands in the terminal:

sudo cp anbox.conf /etc/modules-load.d/
sudo cp 99-anbox.rules /lib/udev/rules.d/
sudo cp -rT ashmem /usr/src/anbox-ashmem-1
sudo cp -rT binder /usr/src/anbox-binder-1
sudo dkms install anbox-ashmem/1
sudo dkms install anbox-binder/1

Step 2: Install the Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

Proceed to install the debug bridge that will connect and interact with our GNU / Linux system Android so we provide a terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt install adb 
sudo apt install android-tools-adb

Step 3: Installing the application support Snap

Since the tutorial is based on the official version of Snap Anbox we install through the terminal, said support Deepin using the following commands:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install --devmode --beta anbox

At the conclusion of installation and application support, delete the downloaded folder and restart the computer; eventually we find in the launcher name Deepin access Anbox Application Manager which we run with double click to start it.

Starting Anbox

Note: It could be that the launch for the first time since its shortcut, it stays on the home screen and then closes, even if you try repeatedly. to solve enough to start it once via terminal with the command:


Install applications on Android

The Anbox project is currently based on Android 7.1 Nougat and continues in beta, which means you can find countless failures as applications that do not run or close, showing no video or audio and extensive; etc.

to) We prepare system dependencies with:

sudo apt install wget curl lzip unzip squashfs-tools

b) Unload script with the following:


c) We grant permissions:

chmod +x

Now install the PlayStore in Ambox, and enable the use of ARM applications using libhoudini. All this has been automated by a script,

The installation depends on the speed of your Internet. Once you have installed the Google Play Store Services and run the following command to clean.

d) We run the script:

sudo ./

and) we clean:

sudo ./ --clean

Note:To use the Play Store, you must access the Android settings from the gear and the Applications section and enable all permissions for it and Google Services. also you must give permission to each application that we install in the future. If still you are not allowed to login from Play Store. It should open a terminal and run:

sudo /snap/anbox/current/bin/ start

Ready! Now it's only a matter of access with your Google credentials, and download applications.

Anbox running on Deepin 15.11

You have any concerns or questions about this tutorial feel free to leave a comment and we hope that will be profitable when run Android apps on Deepin.

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Finally an emulator that works, thanks.

Andres Ampuero

Hello, you can install apk applications with isntalador?


Hi, I think that if, say you downloaded the Flipboard-app.apk application and you have it in the directory / home / andres / Downloads to install...Read more »


excellent tutorial, it hurts me playstore not appear in the game Call of Dutty mobile or mario kart tour....Read more »


masilvad There are applications that do not run or go wrong; It would be good to list among all those that work...Read more »


Apk got the game Call of Dutty Mobile, pass it to anbox environment, install but want to run...Read more »

José Andrés Rodríguez Romero

I'm new, install did not work, just open a while it stays with the Android logo and...Read more »

Isaías Gätjens M

@joseandresrodriguezromero Hello, generally speaking, for each installation command sudo install snap snap [package] Then uninstalls...Read more »

Jose Gonzalez Carrillo

Hello community .. I made the tutorial till the end and has not worked for me someone dares to do some tutorial...Read more »

Isaías Gätjens M

@josegonzalezcarrillo Hola, ¿cuál fue el mensaje de error que le dió? Asegúrese de haber hecho todos lo pasos y no...Read more »


good afternoon everyone, here is my problem when I run in the terminal, sudo cp anbox.conf /etc/modules-load.d/ makes me ca...Read more »

Isaías Gätjens M

@dany2a Hola, posiblemente en la terminal cuando ejecutó el comando estaba en una carpeta y el archivo anbox.conf está en...Read more »