How to Install Kali NetHunter on Android device [Unrooted]

If you want to install Kali NetHunter without root on an Android device, then this post is for you. In this post, we will show you the installation process using Termux by a step-by-step guide.

Install Kali NetHunter on Android devcie [Unrooted]

NetHunter Rootless Edition

You can Install this Kali Nethunter Rootless Edition on any stock unrooted Android device without voiding the warranty.

NetHunter Rootless Edition


  • An Stock Android device without root, without custom recovery.
  • Termux 
  • Kali NetHunter
  • Hacker’s Keyboard



1. Install the Kali NetHunter file using

2. From the NetHunter Store – 

  • Install Termux
  • NetHunter-KeX client,
  • Hacker’s keyboard

3. After Installing all the applications, Now start Termux for the first time and press Enter.

4. Open Termux and type these commands one by one:


pkg install wget

wget -O install-nethunter-termux

chmod +x install-nethunter-termux



Kali Nethunter Commands:

Open the Termux and type the following command.

Command Use
nethunter To start Kali NetHunter command-line interface
nethunter kex passwd To configure the KeX password 
nethunter kex & To start Kali NetHunter Desktop Experience user sessions
nethunter kex stop it stops Kali NetHunter Desktop Experience
nethunter <command> To run in NetHunter environment
nethunter -r it starts Kali NetHunter cli as root
nethunter -r kex passwd To configure the KeX password for root
nethunter -r kex & it starts Kali NetHunter Desktop Experience as the root
nethunter -r kex stop To stop Kali NetHunter Desktop Experience root sessions
nethunter -r kex kill it Kills all KeX sessions
nethunter -r <command> Torun <command> in NetHunter environment as root

If you want to see the comparison of the various NetHunter editions, visit this website.

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Important Note:

⇒ Run apt update && apt full-upgrade after the installation. Also if you have no storage issue then run apt install kali-linux-full.

⇒ The Firefox will not work on unrooted devices, so you have to replace it with Chromium via.

apt remove firefox-esr

apt install chromium


  • Find the Chromium Web Browser in the app menu.
  • Right Click on it 
  • Select Edit Application

⇒ Change the Command to  /usr/bin/chromium –no-sandbox %U

⇒ Some of thpenetration testing tools have restrictions, e.g. Metasploit.

⇒ Non-root users still have root access in chroot. That’s is a basic thing.

⇒ Some utilities like “top” do not work on unrooted phones.

⇒ Take a regular backup of your rootfs by stopping all nethunter sessions and typing the following in the termux session:

tar -cJf kali-arm64.tar.xz kali-arm64 && mv kali-arm64.tar.xz storage/downloads

⇒ For older devices, change “arm64” to “armhf. This will put the backup in your Android Downloads folder.


Final Words

I hope this article helps you in installing the Kali NetHunter on your Android without Rooting. If you like this article then please share it with your friends who want to install NetHunter on their unrooted android devices. If you have any queries then please comment down below, we will try to give our best.

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