Anbox is a well-known tool that acts as a layer for making the applications and games developed for Android compatible with the Linux distributions. It is a free and open-source tool that can be installed very easily on any Linux distribution. In this guide, we will show you how you can have this tool installed on your system.
You need to have the Snap package manager installed on your system before proceeding with this method.
Method of Installing Anbox on Linux Mint 20:
To install Anbox on a Linux Mint 20 system, you will have to go on with the following steps:
Step # 1: Install the Necessary Kernel Modules:
We need to install two necessary kernel modules before installing Anbox. The first module will be installed by running the command shown below:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:morphis/anbox-support
After installing the first module, we will update our system with the following command:
$ sudo apt update
Now, we will install the second kernel module by running the command shown below:
$ sudo apt install linux-headers-generic anbox-modules-dkms
Step # 2: Load the Kernel Modules:
After that, we have to load both the kernel modules manually by running the following two commands one by one:
$ sudo modprobe ashmem_linux
$ sudo modprobe binder_linux
Step # 3: Install Anbox on your System:
Now, we can install Anbox on Linux Mint 20 by running the command shown below:
$ sudo snap install --devmode --beta anbox
The installation can be confirmed with the following message:
Step # 4: Check out the Anbox Information:
We can check out all the information related to Anbox by executing the command shown below:
$ snap info anbox
All the relevant information related to Anbox is shown in the following image:
Method of Uninstalling Anbox from Linux Mint 20:
We can uninstall Anbox from our system simply by running the command shown below:
$ sudo snap remove anbox
This guide will let you install Anbox on a Linux Mint 20 system very conveniently. Once you have this tool installed on your system, you will be able to run Android applications and games very easily on your system.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.