Termux is an Android terminal emulator application that allows us to run Linux programs such as Nmap, Metasploit, Sqlmap, and others. This application doesn’t need root access so it can be installed by users directly on Android.
The user can install termux by downloading the termux app on Google Playstore. After it’s installed, open the termux app and wait 1 – 2 minutes until installing process finish.
Since 2 November 2020, the termux developer didn’t give an update on Google Playstore. And they recommend downloading termux from f-droid.
In this post, I will share how to install termux properly from f-droid. So, follow these steps.
Step 1: Download The New Termux App File
First, you must download the termux app file from f-droid.com. That site has a new termux app file which still gets an update from its developer.
I downloaded it before and uploaded it on Mediafire to make it easy for you.
- File name: termux.apk
- Size: 81MB
- Version: 0.118.0
Wait until the downloading process finishes. Then look at step 2.
Step 2: Install The Termux App File
Find the file which you have downloaded before on your android storage. Tap on that file and choose install. Wait a second until the notification installing success appears.
After that, check your internet connection and ensure it is good because termux will use it to configure files.
Now open the termux app that is installed.
Termux will show installing process. And that process will take 1 – 5 minutes, depending on internet speed.
If the configuration file has been made, termux will show information such as IRC Channel, Gitter chat, and others.
That means you have installed termux properly.
Step 3: Update Repository Termux To New Version
This is optional, but users must update the repository termux if they want to run a new version program.
To update repository termux, type apt update && apt upgrade and press enter.
If updating process stops and shows “do you want to continue?”, type Y and press enter to continue.
Well, now you have the termux app on your Android. What next?
Learn the guide on how to use termux for the first time.