Anbox - Run Android Applications and Games
Introduction and Installation
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Since Whonix ™ is based on Kicksecure ™, the user can follow the instructions on Anbox on the Kicksecure ™ website.
Other notes for whonix specific can be found below.
1. Inside Whonix-Workstation ™.
(Qubes-Whonix ™: inside StandaloneVM (better!) or Template).
sudo systemctl mask whonix-firewall
2. Disable systemcheck in Whonix-Workstation ™ Firewall.
/etc/systemcheck.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.
(Qubes-Whonix ™: In Template)
This box uses
sudoedit for better security. This is an example and other tools could also achieve the same goal. If this example does not work for you or if you are not using Whonix ™, please refer to this link.
systemcheck_skip_functions+=" check_whonix_firewall_systemd_status "
This is required to unload Whonix-Workstation ™ firewall rules and to have Anbox load its firewall rules.
Android x86 as a Workstation
There are both distinct advantages and disadvantages of running Android applications in Android x86 Workstation. 
Table: Android x86 Workstation Advantages and Disadvantages
|Bootloader / Ramdisk||It is possible to use Magisk to achieve root permissions and hide root from applications on Android x86. |
|Networking||Android x86 provides a virtual Wi-Fi interface (|
|Operating System||The full Android stack implemented as Android x86 is a full operating system which requires hardware virtualization.|
|Security||This configuration is less secure than utilizing a Whonix-Workstation ™. |
|Software||Any version of Android from 4.x to 9.x can be installed.|
|Speed||This configuration is slower than anbox installation as Android x86 VM does not provide any type of Guest Additions meaning no graphic card drivers are supported.|
To check running anbox within kicksecure (same applied for Whonix-Workstation ™) check Anbox inside Kicksecure ™ Advantages and Disadvantages
- Running Android Apps inside Whonix-Workstation - Anbox - Proof of concept
- Integrate Anbox into Whonix-Workstation
- This is because Anbox comes with its own bridged network. Whitelisting that interface in Whonix-Workstation ™ firewall is undocumented and might require source code modifications. Patches are Welcome.
- Some individuals have already achieved this.
- Also, it may be possible to run ssh-server on Whonix-Workstation ™ and connect the Android x86 through Termux or similar.
- Although it may have more flexibility, as static IP connections on the Android x86 Workstation have been accomplished.