Anbox - Run Android Applications and Games
Anbox allows Android applications and mobile games to run inside Whonix.
To use Anbox with Whonix, apply the following steps.
1. Follow the general Kicksecure™ specific instructions.
2. Follow Whonix specific instructions.
Other Whonix specific notices 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.
NOTE: When using Qubes-Whonix, this needs to be done inside the Template.
Others and Alternatives
- This is just an example. Other tools could 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.