Install Instructions

Install Instructions

Arch Linux

Some of our friends have started putting together all the install instructions for Arch over on the arch wiki:

Postmarket OS

Thanks to the Postmarket community, you can also find instructions and troubleshooting tips on their wiki:


The community was kind enough to post the install instructions for Mobian on their Doku pages:

Zorin OS

User @Aman9das has put together a detailed guide for installing Waydroid on Zorin OS:

Sailfish OS

A few of the contributors to sailfishos-open have put together a resource for installing Waydroid on the OS:


Waydroid can be installed from the official package repository.
sudo dnf install waydroid
After installing, launch Waydroid from the applications menu and procede with the initialization by pasting these URLs in the OTA fields:
System OTA:
Vendor OTA:

Fedora Silverblue/Kinoite/...

Waydroid can be installed from the official package repository.
rpm-ostree install waydroid
Initializing via GUI will fail with urlopen error [Errno 13] Permission denied, use
sudo waydroid init -c -v
The systemd service does not work (see, start manually instead.

KISS Linux

User Mederim has come up with a guide for getting Waydroid on KISS Linux:

Void Linux

Waydroid can be installed from the official package repository; also check /usr/share/doc/waydroid/README.voidlinux after installation for further instructions!
sudo xbps-install -S waydroid

Ubuntu/Debian and derivatives

For Droidian and Ubuntu Touch, skip directly to the last step
  • Install pre-requisites
sudo apt install curl ca-certificates -y
  • Add the official repository
curl | sudo bash
If the script fails to detect your distribution, you can provide a valid option by appending -s <DISTRO>. Currently supported values are: focal, jammy, kinetic, lunar, mantic, bookworm, bullseye, sid
  • Install waydroid
sudo apt install waydroid -y
Then start Waydroid from the applications menu.


NixOS community has a wiki page for WayDroid:


Manually Starting Waydroid

To start Waydroid without systemctl, you need to follow a few simple steps
Start the container first:
sudo waydroid container start
And in a new terminal tab, start the waydroid session (without sudo):
waydroid session start
After that starts and you see "Android with user 0 is ready", it is safe to launch an app from the applications menu, or

Launch Waydroid In Full-Screen Mode:

(This can be run while Waydroid is running, or used to start it in full-screen mode)
waydroid show-full-ui

Launch Waydroid In Multi-Window Mode:

First we need to set the property while a Waydroid session is running:
waydroid prop set persist.waydroid.multi_windows true
After that, we can restart the session:
waydroid session stop
Then we are ready to launch an app, and it will start in multi-window mode

Reinstalling Waydroid

Sometimes things don't go as planned and you need to remove it all and start over. To do that, follow the steps below:
First, make sure you have stopped the session and containers:
waydroid session stop
sudo waydroid container stop
Then it is safe to remove Waydroid. For example, on debian or ubuntu:
sudo apt remove waydroid
After you removed Waydroid, reboot.
Then once logged back in, we need to do a little cleanup:
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/waydroid /home/.waydroid ~/waydroid ~/.share/waydroid ~/.local/share/applications/*aydroid* ~/.local/share/waydroid
Then you can follow the install instructions again.