Cygwin Alternatives for Android

    Cygwin is not available for Android but there are a few alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Termux, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Cygwin, but unfortunately only two of them are available for Android. If you can't find an alternative you can try to filter for web or SaaS options.

    This page was last updated Sep 9, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      • zsh
      • Bash
      Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.
      Termux vs Cygwin opinions
      Some users think Termux is a great alternative to Cygwin, some don't.
      Because it's completely different
      Negative comment 15 days ago

      A terminal emulator and Unix environment bringing powerful terminal access to your Android-powered devices. **Android is already an os based on linux kernel. Moreover Termux is for Android/Linux whereas, CygWin is for Windows. ** Inabilities due to supporting the same platform, **Termux is not even an alternative to Cygwin.**
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      Great mobility and UNIX like environment.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    1. BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, FreeBSD and others. It was specifically created for embedded operating systems with very limited resources.
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