How to Install HomeBridge on Android Using Termux

Guide on How to Install HomeBridge on Android Using Termux

So Are you eager to install HomeBridge on your Android device using Termux? Then you are in the right place. In this article we have shared the step-by-step complete guide on how to install HomeBridge using termux without rooting your Android device.

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Note: Follow the exact given steps given below. Do not skip any of the steps for a successful installation.

So, Without any further ado, Let’s get started!

#1. Set Static IP on your Android Device:

The first thing you have do is it to set a set/configure a static IP on your Android phone. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Open “Settings” >> Tap on “Network & Internet” or “Connections“.
  2. Select Wi-Fi option >> Select your “Wi-Fi Network“.
  3. Now, Select “Advanced >> IP Settings” or “IP Settings” option.
  4. Change the Setting from DHCP to Static and set the Static IP address.

And you’re done! Now, your device will use the specified static IP address.

#2. Download and Install Andronix:

You can download and install Androinix by clicking below:

#3. Install Ubuntu with Andronix Using Termux:

Install Termux Emulator Using F-Droid:

To install the Termux Emulator using F-Droid, follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install the F-Droid APK from here.
  2. Open the F-Droid app once the installation is completed. (Note: It will take some time to update the necessary repositories).
  3. Now, tap on the search icon at the bottom and search for the app “Termux.” Select “Termux Terminal Emulator” and click on “Install.

Alright! We are now done installing the Termux Emulator on your Android device. Now, let’s see how to install Ubuntu with Andronix using Termux.

Install Ubuntu with Andronix Using Termux:

Now, let’s install the Ubuntu OS with the help of Andronix using Termux. To do so, Follow the given steps below:

  1. Open the downloaded “Andronix” app on your Android device. 
  2. Tap on “Linux Distribution” and Select “Ubuntu” option inside the Andronix app.
  3. Now, Click on “Proceed” and select the Version “20.4 LTS“.
  4. Click on “Install” button and select “CLI Only” option.
  5. The command should be copied in your clipboard.
  6. Now, Open Termux app and create a new directory using the below command. 
    • mkdir ubuntu
  7. Change the directory by entering the following command:
    • cd ubuntu
  8. Paste the copied command from Andronix in the termux terminal and hit Enter to proceed with the installation.

And you’re done! Wait for few minutes to complete the ubuntu Installation.

Also Read: How to Trace Exact Location Using IP Address on Android

Install HomeBridge on Android Using Termux:

Now, let’s get into the actual guide to install HomeBridge using Termux on your Android device. Enter the following commands in sequence:

  • apt update
  • apt install sudo curl gpg -y
  • curl -sSfL https://repo.homebridge.io/KEY.gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/homebridge.gpg > /dev/null
  • echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/homebridge.gpg] https://repo.homebridge.io stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/homebridge.list > /dev/null
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install homebridge
  • apt install systemctl

To Start HomeBridge, Enter the following command:

  • hb-service start

Open your browser, To get started – Enter the http://<ip address of your phone>:8581

To stop the HomeBridge service, Enter the following command:

  • hb-service stop

To Restart the HomeBridge service, Enter the following command:

  • hb-service restart

Conclusion:

I hope this article has helped you to install HomeBridge on your Android device using Termux. If you have any queries, please feel free to ask them in the comment section. Additionally, consider sharing this article and bookmarking our site for more tutorials like this.

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Vijaygopal Balasa

Vijaygopal Balasa is a blogger with a passion for writing about a variety of topics and Founder/CEO of Androidstrike. In addition to blogging, he is also a Full-stack blockchain engineer by profession and a tech enthusiast. He has a strong interest in new technologies and is always looking for ways to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

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