Waydroid on Armbian ? How to install it properly?

I did this:
sudo apt install curl ca-certificates -y

export DISTRO=“jammy”

sudo curl --proto ‘=https’ --tlsv1.2 -Sf https://repo.waydro.id/waydroid.gpg --output /usr/share/keyrings/waydroid.gpg
echo “deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/waydroid.gpg] https://repo.waydro.id/ $DISTRO main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/waydroid.list
sudo apt update

sudo apt install waydroid -y

sudo systemctl enable --now waydroid-container

App installs well then Vanilla Download results:

Waiting for waydroid container service…
Failed to load binder driver
modprobe: FATAL: Module binder_linux not found in directory /lib/modules/5.10.110-rockchip-rk3588
Binder node “binder” for waydroid not found

In short… what am I doing wrong? what needs to be done? Anyone can help? I really would live to try android apps via Linux

you either need to rebuild kernel with those modules enabled or install dkms. If you were on an archlinux based distro (RebornOS) i could give u instructions since i dont use debian based distros.

Send a PR with changing this:

How do I do that? I press pull request and… copy paste that code for rpardini to… develop kernel for it ?
(Im not 100% familiarized how on these moves work so apologies if I sound dumb).

Contribution is the same all across GitHub:


Take some time and you will know it 4ever.

Hey rippanda,

I’m using your RebornOS from Github. Could you give me instructions on how to get Waydroid (or Anbox) to run?

I can’t install binder and ashmem via dkms cause the kernel does not support KProbes. On the other hand I can’t figure out how to recompile the kernel for RebornOS cause the radxa wiki has only info about how to do it for debian based systems and when I try that in RebornOS make exits with error 2 upon Makefile line 1920…

So yeah, instructions on how to get Waydroid to run on RebornOS would be really helpful. Also: Is it possible to get GPU support for Waydroid? What would I have to choose in the installer for that to happen?

Thanks a lot!

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