How to install VS Code - Visual Studio Code on Android phone.



When smartphones didn't existed computers are the only devices that are available to people since decades even now computers usually have more powerful hardware and software then smartphones including that computers have millions of softwares that are more capable and advanced then smartphones.

Now a days, majority of people switched to smartphones as you can do almost all works of PC on smartphones in its own way but there are some functions and softwares of computers that are not available on smartphones like for instance you can directly install computer softwares on smartphone mobile operating systems due to different hardware and software limitations.

Even though, now we have computer emulators like Limbo and ExaGear by using them you can install computer operating systems and softwares on smartphones yet they are slow and can only Install limited softwares so people not showing much interest on computer emulators instead they opting to cloud softwares and desktop operating systems like OnWorks and Never Install.





However, most people don't know except Geeks there is another way to install deskop apps on smartphones using Termux unbelievable right? but it's possible even though you can't run all desktop apps on smartphone using yet Termux can install majority of computer operating systems and softwares.

Recently, we found some commands to install and run VS Code aka Visual Studio Code a popular desktop software released by Microsoft on November 18, 2015 which is very popular and reliable software that is used by majority of developers to code, view code and debug softwares etc.

There are numerous mobile VS Code apps available for smartphones but still desktop VS Code is more powerful and capable thus if you want complete IDE software for professional usages then VS Code is right choice and fortunately you can also run VS code on smartphones using Termux.

Note : You can use the commands we provided below on PC or cloud platforms like Google Cloud as well to install VS code but there is nothing special in installing VS code on PC or cloud platforms because they already have in-built desktop software support thus we are installing VS code on Android powered smartphones using mobile Linux environment terminal emulator Termux.

We have few alternatives to Termux like ConnectBot, Better Terminal Emulator Pro etc but Termux is most popular and reliable one thus we are going to use Termux to install desktop VS Code software on Android OS, so do you like? are you interested? If yes let's let's begin.

• How to download Termux •

It is very easy to download Termux from these platforms for free.


• How to install VS Code on Android using Termux with key features and UI / UX overview •

- Open Termux, then send command : pkg update

- You may get this common error.

- Send command : termux-change-repo

- Check ✓ 3 repositories then tap on OK

- Select a different mirror, here I selected Mirrors by BFSU that is working for me then tap on OK

- It will update packages, now you're ready to install VS Code, send command : clear.

- Send command : pkg install wget openssl-tool proot -y && hash -r && wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/EXALAB/AnLinux-Resources/master/Scripts/Installer/Ubuntu/ubuntu.sh && bash ubuntu.sh

- Send command : ./start-ubuntu.sh

- Send command : wget https://github.com/cdr/code-server/releases/download/v3.10.2/code-server-3.10.2-linux-arm64.tar.gz

- Send command : tar -xvf ./code-server-3.10.2-linux-arm64.tar.gz

- Send command : cd code-server-3.10.2-linux-arm64 cd bin

- Send command : export PASSWORD="password" 

- Here, in place of "password" you can enter your own password but make you remember it else you have do everything again I suggest you keep it default.

- Send command : ./code-server 

- Wait until you get No serving HTTPS then open your browser.

- Enter and search localhost:8080, it will redirect you to VS Code.

- Enter your VS Code password that you set earlier then tap on SUBMIT

- Bingo, you successfully installed VS Code on Android using Termux.

Atlast, this are just highlighted features of Termux there may be many hidden features in-build that provides you external benefits to give the ultimate usage experience, anyway if you want one of the best linux terminal emulator to Install VS code on Android then Termux is worthy choice for sure.

Overall, Termux comes has dark mode by default with clean and simple user interface that ensures user friendly experience, but in any project there is always space for improvement so let's wait and see will Termux get any major UI changes in future to make it even more better, as of now it's nice.

Moreover, it is definitely worth to mention  this is one of the very few methods available out there on internet to Install VS Code desktop software on Android using Termux, yes indeed if you're searching for such method then method has potential to become your new favourite.

Finally, this is how you can install VS Code on Android using Termux, are you an existing user of this method? If yes do say your experience and mention if you know any better method to install VS Code desktop software on Android in our comment section below, see ya :)
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I'm Mark Evans from india, I like technology and it's related fields from childhood being very passionate to read and share knowledge, I made this blog in focus of sharing technology topics In simplified manner.

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