Kali Linux Image Overview

Below is an overview of where you can get Kali Linux that is kept up-to-date when a new platform or system is added. Each entry that has a Kali docs page available will have their page linked.

WSL does not have enough unique methods of obtaining Kali to warrant its own column. For this reason, it is included in the “Containers” column.

InstallationsVirtual MachinesCloudContainersUSBARM (Single Board Computer)Mobile (NetHunter)
Standard Single-bootFreshly Make VMware VMAWSDockerLive boot - Create with Linux, macOS, or WindowsBanana PiGeneric NetHunter Rootless
macOS Single-Boot / Dual-bootImporting Pre-Made VMware VMAzurePodmanPersistenceBanana ProGeneric NetHunter Lite
Dual-booting LinuxVirtualBoxDigital OceanLXC/LXDEncrypted PersistenceBeagleBone BlackGeneric NetHunter
Dual-booting WindowsImport VirtualBoxLinodeWSLHP ChromebookGemini PDA
Installing to USBHyper-VProxmoxSamsung Chromebook 1 / 2LG V20 International
BTRFSParallelsAcer Tegra ChromebookNexus 10
Over a network (PXE)UTMASUS Chromebook FlipNexus 5 / 5X
QEMU/LibvirtCubieBoard2 / CubieBoard3Nexus 6 / 6P
VagrantCuBoxNexus 7
ProxmoxCubox-i4ProNexus 9
Gateworks NewportNokia 3.1
Gateworks VentanaNokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus
Mini-XOnePlus 2
NanoPC-T3 / T4OnePlus 3 / 3T
NanoPi NEO Plus2OnePlus 6 / 6T
NanoPi2OnePlus 7 / 7 Pro / 7T / 7T Pro
ODROID-C0 / C1 / C1+ / ODROID-C2OnePlus 8 / 8T / 8 Pro
ODROID-U2 / U3 / ODROID-XU3OnePlus Nord
Pinebook / Pinebook ProOnePlus One
Radxa ZeroSamsung Galaxy S6
Raspberry Pi 1 (Original) / 2 (1.1) / 3 / 4 / 400Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Wi-Fi / LTE
Raspberry Pi Zero / Zero W / Zero 2 WSony Xperia Z1
RIoTboardTicWatch Pro / Pro 4G/LTE / Pro 2020
TrimsliceXiaomi Mi 9T MIUI 11
USB Armory MKI / MKIIXiaomi Mi A3
Utilite ProXiaomi Pocophone F1
ZTE Axon 7

Updated on: 2022-Oct-27
Author: gamb1t