Display a Raspbian desktop on Android using VNC

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Virtual Network Computing (VNC) can be used as a client/server windowing system to display e.g. a Raspbian desktop on Android.

Software installation

Display a Raspbian desktop on Android

  • Start the VNC server (type: tightvncserver) on Raspbian (choose credentials)
  • Start bVNC on Android (use credentials)

Your session keeps on running even after the network is disconnected.


  • Verify the TCP port used by the VNC server (may vary)
  • Take care to properly configure your firewall accordingly.
  • You do not (normally) have a mouse on Android which can be unhandy; possibly a USB on-the-go cable hub could be a solution

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