Now git-annex can be used on Android!

Documentation for using git-annex on Android

Android app

First, ensure your Android device is configured to allow installation of the app. Go to Setup -> Security, and enable "Unknown Sources".

Then download the git-annex.apk for your version of Android, and open it to install.


A daily build is also available, thanks to Mesar Hameed and the University of Bath CS department.

building it yourself

git-annex can be built from source for Android.

  1. Run standalone/android/buildchroot as root (requires debootstrap). This builds a chroot with a builder user. The rest of the build will run in this chroot as that user.
  2. In the chroot, run standalone/android/install-haskell-packages
  3. Finally, once the chroot is set up, you can build an Android binary with make android, and make androidapp will build the complete APK.