How to install Hydra in Termux on Android without Root

install hydra in termux without root

Looking for a step-by-step tutorial on how to install hydra in Termux on Android without rooting? If so, you are in the right place.


Ethical hackers use Hydra to identify technical faults in web applications and mobile applications. Linux-based operating systems are supported by this application. In the hydra module, you can guess passwords for specific usernames, generating passwords with different sets of characters. In addition to these, it also allows you to attack on multiple hosts, debug errors, and save data to disk. Recently, the Termux community developed a hydra module so that we can easily practice ethical hacking on our Android device.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to install hydra in Termux on Android without root.

How to install Hydra in Termux without root

To install Hydra, you have to install the termux emulator and then download and install hydra packages from the repository server.

Step 1: Install Termux Emulator

The first step is to install termux on your android device with the appropriate permissions. You can read my detailed article here.

Step 2: Upgrade Packages

Now you need to upgrade the binaries and packages to the latest version. And it is highly recommended, otherwise termux might throw unknown errors. Run the below command.

apt update && apt upgrade

Step 3: Install Hydra Package

Once the packages get upgraded, you can now proceed further to install hydra binaries from the repository server.

pkg install hydra

The process will take some time to complete.

Step 4: Run Hydra commands

Now you can start the module by running the below command.


You are done.


HYDRA is often called one of the finest tools for ethical hacking. And it is a very user-friendly tool and anyone can use it without a headache. The best thing about it is that you can feed a list of common passwords to the process and thereafter the module will do the rest itself. However, there are a large number of brute-force attack tools available at the repository that you might like to try. There is no tool that provides such user experience. I highly recommend Hydra to anyone interested in learning ethical hacking since it is a great starting point.

Thanks for reading this article. I hope that the above step by step guide helped you to set up hydra on your termux device. In case you are still experiencing any undesired error, please leave your comment below. I would be happy to answer any questions you have.