Visual Studio Code is the most popular code editor or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) currently.
Before starting this post I want to say that there are lot of blogs already present on how to install VS Code on your Android phone but most of them are outdated and are not well written.
So my aim is to right a beginner friendly blog, All you need to do is Download Termux which is an Android terminal emulator and copy paste the commands.
In this article I will tell you how to install VS Code in your Android Phone with the use of Termux emulator.
Although I do not recommend anyone to do all the coding in the phone but still having familiar interface would make things useful.
This was all possible due to the package: Code Server
NOTE: Since November 2, 2020 Termux in Google Play Store is no longer able to publish updates of Termux application and add-ons because they are not ready for changes upcoming with SDK level 29 (Android 10).
Now that we have installed Termux we need to update the system.
apt update && apt upgrade
Now we have to install some keyfiles or required packages which will help us to install and run code-server(VS Code).
apt install build-essential python git nodejs yarn
After running this command Termux will ask:
Do you want to continue? [y/n]
You have to press y
and the Installation will begin.
Now that all the packages has been installed, its time to install VS Code on your Android phone which is approx. 70 MB.
yarn global add code-server
This will take some time to install, so be patient. After install is complete move to the next step.
Now before we can start using VS Code we need to get two things:
Local host address
Password for login
After running this command you will get something like this:
So in my case local address is : 127.0.0.1:8080
and password is : 8921384c6e1f8ff4nn630h1v
Make sure to copy both the address and password from your terminal and move to final step.
It's time to run and use the VS Code in you phone.
To run VS Code type this in termux:
Your browser will ask for password, paste the password that you have copied from your terminal and click on submit.
I hope you are having fun using VS Code in your Android Device
You can also install VS Code in your other devices too using Code Server repository.
Do follow me as I will write more articles on how to install VS Code like this in your other devices. - Archit Sharma