How To Install Ngrok In Termux


You are at the right place if you are Looking for How to install Ngrok in Termux? Here we will show you how to install Ngrok in Termux step by step. Before getting into the Ngrok installation process, let's see its definition. 

What is Ngrok?

Ngrok is a reverse proxy that creates a secure "tunnel" from a public endpoint for a web service running locally.

In other words, you can use Ngrok to expose a port on your system, for example, the port on which your application or website is running, to a public URL.

Basically, Ngrok creates a tunnel, where the function is to redirect external connections to your local host.

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How does Ngrok work?

Let's assume you have a web server running on your machine. Now you intend to share, with a colleague, the address of a website that you developed, but as it is on a private network. To do this, just use Ngrok. Considering that the web server is at port 8080, you only need to execute the following command:

ngrok http  8080

What is the use of Ngrok?

  • Share the website with a colleague who is running on a private network;
  • Create a TCP server on your device;
  • Port forwarding;
  • Testing mobile apps connected to your locally running backend;
  • Stable addresses for your connected devices that are deployed in the field;
  • Running personal cloud services from your home;
  • You can also use Ngrok in ethical hacking.

You might be thinking about how to use Ngrok in Ethical hacking? Basically, you can take the reverse shell and reverse the connection of any device remotely through the TCP tunneling with Ngrok.

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How to install Ngrok in Termux?

Here are the steps to install Ngrok in Termux. Please follow the steps one by one carefully to avoid any type of error. Please note that you must wait for each command to be completed.

1. First of all, open your Termux and then type the below command to update and upgrade your Termux repositories.

pkg update && pkg upgrade -y

2. Now type the below command. The below command will install zip and wget packages in your Termux. Here zip will be used to unzip the zipped folder of Ngrok while wget will be used to download the Ngrok.

pkg install zip wget -y

3. Now type the below command as it is to download Ngrok in your Termux.


Wait for the downloading to be finished. It may take up to 2 to 5 minutes to download Ngrok depending upon your Internet speed.

4. Type the below command in your Termux to unzip the Ngrok folder.


5. After Unzipping, use the below command to give Ngrok permission to read, write, and execute.

chmod +x ngrok

6. Now open the Ngrok website by clicking the link below:

Now click on the Signup button, and then create a new account on Ngrok.

Now you need to confirm the Ngrok account. Open your email to confirm your Ngrok account. There you will see Ngrok email. Simply open that mail and click on the confirm account button.

7. Now login to Ngrok with your Email ID and Password and search for the auth token on the Ngrok page. Then simply type the below command in your Termux And replace <YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN> with your auth token.

./ngrok authtoken YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN_HERE

Note: Replace <YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN> with your auth token.

Running the above command will add your auth token to your ngrok.yml file. Connecting an account will list your open tunnels in the dashboard, and give you longer tunnel timeouts.

8. Hence Ngrok has been successfully installed in your Termux. Use the below command to see how to use Ngrok in Termux.

./ngrok help

Note: To solve Ngrok reconnecting issue open your mobile hotspot and start Ngrok again.


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