This release brings the kernel up to version 4.19.28, fixes numerous bugs, includes many updated packages, and most excitingly, features a new release of Kali Linux NetHunter!
Kali NetHunter 2019.2 Release
NetHunter now supports over 50 devices running all the latest Android versions, from KitKat through to Pie.
13 new NetHunter images have been released for the latest Android versions of your favorite devices, including:
- Nexus 6 running Pie
- Nexus 6P, Oreo
- OnePlus2, Pie
- Galaxy Tab S4 LTE & WiFi, Oreo
For the ARM users, be aware that the first boot will take a bit longer than usual, as it requires the reinstallation of a few packages on the hardware. This manifests as the login manager crashing a few times until the packages finish reinstalling and is expected behaviour.
Upgrade to Kali Linux 2019.2
If you already have a Kali installation you’re happy with, you can easily upgrade in place as follows.
root@kali:~# apt update && apt -y full-upgrade
Ensuring your Installation is Updated
root@kali:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
Then after running ‘apt -y full-upgrade’, you may require a ‘reboot’ before checking:
root@kali:~# grep VERSION /etc/os-release VERSION="2019.2" VERSION_ID="2019.2" root@kali:~# uname -a Linux kali 4.19.0-kali4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.28-2kali1 (2019-03-18) x86_64 GNU/Linux
If you come across any bugs in Kali, please open a report on our bug tracker.