Guide to installing ExaGear on a Raspberry Pi 4.

Exagear Desktop is a piece of software that could be used to emulate x86 applications on ARM devices. It was discontinued a few years back, but it’s still possible to use it.

Using ExaGear, I was able to run the full Spotify client, Zoom client, and more as well as others.

Installation Steps

First install prerequisites with apt

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y bash coreutils findutils curl binfmt-support cron

Create a new directory (to download the packages and key)

mkdir ~/exagear
cd ~/exagear

Download and install required Exagear packages (follow the instructions for your bitness)

# 32-bit
sudo dpkg -i exagear_3428-1_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i exagear-dsound-server_010_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i exagear-guest-debian-9_3428_all.deb

# 64-bit
sudo dpkg -i exagear_3428-1_arm64.deb
sudo dpkg -i exagear-dsound-server_010_arm64.deb
sudo dpkg -i exagear-guest-debian-9_3428_all.deb

Patch exagear license

curl | sudo bash

Now, run sudo exagear, and you’re in an x86 environment! Make sure to run the following to update the subsystem:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Take a look at the internet archive page for all the files.

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