Kali Linux 2020.4 Released with New Tools, ZSH Shell & Updates for NetHunter


Offensive Security launched Kali Linux 2020.4 with ZSH shell as default, upgraded tools icons, brand-new tools, and more. This new release has numerous noteworthy updates, all of which are readily available for quick download or upgrading.

This circulation can be set up on numerous gadgets that consist of mobile phones and Raspberry PI.

ZSH Shell By Default and Other Features

With Kali NetHunter a new settings menu, enabling easy backup and restore of configuration files added by @yesimxev. Likewise, you will be having an option to change the Kali NetHunter boot animation.

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$ cp -i/ etc/skel/. $ cp -i/ etc/skel/.

A fresh installation of Kali Linux 2020.4 or later on has all the updates. If you are upgrading Kali, you will need to set up each user to use ZSH or bashrc.

┌ ─ ─( kali kali)-
└ ─$ echo Hello World. Im $0.
Hi World. Im zsh.
┌ ─ ─( kali kali)-
└ ─$.

ZSH shell was initially presented in Kali Linux 2020.3, now with Kali Linux 2020.4, ZSH is the brand-new default shell.

New “Enhanced Session Mode” brings Win-KeX to ARM devices. With this mode it allows users of “Windows on ARM” gadgets to utilize Win-KeX and it includes sharpness to Win-KeX on HiDPI gadgets.

The offending security group likewise upgraded the Bash prompt to make it feel comparable to the ZSH prompt.

With the new release variety of brand-new tools has been included;.

With the previous variation Vagrant image readily available only for VirtualBox, with the new release Vagrant image readily available for VMware.


” We have been working away on our ARM images as typical, and this release is no exception. We have decreased the amount of pre-generated images (now 14) as there has not been the demand for these other gadgets.”.

It is the default shell on our desktop images, and cloud. For ARM, containers, NetHunter and WSL continue to be the default shell.

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Fresh download can be done from here. If you are an existing user you can do a quick update, followed by setting the default shell to ZSH..

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