Kali Linux requires constant updating to keep the tools in functional order. Today, we’re going to properly update and upgrade your Kali Linux.

The most common causes of a broken Kali Linux installation is updating and upgrading from unofficial repositories.

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Step 1: Official Repositories For Kali Linux

The first step is to set correct Kali Linux official repositories. Make sure that your /etc/apt/sources.listfile contains the following official Kali repositories:

deb https://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb-src https://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

Step 2: Updating Your Kali Linux

Let’s begin updating your Kali Linux operating system. Open up your terminal and type:

sudo apt update


apt update && apt upgrade -y

This command in the terminal, it will upgrade everything, remove old packages:

sudo apt full-upgrade

If you want to see the list upgradeable tools. which we can upgrade individually or which are schedule for update.

apt list --upgradable

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sudo apt upgrade

Step 3: Upgrade Kept Back Packages

We can upgrade individual packages using apt install PACKAGE-NAME or upgrade all packages at once using

sudo apt dist-upgrade

Step 4: Uninstall No Longer Required Packages

To remove all no longer required Kali Linux packages try

sudo apt autoremove