A tool which combines several stripped-down Unix tools in a single, comapct executable. Because of its compactness and versatility, it is often used on devices with limited ressources.

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Where is the precmd command in android?

I'm kind of used to linux. I'm using Busybox from the Busybox Free installer, with Busybox 1.21.0-Stericson. Trying to chance my shell to the Busybox shell using busybox ash gives the following error ...
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Why does bad Busybox installation in /system/xbin/ cause problems?

I've got familiar with Android not long ago. Having almost no experience, I carelessly installed Busybox, and after that the system started resetting itself after each power-off. It also didn't allow ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Pocket

i have an android Device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300) which i want to root, because i have used Ubuntu on my PC and Notebook for five or six years and i am familiar with doing different maintainace ...
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fsck.auto: No such file or directory

So I'm trying to run fsck on my sdcard's ext4 partition and it doesn't work for some reason. sh-4.1# fsck /dev/block/vold/179:2 fsck (busybox 1.21.0-Stericson, 2013-01-28 21:49:55 GMT) fsck: ...
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Remount writable by all users?

I want to remount a read-only partition in read-write mode, but I want it to be writable for all users. So far I've got this: mount -o bind /someplace /someplace_else mount -o remount rw ...
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BusyBox crond fails to run scripts with “time disparity” error message

I've installed BusyBox on my Android 4.1.1 phone and when I run crond, after some time it starts to failing to run scripts with message "time disparity of xxx minutes detected". Is there something I ...
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built in command line pager/viewer like less? Without busybox or root access

Sometimes i investigate foreign phones, where i can't root or install any Apps. But i want to examine the filesystem via adb shell, and view some text-files. Like i usually do with a *nix-shell: with ...
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Using busybox telnet, teminal emulator and ubuntu

I want to conrol android command line (Jackpal's Terminal) using busybox telnet. With Spartacus Rex' Terminal ide telnet works but cant get out of 'application's context.' So I want to use Jackpal's ...
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Motorola Triumph & HyperShell in Titanium Backup

It would seem that Titanium Backup, everyone's favorite root backup tool (right?), does not particularly like the Motorola Triumph—or vice versa. I've been having problems with restoring apps (only ...
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Can't overwrite `/system/customize/ACC/default.xml`…problem installing BusyBox so I can use TWRP Manager

new Android user here. I've rooted my device, downloaded /system/customize/ACC/default.xml, edited TetheringGuard_Rule to be 0, and uploaded the new default.xml via Airdroid. The problem is when I ...
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mdev: applet not found when trying to populate /dev on android

I'm trying to install Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to one external sd card. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian ...
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How to debug inetd server on rooted Android phone?

I would like to run an inetd server on my rooted phone to accept incoming connections and launch an application in response. I've installed BusyBox since it includes inetd and I created a file ...
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Can't Change WiFi Mac Address on my moto E

I am running on rooted Moto E (XT1022) Android 4.4, and want to change WiFi MAC Address. I had tried installing BusyBox with Terminal and run the following command. busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether ...
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How is the Bluetooth adapter usually connected?

I am trying to find the Bluetooth 4.0 device on my Lenovo A7-40 using adb shell. I have a recent busybox, but busybox lsusb shows only one bus: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 …which I assume is ...
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Busybox Error: unknown option — eusage: nc

I've been trying to recover some photos and I've been following this guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-nexus/general/guide-internal-memory-data-recovery-yes-t1994705 However, after I ...
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How can I add the user of an application to the group of another application?

I'd like to add the user of one application to the group of another so that I can read the other applications private content without doing a su every time. I can't find the adduser or the useradd ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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Move BusyBox from xbin to bin

Device: Q88B-5S tablet How can I move the BusyBox from xbin to bin? I used Root Explorer and Terminal, but it didn't work. My tablet is going nuts. (factory reset, 0bytes) My tablet is rooted using ...