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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Complicated Wi-Fi Question

So every time that I enable and re-enable the wifi connection on my tablet, the MAC address is randomized (like the last 3-4 digits). I don't know what might be causing this, and the root account can'...
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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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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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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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I can't remount /system as rw. I get an error message: mount: Read-only file system

I'm using a rooted Huawei G7 and i'm trying to install BusyBox, but I keep getting an error. I'm 100% sure this error is because there is some weird write protection on /system. I know this because ...
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Why can I write to a read-only system partition?

I have a rooted phone running android 4.4. When I check the output of 'mount' it says system is read only. My root file manager or terminal can't make any files or folders there, though only the file ...
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busybox doesn't work on marshmallow

The system builtin ip command works correctly with: # ip route show table wlan0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/xx dev wlan0 proto static scope link But busybox ip doesn't: # busybox ip route show table wlan0 ...
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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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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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chroot: can't execute /init.sh: Permission denied - Error while want to start linux on Android

Introduction: I formatted a SDCard in ext4 and copied an ArchVersion on it to run it from Android like in this guide (step 7). Of course my device is rooted and I am running the following scripts and ...
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Filesystem check

I'm using a Trio Stealth Gen 5 on 4.5 I think with some crashed reboots I may have messed up my filesystem. I've never used Linux prior to this, but some Google searching lead me to a few things. I ...
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how to start or restart the installed application list from terminal android?

Hello everybody. I have the following: Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Gingerbread, custom rom, root. Terminal Emulator-v1.0.70 Busybox Stericson-v.1.22.1 How I can restart the application list using the ...
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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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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 ...