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 to add SSH keys to allow connections to remote server on Android?

I'm using a rooted custom Android kernel (Gingerbread), and am able to connect to a remote SSH server with password authentication using busybox and a terminal emulator app. I would like to be able ...
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My busybox gets corrupted?

Recently I just downgraded my busybox to 1.18.2 version using the jRummy's BusyBox Installer. I was previously having busybox preinstalled by CM7.2 custom ROM. Then I immediately tried to install ...
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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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How can I check if busybox is working properly?

I have Busybox installed, but I suspect that it does not work properly. Total Commander ADB plugin invokes busybox mv -f and busybox rm -f commands, but it seems to fail silently. Is there a ...
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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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How do I fix pwd (print working directory) on Cyanogenmod 7?

I recently started using Cyanogenmod and I noticed some odd behavior in the shell for certain commands. The command works as expected in the Terminal app directly on the phone, but strange things ...
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Which BusyBox is legitimate on Play Store?

BusyBox is a collection of *nix utilities. I am attempting to install it via the Play Store (I've had a lot of trouble in the past trying to cross-compile BusyBox). The problem I am having: there are ...
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Format SD card after playing with fdisk (No card reader)

After playing with partitioning using FDISK (from busybox) i finished and now i want to format it back to whatever is usable under Android. Using same FDISK via Android console i deleted all ...
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“mount” on 2.3.4 is Behaving Oddly

I'm on Nexus S, 2.3.4, stock and rooted. BusyBox is v1.18.4 (2011-03-20 15:16:04 CDT). When I try to remount ANYTHING it just $ mount -o remount,rw /system Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t ...
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how to use your Android tablet to update your opendns ip

I want to use my Android tablet or phone to update my opendns ip since there is no official opendns client for Android. I'd like to do this automatically whenever I connect to WiFi.
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BusyBox `ln -s`: How do I create symlink to a directory on external SD-card?

How do I create symlink to a directory on external SD-card? Do I have to edit /etc/passwd and add user or root to the sdcard_r group--since, I see that the /storage/ location is owned by sdcard_r? Do ...
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Installing BusyBox crashes phone

I'm trying to install BusyBox on my rooted stock Droid DNA. Every time I try the normal install, it fails saying that the program can't be installed in /system/bin. If I do the smart install, it ...
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why there are so many tty files in the dev directory?

it is confusing that there are so many tty files in the directory... by the way, what each file in /dev stands for, do they stand for physical devices which are part of my android device? for ...
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Shell utterly borked, toolbox claims “no such tool”

HTC Magic, rooted with CyanogenMod 5. Tried to install busybox using "Busybox Installer" from the Market, ended up with a strangely borked system. Android does not boot, freezes on the splash screen. ...
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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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built in command line pager/text-file-viewer? 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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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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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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ls command works but not with options?

In my terminal app when I type ls /? it gives me ls /d. Where can I find the other options? For example I want to list the file attributes and file length. I have tried also busybox to no avail.
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Busybox installation on emulator[Error:/system/xbin/busybox: not executable: magic 7F45]

I was trying to install busybox on my emulator with the help of section 5.2 in Android Emulator. My AVD config Device: Nexus S Target: Google API(x86 System Image)-API Level 19 CPU/ABI: Intel Atom ...
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Android-adapted BusyBox binary for rooted phone

I would like to place a place BusyBox on my rooted Android phone, and I would like to have a version that has "sh" as an alias for "ash" so that I can replace the standard /system/bin/sh with a ...
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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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I want to change my android smarthpones MAC adress, but i get an error: iplink: applet not found

Hy! Sooo i searched a lots of stuff on the internet before asking, but found nothing. Basicly i want to change my mobiles MAC adress, couse it got blacklisted at school. I tried market apps, but none ...
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How to add a symbolic link to bypass unavailable busybox applet

I have BusyBox version v1.15.3 installed that came with the ROM gingerdx 31b. This busybox version cannot be updated/changed, because if it's being updated, the phone goes into a bootloop on the next ...
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mount command outputs usage on correct arguments

I enabled root for adb, and then tried the following: root@crespo:/ # mount /dev/block/platform/s3c-sdhci.0/by-name/media /storage/sdcard0 Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device ...
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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 ...
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Installation of BusyBox on panda board on Android ICS kernel

I am trying to install BusyBox on panda board which has an ICS Android kernel. I used the steps below: Download binary file which supports the panda board Push it into /system/busybox folder ...