A terminal app is the way of providing a command prompt to Android devices.

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Terminal “Permission Denied” - Need more info on error message

I am trying to run an executable from the android terminal with root permissions, but I am constantly receiving the following error: [ExecutableName] : permission denied I am confirmed to be loged ...
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How to set MAC address on (HTC Desire) Android terminal emulator?

I typed into the terminal this: ip link set eth0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX the XX for my numbers and so on. But it says permission denied. Source: ...
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How to get battery status in terminal?

I have gingerbread(2.3.6) phone with dropbear installed. I usually access my phone over wifi & run commands in putty. I want to get Battery status & percentage in terminal. Is there any ...
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Why does Terminal Emulator for Android has completely different commands comparing to GNU/Linux?

I installed Terminal Emulator for Android hoping I could easily get root access,install apps via terminal etc.So,thinking Android is a Linux distribution,I felt that it must have a terminal emulator ...
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Launch app with UI in background

Is it possible to start a regular app – with a GUI – in the background, without displaying its UI? Also, it needs to be launched from the shell terminal, not from java. What I'm using currently: am ...
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Allow “unknown sources” from Terminal without going to Settings App?

I have a corrupted Settings app in CyanogenMod and have a possible idea to restore a backup of it (App and Data) in Titanium Backup. But it's currently set to not allow "unknown sources" so Titanium ...
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Android shell script permissions? [duplicate]

I have a rooted phone, and I was playing around with Terminal Emulator. I tried writing a simple shell script (test.sh) : #!/bin/sh echo "Hello, World!" Then I opened terminal emulator, cd'd to ...
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How to install bundles of additional terminal commands for rooted devices?

I rooted a HTC Wildfire S device recently and flashed an Android 4.1.2 AOKP Jelly Bean Custom ROM. One benefit is that I can use the terminal now. I'm a little used to using terminal emulators on ...
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Running own executable on Android shell

I need a specific command line tool and I have made a C program in my linux shell. I have compiled the program with an arm cross compiler. I have then moved the program into the android filesystem ...
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How to find out the UID of a given file/folder?

I have an issue with inconsistent UIDs. I would like to know how to manually find out the ID of a folder (specifically the /data partition). I think that it should be the same concept of an usual ...
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SQLite database operation from Android terminal

I want to do SQLite command like sqlite3 myDb.db, or do other SQLite command from Android shell, like Terminal Emulator or something else. I have tried googling for these, but no luck. Is it possible ...
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Running am commands in terminal without using su

Android: JB 4.2.2 I am trying to launch Android apps from the terminal emulator using the am command. When I tried the phone's terminal emulator application, it gave me an error:- ...
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Terminal-IDE / wifi routing issues

As cited here, I think there are likely issues unique to Terminal-IDE users because Terminal-IDE is, effectively, an "accessable-linux-on-your-non-rooted-Android" environment. And, therefore, it ...
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Home screen icon for terminal program?

I'm using terminal-ide http://code.google.com/p/terminal-ide/ which is basically a terminal for android with all sorts of utilities. One is able to create bash scripts for example. Is there a way to ...
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Is there an Android equivalent of diskutil?

I'm a Mac and Android user. I've used simple commands in the Terminal from time to time. But now I'm trying to understand the Terminal Emulator included in the Rom Toolbox app for my Android. What ...
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay with a physical keyboard; how can I remap a spare key to send Esc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay running Android 4.1.2; it's an unusual phone because it slides open to reveal a built-in physical keyboard. The keyboard has no Esc key. It'd be nice to have one, so ...
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How to use my android smartphone to call a distant modem?

I have a domotic app using a modem on a RTC line and would like to connect to the modem with my smartphone as I can do with my PC through Hyperterminal. Is there a means to do that, using the phone ...
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Determining file type from android terminal emulator

I have a file of unknown type that does not display properly in es file explorer and I have no other app installed that can open it. Can I use the terminal emulator (or some other method?) To ...
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is there a way to run *.sh file by just touching it in a file manager?

I mean like it is when user opens an image file a pane opens where user can select app for given type. But when I'm clicking on *.sh file the first option that shows up is to open as ...
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Mount Binding to move App data to External Memory

I recently came across the idea of mount binding in Linux. I am wondering if I can mount bind the /storage/emulated/0/Android to /storage/sdcard1/Android. Will this extend my internal storage? ...
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phone crashing constantly

can you help me discover what is causing my phone to crash? I've been having this problem for a while now but it seems to be getting worse. it happens at random and is almost like a RAM seizure. the ...
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How to check sim lock via Terminal Emulator

I wonder, is it possible to check sim lock status in Terminal Emulator? Is there any universal command for most of Android phones? I know many different ways to check this issue, but I'm just ...
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Installing command line apps

I have an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S4 Active running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. I have installed the Terminal Emulator and am wondering how to install apps to the command line. Is it possible for me to ...
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Forward console output to computer

Is there a way to forward the console output of your phone (I'm assuming there is some because Linux) to your computer, maybe using ADB? I'm especially interested in how to get the boot time messages, ...
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How do I turn off USB tethering or restart USB connection via computer/PC's terminal?

How do I turn off USB tethering or restart USB connection via computer/PC's terminal?
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how do I type special characters in ConnectBot?

I use an Apple bluetooth keyboard with my android Nexus 5. In ConnectBot I do not get the special chars when I use the Shift-key. How can I type special chars like +_)(*&^ in the terminal?
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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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HTC One display problem

I've bought this HTC One from one guy who had to change the display on it. It works fine but display has one problem. It has very high brightness and some buttons, icons and so on does not have the ...
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cat /proc/devices on Galaxy Note shows a device named roccat

Whats that supposed to be? cat /proc/devices on Galaxy Note N7000 JellyBeer 4 build from 15.March (CM10.1 based with per app dpi features, more similar to cm than to paranoidandroid) Char devices: ...
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Better Terminal Emulator Pro and dns/nslookup resolution

I just recently purchased "Better Terminal Emulator Pro" on the Google Play Store. It works well for everything so far, except when I try to do something like ping google.com or use a hostname for ...
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Which application keeps port opened on android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of open ports on Android On my nexus 7 rooted device some programs keep two ports opened (8080 and 8082). How can I determine what are those applications? Netstat ...
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How can I format a flash drive using terminal emulator?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've recently installed the usb host package and some time then I successfully activated the usb host mode. after that I needed to format a flash drive ...
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Can't enter < (less than) or > (greater than) in terminal

When I try to type "<" or ">", I get semicolons ";" and colons ":" any idea?
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How to launch apps from terminal

In linux I like to launch the applications from the terminal. Most of the time it is the fast way to launch apps especially on repeated use. In android there are good launcher like Fast app search ...
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Set/Get value of variables in '/proc/sys/net' using terminal

consider these values which are stored in their respected files in this path: /proc/sys/net /core/rmem_default 32768 /core/rmem_max 65536 /core/wmem_default 32768 /core/wmem_max 65536 /core/somaxconn ...
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su command not working, eventhough I am rooted

My problem is that my rooted android phone with Terminal Emulator app doesn't seem to be executing the 'su' command correctly. I am trying to execute this command, after having executed the 'su' ...
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How to run alsamixer command for android shell

I am trying to configure sound for a specific sound card and I need AlsaMixer to open but I can't find the right command to open it from terminal. Any help would be appreciated
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No prompt in Terminal Emulator after failed install of SuperSu/replace KingRoot

I have a Huawei Union (y538) and rooted it using KingRoot. I then followed a guide to replace KingRoot with SuperSu. Terminal Emulator displayed some permission errors, SuperSu opened, but the install ...
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How do I avoid losing root shell in rooted Android?

I have: Successfully rooted my Android 5.0 (custom ROM) Installed busybox Installed Android-Terminal-Emulator However on the command prompt, whenever I use su or /system/xbin/su, it shows the: ...
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How to open an image via Terminal Emulator on a non-rooted Android system?

I have explored into the /mnt/sdcard2/DCIM/Camera directory as shown in the screenshot below in Terminal Emulator for Android. The ls command lists the files in the directory. How can I open and view ...
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Debug phone using ADB from tablet

I have an Acer Iconia TAB (a500) running OTA ICS 4.0.3, rooted using blackthund3r's ICS Root tool (version 7.2.0). I've downloaded the Linux binaries for adb and platform-tools and made sure they were ...
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How to read shell commands documentation in android

I have busybox installed in phone. Also, my device is rooted. I tried to use man command: $ man ls However, it returns no manual entry for 'ls'. I tried to navigate to /bin/busybox but there is no ...
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Phone shows only internal sd card and no external storage

I have a problem, I bricked my phone, started recovery mod to re-flash it, but in recovery shows only internal sd card, luckily there is terminal into recovery mode, how I can get external storage?
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Port forward in external ip

How to forward ports in external ip. I tried port forwarder but it forwards my internal ip ports like 10.xxx.xx.xxx to 192.168.0.1 How to actually forward ports To my external ip? so that i could ...
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ADB version of these terminal emulator instructions?

I have the "Insufficient storage" bug on my Moto G X1032. This answer fixes it with the terminal emulator app, which i can't install. They recommend performing the following commands in adb if that's ...
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How can I reboot my wi-fi router using Android terminal?

Which command should I use in android terminal for rebooting my wi-fi router? I have already tested connection, ping goes to wi-fi (192.168.1.1). Except ping, which operations can I do via android ...
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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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Run Bash Script from Terminal

I have modified a kernel's ramdisk to include a "settings" terminal run bash script. However, when I type in terminal su dp I get file is not found. dp exists in the ramdisk as /sbin/dp I've ...
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Error `ssh not found` in terminal Android

I'm trying to use ssh in the app Terminal Emulator in Android, but it gives me the error /system/bin/sh: ssh: not found. This is strange to me, since I also use ssh in the apps AndFTP and SSH Server ...
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access media files through sftp

I am trying to access the media files on my android device in my terminal(ubuntu) through sftp. I am able to view the image/video/audio files present but I am unable to open them. Is there a way to ...