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

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Can android device issue adb commants to itself?

I made a simple shell (actually windows batch) script that automates a task on android phone. It can be ran on any computer. I thought that if I convert the batch to linux sh script, I could issue the ...
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Change wallpaper via ADB/terminal

Is there any terminal (ADB) command for Android to change the launcher wallpaper?
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ADB to disable Bluetooth at Boot

Please can ADB(Android Debug Bridge) be used to Disable bluetooth on a Boot Looping device?.
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Starting an activity listed under “Settings” from terminal (or adb shell)

I would like to start this activity from terminal: com.android.settings.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity I tried am start -S com.android.settings/.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity and this is ...
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Downloading and installing the DEBIAN ARM packages and installing them on Termux?

Ok, so I was looking for a terminal emulator for android and I found Termux. Then I discovered that it has "apt-get" as a package manager and I played around with it and installed a few packages. Then ...
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Using Remix OS(Android-x86) terminal shell to turn off the touchscreen

I have recently installed Remix OS on my PC, and now it's like a craze. Nothing worked. I always think it was the problem with the touchscreen, because EVERY operating system I used on my PC, the ...
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Enable USB Mass storage marshmello 6 Galaxy note 5

I tried to enable UMS thorugh adb terminal with those commands adb shell setprop sys.usb.config mass_storage,adb adb shell setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage,adb reboot and the android ...
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Calling scp invokes sftp

Hi guys when I try to call scp from terminal emulator it invokes sftp, I have scp installed (along with ssh and sftp) in /system/bin folder.I know it's working correctly because typing just scp gives ...
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Run adb command inside the terminal emulator or programmatically without root

Is there a way to run theadb backupcommand on the device itself without using a ᴘᴄ computer ? Of course when I try to do it,adbcomplains the daemon isn’t started and it fails to find a device. ...
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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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In terminal-ide how do I get telnetd to start automatically whenever the device turns on?

I think terminal-ide is the best thing since sliced bread but I am not sure how to get the telnetd to start automatically.
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Access bluetooth RFCOMM through android terminal

I would like to access to RFCOMM to set up a bluetooth virtual serial port on my Android device using the terminal. I do have root permissions on my android device. When I type "rfcomm" in the ...
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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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Is it possible to compile a pure java class on terminal emulator? [closed]

Suposse that we have a some_class.java. In bash we can use javac some_class.java java some_class To compile the class. So, I think that may cause some trouble knowing that we should have a java ...
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When using a terminal emulator why are there so many normal Linux commands that to not work?

There are a lot of standard Linux commands that do not work from a Terminal Emulator in Android. I thought Android is based on the Linux kernel, but it lacks so many functions, like man groups find ...
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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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Run downloaded shell command without root?

My phone is a Galaxy S3, not rooted. I have "ES File Explorer" and "Terminal Emulator" installed. I downloaded an Android build of 'wget', intending to execute it from the Terminal Emulator app. ...
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Is it normal for a USB OTG converter to show in lsusb

When running lsusb (not as root) with an OTG adapter plugged in without anything plugged into it I get : u0_a83@flounder:/ $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 ...
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Is it possible to change values in build.prop without editing it?

I want to change the line ro.build.type from user to userdebug in /system/build.prop to enable multiwindow. But this modifies the /system partition and will prevent OTA updates (and some apps) from ...
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How to get hardware specs of Android device?

How can I find information on the hardware of my Android device like processor architecture, RAM, etc?
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Can I use the file command on Android?

The UNIX file command, which tells you what is inside a file, is seemingly not available either in Busybox or the system directory of Android. Is there any way to run file on Android? (via Terminal ...
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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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Real root can not change any thing on /system original files!

On my rooted device running Android 4.2.2, I have following tools installed: Terminal Emulator BusyBox Free On Terminal Emulator, su command successfully changes user to a real root: ...
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Opening an html file located in Terminal IDE working directory

For some reason I am producing some html files from Terminal IDE. However I can't seem to open any of them located in the working directory. Say we have ...
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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 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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Can I restart Bluetooth from the terminal?

I have a rooted Galaxy S 2 (I9100) and was wondering if I can restart the Bluetooth on my phone via the terminal client on my phone.
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Terminal emulator's ssh trying to read /data/.ssh instead of $HOME/.ssh

When I try using Terminal emulator's ssh I get ssh: Warning: failed creating /data/.ssh: Permission denied. or since 2012-08-19: Could not create directory '/data/ssh_client'. But when I ...
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How to give root access to apps that don't request it?

I've been using the app SystemPanel for some time now to archive my Android apps. It works great, but it cannot archive apps that have been installed under /data/app-private, because this directory ...
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android command line shell

I have a Nokia X running Android 4.4.4 and I have Terminal Emulator and Busybox 1.24 installed but I can't still find some useful commands to perform several operations with the command line ...
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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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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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How to scroll horizontally in Terminal Emulator for Android

When I'm using Terminal Emulator for Android (also available here), long commands frequently scroll horizontally off the window. I feel quite dense, but I can't find a way to quickly scroll left and ...
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Where can I find documentation for shell commands?

For using a shell commands through a terminal program, where can I find documentation or help or man pages for the commands as implemented in Android? While it would be nice to have them on the ...
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How to search in files content using terminal emulator?

I have tablet with android 4.4.2. The tablet is rooted. I want to search for a string in the files in the whole file system. I tried to use the 'find' command but it didn't work. What command i can ...
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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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Invoking in the terminal

I have downloaded Python 3 and a terminal emulator. But when I type python3 in the terminal, it says "not found". How do I run the python interactive shell inside the terminal?
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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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How do I enable a keyboard if I can't open Settings?

Apologies for the long story, feel free to skip. :) So I goofed up pretty amusingly the other day. I bought a $10 LG Optimus Exceed, rooted it with Towelroot, then downloaded the jumobile System ...
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Where can I obtain an sqlite3 command line binary for Android?

When I read documentation such as Examining sqlite3 databases from a remote shell I get the impression an sqlite command-line binary should exist on my phone. Sadly I can't seem to find it on my phone ...
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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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How do I change the terminal font?

I notice a difference in the terminal font between two of my Android devices, specifically in terms of character coverage (in both cases it's the terminal shell of JuiceSSH). How do I set the font ...
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A Real Terminal (Root or No-Root)

I use KUBUNTU on my laptop, but this goes for any Linux distro. I can open a terminal window and type in things like sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install packagename. Is there a terminal that can ...
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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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How to check my phone hardware specs on Android terminal emulator

I was wondering if there is a command to check the hardware specs of my phone. I just installed the Android terminal emulator. I've tried the 'lshw' but it does not work. Thanks in advance.