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

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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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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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Copy Directory to SMB Share Through Terminal

On Rooted Android 4.1, I have it set up to be able to make NAndroid backups through terminal emulator. What I hope to do is schedule a Tasker job to create a NAndroid backup and then copy/move it ...
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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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Booting into recovery from terminal

How can I boot into the recovery from terminal? I'm using LG p970/CM10/cwm5
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How to see other partitions using the Terminal Emulator and mount them?

I just installed Android on my netbook and it caused it to not see Linux Mint on my machine and I'm assuming it removed it from the GRUB. Now the first problem is how do I see the contents of my ...
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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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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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Please explain this weird response to adb command

127|root@android:/ # find / -iname "aaengine" find: /proc/19619: No such file or directory I dont know why I got told about some file I never known about when ...
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How to return to the home screen with a terminal command?

Is there a terminal command to go to the home screen? I need to do this via ssh, so I cannot just push the "home" button, I need to send a command-line action..
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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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How can I successfully run this script on a emulated terminal on Android?

Background I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my Acer Iconia A500 using VNC and this application called Complete Linux Installer. My tablet is rooted and I have found several sources saying they have ...
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Is there a way to launch app via terminal in the background?

Is there a command to launch an app via terminal and have it start in the background? Something like the "&" in Linux...
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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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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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terminal on real android device from PC

I want to run terminal on my device however the small screen is very inconvenient. I wondering if it is possible to run terminal on real android device from PC?
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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 can I toggle mobile data from a terminal?

I have a rooted Sony Xperia 3 running CyanogenMod 10. Can I turn off mobile data from the terminal?
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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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Associating a particular input method with a specific app

Is there a way to associate a particular input method with a specific app? For example, I'd like to always use the Hacker's Keyboard with the Terminal Emulator, while using SwiftKey for most other ...
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How use Escape, directional keys on the virtual keyboard?

I recently bought Better Terminal Emulator Pro, and I like it, but how do I use the Escape key and directional keys? For instance, I'd like to switch between modes in vi or use the up and down arrows ...
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Running applications from a terminal emulator

I have a rooted Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet and whenever I attempt to run an application from a terminal emulator app after chmod 777ing it and using the syntax ("./applicationName") it insists that I ...
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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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How to stop Android shell from echoing control characters?

When I su to root, any control character that I type is echoed by the Android shell. For example, when I type "ls /sd" followed by a tab, instead of displaying the default tab completion of ...
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Is there a terminal command to check USSD?

Is there a terminal command to check USSD codes, get minutes remaining? I see there is microcom, which apparently can communicate with the modem, but according to the info here it seems each cell ...
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Can i get network operator name by command?

I want to use terminal to get network operator which my phone was selected. Can I do it? How?
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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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In search of a Terminal App that works with SSH to AWS (EC2)

I have the itch to try and see how far down this path I can get for my own work. I've got a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Bluetooth keyboard. I created an AWS EC2 Micro Instance and I can SSH into it from my ...
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Does access to logcat need root?

My device is already rooted, this is why I'm asking. Do you need root to monitor the logcat stream on the phone? If I ran the logcat command from within a Terminal on the phone, would that work?
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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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How can I find a good bash terminal emulation for Android Gingerbread? [closed]

I want to install a bash terminal emulation on my factory Android Gingerbread mobile? Is this even possible without a rooted gingerbread? Where can I find a good bash terminal emulation? I need it for ...
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Android terminal not able to nslookup?

Every time I try to telnet to a domain on my LG Ally it fails, but it works if I use an IP address. So I tried to use nslookup telehack.com and it returns: Server: 0.0.0.0 Address 1: 0.0.0.0 ...
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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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Terminal or ADB command to force-stop applications

What is the terminal or adb command to force-stop an application? Like for freezing we use pm disable application_name.
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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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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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How do i open a text file from a terminal window from within the android gui

I'm trying to open a text file from within a terminal window emulator -- but not so it opens in the actual terminal but more like I've just clicked on it. So my question is: What command can I use to ...
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how to run a specific app's action via terminal?

I need to run my android app from a remote computer via SSH, but I'm not a command-line expert, so I would like to know: how to run a specific action of an app? (not just open it) Which implies: how ...
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Terminal-IDE: Is there a working wiki somewhere to discuss issues unique to this environment?

I'm trying to use the "Terminal-IDE" development environment. I think it's FANTASTIC from what I can see so far, but at the moment its promise is more than it delivers (to me at least) because I'm ...
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How can I execute command in the terminal as root?

How can I get root permissions in a terminal?
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Permission denied when I run insmod in terminal emulator

I want to install a module (bcm4329.ko) in my nexus one phone. I have rooted the phone and installed Cyanogenmod too. In Terminal emulator, I tried various commands but everything resulted in ...
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How to run commands as root in Connectbot?

My phone is rooted CM7 and Superuser.apk has Connectbot in the allowed list. Titanium backup reports that it has root access, to prove that I actually have root working. I seem to remember being ...
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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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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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ssh over wifi vs broadband weirdness

I have a really weird issue with connecting to an outside host from my android device (2.3.6) using ssh. I have no problem with connectbot actually, but when working on a terminal the weirdness kicks ...
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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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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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Start an Android application via a shell script?

Is it possible to start an actual Android application from the command line in Android? For example, say I'd simply like to start/bring to the front my calendar. Is there a way that I can do this ...
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Hibernate from command line

Is there a command I can enter in a terminal emulator to put my phone or tablet into a low power, instant on state? My tablet lacks that option from the press-and-hold-power menu.
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Is it possible to enable Location Services via Shell?

Is it possible to enable Location Services(GPS or Google NetworkLocation) via ADB or Terminal Emulator? I'm on a rooted Phone. Extra Points: Is it also possible to change other system-related ...