I installed busybox free on my android device. I have super user and stuff. When I click on the busybox widget, it gets me to the configuration utility where I can install / uninstall. It is installed. How can I execute the busybox binary now?

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    Use one of the many Terminal Emulator apps out on the Play Store and run either one the commands or busybox itself. Hint: search the Play Store for Terminal.
    – GiantTree
    Apr 23, 2015 at 5:30

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BusyBox: The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc. The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded system.

BusyBox has been written with size-optimization and limited resources in mind. It is also extremely modular so you can easily include or exclude commands (or features) at compile time. This makes it easy to customize your embedded systems. To create a working system, just add some device nodes in /dev, a few configuration files in /etc, and a Linux kernel.

also, as GiantTree said,

you need to download the (Terminal Emulator - Google play).

and after install (and also install the binary and get root permission), you can use the terminal serve as more Permissions and it support Busy Box Binaries. This is the Syntax of use this project :

/bin/busybox ls

More information :

Command Help - BusyBox

  • OH. Makes a lot of sense. I'm used to having busybox self contained however... Thanks
    – Eric
    Apr 23, 2015 at 21:58

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