I want to get a root shell since my adbd crashes. But the
-shell option does not work. Meanwhile, I found out, that you can get a shell by using
-show-kernel. But I would like to communicate with the root shell by TCP. There's also an open issue at google: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=202760
When starting an Android emulator (SDK 24.4.1) on Linux by command line, you should be able to get a root shell by using the
-shell command-line option. At least that's what the manual says
Create a root shell console on the current terminal. You can use this command even if the adb daemon in the emulated system is broken. Pressing Ctrl-C from the shell stops the emulator, instead of the shell
But when starting the emulator like
emulator -netdelay none -netspeed full -avd nougat-x86_64 -gpu off -no-window -shell
I do see the shell output of the Android emulator booting, but I cannot send any commands to it, i.e.
Also, opening a TCP port for the shell and communicating via telnet shows the same behavior.
emulator -netdelay none -netspeed full -avd nougat-x86_64 -gpu off -no-window -shell-serial tcp::4444,server,nowait telnet localhost 4444
There's not much information about this topic on the internet, but perhaps someone already dealt with this topic.
adb shellof course. If I recall an emulator would typically give you that shell as root by default. If not, for a configuration which supports offering a root shell, do
adb rootfirst (rather obviously, that is not something that works on a consumer device configured in the way that Android was designed for consumer devices to be configured)