I just rooted my Kindle Fire and installed QuickSSHd, an SSH daemon app.

I can log in via SSH (using Putty in Windows 7) and become root, etc. It appears, however, that the only shell installed is sh which lacks many of the niceties of other shells like Bash.

So, is it possible to install Bash (or a Bash-like shell with more features than sh) on a Kindle Fire?

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    Looks like CM has bash, so you could flash it :P or maybe grab the binary and try it. Mar 17, 2012 at 3:29
  • Is the /system filesystem writable (or can you remount it to that effect)? mksh works natively on Android. You can probably even just copy a binary over. Disclaimer: I’m the mksh maintainer.
    – mirabilos
    Mar 6, 2014 at 10:12


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