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

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Installing command line apps

I have an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S4 Active running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. I have installed the Terminal Emulator and am wondering how to install apps to the command line. Is it possible for me to ...
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Forward console output to computer

Is there a way to forward the console output of your phone (I'm assuming there is some because Linux) to your computer, maybe using ADB? I'm especially interested in how to get the boot time messages, ...
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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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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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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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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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Toogle 3G, Bluetooth, and WiFi with Android Linux or ADB commands

Since I have not found an Android command reference list (with meaning and usage of the command), I have some questions: Can I disable/enable 3G? Can I disable/enable bluetooth? Can I switch from one ...
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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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How to do GREP text searching without root?

There is busybox and there are terminal emulators that include grep, but they require root to run. It would be better if they could also run without root but with limited access. I only need to grep (...
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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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How to change font scale from Terminal

I know these two commands to change density and resolution via Terminal: wm density <dpi> wm size <resolution> But how do I change the scale of system-wide font via Terminal?
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How to launch a pdf from a terminal?

I gain precious time by launching pdf from the terminal in Linux evince ~/mypdf.pdf What is the exact command that allows me to do that on android? This post gives the following template: am start ...
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Is it possible to have temporary root access on termux or any other terminal without rooting your android phone?

I would like to know whether it is possible to be able to have a temporary root access to an android phone using a Termux or any other terminal in the same way that ubuntu does without rooting your ...
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Installation of R packages in Termux app

I having trouble installing 'curl' , a R package in Termux app. Without that, I can not install the much acclaimed tidyverse package in R. Whenever I tried to install 'curl', it spits out ...
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Which application keeps port opened on android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of open ports on Android On my nexus 7 rooted device some programs keep two ports opened (8080 and 8082). How can I determine what are those applications? Netstat from ...
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Can't enter < (less than) or > (greater than) in terminal

When I try to type "<" or ">", I get semicolons ";" and colons ":" any idea?
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How can you open a URI from the command line?

I recently started playing with the app called 'Automate'. The starting block for each Automate flow provides a URI. Can this URI be used to initiate a flow? Can I accomplish this from the command ...
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While pushing to git using Termux, it crashes while compressing files

I am pushing large number of files to git from android using Terrmux. git push origin master There is no issue pushing up to 40 files of around 1.5 MB. But when number of files is larger, Termux ...
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how to change the Mac address without rooting your phone

I do have a Samsung Galaxy J5 2016, and I am trying to change its MAC address without rooting it. I've done a lot of internet search, and I've come across many useful guides and advice, such as ...
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How can i mount all partitions of harddisk in android x86?

i installed android-x86-4.2-20130228 as a live but does'nt read my partition of my hardisk i tried with Paragon UFSD Root Mounter but not work good in 4.2.2 and es explorateur does'nt read any ...
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Permission denied when working with/without “su -c” in /cache

I am trying to issue this command adb shell "su -c echo 'boot-recovery' > /cache/recovery/command" //OR// adb shell "echo 'boot-recovery' > /cache/recovery/command" outputs the same: /system/...
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Closing zygote and seeing simple interface

Can i'm close zygote on my phone and see "terminal"? If i'm closing zygote with killall zygote my phone just rebooted and graphics interface starts again.
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Ran :(){ :|: & };: on my android device!

So I was seeing dangerous command in linux and I found a command which seemed funny: :(){ :|: & };: So I ran it on my Samsung Galaxy A7 term non-rooted phone and guess what it hung immediately. ...
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How to “fetch v8” on Android phone?

I have installed Termux on my phone(Android 7), then I installed git then git clone https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/tools/depot_tools.git, then export PATH=$PATH:/data/data/com.termux/files/...
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App keyboard has a done button instead of return

Terminal emulator usually has a return button that works fine. But after opening another app then going back to terminal emulator the return is replaced by a Done button, that obviously doesn't work. ...
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php with mysql support from the command line on Android

Is there a terminal emulator for Android which allows to use vi and php with mysql support? PS. Termux unfortunately doesn’t allow to connect php to the mysql.
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Opening CMD app on Android

I have got a software that I use on my pc, it is some kind of console that runs on CMD. Can I port or open the software in my phone? The file extension in the software is .exe but once I open it it ...
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command line text editor for android lollipop terminal emulator [closed]

Is there any text editor for lollipop which i can use from terminal emulator??The editor must be like gedit or notepad like (means i can create any kind of file like .txt .c .cpp .html etc)I have used ...
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Decrypting Adopted Storage: What's wrong with this process?

Just want to say I've read just about everything I can find about this Marshmallow 6.0 adopted storage issue.. The most helpful of all of the different slight variations on the same answer was: How to ...
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Why isn't ~/.profile sourced when I start the terminal app?

I have created some busybox aliases in the ~/.profile file, but when I open the terminal app, that script isn't sourced and the aliases aren't available. However, when I manually run source ~/.profile,...
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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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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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How to launch apps from terminal

In linux I like to launch the applications from the terminal. Most of the time it is the fast way to launch apps especially on repeated use. In android there are good launcher like Fast app search ...
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Root commands on terminal emulator not working system-wide

I want to run the following command as root in the Android Terminal Emulator. mount -o bind /storage/extSdCard /data/media I have tested this on a Samsung Galaxy S3 running CyanogenMod 11 and it ...
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Accidentally Uninstalled “AndroidSystem” Black Screen After Splash Image

A good friend hit uninstall on AndroidSystem icon (looks like a fan belt wrapped around a larger and a smaller circular object. AndroidSystem is the name of the icon). Since then, the tablet (a JP5s ...
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How to connect Bluetooth keyboard + bt mouse to Android smartphone to work in parallel?

re.: How to send carriage return + newline from Bluetooth keyboard connected to Android smartphone running shell emulator ? followed answer links to similar questions like How to create a newline on ...
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How to disable user input (touchscreen) from command line without root

In the android command line, I need to disable the touchscreen user inputs. I do not want to use root because I want it to be universal instead of device-specific (root is obviously not as widespread ...
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files /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/sub0/status and /proc/asound/card1/pcm0c/sub0/status writing always 'closed'

cat /proc/asound/card0/pcm0c/sub0/status and cat /proc/asound/card1/pcm0c/sub0/status are writing always closed even in the time audio recorder is working. Why? cat /proc/asound/devices: 0: [ 0] : ...
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Is there any command to launch directory of file manager in android phone using adb?

I want to open Download folder in my android phone using adb. I have example command for different terminal:start . /path/to/that/folder command for command-prompt and nautilus /path/to/that/folder ...
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How to Sending SMS from terminal in background on Android

I'm trying to send text message (sms) from my Android terminal app in background (sim 1 or 2). I can send message in foreground using this command: am start -a android.intent.action.SENDTO -d sms:...
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Unable to get root access on Meizu 5 Pro Flyme OS

I'm trying to copy a file using Busybox and terminal emulator on Android. The command I need to execute but fails with "Permission denied": /system/xbin/busybox cp -f /sdcard/proinfo-MeizuPro5-...
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Is there a way to host a public minecraft server on a 32-bit Android device

I have only a 32-bit android device. Is there a way to host a minecraft bedrock edition server on it?
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Local equivalent to adb install

With a PC connection and adb, I can install packages by running adb install foobar.apk There is also an option to downgrade a package to an earlier version and keep data (as long the app itself did ...
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file manager doesn't find folders

I am using a terminal, Termux, and Qute. The terminal Qute shows me a path data/user/0/com.ddm. In the file manager Cx File explorer I am not able to find them. In Android folder, there is a data ...
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stat -c “%x” [file] shows the current time. ls -lu [file] too

How to get the access time of a file in terminal? stat -c "%x" [file] shows the current time. ls -lu [file] too.
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Using Termux to Backups Android's Contact List

In Termux's website's main page, they write (among other stuff): "use rsync to store backups of your contact list on a remote server" This makes me wonder: Android's Contact List is stored in an ...
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Problems in Local Terminal in Android's Developer Menu

I am currently having a problem in my Android 9's local terminal from the developer menu, where keys such as $ are turned into their counterpart in the QWERTY keyboard without pressing shift (for ...
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Android Terminal: Vibration command?

Which command in the Android Terminal can be used to vibrate? (for a custom length such as 50 milliseconds) I would like to integrate vibration feedback into a shell script. Maybe I need permission ...
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How to press & long press the “back” key with a terminal command?

We manage Zebra Mobile computing units running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow through an MDM. For some reason, the MDM interface doesn't show the Android buttons at the bottom of the screen (back, home, ...
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Send data via Bluetooth to Serial

I have an application running on Win that the JavaScript would capture the string from a webpage and wake up the cmd, cmd would have the parameter as below. bridgetool.exe -c serial -p com1: -b ...