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am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -c android.intent.category.HOME More info about shell commands: an archived version of the AndroidWiki page


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This line will do it (found here): awk '{print $1}' < ~/.android/adbkey.pub | openssl base64 -A -d -a | openssl md5 -c


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Have a look at simulating keyevents on Android and search for "KEYCODE_VOLUME_UP" and "KEYCODE_VOLUME_DOWN". Events can be generated by executing "input": #local shell: input keyevent 24 #vol up input keyevent 25 #vol down #remotely using ssh ssh your-phone input keyevent 24 #vol up ssh your-phone input keyevent 25 #vol down # 'su -c command' to make it ...


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SSHDroid does not need root, it's optional. Every App can bind a socket on an not privileged port (>1024). I am pretty sure that your ssh client parameters are wrong, the port especially. AFAIK you can't add the port via : to the hostname. Try ssh root@ipofandroid -p 2222 instead. If you need more verbose output of the ssh binary, start it with -v, -vv ...


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In adb shell or terminal emulator (and most likely over SSH) you can use the pm utility to install apps. The command is: pm install /sdcard/app1.apk The following are the switches of pm: usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall] pm list packages [-f] [-d] [-e] [-u] [FILTER] pm list permission-groups pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] ...


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Use this: am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n <package_name>/<full_class_name> To control an app, you'll have to put correct values of <package_name> and <full_class_name> in the command. For example, you can use com.google.gmail/com.google.gmail.check_mail (Hypothetical names) as last part of command. Obtaining package name ...


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Termux does provide the openssh package, which contains both the ssh client and the sshd server. Install the package with: apt install openssh, then start the server with sshd - it will run on port 8022 by default, so connect to it with ssh -p 8022 DEVICE_IP, and you can find the device wifi ip using ip addr list wlan0. Password authentication is not ...


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It's not quite as seamless, but the ssh binary provided by busybox (mine, at least) supports the -i flag, so you can put the key wherever you want and use that: ssh -i /path/to/key_file joeuser@somehost.com The relevant man page entry for -i (with the caveat that the information about the default path may not be the same on Android): -i identity_file ...


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Like Sachin Shekhar said, you must use the following command : am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n <package_name>/<full_class_name> See a concrete example : getting the apk file from your Android device or any Market places running this command : aapt dump xmltree com.android.settings*.apk AndroidManifest.xml I would like to start "...


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One of the restrictions introduced with 4.4-kitkat was moving the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to protection-level "SignatureOrSystem", which means even if requested, a "normal app" (i.e. one you install yourself as "normal user" without any root specialities) will no longer get it granted. So there are very few things you can do to "work around" this: ...


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Actually you can just push the "home" button adb shell input keyevent KEYCODE_HOME


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Consider taking at look at the following link: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/KeyEvent.html input keyevent KEYCODE_HOME


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Many things are possible. Installing an SSH Server app (e.g. SSHelper or DigiSSHD / SSH Server) would give you the possibility to login via ssh, or remote-copy via scp. Terminal IDE (available only for Android 4.4 and earlier, according to the app description) gives you a quite complete package, even including the famous Midnight Commander, and a lot more ...


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I managed to remap the Caps Lock key to Ctrl using External Keyboard Helper Pro. It was really straightforward, just poke around in the settings and you'll find a way to create a custom mapping (Keycode 58 --> Left Control).


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To export keys from JuiceSSH (either private or public): Load up JuiceSSH and go to Connections Swipe right to the identities list Long press the identity you want to export the key for Select either "Export public key" or "Export private key" This will bring up a "Share" dialog that will let you save the key to clipboard/gmail/dropbox etc. Thanks Paul (...


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I'd suggest you plug your phone into a pc with the sdk (or at least adb) installed and in debugging mode. After this, write a script that goes through your apps and installs them via adb, e.g. adb install x:\path\to\app1.apk.


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Install & run ConnectBot (a dedicated SSH client). Tap/press menu key. From the menu, tap Manage Pubkeys. On next screen, again press/tap menu key. From the menu, tap Import.


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ES File Explorer is one that can use the secure FTP protocol over ssh protocol. To get the settings, from ES File Explorer: Hit menu key, Show Tabs, Local, LAN, FTP, NET appears Tap on FTP Then tap on New that appears underneath, a dialog box will appear prompting the different FTP types, tap on SFTP Enter the details of the ssh server that hosts the ...


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The ConnectBot developers recommend Full Keyboard to issue keyboard shortcuts. But there are also other keyboards.


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I have successfully used BotBrew Basil Experimental when running Android 4.4. BotBrew Basil Experimental is based on apt-get so after installing APK and bootstraping I just did apt-get install dropbear in a root shell to install SSH client (and server).


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The Android Debug Bridge (adb) can do pretty much everything you want. It is part of the Android SDK, just download the SDK and enable USB debugging on your phone. You can get a shell with the command adb shell and you can get files from the phone with adb pull All the commands are documented in the first link I gave. Another way to get any file from ...


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You can also use an SSH server without a frontend app -- starting it with a command or through a configuration file, as described in Howto: Connect to Device with SSH. According to that page, CyanogenMod included an SSH server (dropbear) in some releases. ("Cyanogenmod 9.0 RC2 no longer includes Dropbear.") Or you could probably put it into your system ...


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If you want to give adbfs a try, here are some instructions. You need to take care to grab the right one, as there are two projects around: one is simply called adbfs, I couldn't get that to work correctly. The other is adbfs-rootless: go to the projects github page on that page, at the right-hand side in about the middle of the page, you find a button ...


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Summing up from the comments This answer states to use ssh <user>@<ip> -p <port> instead of the "colon syntax" In SSHDroid, go to "Options" and check/define the port (default: 2222) and password to be used According to the screenshots on the app's playstore page, if not using root mode you can use any user name to connect. Thus if you ...


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Install Termux (Google Play, F-Droid, Fossdroid) apt update apt ugpgrade apt install dropbear I personally chose OpenSSH toover Dropbear apt install openssh To run the server sshd Unless your device is rooted you won't be able to run sshd as root. Note that running as non-root implies that ports below 1024 cannot be bound to. In Termux any packages ...


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Query the system service battery (possibly requires root access) dumpsys battery Output would be like Current Battery Service state: AC powered: false USB powered: true Wireless powered: false status: 2 health: 2 present: true level: 70 scale: 100 voltage:3950 temperature: 260 technology: Li-ion level: 70 is the battery percentage ...


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I've stumbled upon an X server for Android project (now available as an APK to intall from F-Droid, too): This project implements an X11 server for use with Android devices, written in Java. The X11 server runs within an Android View subclass, allowing it to be embedded in other applications. But perhaps it's a bit tricky to connect to it through X ...


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Yes you can, but the steps may be a little bit complicated, see the following blog post about ssh-ing over bluetooth.


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Take a look at the various ways to get around this issue as explained in the official docs. Here're some excerpt: One solution, not at all easy, is to take the external storage device out of the Android device, write to it elsewhere, and put it back. This is a great pain, and works only if you have access to the device and are a bit of a techie. ...


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First as a side-note for other readers: We're not talking about "an app" here (those have already been tried and didn't work on that architecture), but about a command-line binary. DropBear sometimes is part of Busybox, or it comes as separate binary. Now for the installation part. Binaries you install yourself best go to /system/xbin, which is in the $PATH ...


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