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Old September 17th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to start a command prompt on android tablet or phone?

Hello Everybody,
I was exploring android and a question came into my mind that as android is an linux operating system so how can I access the terminal (Command Prompt) on an android operating system (on phone or on a tablet)?

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Old September 17th, 2012, 04:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi mm2426 welcome to mm2426.

Android is indeed a Linux kernel based operating system, however unlike say Ubuntu, there is no terminal app and command shell provided. You can always install one from Google Play or side-load it. However to make it actually useful, give it a command shell and *nix utilities, you have to install Busybox, this requires rooting.
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Hey dear
Try Android Terminal Emulator application from android market. It will allow you to access android's built-in Linux command line shell.
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If I try to write such an app on my own then how can this be possible?
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