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How to start a command prompt on android tablet or phone?

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  1. mm2426

    mm2426 Member

    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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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    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.
  3. Hey dear
    Try Android Terminal Emulator application from android market. It will allow you to access android's built-in Linux command line shell.
  4. mm2426

    mm2426 Member

    If I try to write such an app on my own then how can this be possible?
    Please suggest everybody.

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