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Root Busybox...Which one?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by T2noob, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. T2noob

    T2noob Well-Known Member
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    Which busybox should I install?
    I know grd Has one with it on...But I rather try to install my own its funner that way.:D
     

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  2. Ruh17

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    Agreed. Want to learn the process. A quick how to would be helpful too. Not sure whether it is just mounting the zip onto the sd card and installing.. Or if it has to be extracted to a specific location. Thanks for all the hard work devs.
     
  3. T2noob

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    Its actually quite simple just drag and drop lol
    Then this.
    Make sure your system is mounted and everything.
    adb shell /system/xbin/busybox --install -s /system/xbin/
    Here is the site for busybox.
    It goes in your system/xbin folder

    BusyBox
     
  4. Ruh17

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    What Are We Dragging And dropping? the zip file correct? or what is extracted from it? and just dropping into sd card root folder? I checked around today and found a bunch of different directions to install it. might as well get it from the horse's mouth. thanks.
     
  5. T2noob

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    sorry I actually gave you bad directions I forgot I didn't get it from there but actually got it somewhere else.
    Busybox Toolset
    Just stick it into system/xbin
    And run the command.
    After that you can test it by doing
    adb shell
    busybox whoami
    and it will tell you your id.
     
  6. Ruh17

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    Easy enough, thanks. FYI there is also a patch now available at xda
     
  7. T2noob

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    LIke I said i like messing with files, I've actually broken my phone a couple times deleting apps and stuff and had to reflash :D lol.
     
  8. shadowman85

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    I found this article on how to install busybox. I've used it and it works great. When doing the mount command mount rw, remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system: the mtdblock 4 needs to be mtdblock3

    Hope it helps.

    Install Busybox | Root Your Droid
     
  9. T2noob

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    Yeah ive had BB for a while now, I'm sure someone will find it useful. But most don't even know what BB does so they don't need to worry about, besides most roms that people are cooking now have BB built in.
     
  10. cap10bugganuts

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    Hello.

    I have got root on my xperia play R800i ive done what i wanted to do(de-bloat) so do i need to keep busybox on my phone or can i freeze or remove it?

    I didnt root my phone for development or mod reasons i simply wanted to remove stuff that i either dont use, need, want or find pointless.

    I dont know what bustbox does and to be honest i dont actually care, but if it needs to stay on my device and run then fair do's if not il remove.

    Many thanks.
     
  11. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!!
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    Whoa you brought this thread back up from the dead.:eek:;)

    Actually you should ask this question in your phones forum since this is the Eris forum. No big deal tho. Here's the link:http://androidforums.com/sony-ericsson-xperia-play/

    Welcome to the fourums.:D
     
  12. cap10bugganuts

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    Sorry guys, i got lost in the jungle of thread suggestions.

    Thanks for the reply though
     

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