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

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  1. mm2426

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    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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    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?
    Please suggest everybody.
     
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    Rooted or not rooted ? Thanks:)
     
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    This is an old thread. Do you need help with something?
     
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    I think I got hacked yesterday, did a hardreset, is there a way to encrypt my phone? unable to root, no root method available thanks for your time :)
     
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    @LG D321 user Why don't you go ahead and make a new thread in Android Questions. Also be a little more descriptive. Phone make and model, Android version, carrier, maybe a little background on what happened.

    Just tap the "help" button in the Android Forum header.

    Or maybe we can just bump this thread a bit.
     
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    Could be, all depending on what you've actually got there.
     

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