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Root Need help...how to uninstall busy box!?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jon vito, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. jon vito

    jon vito Member
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    Im new to rooting and I really have no clue what im doing for the most part but I rooted using easy root the other day mainly because I wanted the wifi tethering...

    Well after rooting with easy root I noticed it gives you some apps to check out now that your rooted...busy box being one of them...so I did it not knowing what it was.

    Now I've realized I have no need for it but I know it installed itself into my bin and some other places I think...just wanting to know what is the proper way to get rid of all things busy box after running install?
     

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  2. CombatChuck103

    CombatChuck103 Well-Known Member
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    Settings>Apps>Mangage Apps> BusyBox Installer: Uninstall
     
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  3. sund0wn

    sund0wn Well-Known Member
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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    dont delete busybox! almost all things root need busybox.
    busybox is a compilation of linux tools, that mostly allow the moving of files. it allows commands such as cp, mv, chmod. i know that doesnt mean much to you, but i wouldnt recommend getting rid of "all things busybox," as many of the root applications wont work without it.
     
  4. javajoe96

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    after you run the busybox installer and it does it thing, can't you uninstall the installer or will that remove busybox.
     
  5. TuleenDonai

    TuleenDonai New Member
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    Actually, this isn't quite accurate. Uninstalling the Busybox application only removes the Android Market application (.apk) and not busybox itself.

    The busybox binary, usually in /system/bin, is NOT removed, nor are the softlinks to cp, mv, chmod, removed.

    You will need to shell into the device (adb or Android Terminal,) mount the rfs as rw, and manually remove busybox, and all the softlinked commands to completely remove busybox from the device.
     

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