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Terminal Emulators? What can you do?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MercenaryFH, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. MercenaryFH

    MercenaryFH Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I've seem a few terminal emulators.
    Any specific really good ones btw?

    But my main question is what can you do with them, i'd consider myself pretty knowledgeable with Linux....so Im used to using their terminal, however Im not all sure what Androids terminal is capable of.....since most have denied permissions.

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  2. barqers

    barqers Android Expert

    You need to root your phone to get root permissions.
  3. MercenaryFH

    MercenaryFH Newbie
    Thread Starter

    But once you do that what can u do?
  4. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I use mine to move the preinstalled software to another directory, to monitor system performance, and I wrote a script to mount/umount /system so I don't have to type it in all the time.

    If you have a version of busybox that has cron, I've read you can schedule daily reboots.

    Other than that I just play with it because I can.
    I use better terminal emulator pro, it comes with bash and its own version of busybox, unfortunately cron is not included.

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