Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 3VOcrack, Sep 22, 2011.
Whats terminal emulator used for?
It's used to type in commands directly into your phone. Same way you can go into windows on your pc and type commands in there. some devs give you the actual script on how to make changes instead of having zip files and flashing them.
Correct me if im wrong......
If you look up its description in the market it should give your more details about it.
its mainly used if you have your card partitioned, so you can push your downloaded apps, cache, data to your sd card...gives you more internal storage, and more free ram....
You can also type in "su" and then "fix_permissions" to totally eliminate any reason to ever have ROM Manager on your phone
But yeah, there's a lot of stuff you can do with terminal commands.
It is very useful. Most uses are pretty basic, but you can get some advanced things going. I recommend this thread, overflowing with pure greatness.
thanx 9to5 i forgotten about that thread. i wish evomatt and akazabam were still around. those guys were legit. but that is a great thread.
Oh yeah. Miss those guys. I bookmarked that thread right away. Love learning about linux commands. I'm sure akaz. would be proud of my slight improvements lol. I still have the bashrc file he linked in that thread too
Thanks for the link and it looks very informative, but what the he11 would I use terminal emulator for? Give me examples of what I can do with it or how it benefits me.
you can use to run darktremors to move apps to the sd card. you can use it to find your wimax version. there are a bunch of other uses that most people will not use very much really, if you follow the thread. i think that the main one is darktremors.
It is also very useful for troubleshooting. IE, by typing su you can find out 100% if you are rooted. So if you are rooted, and you can't use a root app, it means the issue is with the app or your rom
Also, there is a script made by none other than Akazabam that allows you to unpack and view contents of nandroids *right* from you phone.... term. emu. is required for that.
I suppose you could also get into some more basic general linux commands.
If you have a picture or file that you're looking for, but don't recall it's location you can
ls -a | grep "FileName"
to verify that it's there...