How to Install Busybox on a Droid


Google's Android OS is based on Linux, a desktop operating system that's been used for years by open-source advocates. Because Android has much of the same framework as Linux, experienced Linux users may want to control Android with a command line interface. Busybox is an app that does just that: simulates a Linux/UNIX terminal console on your Droid phone. While "rooted" phones will be able to take the most advantage of Busybox, normal users can install it for basic functions.

Things You'll Need

  • Android Market access
  • Turn on your phone and slide the unlock tab to the right to unlock the screen. Press the "Home" button.

  • Tap the icon at the bottom of the screen to open the application drawer. Tap "Market."

  • Press the "Search" button. type "Busybox" then tap "Go." Tap "Busybox."

  • Tap "Install," and then tap "OK." Press the "Home" button, then open the application drawer again. Tap "Busybox."

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