Terminal Emulator for Android

Terminal Emulator for Android

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Access your Android's built-in Linux command line shell. Unleash your inner geek!

This is a new version of the popular "Android Terminal Emulator" application. Same great program, just with a new name.

Top Features

+ Full Linux terminal emulation.
+ Multiple windows.
+ Launcher short cuts.
+ UTF-8 text. (Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Thai, etc.)
+ Completely free. No ads, no in-app-purchases, no nag screens, nothing.

Quick FAQ:

+ If you are having trouble entering text, try installing the free "Hacker's Keyboard IME". (Especially if you have a Samsung or HTC device.)
+ This app isn't a game emulator.
+ This app won't help you root your phone or change your phone's IMEI.
+ You need to know (or be willing to learn) how to use the Linux command line to use this app.
+ You may want to install a set of command line utilities like "Busy Box" or "Debian chroot" in order to add commands beyond the commands that come built into your Android device.
+ If you get a -505 error when trying to install this app under Android 5.0, it means that some other app is using the same permissions. You will have to uninstall the other app in order to install Terminal Emulator for Android. (People tell me that "jrummy's Toolbox Pro" causes this problem.)

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Recently changed in this version

v1.0.63 Small improvements and bug fixes.

Built with Android Studio 1.0 / NDK r10d

Added Serbian translation.
Updated Slovak translation.

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Comments and ratings for Terminal Emulator for Android
  • (50 stars)

    by Zlatko Zlf on 03/01/2015


  • (50 stars)

    by Ethilin Arriaga on 03/01/2015

    Absolutely brilliant, this useful tool is amazing once you have root access

  • (50 stars)

    by Vu Tuan Dat on 01/01/2015

    Very useful. One of the must-installed apps on my device.

  • (50 stars)

    by Adam Ramdani on 01/01/2015

    I don't know when i put Command "adb shell su" its says Error device not found. And then when i put Command "adb connect localhost" its says Cant connect. Someone can help me...???

  • (50 stars)

    by Eyezik Classified on 31/12/2014


  • (50 stars)

    by Elliott Partridge on 31/12/2014

    I often use this in a pinch to manage my home server. A bit tedious on my phone, but that's not terminal emulator's problem!

  • (50 stars)

    by Shane Smiskol on 31/12/2014

    Error code -505

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