Friday, April 5, 2013

Linux shell on an Android device

There seem to be two options:

  1. Install a Linux image on your Android device such as Ubuntu Touch
  2. Run a Linux toolkit" such as "BusyBox and run Linux commands from there.
However, there seems to be an over-emphasis on the User Interface, not an uncommon activity when it comes to "touch" devices, and the fact that there is an "app" option for a particular feature it is assumed that the reason it doesn't yet work is that it coming with the next release. There is always the "old chestnut" that the app will not be fully operational with your particular hardware. This excuse is compounded by the notion that all you need to do is to find the right driver or possibly use an external piece of hardware (such as a wireless adapter that will allow "monitoring" and injection)

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