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What is busybox?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by thedeathly, Feb 1, 2010.

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    I tried searching busybox but came to nothing.. Is it a needed thing? i rooted, added specovery. Installed smoked glass. Just kinda stopped there. I see people using busybox and im curious if i need it and if i do, how do i get/install it?
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    busybox gives you a bunch of other linux commands not normally in /system/bin.Download busybox to your sdcard:

    http://www.4shared.com/file/213158795/65bebfec/busybox.html

    Then:

    1. adb remount
    2. adb shell
    3. cat /sdcard/busybox > /system/bin/busybox
    4. chmod 755 /system/bin/busybox
    5. mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    6. sync
    7. exit

    Then busybox is available to use, ie. busybox cp <file1> <file2>
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    Install Busybox - Root Your Droid
    All depends on what you are going to do. If you're just going to flash a ROM (or less) than no, you don't need it. But it's a simple install and doesn't hurt anything just to have just in case you end up needing/wanting it later.
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    Even better ;)
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    I installed it just because I don't know if I'll need it later and it installed seamlessly to my Droid X. I may want to unroot later so maybe this app can help I don't know.
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