BusyBox for Android
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Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Anton Skshidlevsky, GPLv3

This application is an BusyBox installer for Android.

BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc. The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded system.

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Latest BusyBox v1.28.4, supported 364 applets:

[, [[, acpid, adjtimex, ar, arch, arp, ash, awk, base64, basename,
bbconfig, beep, blkdiscard, blkid, blockdev, bootchartd, brctl,
bunzip2, busybox, bzcat, bzip2, cal, cat, chat, chattr, chgrp, chmod,
chown, chpst, chroot, chrt, chvt, cksum, clear, cmp, comm, conspy, cp,
cpio, crond, crontab, cryptpw, cttyhack, cut, date, dc, dd, deallocvt,
depmod, devfsd, devmem, df, diff, dirname, dmesg, dnsd, dnsdomainname,
dos2unix, dpkg, dpkg-deb, du, dumpkmap, echo, ed, egrep, eject, env,
envdir, envuidgid, ether-wake, expand, expr, factor, fakeidentd,
fallocate, false, fatattr, fbset, fbsplash, fdflush, fdformat, fdisk,
fgconsole, fgrep, find, findfs, flock, fold, free, freeramdisk, fsck,
fsck.minix, fsfreeze, fstrim, fsync, ftpd, ftpget, ftpput, fuser,
getopt, getty, grep, groups, gunzip, gzip, halt, hd, hdparm, head,
hexdump, hexedit, hostname, httpd, hush, hwclock, i2cdetect, i2cdump,
i2cget, i2cset, id, ifconfig, ifdown, ifenslave, ifplugd, ifup, inetd,
init, inotifyd, insmod, install, ionice, iostat, ip, ipaddr, ipcalc,
iplink, ipneigh, iproute, iprule, iptunnel, kbd_mode, kill, killall,
killall5, klogd, less, link, linux32, linux64, linuxrc, ln, loadkmap,
logger, logname, losetup, lpd, lpq, lpr, ls, lsattr, lsmod, lsof,
lspci, lsscsi, lsusb, lzcat, lzma, lzop, lzopcat, makedevs, makemime,
man, md5sum, mesg, microcom, mkdir, mkdosfs, mke2fs, mkfifo, mkfs.ext2,
mkfs.minix, mkfs.reiser, mkfs.vfat, mknod, mkpasswd, mkswap, mktemp,
modinfo, modprobe, more, mount, mountpoint, mpstat, mt, mv, nameif,
nbd-client, nc, netstat, nice, nl, nmeter, nohup, nproc, nsenter,
nslookup, ntpd, nuke, od, openvt, partprobe, paste, patch, pgrep,
pidof, ping, ping6, pipe_progress, pivot_root, pkill, pmap, popmaildir,
poweroff, powertop, printenv, printf, ps, pscan, pstree, pwd, pwdx,
raidautorun, rdate, rdev, readlink, readprofile, realpath, reboot,
reformime, renice, reset, resize, resume, rev, rfkill, rm, rmdir,
rmmod, route, rpm, rpm2cpio, rtcwake, run-init, run-parts, runsv,
runsvdir, rx, script, scriptreplay, sed, sendmail, seq, setarch,
setconsole, setfattr, setkeycodes, setlogcons, setpriv, setserial,
setsid, setuidgid, sh, sha1sum, sha256sum, sha3sum, sha512sum, showkey,
shred, shuf, slattach, sleep, smemcap, softlimit, sort, split,
start-stop-daemon, stat, strings, stty, sum, sv, svc, svlogd, swapoff,
swapon, switch_root, sync, sysctl, tac, tail, tar, taskset, tcpsvd,
tee, telnet, telnetd, test, tftp, tftpd, time, timeout, top, touch, tr,
traceroute, traceroute6, true, truncate, tty, ttysize, tunctl, tune2fs,
ubiattach, ubidetach, ubimkvol, ubirmvol, ubirsvol, ubiupdatevol,
udpsvd, uevent, umount, uname, uncompress, unexpand, uniq, unix2dos,
unlink, unlzma, unlzop, unshare, unxz, unzip, uptime, usleep, uudecode,
uuencode, vconfig, vi, volname, watch, watchdog, wc, wget, which,
whoami, whois, xargs, xxd, xz, xzcat, yes, zcat, zcip


  • Device with architecture ARM, x86 or MIPS
  • Android 2.3 (API 9) or later
  • Superuser permissions (root)

Use without root permissions

To access busybox tools without superuser privileges, perform the following command in Android terminal:

export PATH=/data/data/ru.meefik.busybox/files/bin:$PATH