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security - How do I protect my phone from malicious apps once it is rooted?


Thursday 01st of December 2011 / android.stackexchange.com
I rooted my phone.Now if I use a Terminal Emulator such as Android Terminal Emulator, I noticed that I can can easily obtain root access without a password:$ iduid=10059(app_59) gid=10059(app_59) groups=1015(sdcard_rw),3003(inet)$ su# iduid=0(root) guid=0(root) groups=0(root) In the Unix server and desktop world, a superuser account with no password is considered dangerous because the superuser account has access to all resources on the machine.Is this similarly dangerous on an Android phone? If so, how can I protect my phone from malicious apps which try to gain root? Can I manage which apps have access to the superuser account on this phone?
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Linix/Unix Terminal Commands


Saturday 08th of October 2011 / androidforums.com
I've been fooling around with with the terminal emulator on my phone and decided to post a list of the most common commands and those of which I used. Obviously, you need a terminal on your rooted devour to run these commands (I personally would recommend "Android Terminal Emulator" by Jack Palevich) If you didn't know that before I told you, then you really shouldn't use these anyway. These commands have the potential to brick your phone if used incorrectly, but at the least they can also delete important files that could make the phone useless. Make sure you know what commands you are running and how they work. And (insert disclaimer here). You Have Been Warned. (I got most of the off of a google search, so I can't claim them as "my own.")IMPORTANT!!!!!!* - use with ridiculously extreme caution!Commands Regarding Files:ls
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android x86 - How to see other partitions using the Terminal Emulator and mount them?


Sunday 20th of May 2012 / android.stackexchange.com
I just installed Android on my netbook and it caused it to not see Linux Mint on my machine and I'm assuming it removed it from the GRUB.Now the first problem is how do I see the contents of my Linux Mint partition and explore them in Android? Can I use a Terminal or Mount manager?I dont see anything called /dev/sda as expected. How do I mount the Mint and the Windows partition within Android? What commands would be helpful? What are the names of the hdd device file?If possible please let me know how to edit the GRUB also!I think I can see them in /dev/block/sda5 - What exact command to mount it? I have superuser access.
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How To Spoof MAC Address


Friday 14th of May 2010 / androidforums.com
This is a HOW TO about how to spoof your MAC address. A MAC address is a combination of numbers and letters that are unique to your own wifi card. I am not responsible for how you use this, I am just putting it out here. Don't flood this thread with how it is illegal because there are legal uses for this (such as pen testing). First, you need to download a free app called Android Terminal Emulator. It is free and works on the Incredible. You do not need root for this to work. To change back to your normal MAC Address, just follow these steps to change it back or restart your phone. It makes this easier if you already know your real MAC Address which can be found at:All Programs > Settings > Wireless & Networks > WiFi Settings > Menu button > Advanced Keep this in mind Then, open the Terminal Emulator previously installed. You need to run a few linux commands to get the change. You need to find the name of your card. To do this type this without the quotes (''):'ip link show' This will provide a list of a bunch of different interfaces. Find the one that has the sam
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Can I run python straight from the terminal emulator with out having to use SL4A?


Sunday 15th of May 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
So I have been playing around with my girlfriend's android phone and have been trying to figure out how to run python on it. I downloaded SL4A with the python interpreter and it works ok I guess... but what I really want is to run it from the terminal emulator. Python works on the phone through SL4A but every time I type $ python on the command line I get a permission denied error. Its seems like it should work since it works fine in SL4A but I can't figure it out. If anyone can help me out, that would be awesome. I realize that it may not work since the phone is not rooted. In that case it would still be helpful to know how to get python working if I were to root the phone. Thanks!
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Removing Stock Apps using Terminal Emulator


Saturday 03rd of September 2011 / androidforums.com
Make sure you have a rooted devise!!!1. Download Terminal Emulator from the Android Market2. Type the following commands3. su (Press enter, will give SuperUser permissions)4. mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblk3 /cust5. ls /cust/cricket/us/app (brings up list of stock apps)6. To remove a particular app, use the following command:rm /cust/cricket/us/app/appname.apk7. Make sure you type the app name exactly how it looks on the list *capital letters, lowercase, and numbers. I noticed if you use all lowercase it does not recognize the app* 8. Use the following command to make the apps directory again read-only:mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /custI AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR MISTAKESMessage me if you need any help.
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[HOW-TO] Get bash in Terminal Emulator


Wednesday 04th of July 2012 / androidforums.com
You may already have bash, but if not, this will give you one. Following that, methods are shown to have it as your default shell in Terminal Emulator and deploy a bashrc startup file. Please make a nandroid backup before tinkering with this. First, download bash from -How to cross-compile BASH for Android | Roy Cormier If your browser opens a page of gobbletygook, go back, long press the "HERE" link, and choose Save Link. It may save as bash-arm.txt or bash-arm.bin with your browser. Use EStrongs File Explorer to rename to just bash-arm without the extension. Next, use EStrongs to give you Root Explorer privilege and mount /system r/w for writing. Move or copy bash-arm to /system/xbin and then go there and long press the name, Properties, and set permissions to rwxr-xr-x. Open Terminal Emulator, enter the following commands exactly -su cd /system/binln -s /system/xbin/bash-arm bashexit Go into Terminal Emulator Preferences and set the following command line - /system/xbin/bash-arm -Set initial command to - export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH; source /sdcard/bash/bashrcCreate
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Post your screen shots here - Page 5


Thursday 17th of June 2010 / droidforums.net
Originally Posted by ngomezwell I am trying to optimize the soul out of my droid XP so I am curious about the apps, but when it comes to the stock launcher, how do I pull it up? Terminal keeps fc on meWhat terminal program are you using? I use Android Terminal Emulator by Jack Palevich. Download from market its free, run terminal su {enter} launcher {enter}. Then download ADW from market and enjoy, tons of options super fast 0 FC's and constant updates.Not sure what your trying to optimize. Only thing I really do is try out different kernals, and use custom settings in SetCPU then run quadrant and linpack for speed tests and make sure my temps stay low and phone is stable.
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Android Forums - View Single Post - Support Can't delete files, driving me nuts


Tuesday 03rd of July 2012 / androidforums.com
asdf12321,Luna gave me a quick heads-up re. this thread, so I'm trying to get my bearings here, so I've got a couple of questions and ideas for you:1. First, if you know how to use adb, can you publish here the full path name and size of the files in question? Ideally, if you could do an adb shell ls -a -l filepathname and report the output here, that would be very helpful.Barring that, you could use Android Terminal Emulator (free in the Market) to do the same thing and capture a screen shot showing the output.2. Also, the output of a df /data command (adb shell df /data or just df /data from the Android Terminal Emulator) would show us your disk usage stats for the /data partition.3. As you've noted, the "SD card" is actually a soft-mount of /sdcard to the /data/media location on your filesystem (there's actually a program called fuse that facilitates this, too). So, that's why you don't see an option to format the SD card and you certainly don't want to try to format /data since its used for other "stuff" (that you need ).4. I don't have a stock ROM booted-up a
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How do I change the mtu settings on my ascend?


Monday 31st of January 2011 / androidforums.com
Hi, this is my first post and i'm still learning the in's and out's of my Huawei Ascend. The problem i'm having involves changing the mtu settings. The purpose of doing so, is so that I can use wireless tether to connect to xbox live. I went and rooted my phone using z4 Root, downloaded SuperUser Elite and Android Terminal Emulator. I read that using the terminal emulator would allow me to adjust the mtu. Unfortunately, i'm not a programmer and am clueless at this point as to what needs to be input in order for me to adjust the settings. Any help would be much appreciated
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