Android Hack – How to Install Busybox on your Android!

Busybox is a toolbox of popular linux commands such as cp, mv, and much more that can be installed on a “rooted” Android phone.

For those of you who want to install Busybox on your Android, you can now use the easy script I made.

Simply download


Then unzip the contents onto the root folder of your SD card, then run ADB shell:



cd /sdcard

sh ./

That should install it.

Try doing a command like “cp” afterwards to verify.

If you get errors, try doing each command manually inside the

You can also replace the busybox file inside the zip file by the latest busybox (the one in zip file is 1.16.1) for ARMV6l over at BusyBox downloads.

4 Responses to Android Hack – How to Install Busybox on your Android!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    is there a difference between this and the Busybox in the Android Market?

  3. Robert says:

    I ran the script didn’t work. vi the and did the command separately the one that didn’t work was the mkdir, guess i already had the dir. Skiped that one and did the rest with no problems thanks!!!

  4. Joe D says:

    There is a very easy option to install busybox.
    From Titanium Backup press ‘Problems?’ on the bottom of the screen,
    Press ‘Yes, do it’, this will update/install busybox

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