Terminal Emulator

Access Android's built-in Linux command line shell. Unleash your inner geek!
New in version 1.0.70-rebuild
v1.0.70.1 (F-Droid only) resigned to get rid of MD5

v1.0.70 Allow hiding Material Design Action Bar
Improve text paste.
Fix UTF-8 support.
Access your Android's built-in Linux command line shell. Unleash your inner geek!

This is a new version of the popular "Android Terminal Emulator" application. Same great program, just with a new name.

Top Features

+ Full Linux terminal emulation.
+ Multiple windows.
+ Launcher short cuts.
+ UTF-8 text. (Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Thai, etc.)
+ Completely free. No ads, no in-app-purchases, no nag screens, nothing.

Quick FAQ:

+ If you are having trouble entering text, try installing the free "Hacker's Keyboard IME". (Especially if you have a Samsung or HTC device.)
+ This app isn't a game emulator.
+ This app won't help you root your phone or change your phone's IMEI.
+ You need to know (or be willing to learn) how to use the Linux command line to use this app.
+ You may want to install a set of command line utilities like "Busy Box" or "Debian chroot" in order to add commands beyond the commands that come built into your Android device.
+ If you get a -505 error when trying to install this app under Android 5.0, it means that some other app is using the same permissions. You will have to uninstall the other app in order to install Terminal Emulator for Android. (People tell me that "jrummy's Toolbox Pro" causes this problem.)

Want to know more about Terminal Emulator for Android?

Join the G+ community: #Android Terminal Emulator

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106164413936367578283

Or check out the documentation wiki:

http://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator/wiki

Want to add or improve a translation of Terminal Emulator for Android? See https://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator/wiki/Translating-to-Other-Languages for instructions.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

Download F-Droid
  • Version 1.0.70-rebuild (72) - Added on 2017-07-18

    This version requires Android 1.6 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 0.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
  • Version 1.0.41 (42) - Added on 2012-03-15

    This version requires Android 1.5 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 240 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE