When you root a phone, the first thing you do is to install the BusyBox binary, prior to running any app to give root access. So, in other words, Busybox is a collection of more than 300 powerful command-lines. Remember, Busybox is not a single tool, but a pack of tools that contains various UNIX utilities in a single pack. It works in different environments like Linux, Android and POSIX, etc. It had been designed for an embedded OS that has limited resources.
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Busybox Pro Features
The tool comes with the replacement power of more than 360 common commands.
You can customize Busybox to provide a subset of more than 200 utilities. The tool comes with the provision of particular utilities for SUS and many others.
You should never replace the app with the currently existing command. BusyBox X replaced two commands daemonsu and su with its own versions. Resultantly, I had to restore both of them by using CF-Auto-Root. If I had overwritten any of these commands, it would be impossible for me to recover the commands.
When you update the app, the BusyBox Pro version also updates the binaries. However, this feature cannot be found in BusyBox X version. It is only in the Pro version.
The BusyBox Pro needs root access other than installation in your system. However, if you install BusyBox Non-root version it will not require root access.
To keep this tool in your device will never create any problem for you. But it can be destructive somehow. It can invite vulnerabilities to your device. So, be careful about it.
Getting Started with BusyBox
First, you need to download and save the file as “BusyBox” in your system.
Open the Busybox and type a command line to try it out:
./busybox ls -1
./busybox seq 1 5
Type “—list” to get the commands supported by Busybox or type “./busybox” to get the list of commands.
To see the function of a single command, use the “- – help” option for that command.
For example, you do not know the function of “./busybox zcip”. Check it by typing like this.
./busybox zcip – -help
To access the built-in command shell of the Busybox, you need to type the following command.
You can configure BusyBox as you do to the Linux Kernel. For this, you need to follow the steps given below.
First, create the default configuration and run “make menuconfig” i.e. interactively modify a config file.
So, a “.config” file appears that explains the Busybox build process.
Make deconfig – creates the maximum “sane” configuration
Make allnoconfig – Disable all commands
Make menuconfig – Interactively modify a configured file.