Terminal Emulator for Android is the best VT-100 compatible terminal emulator for all Android devices. A terminal emulator is a free application that lets your Android device act as an old computer terminal (if you are hurting your eyes with white letters on the blue background, this application lets you customize fonts and colors of your emulator). Terminal Emulator for Android is accessible on both rooted and non-rooted devices. Additionally, this application facilitates you to run various Linux command line utilities. You can directly download Latest Terminal Emulator for Android (v1.0.70) here and get a step by step guide from video tutorials.
Top Features of Terminal Emulator for Android
- Ability for full Linux terminal emulation
- Multiple windows
- Launcher shortcuts for easy access
- Support to Unicode UTF-8 text (Korean, Russian, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Thai, Arabic, etc.)
- Completely free to use (No ads, no in-app-purchases, no nag screens)
Download Latest Terminal Emulator for Android
Here is the direct download link for latest and previous versions of Terminal Emulator for Android. Just hit the below link and download this great app!
Benefits to Using Terminal Emulator with you Device
- You can use this app to type commands directly into your Android phone, and in the same way, you can go into windows on your PC and type commands there.
- This is the best Terminal Emulator for Android one can find in the google play store.
- Very easy to use in comparison to other Terminal Emulators.
- Terminal Emulator for Android has 10-50 million installations and an average of 4.4 out of 5 customer rating.
Compatible Android Versions
This application can be used in any Android device with the version 1.6 or newer. Such as,
Nougat – (7.0 – 7.1.1), Marshmallow – (6.0 – 6.0.1), Lollipop – (5.0 – 5.1.1), KitKat – (4.4 – 4.4.4), Jelly Bean – (4.1 – 4.3.1), Ice Cream Sandwich – (4.0 – 4.0.4), Honeycomb – (3.0 – 3.2.6), Gingerbread – (2.3 – 2.3.7), Froyo – (2.2 – 2.2.3), Eclair – (2.0 – 2.1), Donut – (1.6)
Recent Updates and Added Features
- Allows hiding Material Design Action Bar
- UTF-8 Unicode support has been fixed.
- Crash on Android Wear has been fixed.
- All bugs related to hiding/showing in action bar have been fixed.
- All issues related to translation to German language have been corrected.
- Material Designs have been used when running on Android 5.0+ versions
- Fix API level 4 again which was broken in v1.0.67 version.
- Fix alpha channel in launcher icon. Should remove the “shadow” next to the upper-left corner of the icon.
- Renamed shared libraries as below to avoid conflict with some custom ROMs: New names are,
- Redesigned launcher icon.
- Widget icons now available with multi-line text labels.
- Rectified all issues with Russian localization.
- Now Terminal Emulator for Android can be utilized to show other application’s terminal sessions. See ITerminal.aidl in the source tree.
- When you launching subprocess, non-standard file descriptors will no show further more.
- Stop the support for Android 1.5 (Cupcake) in this version. Need to do this to empower the ITerminal.aidl feature.
Important Instructions Before Using
Some commands won’t be available in some Android phones due to command shell issues. So, you can install a collection of Linux utility program like Busybox. If you have an Android phone 2.3 or newer, you can install Busybox without rooting the device. You can directly download Busybox here.
How to use Terminal Emulator on your Android Device
Here you can see how to use Terminal Emulator on your Android device easily.
This video shows some crazy tricks to use in Terminal Emulator. Don’t miss it.
Download Useful Android Shell Commands for Terminal Emulator
The user gives commands to shell by using a keyboard (shell is a program). And shell will perform that command as the user requests. Normally Android devices come with very simple shell programs. But we can use many commands with this. Here you can directly download a set of command documented for Terminal Emulator for Android.
How to Work With Button-Less Android Devices
Button-less devices have an issue with typing commands and using “Control” and “Function” key technique. As we know the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes and Noble Nook have no physical keys. So “Ctrl” and “Fn” key technique will not be able to work in those devices.
To solve this issue, they have added two new menu items; “Send control key” and “Send Fn Key” to long-press menu where they affect the next character that is typed.