BusyBox

Helps users with rooted phones by making their apps function

4.0

85 Votes

  • Category General
  • License Free
  • Version 46
  • Size 3 MB
  • Works under Android
  • Language English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name stericson.busybox
  • Author Stephen (Stericson)
    15519 LakePoint Forest Drive Charlotte NC 28278

Busybox is a Swiss Army knife of Linux tools for your rooted Android device.

It’s very important to note that your device must be rooted to use the full benefits of Busybox and other apps that require it to function; if you don’t have su or full root, it won’t work.

This app has been built from the ground up to run light and fast, helping you maximize the limited resources of tablets, phones, and even wearables.

BB itself isn’t an app, but a bit like a system file that other apps need to run in the background. It creates a Linux kernel that allows it to perform a full array of functions needed for advanced operation.

If you’re running an app that requires BB, you may have to download it separately on your own or it may come bundled with the app. Only download Busybox from trusted sources (like us!); you wouldn’t want to accidentally run a malicious copy and end part of a botnet mining for Bitcoin on your phone or tablet!

Pros

  • A Swiss Army Knife for Your Phone This app increases the capabilities of other apps to access and executive vital functions on your phone.
  • Light and Fast Designed to be light and fast, this app combines many vital UNIX utilities and allows your device to perform advanced functions it wouldn’t otherwise be able to.
  • Rooted Apps Can’t Work Without It! Busybox is the “brains” of virtually all applications that need su (superuser) to run on Android devices.

Cons

  • Only Works on Rooted Devices You’ll need administrative or su (superuser) privileges to run Busybox. Without the right privileges all the power the app offers will be useless (and so will apps that require it!)

Fixed Remount issue on Android 7.1

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.
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