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.)

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All versions
Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.70


Uploaded:December 30, 2015 at 1:57PM UTC

File size:0.51 MB


Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.65 alpha


Uploaded:March 27, 2015 at 12:08AM UTC

File size:0.54 MB


Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.4


Uploaded:March 26, 2015 at 12:08AM UTC

File size:0.05 MB


Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.62


Uploaded:June 20, 2014 at 10:14PM UTC

File size:0.49 MB


Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.53


Uploaded:May 27, 2013 at 2:19AM UTC

File size:0.4 MB


Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.52


Uploaded:January 26, 2013 at 9:42PM UTC

File size:0.38 MB