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By blz8, Junior Member on 29th November 2014, 11:42 PM
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Hi. I'm a long time technical person and have some experience with rooting various kinds of devices. I've jail-broken iPhones, run custom firmwares on my routers (OpenWRT, Tomato and the likes) and have finally gotten an Android device for testing (an RCA 7 Voyager RCT6773W22 on 4.4.2 Kitkat) and was able to root it successfully with Kingo.

What I cannot quite figure out after doing quite a lot of searching is how to set things up a proper Linux/UNIX CLI environment. Things like OpenSSL/OpenSSH, coreutils, inetutils/, bash, perl, being able to set the root password (why is there no passwd command?), etc., etc.

I was able to do this on jail-broken iPhones just fine where I would end up with a normal looking unix/Linux like filesystem and utilities and could even manage packages via apt/dpkg which was real nice.

And so I thought this wouldn't be an issue on a system like Android once rooted. Most of what I was able to find seems to use busybox/dropbear, which I've used on routers before and was fine but seems a little light weight here.

I thought I had found the solution through a package manager called BotBrew that I came across, but couldn't get it or the Basil version of it to work (I just get Update Failed no matter what.) And I also noticed it seems to put everything in /data/botbrew and not just under /. Admittedly I'm not very familiar with the file-system of Android so maybe that's normal and I'm just missing something in that regard.

Thanks for any advise.
 
 
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