Often times when you install a Custom ROM or when you root a device you will see something related to BusyBox. Well, BusyBox is not something easy to explain. The scientific definition is quite hard to understand, that’s why i prepared this easy to understand definition of what BusyBox is and what it does.
As you know, Android Kernel is based on Linux Kernel. BusyBox provides the possibility to perform actions on the Android device using Linux commands. There are functions and actions that your device cannot perform without BusyBox installed. So basically BusyBox provides you with this functionality. For example some applications, like Titanium Backup, won’t be able to run on your device unless you have BusyBox installed to process the application’s functions.
Without BusyBox you are somehow limited at what you can do on your device. That’s why developers include BusyBox with their Custom ROMs and also that’s why you need to install BusyBox when you root your device and actually want to use this rooting access to modify your device.
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I hope i managed to explain to you what BusyBox is and how it helps your Android device. Of course, if you have other questions related to this, you can leave a comment below and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
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