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Android Shell

Execute shell commands on Android.

API License Maven Central

Download the latest AAR or grab via Gradle:

compile 'com.jaredrummler:android-shell:1.0.0'


Common utility functions include:

CommandResult shell, String... commands)
CommandResult commands)
CommandResult commands)

The result will contains the exit code, standard output (stdout), and standard error (stderr).

Example of running a command as root:

CommandResult result ="id");
if (result.isSuccessful()) {
  // Example output on a rooted device:
  // uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root) context=u:r:init:s0

You can open multiple shell instances using

. Calling commands)
will keep a su session open in the background so additional calls will not create new superuser requests.

Fore more information please see


libsuperuser by Chainfire


Copyright (C) 2016 Jared Rummler
Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Jorrit "Chainfire" Jongma

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