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Terminal Emulator for Android APK

Latest Version: Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.70.apk


What's New:

  • Allow hiding Material Design Action Bar
  • Improve text paste.
  • Fix UTF-8 support.

What is Terminal Emulator for Android?

Access your Android’s built-in Linux command line shell. Unleash your inner geek!


  • 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 IMIE.
  • 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.

Want to know more about Android Terminal Emulator?

Join the G+ community: #Android Terminal Emulator


Or check out the documentation wiki:


Want to add or improve a translation of Android Terminal Emulator? See https://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator/wiki/Translating-to-Other-Languages for instructions.

Older APK Versions of Terminal Emulator for Android

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.45 APK Download


  • 256-color mode
  • Setting window title via escape sequences.
  • Re-enabled bold & underline text.
  • Smoother fling scrolling.
  • Less sensitive side-to-side flipping between windows.
  • Added Intent Chooser support for “Email To” menu item.
  • Improved translations for Russian and Portugese.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.48 APK Download


  • New features: Spanish translation
  • Bug fixes: Alt Key should work again for typing characters on phones with physical keyboards.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.49 APK Download

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.52 APK Download


New icon designed by Nathanel Titane, nathanel.titane@gmail.com, TNDesigns

Cursor now shows toggle state of ctrl/shift/alt/Fn keys.
Combining accents now work on physical keyboards.
Added partial translations for
+ nb nl pl pt-rPT sk sv zh-rTW
Improved Japanese translation. Thanks monaka!

Bug fixes:
+ Fixed large text paste ANR (Issue #198).
+ Function keys F1 to F4 now send correct escape sequences for all TERM types.
+ External Hardware keyboard Ctrl and Fn key processing improved.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.53 APK Download


  •  New Solarized Light / Dark color schemes.
  •  Automatically sets a HOME directory, can be manually overridden in Preferences.
  •  Preference to lock rotation to landscape or portrait.
  •  Experimental support for android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER.
  • (Only works if you install a compatible super-user application such as ClockworkMod Superuser.)
  •  A new Korean translation.
  •  Updated French, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian translations.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.54 APK Download


  •  Tap on a URL to open it in a browser.
  •  New xterm terminal emulator mode.
  •  Alternate screen buffer supported
  •  ECMA-48 Status Report
  •  Fixed 16-color blink attribute emulation.
  •  Optional keyboard shortcuts:
  • Control-Shift-N: New Window
  • Control-Tab: Cycle through windows
  • Control-Shift-V: Paste
  •  Improved translations for many languages.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.60 APK Download


  •  a “Term” widget lets you create launcher icons to run favorite commands. Long-press on desktop, tap on Widgets, tap on Term, fill out dialog box.
  •  a “Term Here” intent lets you open Android Terminal Emulator at a given directory. Works with third-party file managers. Select “Term Here” in the file manager’s “share” menu for a directory.
  •  auto-linkification now requires a “http://” or “https://” at the front of a link.
  •  Improved French translation.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.61 APK Download


  •  Term Shortcut dialog now uses Holo theme if available.
  •  Term Shortcut dialog no longer crashes on very old (cupcake) versions of Android.
  •  Improved Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish translations.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.62 APK Download

Added on January 1, 1970


  • Small improvements and bug fixes.
  • The Term shortcut dialog box now has its own file picker in case you don’t have a third-party file manager installed.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Fixed crash when tapping on the last character of a hyperlink and the link was the last text in a line.
  • Improved handling of multibyte characters.
  • Updated Hungarian translation.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.63 APK Download


  • Small improvements and bug fixes.
  • Built with Android Studio 1.0 / NDK r10d
  • Added Serbian translation.
  • Updated Slovak translation.

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.64 APK Download

Added on January 25, 2015


  • Partial fix for a security issue.
  • Unfortunately this fix disables “Term short cut widgets”. Hopefully we will get them working again in a future release.
  • Technical details: https://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator/issues/374

Terminal Emulator for Android 1.0.66 APK Download

Added on March 22, 2015


  • New launcher icon. Widget icons can now have multi-line text labels. Improved Russian localization. TEA can now be used to display other application’s terminal sessions. See ITerminal.aidl in the source tree.


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