Android – Can you get to a command line on the G1 phone


I understand the Android OS is based on Linux. Does that mean the G1 phone has a terminal emulator and you can open a console and use commands like cd, ls, etc? Or failing that, would it be possible to write a terminal emulator for it?

On a related note, would it be possible to run a ssh server on the G1 and log into it over a wifi connection?

Best Solution

Actually, until recently everything you typed on the keyboard got echoed to a root shell. Nasty bug.

That said, you want PTerminal, from the Android Market.

As for SSH, yep. You can even install Debian on the phone.