In this guide, we’ll demonstrate how to resolve the issue of being unable to install Busybox on your rooted Android device. Busybox is a software application that includes standard Unix tools and is designed for small executables, making it suitable for embedded devices like Android phones. Typically, it is installed in either the /bin or the bin directory.
In the past, when devices were rooted using SuperSU, manual installation of Busybox was required. While this is no longer necessary, some apps and modules still need this toolbox installed on your device.
Many users have reported difficulties installing Busybox on their rooted Android devices. If you’re facing the same issue, this guide will provide a helpful solution. Just follow the steps outlined here.
Cannot Install Busybox on Rooted Android
To resolve this issue, disabling the verification checks is a prerequisite before proceeding with the Busybox installation. Here are the steps:
- Enable USB Debugging and connect your device to your PC via a USB cable.
- Download and extract Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.
- Initiate this process by downloading the same firmware that is currently installed on your device.
- Next, extract this firmware, find the ‘vbmeta.img’ file, and move it to the ‘platform-tools’ folder.
Following this, open the Command Prompt within the ‘platform-tools’ folder.
- Type in the following command to reboot your device to Fastboot:
‘adb reboot bootloader’
To disable the verity checks on your device, input one of the three following commands:
‘fastboot flash vbmeta –disable-verity –disable-verification vbmeta.img’
‘fastboot –disable-verity –disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img’
‘fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img –disable-verity –disable-verification’
Lastly, input the command ‘fastboot reboot’ to reboot your device to the OS.
You should now be able to install the BusyBox app from the Play Store without encountering any issues.
Following these steps should resolve the issue of being unable to install Busybox on your rooted Android device. If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please leave a comment. We’ll do our best to provide a solution as swiftly as possible.