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Access to terminal without developer mode

asked 2013-12-29 16:09:00 +0300

gabriel gravatar image

I had this on my N9 for ages - no need to access root, devel-su or whatever, just a simple terminal in case you want to access your servers via SSH or use BASH to run simple scripts.

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Considering the harm you can do on the phone with a terminal, I don't think that having to enable an option in the settings to see it appear is too much...

Xowap ( 2013-12-29 16:20:01 +0300 )edit

I think the hidden point here is that the nemo user should have access to certain stuff. Or even better: have another user that has access to pretty much nothing but lets you do SSH, simple bash scripts and alike.

gabriel ( 2013-12-29 16:40:18 +0300 )edit

Agreed - all I need is a sandbox to ssh out of the phone. The account itself can be very restricted.

jsiren ( 2013-12-29 17:08:11 +0300 )edit

Agreed, no root access needed, just normal access rights. If you remove your own photos or music, shouldn't be any problem.

Ruutana ( 2013-12-29 18:39:45 +0300 )edit

Would it make sense to have a fingerterm that would launch ssh instead of shell? That would allow one to ssh to a server to use irc without exposing a local shell to the user.

kulve ( 2014-02-05 20:33:11 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-02 18:18:14 +0300

shanxS gravatar image

updated 2014-10-02 18:53:07 +0300

I know this thread is old, but just in case someone is still looking. Here is what I did:

  1. Enable developer mode and setup password for devel-su
  2. Open terminal, change user to devel-su
  3. execute: pkcon install fingerterm
  4. Disable developer mode.

Terminal must be available but now you can't change user to devel-su

Credits: good people on #jollamobile.

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answered 2015-05-14 10:04:59 +0300

okourkoulos gravatar image

I have just installed it and now developer mode is not working! It gets stuck when trying to enable it and then it says "Problem with Store". Store is fine, Apps are installed and updated. Just Dev Mode. I uninstalled terminal by deleting the icon from the UI.Nothing! It's the second time that this is happening. Last time I reset the phone. Don't want to go there again. Any advises?

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