piecash on android

piecash can successfully run on android which opens interesting opportunities!

Installing termux

First, you have to install Termux from the Play Store.

You start Termux and:

  1. edit your .bash_profile with:

    export TZ=$(getprop persist.sys.timezone)
    export SHELL=$(which bash)
  2. add the folder ~/storage with access to your android folders (also accessible via USB sync):


Installing python and piecash

You start Termux on your android and then:

  1. Install python and pipenv:

    pkg install python
    pip install pipenv
  2. Install piecash for your project:

    mkdir my-project
    cd my-project
    pipenv install piecash
  3. Test piecash:

    pipenv shell
    >>> import piecash

Use SSH with your android

You can ssh easily in your android thanks to Termux. For this, on Termux on your android:

  1. install openssh:

    pkg install openssh
  2. add your public key (id_rsa.pub) in the file .ssh/authorized_keys on Termux

  3. run the sshd server:


On your machine (laptop, …):

  1. configure your machine to access your android device:

    Host android
       HostName  # <== put the IP address of your android
       User termux
       Port 8022
  2. log in your android from your machine:

    ssh android

Use the USB Debugging with your android

To be investigated…:

# on laptop
adb forward tcp:8022 tcp:8022 && ssh localhost -p 8022

# on android
# On Android 4.2 and higher, the Developer options screen is hidden by default. To make it visible, go to Settings > About phone and tap Build number seven times. Return to the previous screen to find Developer options at the bottom.
change USB Configuration to "charge only" or "PTP"

# downloading https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb.html
# Click here to download the Google USB Driver ZIP file (Z
# install legacy hardware (in device manager)
# choose the folder of the zip drive and choose ADB interface