How to Install and Use Sherlock in Termux – Guide

Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks - Here's how to install and use Sherlock on Termux - FULL GUIDE

Sherlock is a cool tool that will help you find to find a particular username and its details on all major social media platforms and other websites. Sherlock is available for all leading platforms including Android.

In this article, we will see how to use Sherlock on Android to find all usernames from leading websites. We need a terminal interface to use Sherlock and for this very own reason we will be using Termux. So, this article is going to be all about using Sherlock in Termux for Android.

Just follow the step-by-step guide given below to easily get it working. Once done, you can find details about any usernames in a few seconds.

Before getting started, here is the list of things that you will need to install and use Sherlock in Termux.

  • Termux app installed your phone
  • Python on Termux
  • Git on Termux
  • Sherlock on Termux

Don’t worry, we will show you everything right from the start to the end including the installation of all dependencies and related services.

install sherlock on termux

How to Install Termux on Android?

The very first thing that you need to do is to install Termux on your Android device. Termux app is officially available on the Google Play Store so you are not required to download and install it from other sources.

  • First of all, open Play Store and search for Termux or Click here to directly go to Termux page on Play Store
  • Click on the Install button
Termux on Android
  • Wait till the app gets installed
  • Once installed, open the app and follow the steps given in the next section to install Sherlock on Android via Termux.

Now that we have installed Termux on our Android device, let’s see how to configure Sherlock on Android.

Also, see our guide on getting access to the wifi password through our Android smartphone as well.

How to Setup Sherlock on Termux Android?

In this section, we will see how to install and set up Sherlock on Termux. All you have to do is refer to the commands given below and execute them one by one to install things like Python, Git, and finally Sherlock itself.

Step 1: Open the Termux app on your Android device. At first, the Termux might ask for some permissions, so make sure to grant the necessary permissions for the smooth working of the app.

Step 2: Run the following command to update all existing dependencies to the latest version.

apt update && apt upgrade

Step 3: Now we need to install Python on Termux. Installing Python on Termux is as easy as executing the command given below.

pkg install python

Step 4: Install Git package so that we can clone packages from Github on Termux. Just execute the below-given command and wait till it’s done.

pkg install git

Step 5: Our next step is to install Sherlock on Termux. Sherlock package is available on the Github repository. All we want to do is use the clone command and import it to Termux.

git clone https://github.com/sherlock-project/sherlock.git

Clone Sherlock
Clone Sherlock

Step 6: In order to change the directory of Termux, just use the below-given command

cd sherlock

Step 7: Finally, we need to install all the required supporting tools for Sherlock. Just use the command given below to find the required items and add the same.

pip3 install -r requiremnts.txt

Setup Sherlock on Termux
Setup Sherlock on Termux

How to use Sherlock to Find Username Details

Now we are done with installing and configuring Sherlock on Termux. So, let’s see how to use Sherlock for the first time to hunt social media.

The whole process is as simple as executing the command given below. Make sure to replace the username with the username you want to find.

python3 sherlock user123 – Command for searching for a single username

python3 sherlock user1 user2 user3 – Command for searching for multiple usernames.

Wait for some time and Sherlock should help you in hunting social media.

What is Sherlock?

Sherlock is a toolkit that you can use to hunt down social media accounts by username on all leading social media platforms and popular sites. Sherlock is available on all platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android, etc.

The first-time installation of Sherlock on Termux is fairly simple and easy. In Android, Sherlock is installed via the Termux app. The Termux app is available on the Google Play Store for free.

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Use Sherlock on Termux

This is how we use Sherlock on Termux to hunt down social media through our Android device. As Termux is available for Android, you do not need a computer to do things like this which requires a command interface. Termux is a popular tool for Android and has more than 10,000,000+ installs on the Google Play Store already.

Astro K Joseph
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