Anybody else having trouble writing to /system while in Android 4.3? Even with adb remount executed. The weird part is I can rename files, but I can't copy. Not even to /data/local/. What changed?
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- I was basically describing my experience trying to copy files to /system the way I was used to, which wasn't working anymore. Remounts was showing an error, renaming worked, copying didn't. Since su is needed to remount and possibly copy to the system partition (not sure on the latter if /system is already r/w), I was under the impression that it's something in 4.3 or su that wasn't working right anymore. I'd still like to figure this one out. Copying bootanimation.zip in recovery when trying to test little changes to it is not ideal.
As for 's post, he'll gladly take your input whenever you have it.Jul 26, 2013
- Well, you shouldn't need to. That's why I am asking what you're doing exactly. Because adb pushing to /data/local/tmp, then adb shell, then su, then remounting system with the mount command, then copying it from /data/local/tmp to /system, shouldn't be an issue.
Aside from doing that all manually, I've also just tested this with Root Explorer and that seems to work fine.
If you're getting the # prompt immediately when you type adb shell (and aren't using adbd insecure), you're using an insecure kernel - and that will not work properly. Long story, hopefully I can explain it later.
As for , don't misunderstand me as having a beef with him - it's just the situation. If I have the time I'll write an extensive post covering some of this later.Jul 26, 2013
- I usually use Total Commander for Android, then just copy from one pane to the other (/sdcard/bootanimation.zip -> /data/local/ or /system/media/, for example). This used to work, but now doesn't. Astro and Solid Explorer don't either (I think at least SE should be root-friendly). I'm using a stock kernel, not an insecure one. I haven't tried Root Explorer, but from your instructions, it looks like straight file copying like that won't work anymore.Jul 26, 2013
- Haven't tried Astro but I have just tried Total Commander and Solid Explorer, neither of those seem aimed at this sort of "root" usage. I'm not so much surprised that they don't work now, as that I'm surprised they ever worked in any useful way before. If you want to do things you full permissions for, use an explorer built to work with root, like Root Explorer or ES File Manager.Jul 26, 2013
- Well, I never had problems with TC, because upon trying to write to ro partitions, it automatically asked to mount rw, and it's worked in the past on all my devices. I'll try RE.Jul 26, 2013
- Root Explorer works. Looks like it mounts /system rw correctly, while TC doesn't. I'll report this to the TC dev.Jul 26, 2013