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Old August 25th, 2011, 06:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lexluthor View Post
Any plans to add root features?
Root support will likely be added at some point, possibly as a separate add-on module. I don't have an exact timeframe on when this can happen, but I'm guessing a lot of folks are going to want root access.

As someone who typically uses a command-line for root operations on any Linux-based system, I do need to do more research to see how people really want to *use* root in an Android file manager. Removing bloatware, remounting filesystems as rw/ro, or permissions changes come to mind of course. I'm sure some folks will simply want to use it mostly for exploration rather than modification.

I'd want to keep the typical Android use-cases straightforward while trying as hard as possible to prevent people from inadvertently destroying their filesystems (e.g., additional warnings, disabling recursive operations by default). Very much open to suggestions here, especially in regard to identifying the most common root tasks.
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