Root Access the / directory?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DomesDKG, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. DomesDKG

    DomesDKG Member
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    I've rooted my phone, but I still can't figure out how to access the / directory from my computer. Specifically, I want to be able to open /system/media/audio/ringtones so I can put new ringtones in there. Is there a good way to do this? I tried copy/pasting with astro file maager, but it won't let me paste into that directory, I assume because I don't have permission.
     

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  2. ArmlessRifleman

    ArmlessRifleman Well-Known Member
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    You cannot modify /system unless you are in recovery. Use unrEVOked painless reflash to install clockwork recovery. Reboot while holding power and volume down and select recovery. Choose partitions menu and select "mount /system". You should then be able to use the "adb push" command from your computer to push the necessary files to /system/media/audio/ringtone. This is the only way to modify anything under /system until NAND is unlocked.
     
  3. elborak

    elborak Well-Known Member
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    Why manually copy ringtones when something like Ringdroid is so easy (and free, and doesn't require root)?
     
  4. DomesDKG

    DomesDKG Member
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    maybe I'm doing something wrong, but when I start up ringdroid all I have are songs from the hero sound suite, and clicking show all audio doesn't help. How do I access the songs in my SD card?
     
  5. jakewill

    jakewill Well-Known Member
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    Rings Extended is also a good app - it lets you select any song you have an use as a ringtone.

    jakewill
     
  6. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #
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    If all you're looking to do is get new ringtone options on your phone, make a new folder on your SD card called Ringtones and drop them in there. They will then be available as options in your ringtone selection menu.
     
  7. DomesDKG

    DomesDKG Member
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    Thanks for that simple solution iowabowtech, makes my life easier ^_^
    As for the original problem I was having, I hadn't installed clockwork mod, so I was having trouble getting my phone into recovery reliably to use adb shell. Installing clockwork mod of course fixed this!
     
  8. brian450r

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    Is there an easy way to do this w/ notifications too? I'd like to add a few files that I have into my listing of tones. I've used Zedge, but really don't like it.
     
  9. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #
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    Yep. Same routine as above but call the folder Notifications. They'll show up in the notification selection menu thereafter.
     
  10. brian450r

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    Thanks, worked great
     

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