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  1. twynn373

    twynn373 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    hello world and thanks in advance. well im reeeeally trying to customize my htc clock widget. ive got into the system file using "root explorer" and i got to open them up on photoshop on my pc. i finished my clock and all that good stuff, and wen i tried moving it back to the folder from which it came, ACCESS DENIED!!! it said it was a read only file... any ideas how to get access without rooting:confused: PLEEEEEEEEASE HELP!!
     

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  2. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

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    Right-Click, Properties - on the file you created and find the Read-Only check box part of the file. If it is checked, Uncheck it, and vice-versa. This SHOULD correct the problem. I don't do the root thing, so no guarantees here. lol (I'd be more specific, but I have Windows 7 and everything is moved around from it's native locations)

    I am starting to wonder about Windows.. Macs seems to be catching my eye more and more. >.>
     
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    twynn373 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i know what u mean and i have tried that, the best i can do is save a duplicate and save it on the sd card with full control, im tryin to overwrite and replace the original png. files, but those are the files to which i dont have permission.
     
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    Matlock Well-Known Member

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    My best advice in this case is talk to the best Rooters you can find. I'm sure there is a way around this issue. It's simple, but HTC likes to make things hard, i've noticed.

    "It's Open Source..but not THAT open Source." rofl
     
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    twynn373 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well appreciate the help, if u know anybody who can help could u let me know.
    anybody else have suggestions?
     
  6. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member

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    What you are trying to do - subvert the Linux file permission system - is exactly what gaining root user identity allows.

    Now you know at least one of the reasons why folks try to do that - it allows complete freedom to customize (or screw up) the phone.

    cheers

    eu1
     
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    twynn373 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea im just nervous about rooting my phone. im still not even clear on how to do it
     
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    erisuser1 Well-Known Member

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    No one else does either - yet... either that or they are being very quiet about it ;)
     
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    Matlock Well-Known Member

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    Rooting takes practice and trial and error. If you have time and money, Root away. If not, tread lightly.
     

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