How to access fascinate's system files/foldersSupport


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  1. seanatsb

    seanatsb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a rooted Fascinate. Using ES file explorer I was able to view system folders and found the system media files containing ringtones, notification tone, etc. However, I can not edit the files there or paste new files in there. I cannot find the system folder when I connect the fascinate to a computer. I tried showing "hidden files" but the folders still would not show up.

    What I want to do is add my downloaded ringtones into the system media folder so that I can use those ringtones without having those ringtones appear in my music player. Another post tried to deal with this issue of the music player recognizing ringtones and notification tones, but no one could provide an actual solution to the problem. If I could move ringtones from the media folder on the SD to card to the media folder in the system folder, this would solve the problem.

    Can anybody help me access the system folders in a manner that I can add files to the folders.

    EDITED: PROBLEM SOLVED.
    With the help given below, I came up with a solution, and have pasted instructions directly below.
    Here are the steps I did in case any one else is interested.


    Once your phone is rooted, it's pretty simple.
    1)Download Root Explorer from the Market. Root explorer will give you the ability to edit folders/files that normally can't be edited, ie read and write permission as opposed to read only.

    2)Using Root Explorer (make sure in top left of program it says "mounted as r/w"), copy any ringtone, notification file, .ogg file, .mp3 file, etc that you have made or downloaded, by selecting sdcard folder and navigating to the location of your tones, long pressing the file of interest, and select copy. (You can even long press on the folder and copy the whole folder of tones).

    3)Still using Root Explorer, back out of the SD folder, and find the folder called "system". Navigate to system/media/audio/"ringtones" or "notifications" . Click the paste button at the bottom of the screen (which should have appeared as soon as you copied your file/folder). The file/folder will now be in your system's tone folder.

    4)You must power down and power back up your phone before the phone will recognize these newly added tones.

    5)Either delete the tone files from your SD card, or put a .nomedia file into the folder to remove them from the SF's media player.

    Hope this helps.
     

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  2. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    DL RootExplorer from Market. Its the one app everyone needs if they do anything next level with their phone. Its gives you access to everything. Its like $4 but its the best $4 you will spend on your SF
     
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    I second what SAPS said... Root Explorer is the way to go!
     
  4. seanatsb

    seanatsb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks! Totally did the trick. I was able to move all my downloaded ringtones to the system file so that they no longer appear in my music player.

    Here are the steps I did in case any one else is interested.


    Once your phone is rooted, it's pretty simple.
    1)Download Root Explorer from the Market. Root explorer will give you the ability to edit folders/files that normally can't be edited, ie read and write permission as opposed to read only.

    2)Using Root Explorer (make sure in top left of program it says "mounted as r/w"), copy any ringtone, notification file, .ogg file, .mp3 file, etc that you have made or downloaded, by selecting sdcard folder and navigating to the location of your tones, long pressing the file of interest, and select copy. (You can even long press on the folder and copy the whole folder of tones).

    3)Still using Root Explorer, back out of the SD folder, and find the folder called "system". Navigate to system/media/audio/"ringtones" or "notifications" . Click the paste button at the bottom of the screen (which should have appeared as soon as you copied your file/folder). The file/folder will now be in your system's tone folder.

    4)You must power down and power back up your phone before the phone will recognize these newly added tones.

    5)Either delete the tone files from your SD card, or put a .nomedia file into the folder to remove them from the SF's media player.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  5. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    Nice tip and Im glad you joined the RE family; its really is one of the best apps out there
     
  6. GoBruins

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    Nice find Sean, maybe you can edit the first post and at the bottom, repeat your instructions! I'll request this to be in the SF guide if possible!
     
  7. seanatsb

    seanatsb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, First post is now edited to contain the directions!
     
  8. johnylog

    johnylog New Member

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    A very common problem with Windows explorer is reported on all Windows help forums. I've

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