Root Trouble removing default apps

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  1. customunder

    customunder New Member
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    when i type in the commands on the terminal emulator to remove an app ( stupid amazon mp3 ) it tells me its a read only file. can anyone help?
     

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  2. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member
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    Assuming you are rooted and ran su in the terminal, you might have to use the "sysrw" command to mount system as read-write. Then sysro afterwards.
     
  3. customunder

    customunder New Member
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    ok i just tried it, still came back with a read only. heres what im typing in:

    su

    then

    mount -o sysrw,remount /system

    then

    rm -r /system/app/com.amazon.mp3.apk


    i keep thinking the syntax im using isnt right
     
  4. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member
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    Try mount -o remount,rw /system. Or just use Titanium Backup or Root Explorer.
     
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  5. customunder

    customunder New Member
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    awesome! it worked, thanks for your help.
     
  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    Root Explorer is your friend. Being rooted and not installing that is a major disservice to yourself.
     

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