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App to view hidden files on non-rooted phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EdNerd, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. EdNerd

    EdNerd Well-Known Member
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    Can anyone recommend an app that will let me view and access hidden files on my phone?

    Ed
     

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  2. BDogg718k

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    pretty sure u need to be rooted to do that. you can try astro file manager. what files were you trying to access?
     
  3. EdNerd

    EdNerd Well-Known Member
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    Files in the /data/data/ directory.
     
  4. BDogg718k

    BDogg718k Well-Known Member
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    you need to be rooted to access those files from the phone. what do u need in that folder?
     
  5. EdNerd

    EdNerd Well-Known Member
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    I think that's where some app files are that I want to back up. I also wanted to see some other files for an app or two. I'm used to a Windows computer where I can access a folder that an app creates when installed -- but I can't see any app folders on my phone??
     
  6. BDogg718k

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    u need superuser permissions on your phone to access data/data files. If you use astro file manager(free on market) it allows u to backup apps. If u want access to any and all files on phone you need to root it. not hard btw.
     
  7. BDogg718k

    BDogg718k Well-Known Member
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    Titanium backup is very good too
     
  8. kendranielson

    kendranielson New Member
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    I just want to snoop...what are in my hidden files. What is rooting, how does it effect my phone?
     

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