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  1. valorian

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    I downloaded a new boot animation. I'm trying to move it to /system/customize/resourses but es file explorer and Astros say file cannot be moved. I was able to move the original file out. Now I can't even move the original back. In ES I made sure the root explorer and mount file system boxes are checked.

    Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
     

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    Try changing the properties of the folder. Check the write permissions.
     
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    I've been trying that. ES is still saying "file cannot be moved". Even when I try to move the original file back.
     
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    Hmmm... You have to make /system writable. I don't know how that's done.

    * It's in settings in ES.
     
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    Yeah, I have that box checked. I still cannot move the file.
     
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    Oh yeah, you said that. I went through and changed the permissions on each directory in the path and got a file to copy into resource.
     
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    I don't get it. I have all the permissions checked but I still cannot move a file into, only out of this location.
     
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    Grasping at straws here: Did you try copy instead of move?
     
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    Yeah, I tried that.

    It's as if I can move or copy anything onto the SD card but nothing can be moved or copied from it.
     
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    This is going to bug me until we figure it out. The properties of the resource directory looks like this?

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    Yes they do.

    Thanks you for trying to help. Frustration took over last night and I restored a backup from a couple weeks ago. After restoring the backup I am now able to change the boot animation.
     
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    Well I know what caused me to have this issue but I do not know the details why.

    I was running the Mikrunny Odex ROM with the Red theme. I wanted to give the Coredroid theme a try so I installed the theme and this issue started. After many hours of trying to fix this I restored my backup from a couple weeks ago that has the red theme and all is good again. To reduplicate the issue I reinstalled the Coredroid theme and the issue returned.

    Could the Coredroid theme by deodex only? It doesn't state so in the OP.
     
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    That's weird. How could a theme break the file system? Odd. At least I was challenged to learn more about the file system. Thanks!

    * You should post a question in the CoreDroid theme thread.
     
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    Yeah, good suggestion. I'll do that later today.
     
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    I had this issue and solved it my mounting /system as writeable.

    In ES File Explorer
    Menu->settings->Root Settings
    check all of the following:
    Root Explorer
    Up to Root
    Mount File System (as writeable)
     

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