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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nPong, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. nPong

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    Hey guys,

    I am running rooted, and after looking the most stable ROM I can find is still the Official Eris ROM, I don't have super user access though, any help would be appreciated.
     

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    If you are rooted, then you have super user SU access.
     
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    any idea why it wont let me copy from my sdcard to my /system/app folder using astro? like it greys the option...
     
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    Apps need to be root-aware to take advantage of a rooted Android phone. Under normal circumstances, apps that you interact with on the phone run with simple "untrusted user" privileges. Heck, they can't even look into the data folders that belong to other untrusted apps, much less system folders. That's why some people use Root Explorer (paid app) as a file browser - it is "root aware".

    I'm not sure whether or not Astro can be made root aware or not - I don't use it. I know that one dev was bundling it (pre-installed) with his ROM - perhaps he diddled it so it could be used that way.

    One thing which might help is if you tell us what version of "official" you have. That might make a pretty big difference in your experience.

    eu1
     
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    I used the Eris master root application, downloaded the official Rom from there. Let me know what you are looking for, like kernal or whatnot
     
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    I haven't used EMA, so I don't know what choices of ROMs it gives you. If one of them is Ivanmmj's "Official 1.0 OC" (or maybe "Official 1.0 alpha"), that's a decent ROM.

    As far as Astro goes, the version of the rooted ROM underneath it won't really change whether or not it can operate in root-enabled fashion or not. I'm not an Astro user, so maybe some of the other Astro users with root can chime in here (whether it can work in a root-enabled fashion or not). I did find one comment on this site (in the Apps section), where the reviewer said something like "Astro is the very best ... until you have root".

    If you don't mind shelling out UK 1.99 (US $3) for Root Explorer, just use that.

    If you want free, you can use "adb pull", "adb push", and "adb install". Kind of clunky, but they work. Note that adb will pull entire directories, too, for instance if you do something like

    adb root
    mkdir appbackup
    mkdir appbackup\system
    mkdir appbackup\market
    adb pull /system/app appbackup/system
    adb pull /data/app appbackup/market


    that will copy all your apps to the PC - if you have root.
     
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    alright, thanks for your help!
     

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