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Support ES File Explorer host file entries not saving in marshmallow

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Meadowlea, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Meadowlea

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    Hello,
    Do I have to root my phone to add entries in my ES File Explorer host file so that I can block specific websites? My phone is not rooted, and I notice Marshmallow will not save my entries.
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    As far as I know, ES is just a file explorer, I didn't know it could block specific websites....
     
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    If you do a search online about how to block mobile websites, there are references to this method, so it seems to work in some instances. I read about the method of making entries to the ES File Explorer host file from Quora.
     
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    Yeah, it's not the version of Android (Marshmallow), but the fact that you're not rooted that is keeping you from updating your hosts file since the /system partition (where that file lives) is write-protected.
     
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    Okay. Thanks. I was quite sure one of the options said this did not require a rooted phone, so I didn't have reason to think that. Must have been some misinformation.
     

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