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Need to access root system file without rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jtborg, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. jtborg

    jtborg Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello! there,

    Is there a app or program that will allow me to view and edit the root system file without rooting the phone?

    I would like to change the notification song on the Clock - Timer.

    Thank you

  2. ChryzaorFlux

    ChryzaorFlux Android Enthusiast

    Hey James

    Currently for us non-root user there may be a way
    but i havnt found it yet, but I can help with changing default system tones

    1) Create a folder on your SD Card using 'Astro file manager' or any software that allows you to view SD Card contents called Audio
    2) In folder create 3 sub-folders notifications, alarms, ringtones
    3) Put your desired tones into the various folders,
    so if you want a different timer tone, place it in alarms.
    4) Change your timer and your done

    Hope ive helped

  3. janpetras

    janpetras Well-Known Member

    No. There is no way. You either have the permission or you don't. It's that simple.
    "Rooting" a phone means gaining "root" access which in turn means having ABSOLUTE permissions over all the files.

    No permission to read = no view.
    No permission to write = no delete

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