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Remove bloat. Read only file system....help!!!

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  1. Cheykenzie

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    I could really use some help here....I have a Visual Land Prestige 7G running 4.1.1. After much hair pulling I finally managed to root it using cydia, and snappea, but am still unable to remove bloatware (angry birds, play books, etc). I have tried titanium backup, link2sd, es file explorer, and several others. All they manage to do (if anything) is remove the updates. I know nothing about the terminal, but tried this command "mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3" but it said "mount: read only file system". So, I'm assuming that is my problem. I tried using Es explorer to change that to r/w, but it won't. Any ideas on how to get around this?
     

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    Try running su before you run the mount command.

    You're trying to mount the filesystem as rw when you're not root. (That's what rooting is for - so an app can issue the su command and get root.)
     
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    I'm not sure that I understand you. Su is granting permission to everything, and every root checker app I have tried says I am rooted :/ Uhg...so confused at this point. Lol
     
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    Are you referring to the su command in the terminal? Sorry if I'm not making a lot of sense....still trying to figure all this out. When I use the terminal, this is what's happening:
    shell@android:/ $ su
    shell@android:/ # mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3
    Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-0 options] [-t type] device directory
    1|shell@android:/ #

    I'm not familiar with android like I am pc, so I'm not sure what that even means :/

    It wasn't doing that the last time I tried though....it would just say "mount: read only file system"
     
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    Ah, too bad lol. I made that flash zip which installs Supersu on to /system, su binary on to /system/bin (then symlinked to ./xbin), and also .su to ./etc (but its a hidden folder/file). Does it all. And it comes with busybox 1.21.1 as well. If you can get a custom recovery on your device that flashable zip I provided should do the trick. It hasn't failed me yet.
     
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    I wouldn't even know where to begin to do that. :/
     

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