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  1. DMedina559

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    What would happen if I delete /system/xbin?
    Would it send me in a boot loop?
    Is that the root folder?
     

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    Those are where your extra binaries are stored, things like busybox if you're rooted.

    BTW, are you rooted?

    Why are you wanting to blow away system directories??
     
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    Well I was rooted..... until I updated my su binary. So I want to get rid of the root stuff that is now basically useless. I thought /system/xbin was the folder that held all the root info/supplies.
     
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    Yeaaaaahhhh, ok, mostly root stuff goes there. I'd have to know every Android device to say that's all that's ever there.

    The vast majority of what you should have there is just named links to busybox, taking very little space in and of themselves.

    Are you trying to spruce up your root status or remove it?

    Which, either way, I'll be moving this to the root forum shortly, just saying.
     
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    If I was you I wouldn't delete that folder occidental and then my play store stopped working and in order to get it to work I had to mess with the files on root explorer and I don't know how to get the folder back and it won't let me root without it and I can't boot into recovery and I don't know why and I haven't figured it out yet so any help would be appreciated
     
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    It's a programmer's tool, used for looking at parts of an app.
     
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    Can i delete it?
     
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    Sorry, I don't know why it was put there if the device was never rooted before so I can't say.
     
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    NO! Some of those files are necessary for the system to run audio apps. The jack ones, specifically.
     
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    Thank you so much...is it dangerous for my tablet?????
     
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    Dangerous to remove /system/xbin? You need it to have Android up and running, so yes, it is. Are you still interested in rooting? You seem to be wondering about this one thing.
     
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    No i ma not interested in rooting..i thought this item destroy my system!!!!!!!!
     
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    Really? system/xbin needed. I had believed that is a user created folder, because I have actually been trying to find mine in ES File Explorer, but it is not there. I have a Droid Maxx XT1080M...Rooted, on 4.4.4. Seriously, I dont know what to think now, but I have no such folder, (that I can find), because I am getting ready to install BusyBox. If anyone really know's how I can find it, and if it is required, please post it. Thanks.
     
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    Okay, sorry, never mind I found it.
     
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    Where have you found it? And what explorer did you use to find it? Please... I need help right now...
     
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    I found it in ES File Explorer, you have to look for it there, start at Home or sd card, scroll to system, system/ xbin.
     
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    Ohhhh... Found it! Thanks!
     
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    My /xbin is reading as 355.50 Mb. Are there any universal binaries I can remove? I'm running a rooted, busybox installed , Android 4.4 optimus
     
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    I doubt this. I am pretty sure you can delete them. All necessary libraries, binaries, apps and other needed things are in /bin and /sbin. /xbin is not required to run Android.

    Either way, it isn't dangerous either.
     
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    You could theoretically remove the entire directory without destroying your system, since /xbin is not required to run Android, although this might break root privileges and busybox binaries.
     
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