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4th July 2014, 06:18 AM   |  #1  
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searched and all the tutorials said go to /data/ folder with root. I have root but nexus 5's /data/ folder has nothing.. it's empty. Help?
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searched and all the tutorials said go to /data/ folder with root. I have root but nexus 5's /data/ folder has nothing.. it's empty. Help?

you're using the wrong file explorer or enable root in it.
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4th July 2014, 06:35 AM   |  #3  
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you're using the wrong file explorer or enable root in it.

ah yup. I was using es explorer. Now had root but didn't enable it for es explorer.. anyways found it Thnaks.

is there a way for this for non-root phones? there has to be one right?
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ah yup. I was using es explorer. Now had root but didn't enable it for es explorer.. anyways found it Thnaks.

is there a way for this for non-root phones? there has to be one right?

unfortunately no. not rooted phones can't see the root filesystem via app.
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unfortunately no. not rooted phones can't see the root filesystem via app.

hmm, knew that but thought someone can do some magic with that :P that's too bad.

btw off-topic... u tried towelroot? it works with most phones but doesn't work with Moto G (dual sim specifically)
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hmm, knew that but thought someone can do some magic with that :P that's too bad.

If you have a custom recovery, you can via adb

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btw off-topic... u tried towelroot? it works with most phones but doesn't work with Moto G (dual sim specifically)

It worked for a while on N5 but no longer I believe. Not the ideal solution for a Nexus. Too easy for noobs to root without bothering to learn stuff
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If you have a custom recovery, you can via adb



It worked for a while on N5 but no longer I believe. Not the ideal solution for a Nexus. Too easy for noobs to root without bothering to learn stuff


Custom recovery afaik isn't possible without unlocked bootloader no?

I'm unlocked/rooted by manual and right-way method for my nexus 5. But my brother is paranoid as ****. He just get's totally afraid abt hearing the word root/unlock. So I thought of giving towelroot a try for him without telling him and it worked. Phone is rooted and m using supersu aswell. All works well for now. Why would it stop ?
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Custom recovery afaik isn't possible without unlocked bootloader no?

Correct but still nothing to do with root

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But my brother is paranoid as ****. He just get's totally afraid abt hearing the word root/unlock.

Paranoid people shouldn't have root

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Why would it stop ?

SuperSU updated or something and cause incompatibilities with the binary
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Correct but still nothing to do with root

Yeah, I know but if I want to extract the file from /data , I gotta have unlock bootloader from other person's phone which won't be possible.



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Paranoid people shouldn't have root

haha, He was bashing that xperia Z had OTG write capabilities and nexus 5 doesn't. Got him to shut the **** up with towel root :P


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SuperSU updated or something and cause incompatibilities with the binary

I actually did update his device with supersu. Never got any problems. It still works. Wonder what is up.

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