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[Q] where is /data/preload folder on my phone?

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By geek654, Junior Member on 4th July 2014, 09:16 AM
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Hey fellas,

I need to copy a file into folder /data/preload/ .
I cannot find this folder using the root explorer. Where is it?
I know it exists (or should exist) since system gives me an error message while applying OTA updates saying that a file is missing in that folder.
I have got the file now and want to put it back.

my phone:
HTC One M7,
rooted
stock recovery
s-on
bootloader unlocked/tampered
 
 
5th July 2014, 11:06 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by geek654

Hey fellas,

I need to copy a file into folder /data/preload/ .
I cannot find this folder using the root explorer. Where is it?
I know it exists (or should exist) since system gives me an error message while applying OTA updates saying that a file is missing in that folder.
I have got the file now and want to put it back.

my phone:
HTC One M7,
rooted
stock recovery
s-on
bootloader unlocked/tampered

Does anyone know?
Thanks
5th July 2014, 11:32 AM |#3  
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Could it be in the system partition?
How can I access system partition?

In TWRP recovery I see an option named "mount" when I select it only the "data" in ticked.
Should I tick "system" as well, and it will mount the system partition? If so, then i can probably use the file browser of TWRP, find the data/preload folder and copy the missing file back in place. right?
5th July 2014, 11:45 AM |#4  
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download root browser, there is a free edition from play store as soon as you open it you will see the data folder on the list, its not in system, that's a separate folder.

you will need to copy the preload folder and its contents to that folder and change the permissions of the folder and contents.

you need to be rooted to use it.
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download root browser, there is a free edition from play store as soon as you open it you will see the data folder on the list, its not in system, that's a separate folder.

you will need to copy the preload folder and its contents to that folder and change the permissions of the folder and contents.

you need to be rooted to use it.

Thanks Seanie.
So by default that folder does not exist? That's why I couldn't find it then!

I created the folder via root browser. What should be the permission for folder/apk file ?
now the preload folder permissions are rwsrwsrwt and apk file permissions are rw-rw----
does it make sense or should I change permission of filder and file both to 777 or 666 ?
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Originally Posted by geek654

Thanks Seanie.
So by default that folder does not exist? That's why I couldn't find it then!

I created the folder via root browser. What should be the permission for folder/apk file ?
now the preload folder permissions are rwsrwsrwt and apk file permissions are rw-rw----
does it make sense or should I change permission of filder and file both to 777 or 666 ?

It does initially exist, but if you've been flashing custom rom's and recoveries, then when you clear data it gets deleted, set permissions to rw-r-r- for the apk's etc and rwxr-xr-x for the folder
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