Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,741,801 Members 43,693 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Rooted GS4. Confirmed root, but no files visible in ROOT folder

Tip us?
 
THE-COPS
Old
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 8
Posts: 273
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida
Default Rooted GS4. Confirmed root, but no files visible in ROOT folder

The folder labeled "root" , I enabled Root Explorer in File Browser. Browsed to "root" folder and still no files are visible. Says 0 bytes/files in properties. Other folders eg... \data and system I can view and modify the files. Just nothing visible in root. Is there really noting in there?

This is my first time rooting so don't scold me if I missed something here. Yes I did a quick search and nothing immediately came up directly related to this.

Android 4.3
 
Mistertac
Old
#2  
Mistertac's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1303
Posts: 3,023
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Springfield, Ma

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by THE-COPS View Post
The folder labeled "root" , I enabled Root Explorer in File Browser. Browsed to "root" folder and still no files are visible. Says 0 bytes/files in properties. Other folders eg... \data and system I can view and modify the files. Just nothing visible in root. Is there really noting in there?

This is my first time rooting so don't scold me if I missed something here. Yes I did a quick search and nothing immediately came up directly related to this.

Android 4.3
What is it you're trying to do though? That folder on my phone is also empty even with " show hidden files" enabled.

Maybe confusing what's called the "root" of the SD card for an actual folder that's there labeled root?;

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Xparent Blue Tapatalk 2
 
Coycaine
Old
#3  
Coycaine's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1061
Posts: 1,603
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Reno, NV
My S4 isn't rooted, but like Mistertac said I've never seen anything in the "root" folder on any device. That goes back to the Samsung Epic and through the Galaxy Nexus I guess.
 
THE-COPS
Old
#4  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 8
Posts: 273
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida
Just trying to view files. Nothing special. Thought the phone being un-rooted was always the reason the ROOT folder showed no files, as in they were hidden. I had always thought that the ROOT folder was like the WINDOWS folder on your comp. The source of the Android OS. ?
 
Mistertac
Old
#5  
Mistertac's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1303
Posts: 3,023
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Springfield, Ma

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by THE-COPS View Post
Just trying to view files. Nothing special. Thought the phone being un-rooted was always the reason the ROOT folder showed no files, as in they were hidden. I had always thought that the ROOT folder was like the WINDOWS folder on your comp. The source of the Android OS. ?
The root of our SD cards is just the main storage area that pops up when you say view the contents of it.... Then from there are all the folders. In this case that "root" folder we were talking about earlier is just a folder, similar to the " download" folder.. Both folders are seen from the root of said SD card.

I actually don't know much about the folder you mentioned, I know it's always been empty for me. Not sure why it's there though, I'm sure someone on here would know

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Xparent Blue Tapatalk 2
The Following User Says Thank You to Mistertac For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
k1mu
Old
#6  
k1mu's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 1524
Posts: 1,896
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Virginia

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by THE-COPS View Post
The folder labeled "root" , I enabled Root Explorer in File Browser. Browsed to "root" folder and still no files are visible. Says 0 bytes/files in properties. Other folders eg... \data and system I can view and modify the files. Just nothing visible in root. Is there really noting in there?

This is my first time rooting so don't scold me if I missed something here. Yes I did a quick search and nothing immediately came up directly related to this.

Android 4.3
/root is empty for a stock ROM. There's nothing that normally stores any data there.

Edit: it's there because it's the home directory for the root user.
My Android devices:
vzw Samsung Galaxy S4 stock NC5 rooted
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, also stock but rooted.

VZ Droid Incredible 2 rooted but otherwise stock.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Tags
files, files 0 bytes, root
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Enjoy Wallpaper Overload with PhotoPhase

We don’t usually feature live wallpapers on the XDA Portal unless they are somewhat innovative … more

Monitor What Your Phone’s Camera Sees with Android Wear

Having a smart device strapped to your wrist certainly has its merits. A … more

Mod Lets You Have Stereo Speakers on Your Sony Xperia Z1 (Sort Of)

The stereo speakers onthe Sony Xperia Z2areprobably a relatively large … more

Give Your Screen Some Color with HexaTime Live Wallpaper

We don’t often cover very many live wallpapers here on the XDA Portal. You may … more