RW and RO mount shortcuts.
Okay, I got sick of typing
mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /system
busybox mount -o remount,rw /system
to mount the /system partition in RW mode so I created two very simple scripts that you can run through Script Manager to Mount RW and Mount RO.
I do quite a bit from ADB and I just found it more convenient to tap a shortcut on my home screen to mount the /system partition.
With the help of imchairmanm, I have fixed the scripts to be available globally, so all you have to do is type "mountrw" (without the quotation marks) to mount the /system partition in Read/Write mode, and type "mountro" (again, without the quotation marks) to mount the /system partition in Read Only mode.
So, now it can be run both ways!
1. You must be rooted. (See my HowTo: Root your Motorola Droid X2
2. You must have Busybox installed. If you are rooted, you have busybox installed. I've tested the scripts on BB 1.18.2, 1.19.2 and 1.19.3.
3. Download the mounts.zip file and extract it to a folder on your SDCard (internal or external, it doesn't matter). I use /mnt/sdcard/Scripts/Mounts/.
3. Download Script Manager
from the market.
4. Open the Script Manager app and navigate to the folder you put the mount scripts in.
5. Tap the first mount script (mountro).
6. Tap the star and the Android superuser icon next to it. This configures the script as a favorite and to run the script as root.
7. Tap SAVE.
8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for the second mount script (mountrw)
9. Now you can run each script from within Script Manager, or create shortcuts to them on your home screen.
To create the shortcuts, do the following:
1. Long press a blank area on your home screen and select Widget.
2. In the Choose Widget popup, scroll down to Script Manager Ads (if you have the free version) and tap it.
3. In the list, tap the mountro script. This will place the shortcut on your home screen.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the mountrw script.
Now, when you need to mount /system as RW all you need to do is tap the mountrw script, then when you are done, either reboot, or tap the mountro script.
The following is the code for each of the scripts:
# This mounts the /system file system as Read Only which is the default when
# Android is booted.
echo "Mounting /system in Read Only mode!"
busybox mount -o remount,ro / 2>/dev/null
busybox mount -o remount,ro rootfs 2>/dev/null
busybox mount -o remount,ro /system 2>/dev/null
# This mounts the /system file system as Read Write in order to modify or add
# files to the /system file system.
echo "Mounting /system in Write mode!"
busybox mount -o remount,rw / 2>/dev/null
busybox mount -o remount,rw rootfs 2>/dev/null
busybox mount -o remount,rw /system 2>/dev/null
It's simple and no frills... The way I like it.
I didn't realize it, but, I had already made a flashable zip. Just download mount_rw_ro-V1.1.zip and boot into the BSR and flash it from there.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to them! Let me know!