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Question [Q] Access system folder on PC?

What do you guys use to access the system folder on your PC?

Basically, I want to have a play with a few of the files etc, but how do I get them (eg. Rosie.apk) onto the PC?
Is there software to do this, or do I have to use command line?

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You can pull the files from the phone by using the "adb pull [FILE]" command from the command line.
You'll have to have HTC Sync drivers and ADB on your system before that.
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Is this the only way/easiest way? I'm asumming to send back I would use "adb push"?
 
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Ease is a relative term so I cant judge on that basis.. Personally I find using the command line rather easy and fun.

Another possible way would be to use an app like Root Explorer on the phone to copy the system files on to the sdcard and then access the card via PC. (More cumbersome I think)

And you're right.. "adb push [FILE] [PATH]" is the command to send the file back to the phone. Try typing just "adb" and hit enter to see a list of commands and their usages.
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Stuck at the first hurdle....
I've got the ADB on C:\ root
I open command prompt, type cd c:\adb
This puts me into the abd directory OK.
I type adb, and it adb is not a recognised command???
 
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You sure you've got adb.exe and the dlls in that same directory?

I've attached a zip for you. Extract it and double-click on StartHere.bat, you'll get a command window and you can start using adb right away.
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Cheers, I must have had a missing .dll
 
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download Samba app: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=128

this gives you access to the sdcard only, so to get access to system follow the instructions in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post18722729

it works a treat! and is very easy! just be careful what you play with, using adb pull and push is safer
 
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I agree that command line is the best way, but if you really want a GUI, then QtADB is pretty good:
http://qtadb.wordpress.com/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=683223

It's really just a graphical front end to adb.exe, but makes it easy to push or pull files to or from the phone. The only thing I haven't spotted is how to adjust permissions on files on the phone.
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I agree that command line is the best way, but if you really want a GUI, then QtADB is pretty good:
http://qtadb.wordpress.com/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=683223

It's really just a graphical front end to adb.exe, but makes it easy to push or pull files to or from the phone. The only thing I haven't spotted is how to adjust permissions on files on the phone.
I didn't know about that.. I'll try that too. (Although I still think I'll end up to command line usage again)

Btw, APK Manager is quite useful if you're planning to mod some apk files like framework-res etc.. I use to make minor image changes to my ROMs..
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