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hi guys, i need a guru to help me, how would i go about editing the hosts file in system/etc because although its rooted, when i try to push the file it says insufficient permissions. ive tried multiple things and am going a bit mad to be honest


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hi guys, i need a guru to help me, how would i go about editing the hosts file in system/etc because although its rooted, when i try to push the file it says insufficient permissions. ive tried multiple things and am going a bit mad to be honest


anyone?
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yes i do know that :P

ive tried various methods of achieving it but none have so far worked
 
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yes i do know that :P

ive tried various methods of achieving it but none have so far worked
Have you tried root explorer?
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no but ive tried the one next to it when you search for 'root explorer' thought they would be pretty similar regardless
 
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Have you tried root explorer?
tried root explorer and it worked! i guess they arnt all created equal after all, many thanks mate
 
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tried root explorer and it worked! i guess they arnt all created equal after all, many thanks mate
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