Android 11 cannot access Android/data folder

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titanreign

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I was trying to access /data/data/ and none of the mentioned file explorers could do it. However mounting as read/write adb shell su mount -o rw,remount / allowed me full access to browse and modify. When you're finished make sure to remount as read only adb shell su mount -o ro,remount /

Another method I found was using the terminal in 3c toolbox I could issue the same mount command from above, and then use it's built in file browser.
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sailorcanfly

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I was trying to access /data/data/ and none of the mentioned file explorers could do it. However mounting as read/write adb shell su mount -o rw,remount / allowed me full access to browse and modify. When you're finished make sure to remount as read only adb shell su mount -o ro,remount /

Another method I found was using the terminal in 3c toolbox I could issue the same mount command from above, and then use it's built in file browser.
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not working for me
 
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I'm using Galaxy M21 2021 Edition which runs on Android v11. I'm using Oxford dictionary mod version which needs offline data files to be copied into Android/data folder.

Eventually I could copy it with the help of Total Commander app. Then I can use the dictionary for free but for few hours. As soon as the night passes the offline files I had copied in 'Android/data' folder vanishes every time.

So this method of copying the data files through total commander app does not work more than over a night.

I am seeking help from any of the experts to solve this issue so that I can use my Mod apps and it's offline data files copied in 'Android/data' folder should not be vanished.

Thanks in Advance.
 
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I use "Oxford Dictionary of English and Concise Thesaurus 2 in 1 v11.4.607".

May be you are not on Android 11 that's why you're not facing such issue.

This is the playstore link of dictionary I use in my phone please try it's mod version and do let me know if you face the issue.

Try MiXplorer - haven't noticed any such issues - I use the Free Dictionary (by Farlex) offline similarly.
 
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I couldn't find the dictionary you told by 'farlex', would you please share the link you've downloaded it from.

By the way I used 'explorer' by playstore and pasted the the data files in the /Android/data folder using its root directory with the said app. Till now the night passed and I'm still using the dictionary. Not facing any previously mentioned issue.
'Explorer' app recommended.

Here's the link

 

arg_

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I can't get write access under android/data using any of the proposed android apps. Is there a way to write to a ../data subfolder via PC and USB connection?
 
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I can't get write access under android/data using any of the proposed android apps. Is there a way to write to a ../data subfolder via PC and USB connection?
Use this file explorer and keep in mind that don't paste the data file into the root directory of the installation folder. Just copy the desired files and paste into "Android/data" folder, that's it.

 

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Use this file explorer and keep in mind that don't paste the data file into the root directory of the installation folder. Just copy the desired files and paste into "Android/data" folder, that's it.

thank you but that didn't work either. I can copy a random file in Android/data folder all right. But if I try to copy to Android/data a folder structure that needs to be merged with an existing app folder I get the 'copy failed' message.
 
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thank you but that didn't work either. I can copy a random file in Android/data folder all right. But if I try to copy to Android/data a folder structure that needs to be merged with an existing app folder I get the 'copy failed'

thank you but that didn't work either. I can copy a random file in Android/data folder all right. But if I try to copy to Android/data a folder structure that needs to be merged with an existing app folder I get the 'copy failed' message.
I think the recommended file explorer does all the jobs perfectly.
Did you try copying the file using the same file explorer I recommend? If yes, then please share the screenshot of error message or share the app name (only if convenient) with which you want to merge the files in "Android/data" folder.
 

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what I am trying to do is copy my iGO navigation favorites to the new phone which unfortunately runs on Android 11 :( The app does not have an option to move the user data when migrating.

I copy folder com.nng.igo.primong.igoworld from my previous phone with only the folder containing the favorites files, this is a 5 folders deep structure (com.nng.igo.primong.igoworld\files\save\profiles\01\users\00) #pic1
Then paste to Android/data where the same folder exists opting to merge the files, #2
And I get the failed message, #3
 

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Using root, try approaching the Android/data folder from System/sdcard/Android/data, rather than from Main Storage/Android/data..
 
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Hi there

A newbie...just joined today....just wanted to know if anyone managed to use Total Commander to copy files to Android system folder......if not, please message me. I just found a way to do it....
 

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    I was trying to access /data/data/ and none of the mentioned file explorers could do it. However mounting as read/write adb shell su mount -o rw,remount / allowed me full access to browse and modify. When you're finished make sure to remount as read only adb shell su mount -o ro,remount /

    Another method I found was using the terminal in 3c toolbox I could issue the same mount command from above, and then use it's built in file browser.
    Screenshot_20211025-075402.jpg


    Hope this helps anyone finding this thread in the future.
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    Total Commander ( Play store free version ) can also access Android /data .
    No root ,
    I'm on Android 11 .
    I use it eg......to copy /move "items" from the data folder , to to another directory .
    However don't know if it will suite your "needs"
    good luck .

    link

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