[Q] Edit system file without root

dheeraj (dhlalit11)

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actually it is possible with abd it is like a temp root

what you need is a stock kernel in which ro.debuggable is set to 1 and you can use adb root command to push and pull files to system dont know about deleting


but still it is far better to root the device.
 

EVIL THOR

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actually it is possible with abd it is like a temp root

what you need is a stock kernel in which ro.debuggable is set to 1 and you can use adb root command to push and pull files to system dont know about deleting


but still it is far better to root the device.
...-.-'...dhlalit11...temp root=root...but only temporary, but is always root...then the answer is always the same...it's impossible without root.

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kenjilucas19

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Download astro file manager go to manage my files > preferences > directory options > home directory > press UP from the top until you see / > then scroll a little bit and there will be an "Ok or Cancel" > press OK then restart astro > DONE! :)
One problem just ROOT your phone root wont hurt right?
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leonvintzeanu

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I think it's possible

I have the same problem. I want to change the system sounds.
Today I was looking in my files with astro file manager. I noticed a little phone icon in the path. I tapped it and i got in the system partition.
P.S I have a galaxy nexus. It has no sd card. I don't know if it works with other phones.
 

Masrepus

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I'd use adb, as dheerai said. I think u mean with 'root' that u flash sth with loosing warranty. But using adb doesnt void warranty, i think, cause if it would, no single developer using adb (and they do use it!) would loose his phones warranty and this might not be googles intention.

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KD6266

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If you just want to view them then just flash TWRP flashing doesn't require root and you can view them and if you want to edit them then sorry there's no way to edit them without rooting