Kyros MIDx024 and Rooting

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  1. lfom

    lfom Senior Member Developer

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    I've used a MID1024 so far and it seems that the root folder ("/") is already mounted read/write in the factory state. So if one uses a regular file manager and navigates to a folder with privileges for anyone like /, /system or /system/app, then it's possible to edit and even delete files. That's why many things work with these models without rooting, like enabling 3G USB dongles.

    I think it's common to all smdkv210/Froyo based Kyros, at least.

    Well, then you root it (install su and Superuser.apk) but some programs refuse to work saying they can't mount the system files as read/write. Even worse, sometimes I use ES File Explorer and it seems to mount / as read-only...

    So everyone knows this now, and maybe we can "adjust" the system to work with most programs... Editing vstab is my first idea. :p
     
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    Great find. I have found that root explorer works very well with it. Allowed me to access any which way I wanted but I noticed it does mount read only to the root initially

    Pecked out on my rooted Kyros MID1024
     
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    If for some reason the system folder is read-only, this command seems to work:

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    mount -o rw,remount /
     

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