Rooted but can't write to /system

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi 3' started by Nilz, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Nilz

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    I've got my Mi3 today and I am setting it up. However, I am having trouble getting access to the /system folder. The app Gsam battery monitor needs to have its root companion app installed in /system/priv-apps/ When I try to move it via the app itself it fails, when I try to move it myself, it fails as well and even when trying to convert it to a system app via Titanium Backup it says there's not enough room on the system partition. I am on the latest multilang. How can I get write access to /system? I can grant root rights just fine, as Titanium Backup works great otherwise.
     
  2. Sterver

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    You must mount /system partition in rw mode. Put "su" and than "mount -o remount,rw /system" into Terminal Emulator.
    Or, you can use some file manager which can write to /system partition. I recommend X-Plore File Manager.
     
  3. AnyRom

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    Easiest way is download app call "RW Mount System" from Play store and mount system as RW before you edit or move something into system.
     
  4. Sterver

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    Doing it via terminal is nicer ;-) But the truth is, that I didn't know about this app.
     
  5. Nilz

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    Thanks both of you. Sorry for the late reply, but I've never encountered this again after updating it to last weeks weekly.
     

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