Rooted but can't write to /system


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.
 
Oct 28, 2013
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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.
 
Jul 5, 2014
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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.
 

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.