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    Need to get a file in the root Dir of an M8 android TV box. How?

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    I've bought a couple of android M8 TV boxes from eBay from different sellers. One has a wizard the seller has installed into the root DIR making recovery easy if things go wrong. This wizard lets you install lots of streaming sites etc in XBMC so very useful.

    The spare device I have is rooted already, but even using "super user" I'm unable to copy the file into the root dir. I simply don't have write access.

    What's the easiest way to put a file into the root dir? (I obviously need to allow write access, then block again once it's transferred.)

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    I believe you will need to 'root' the phone and then once that is complete, you'll be able to run apps to open SSH, SCP, FTP, etc... enabling you to copy file across.

    There's plenty of tutorials on 'how to root your phone' out there.

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    Thanks Jimmy. The device (a TV box) is already rooted. So just need to know how to change read and write access to the root location. I already have a file explorer type app installed, but because it's write protected, I can't do it. That's where I need a bit of help.

    You will probably need ssh access to the device.
    Try loading busybox, su and an ssh server, such as 'rooted ssh/sftp daemon'.
    Once you have ssh access you should be able to using Linux commands to either ftp the file and/or change the permissions on the root directory (chmod).

    Are you using Es file Explorer?

    Install FX File Exporer and its root add on from playstore, then click on file and copy,go to root its on the right of the filesystem you will get warnings and SU will want grant rights,then in top right click on and mount system and you should be able to paste your file.

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    Ar460rn

    You will probably need ssh access to the device.Try loading busybox, su … You will probably need ssh access to the device.Try loading busybox, su and an ssh server, such as 'rooted ssh/sftp daemon'.Once you have ssh access you should be able to using Linux commands to either ftp the file and/or change the permissions on the root directory (chmod).



    I haven't a clue how to do that! That's why I'm asking!


    morrig

    Install FX File Exporer and its root add on from playstore, then click on … Install FX File Exporer and its root add on from playstore, then click on file and copy,go to root its on the right of the filesystem you will get warnings and SU will want grant rights,then in top right click on and mount system and you should be able to paste your file.



    I'll give this a try, thank you.

    365pizza, just to add you might need to get the right permisions for the file to function.

    root explorer apk will let you change the persmission to r/w from r/o
    copy the file then change permissions back

    there may be free alternative apps that will but root explorer is a handy easy to use one
    there are free versions of it in all the usual wrong places also, that cant be mentioned here

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    Thanks guys. I will try to sort this at the weekend. Been really tied up at work but now camped in the pub for the night!

    The device may be rooted but you need to allow the file manager application to have root privileges first or its read only
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