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Receiving an EACCESS Permission denied error when copying files to ExtSDCard

My ExtSDCard has begun to act funny over the past few days. I have downloaded and used a few file managers in the past, and my current favorite is ES File Manager. However, over the past few days, I ...
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How can I add the user of an application to the group of another application?

I'd like to add the user of one application to the group of another so that I can read the other applications private content without doing a su every time. I can't find the adduser or the useradd ...
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Cannot Access External SD card properly with apps

In a Galaxy Note 3 Neo with Stock Android KitKat (nothing moded) and I can't see any of songs or pics or videos in gallery and music player. I've checked if there is any .nomedia file but there isn't ...
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How to make symlinks work inside /storage/emulated in 4.4.4

I created a symlink from /storage/sdcard1/somefolder to /data/media/0/somefolder but apps treat the symlink as a file and not a folder (and crash because they are hardcoded to look for files inside a ...
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Trying FTP file located in /data/data

I'm trying to use WinSCP to FTP a file out of /data/data (well, it's directory is contained in the /data/data directory, which is the important part). But I get a "Code: 5" error from WinSCP, access ...
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Editing files with Linux Deploy

I have a 2013 Nexus 7 that I'm trying to use to replace my laptop. I recently installed Linux Deploy and am running the testing distribution of Debian on the device. I've installed all my productivity ...
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Cannot write files to sd card

A few days ago, my sd card became unusable. I tried to copy a few mp3's from my laptop (win 7) to my phone (Samsung S2 plus, running android 4.2.2) and the load bar didn't even move an inch. ...
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Can't set date via shell

I've tried date -u 1407697765 output: time 1407697765 -> 1407697765.0 settimeofday failed Bad file number and busybox date -s @1407697765 output: date: can't set date: Operation not ...
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Can't get file to copy from /sys/ on rooted Android

I'm currently rooted on a Samsung S3 i9300 running a custom rom on Kitkat 4.4.2 I use es file explorer to perform root tasks on directories and files, I wanted to permanently turn off the led lights ...
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Write permission on certain paths, like the SD card (extSdCard)

In an attempt to transfer a file from a remote server to an Android device I ran into permission problems. It turns out that I do not have a write permission at the location of the SD card ...
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How can I set a directory permission so that all files, existing, and newly added are indelible?

I am tinkering with an app that I do not control. It creates files and then sometime later deletes them, I want to prevent it from being able to delete those files. Or if I could create a file system ...
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Default permissions for new files and default umask

I mounted a NFS share on my rooted Android device using busybox mount. I can read and create files, but when I create a file in any app, the file's permissions are set to 0600 (because the umask ...
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External SD card no longer able to be read on CM11

I successfully installed CM11-M2 snapshot on my Razr Maxx (xt912, spyder). I was able to use my camera successfully on the device after install. However, now a few weeks in, I am experiencing a few ...
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Manually add UID to a system group

Let's say i create a custom group on Android (We will call it GID 5000) and i want to add users (apps) to this group, how can i manually add the app's UID to GID 5000 ? If possible, without touching ...
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ES file explorer has been denied permission for an interactive shell

I have a rooted Nexus 7. I've been using ES File Explorer along with it. I have been able to navigate through files, after having set Tools/Root Explorer and turning it on. But now, I can no longer do ...
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Sharing a directory tree problem from windows to android es explorer

There are several child folders in parent folder on windows 8. Times ago I shared some child folders and accessed them from android es explorer without problems. Then I removed all child folders ...
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Unable to delete file on sdcard

Can anyone tell me what the file and folders are in the picture below? I can't do anything or delete these files and folders. They are coming into my external sd-card. If I format the sdcard they are ...
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Setting appropriate permissions on SU binary

I recently found a way to maintain root access on my android device using a dropbear SSH server that I modified to run at boot as root using init.d, a lil scripting magic & some config scripts I ...
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How can I make files available to a restricted profile?

For example I have an emulator and I want the restricted profile to have access to the ROM directory but it seems like the restricted profile has it's own directory structure separate from admin. I ...
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How to associate a specific link with an app?

I'm trying to use imo messenger to access my facebook chat. I remember I've been able to do it in the past but now I can't do it anymore. In the past, I loged on facebook through imo and then the ...
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Without Root, why can I pull a specific apk using adb, but not everything in /data/app. Android 4+?

Using: Droid Bionic 4.04 without Root. I can use the adb to pull a specific apk file to my PC, for example, adb pull /data/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk C:\my-hacks which pull gmail's apk ...
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Persisting permissions on /mnt/shell after reboot

CWM Nandroid backups are being stored in /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkmod I want to use DropSync (or something similar) to automatically upload the contents of this folder to Dropbox as a backup ...
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How can I make it so that any user can chmod in my fuse-mounted ext4-formatted /sdcard?

I have an ASUS Transformer Pad TF101. I finally got round to rooting it just now. Important: /sdcard is not FAT32. It's a fuse filesystem based in ext4. So it is capable of using chmod. So that I ...
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Change permission on file in /sys folder

I am trying to turn off the backlight on the soft keys (home, menu, back and search). My phone is a HTC Evo 3D running Ice Cream Sandwich. Before, I had Gingerbread installed and I could use "Screen ...
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ADB 'su: permission denied' in recovery mode on rooted device

ADB 'su' command returns 'su: permission denied' on a fully rooted device in recovery mode. I can modify folders and files that require root access on phone (when it's booted). ADB also works when ...
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adb “Permission denied” to run a “./configure” file

I need to run a configure file into my android phone so I think the best way to do this is to use the adb shell command. I'm running an Android emulator onto a Windows-7 platform, and there I'm ...
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What does it mean by “Set permissions read, write / read, write / none for *.db file”?

I've come across a *.apk where permissions are needed to be set to the *.db file. But I don't know what's it meaning. Help?
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Can't delete any files in my download folder

asus sl101 slider running cyanogenmod 10 This problem actually started around when I upgraded to cm9.1 and I think I got an error that my android profile had changed or something. from that day ...
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Why can I not assign exec permissions to a file on the SD card?

shell@android:/sdcard/SW # ls -l -rw-rw-r-- root sdcard_rw 128 2012-09-22 11:42 usb0config.sh shell@android:/sdcard/SW # chmod 777 usb0config.sh ...
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Can't access my old files after switching ROM from AOKP to CM, even though they're still there

Initially I thought this was a problem with Google Play / Apollo, but I realize now that when I plug in my phone via USB, I can't see any of the many, many folders and files present on /sdcard that I ...
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Permission denied when try to write to USB pendrive

I am trying to write a file to my pendrive from my android tablet, but it keeps saying permission denied. Should it not be me who determines the permissions?
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Changing file permissions with root, will they remain if I unroot?

I currently use the run-as command through adb to be able to access the data folder of an app that I am developing directly on my phone using AIDE. When connecting to the phone locally, using ...
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How can I change file permissions on Jelly Bean?

My rooted Galaxy Nexus is on Jelly Bean (4.1.1) with a super user application. I want to install sinhala font into the phone, and for that I've tried to copy the font file (droidfallbackcens.ttf) to ...
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adb push and mount problems

I'm using Android 2.3.3 and I want to copy the iwconfig file to /system/xbin. First I tried doing it with adb push using this: adb push iwconfig /system/xbin But in return I had: failed to copy ...
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Cannot make changes to specific folder

My phone is rooted with aokp build 38 on it. It is a Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro) There is a folder /sdcard/data that I can't make any changes to. Some of my apps are trying to use this folder but are ...
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What are correct file permissions?

My phone is a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, and I'm using CyanogenMod. There is an app called ROM Manager included in CyanogenMod, and I found an option 'Fix permission' there. I shouldn't have used this: ...
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Permission denied when I run insmod in terminal emulator

I want to install a module (bcm4329.ko) in my nexus one phone. I have rooted the phone and installed Cyanogenmod too. In Terminal emulator, I tried various commands but everything resulted in ...
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How do I fix the permissions on /system/app on my Kindle fire

I attempted to root my Amazon Kindle. That seemed to go well, but when I tried to add the Google App Market, I apparently made a big booboo, because now I am in "constant reboot, 'kindle fire' screen ...
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Unable to move files to external SD card on SGS2 XXLP2

Running a rooted Galaxy S2 with ICS XXLP2 official leaked rooted build. I have a 32GB microSD card mounted at /sdcard/external_sd in addition to the 16 GB internal storage. I'm unable to copy files to ...
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Terminal “Permission Denied” - Need more info on error message

I am trying to run an executable from the android terminal with root permissions, but I am constantly receiving the following error: [ExecutableName] : permission denied I am confirmed to be loged ...
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Rsync does not preserve permissions while rsyncing from Android to Laptop

I am trying to do rsync from my android phone to my laptop. The problem that I am facing is that the permissions are not getting preserved even when the -p flag is used. I have also used the other ...
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SD card formatted to ext4 and permissions

I'm using CyanogenMod 7.1.0 RC1 on HTC Desire HD. I've formatted SD card to ext4, because I wanted to use Fedora through chrooting into it, and Fedora ARM image requires FS which can do symlinks. ...
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How to get permission for overwrite files in /system/fonts directory in Android phone

I'm tryng to overwrite the fonts files (*.ttf) in my android device (Dell Aero). my new fonts are resident in the sdcard and I'm using the following command in a command shell (on the phone): cd ...