For some reason, I cannot access /data/data with Droid Explorer1 after adbd insecure install on my phone.2 I CAN access the folder via adb and su command.

What am I missing? (I want to modify a game file more conveniently)

Rooted stock Samsung Galaxy S5, hacked to work with Xposed framework.

1Note that DroidExplorer is NOT an app running on the device, but a Windows (.NET) application accessing the device over ADB – so suggesting "another file explorer app" is not useful :)
2Of course I also activated insecure mode after installing it

  • Does it work with other file explorers?
    – Thomas Vos
    Commented May 22, 2016 at 11:27
  • If you run adb shell, does the prompt end with a $ or a #? Do you have to run su to get the #? Background: Just installing the adb insecure app doesn't change things. You must run it and enable insecure mode.
    – Izzy
    Commented May 22, 2016 at 12:32
  • Hey guys, thanks for all the answers, let me be more specfic. SuperThomasLab & Gokul: It does work ON the phone (Rootexplorer etc). @Izzy: Indeed, I ran Droid Explorer on my PC to access my phone. Inside Droid Explorer, you can run seperate adb shell and with "su" and some "cd"' commands, you can access /data/data. HOWEVER DroidExplorer cannot! Of course I also enabled the adbd app after installing ;-). Commented May 23, 2016 at 7:00
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    @user2305193 See if this helps: Droid Explorer permission denied when accessing root-only folders
    – Gokul NC
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 8:44
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    Good find, @GokulNC – I'd almost go as far as to say "duplicate" to that. If OP confirms, that is :)
    – Izzy
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 8:45


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