I want to edit my hosts file(/system/etc/hosts)to block ads. I thought to boot from the recovery and edit it from using the Advanced/Terminal utility. I realised that I was root(the mark was #). I ran cd /system then I ran the ls command but the only visible file was the bin directory. I tried to run cd etc but it didn't work. How can I access them without root my device?

  • Did you mount your /system partition in read-write mode from the Mount tab?
    – Grimoire
    Aug 19, 2017 at 16:27

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Go to mount and tick system. You should see the files now.

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