Is it possible to use adb remount with a standard firmware and without having rooted the device? If not, is there another way to force the system to make /system writable without rooting the device?

  • I believe this is the purpose of rooting... Jun 20, 2012 at 19:05
  • Wait, actually... while I'm installing an app, /system has to be unlocked, right? Because there are .apk files of all installed apps at /system/apps...
    – thejh
    Jun 20, 2012 at 19:20
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    No, those are only the system apps. User apps are stored in /data/apps/. Jun 20, 2012 at 19:44
  • @MatthewRead: Oh, right.
    – thejh
    Jun 20, 2012 at 20:03
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    even updated versions of '/system' apps don't overwrite their original versions in /system/app
    – ce4
    Jun 20, 2012 at 20:58

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Without root: No, for security reasons this command is only accessible for the superuser.
Standard firmware, rooted: Yes, if the partition you like to remount is not in a locked flash region (HTC calls that S-on/S-off)

  • Thanks. Well, I guess what I was trying to do won't work. :(
    – thejh
    Jun 20, 2012 at 19:08

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