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    Changing/Deleting Read Only Files

    I rooted my droid a couple weeks ago (so I'm still kinda learning) and I have CM6 with REVOlution theme and I am trying to delete the SMS pop up from the /system/app folder using astro, but its telling me it's read only and won't let me. When I try using root explorer it says "successfully deleted" but then the file is still there. I've tried deleting other bloatware like amazon, and have the same issues. How can I change the files from read only or do something with them so I can delete them? This is driving me crazy because I thought you root your phone so you can do these kinds of things! Any help or input would be very much appreciated.
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    In root explorer, are you making sure to hit the "mount r/w" button before you delete (or rename) the files? If the button says "mount r/o" then you have done so.
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    Ahhh yep that was it. Simple little fix, but thanks that was driving me nuts.

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