Good file manager?

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  1. sports96

    sports96 Member

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    Here is what I am trying to do.

    Instructions (rooted users):
    1. Download the bootanimation.zip file from above to your SD card.
    2. Open Root Explorer and copy the file to /data/local.
    3. Reboot your phone and enjoy your new boot animation.

    The problem is Astro file manager does not seem to let me access

    /data/local to add the new boot animation. Is there a free file manager

    that will do this?

    Thanks
     
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    Try the app Root Explorer possibly...
     
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    Root Explorer is not free, but it is the End All of file managment/explorer applications...well worth the 3 dollars that goes to support the Dev in all of his hard work...and what you are trying to do would have been accomplished already with R/E and you would be enjoying your new Boot Anime as I type :)
     
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    I missed the "free" request in his OP...I was only thinking of the best out there :)
     
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    Not a problem I went ahead and got Root Explorer and it worked perfectly.

    Thanks for the help
     
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    Not to beat a dead horse here but is there a decent FREE root file manager that will work well enough to move a few files?

    Money is a bit tight at the moment.
     
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    You could get down and dirty with some terminal commands or ADB.

    Maybe even something like Droid Explorer would be easier for you.
     
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    Tried the Droid Explorer, installed it and it doesnt see my phone lol. But the Motorola application does see that phone is connected

    As for the rest I'm not savvy enough to do terminal commands etc lol, well to be more accurate I dont know what commands to use to move the file from the default mnt/sdcard directory to the system/apps directory
     
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    I understand money being tight, we all deal with that at one point, when you do have a few dollars to spare, Root Explorer will not dissapoint, I don't think there is one file within the Droid's system that is not accessible with Root Explorer
     
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    Well the issue is I kinda need the file manager now and not in a month from now when I get a paycheck again lol.
     
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    Try Linda file manager
     
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    Tried Linda as per your suggestion, it tells me the System forlder is read only, even after I used the sysrw command (Found in LFY) in Terminal and rebooted (upon reboot system force closed)
     
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