pushing files to device - nonroot

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by drummerq, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. drummerq
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    drummerq New Member

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    is this possible. If i have an .apk file and want to replace another could i do it. I have the whole Android SDK so i have the file explorer in that. You can push and pull files by doing that but can you push and pull apps from the system/apps folder?????
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    my understanding is that you can not unless you have root access. Maybe someone else will chime in to confirm or negate.
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    I'm not sure. I know at one point I was told that nothing can be put into a non-rooted phone, that can't already be accessed from the basic USB plugin window. Then I found a thread for how to push a bootanimation.zip into the data/local folder of a non-rooted phone, and it worked. In SDK it wouldn't let me actually navigate to the folders and insert them directly, but the adb shell worked. That may more than likely be the only exception.