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SkateTrash420

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Hi i have a galaxy Centura tacphone thats rooted and has cwm recovery on it...i was wondering if there was a way to change permissions to change and edit special files...for example id like to edit my fstab but cant because its a special file....any ideas?
 

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If you are rooted then use a file manager such as Root Explorer (anything that can edit system level files) and navigate to the files and enable write. Be sure to make a backup of any files you edit just in case.

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ive got rom toolbox pro and have changed permissions to -rwxrwxrwx 0777 however it doesnt save after editing with rb text editor because its a special file (has a *) ive tried everything i can think of and no luck.....it also does'nt let me swap out the file with root browser
 

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id like to diasable the use of special files using the [no]dev command using a #shell however im not sure what the right syntax is....i think its..... busybox mount -o [no]dev *
 

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i know you can make the root of the device rw using this command...... busybox mount -o remount,rw ./
then.....chmod 0777 ./
im looking for a simple command like that will allow me to edit special files+ pull them using adb
 

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