Mobile Finder Root Permissions

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by messyhead, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. messyhead

    messyhead New Member

    Jun 15, 2008
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    I'm trying to use mobile finder to change a file that is in the /var/root/media folder. I can change anything to do with a file (e.g. name, permissions etc) if the file is in the /var/mobile/media folder but as it is in /var/root/ I can't change anything.

    I think this is because the apps run as the mobile user. Is there a way to get them to run as root, or is there a way I can edit a file in the /var/root/media folder using mobile finder?

    I don't have wifi access at the moment, and can't use total commander either so I can only do it on my ipod.

  2. optimo

    optimo New Member

    Sep 28, 2007
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    use Terminal, if you dont have it then yer screwed
    you login as root, password alpine
    then you can make the changes the long-hand way by typing the commands
    mv file-oldname file-newname  (this is for rename)
    chmod 0755 file-name  (this is permissions, 0755 is common)
    ...MobileFinder is flawed since 1.1.4 came out. There are some semi-fixes posted here and there; to get Finder to run as 'root'. The author is working on an updated version simultaneously for 1.1.4 and 2.0

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