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Root access XperiaX/SailfishX

asked 2018-02-21 23:51:46 +0200

objectifnul gravatar image

updated 2018-02-22 18:00:46 +0200

Root access to folders and files (with Schturman's 'StartAsRoot' patches or standalone apps for FileBrowser, Filetug, Filecase and Cargodock) is usually denied unless you wait for "some time" (not too long, not too short) before trying again.


This occurs With XperiaX, not with Jolla phone.

Any idea why? Any workaround?

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You may try using Schturman's non-Patch variants:

olf ( 2018-02-22 00:45:03 +0200 )edit

Yes. These cannot be installed when matching patches are already installed (enabled or not).

As far as I can remember, the lagging issue also occurs with standalone (non-patch) 'startasroot' apps (again, only with Xperia, not with Jolla phone)

objectifnul ( 2018-02-22 11:09:38 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-02-22 00:21:46 +0200

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No patch is needed for root access with Filecase. Just enable root access in settings. I've used Filecase with root access enabled with the Xperia 5121 Sailfish X from the start, and never had any problem with delay. You must have something else installed that is causing this problem.

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@bocephus I can't see 'root access' in Filecase settings, only 'show root file system', that's something different. Can you see a non-empty /root folder with your settings?

objectifnul ( 2018-02-22 00:33:26 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-03-11 17:58:37 +0200

Levone1 gravatar image

follow this - Then, go to terminal and enter su and password, then open 'start as root file browser'

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