StartAsRoot for File-browser

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It will create icon to start file-browser app as root. File Browser app should be installed on your device...

- Should fix problem with root access.

* Tablet version

* Adaptation for

* fix for uninstallation

* Inserting root pass not needed anymore ! :)

Beware, use it on your own risk !!!

Donation are welcome :)

Application versions: 
File filebrowserroot-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm7.19 KB05/02/2014 - 13:03
File filebrowserroot-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm6.76 KB07/02/2014 - 02:53
File filebrowserroot-0.2-2.armv7hl.rpm6.99 KB20/02/2014 - 03:29
File filebrowserroot-0.2-3.armv7hl.rpm7 KB30/12/2014 - 03:29
File filebrowserroot-0.2-3.i486.rpm6.95 KB01/10/2016 - 03:31
File filebrowserroot-0.2-4.i486.rpm7.28 KB26/07/2017 - 03:12
File filebrowserroot-0.2-4.armv7hl.rpm7.32 KB26/07/2017 - 03:12

- Should fix problem with root access.


silta's picture


If I use shortcuts I get wrong targets.

By tapping 'Home' it navigates to '/root/' instead of '/home/nemo/', and by tapping 'Android Storage' I get "Android Storage not found   /root/android_storage



Schturman's picture

Sure, because it open app in root directory... Just add bookmarks to directories you need.

pichlo's picture

As karlefr said, very useful indeed!

One teeny-weeny problem. Tapping on any media file freezes File Browser. So much so that the only way to kill it is Terminal (or reboot). I understand that root may not be set up for playing media files, but that should not bring File Browser to its knees when run as root :)

Schturman's picture


1. Just now tried with this FB (root) and FileTug (root) both of them doesn't paly my audio files (.mp3), but both of them didn't stuck. I can navigate back or quit without any problem.

2. I didn't change nothing in original binary file, just gave possibility to open it as root ;)

objectifnul's picture

Starts in /home/nemo/ instead of root (running Vaarainjärvi). Starts very slowly.

Schturman's picture

It does not matter where it start, it give you possibly to change system files. Be careful!

karlefr's picture

....makes life much easier !!

mr_browns's picture

PS: it's the same German explaining/translation as in CargoDock.

mr_browns's picture

ich sag`s mal hier auf deutsch:

der File Browser aus dem Jolla Store (vom Handy aus) muß auch auf deinem Jolla Phone sein;dieser File Browser bietet Root Zugriff,damit kann man Dateien löschen und verschieben,was mit dem "normalen" File Browser nicht ging!