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How to remount android system partition as read/write or read only ?

Android’s system partition is by default mounted as read only, but if you are looking to modify some system files or applications, then if you try as is, you will not be able to do so due to restricted user permissions, hence first thing we need to do is mount the system partition as read/write which will allow us to do necessary changes in system partition.

After Android 10

$ adb root
$ adb remount
$ adb remount /system

Before Android 10

Command to remount system to read,write

 $ adb shell 
 $ su 
 $ mount -o rw,remount /system 

Now, do adb any changes, and remount the system back to read only as,

 $ mount -o ro,remount /system 

You may also check “How to Install and Uninstall android application as system app / priv-app”

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