Following on from my last post, I figured that copying the hosts file from my laptop to my phone would be a very good idea. In principle, this is just a case of getting the file onto my phone and then copying it to
Obviously, I need root access to do this but, with a Fairphone 1 this is not a problem.
What did catch me out, though, is that
/system is mounted as a read only file system. It’s not difficult to get around, but I am noting it here so I can easily look up the steps when I next do this.
# mount -o rw,remount /system # cp /storage/sdcard0/Download/hosts /etc # mount -o ro,remount /system
For other phones, some pathnames may vary.