I got my new galaxy s3 and I am all excited doing new android development. I fire up the adb shell to look around and I see this:

[bash]
dennis@foofive ~ $ adb shell
shell@android:/ $ ls -al

drwxrwx–x system system 2012-09-24 23:38 data

shell@android:/ $ cd data/
shell@android:/data $ ls
opendir failed, Permission denied
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Grrrr. Ok so I can’t access the data folder because it is read protected. What do I do now? I can root the phone, but I don’t really want to do that for various reasons. All I really want is to see into my data folder application directories, be able to remove test files such as databases and preferences. Read more →