How To Enable Root Access On CyanogenMod (CM) File Manager

Here’s a simple guide to help you to enable root access on CyanogenMod file manager. Among a plethora of great features, CyanogenMod ROM comes with a built-in file manager. It has so many options so you may not need a third-party file manager. Also, it comes with root access but it is not enabled by default. In this case, you will need to enable it by yourself and in this article, we will share a simple way how to do that.

CM File Manager besides root access offers also many other options such as wipe cache, create archive files etc. This may sound as basic options to you but do you really need a file manager with more advanced settings? It’s true that there are some other great file managers on Play Store for free but why to install a third-party app when you have a built in app.

As I previously said CM file manager supports root access but unfortunately, it’s not enabled. You will need to activate this feature and this trick is everything you need to know.

So here is how to enable root access on CM File Manager. Follow the steps below:


How to get root access on CM (CyanogenMod) File Manager

  • Take your device, go to app drawer and find CM file manager.
  • Open CM File Manager.
  • Go to Settings > General settings.
  • There tap on Access mode and select Root Access mode in the prompt dialog.
  • On SuperSu prompt or Superuser select Remember choice forever and tap on Allow.

That’s it! The root access in CM file manager is now enabled.


  1. William beddow

    Hi, after installing Cynogenmod CM file manager when I go into settings I don’t get the option to enable root access. I’m using a galaxy s4 on kitkat 4.4.2.

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