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Old April 17th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installing .apk in system/app directory

I am still getting to know the ins/outs of my newly rooted phone. I am using an app called PowerManagerPro and it gives the following instructions to install to the system/app directory to activate certain rooted functions:

After root is obtained you need to install the application into the /system/app directory so that it has enough permission to change the location settings. Open a Terminal Emulator app and execute the following command to copy the application to the sdcard (for the full version the name of the application is /data/app/
  • su
  • cp /data/app/ /sdcard/PowerManager.apk
If you can't find the application in /data/app try /data/apps-private/
Then, un-install Power Manager from the device

Execute the following commands in the terminal emulator to remount the /system directory as read/write and to install the application into the /system/app directory:
  • su
  • mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
  • cp /sdcard/PowerManager.apk /system/app
If you prefer to use adb from your computer, execute these commands:
  • adb remount
  • adb shell cp /sdcard/PowerManager.apk /system/app
Several users have utilized root explorer from the Google marketplace to simplify this process.

I am not able to get this done using the Terminal Emulator, it keeps saying "cp not found". I also cannot find a function in Root Explorer to install the .apk in the the system/app.
Is there another way to install apk's into the system/app folder?
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