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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Read-Only File System" when trying to ADB Push an App

Rooted my Droid for the first time earlier today, and installed the NexBeast using the handy-dandy Mod Manager. So far everything has been great, but I'm having problems installing non-Market Apps.

I'm trying to install a Live Wallpaper from, but I keep receiving an error.

Here is a copy from the CMD console:
D:\Program Files (x86)\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb push LiveWallpapers.apk /system/app/LiveWallpapers.apk

failed to copy 'LiveWallpapers.apk' to '/system/app/LiveWallpapers.apk': Read-only file system
I also tried the other method, which says the file is already there?

D:\Program Files (x86)\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
# su
# mount -o,rw remount /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system/
mount -o,rw remount /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system/
Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device directory
# cp /sdcard/LiveWallpapers.apk /system/app/LiveWallpapers.apk
cp /sdcard/LiveWallpapers.apk /system/app/LiveWallpapers.apk
cp: cannot create '/system/app/LiveWallpapers.apk': File exists
If it's already there, what else do I need to do? It doesn't show up under Applications>Manage Applications OR under the Market Downloads.

I HAVE checked the "Unknown Sources" box, but still nothing. Any ideas? Thanks!
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