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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Broke contacts app when uninstalling Yahoo

Ok, so I got a little overeager with my root powers. I uninstalled a few things, including Yahoo Contacts and Yahoo! Mail Authenticator. Of course this leads to the contacts app force closing every time. Who would have thought Yahoo was integral to the phone...

But, I'm not completely stupid! I did back up the apps with Titanium before I uninstalled them. However, they won't reinstall. The Titanium window pops up "Restoring App" and just runs indefinitely, never completes.

Are the backups corrupt? Is there another way to get them back?


I've learned my lesson and am only freezing things now, but I'd love to get this issue repaired.

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Holy crap! I just created a post about this VERY issue. I found out it was only the Yahoo! Mail Authenticator causing the issue.

I'll dig in and see if I can't send you the files you need using Root Explorer and install them that way ... including the proper permissions. That should work.
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OK, for the first attempt, try installing these two files in the /system/app folder ... with permissions set to rw-r--r-- (like all the rest).

I needed to change the file names so I could attach them to this post. Just remove the ".pdf" at the end of each filename.

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Thanks for the files!

I copy and paste them into the /system/app folder and set the permissions correctly.
Is there more to it then that? I'm not a big root explorer veteran.
I'm hoping there's more to it because that's still not working after running fix permissions and a reboot....
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Unfortunately, you did exactly what I would've done. Still no good huh? Bummer. I'll let know know if I think of anything else.
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Haha! Finally got it!

Someone over at XDA posted a zip of allll the required files for Contacts to run properly so I DLed that and copied into system/app.

After manually going thru the entire list and fixing permissions on everything that was off, problem was solved after a reboot.

I guess I must have hurt something else besides the Yahoo in my initial uninstall flurry.

But, thanks for the help!
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Would you happen to have more information on these zip files xda? Thanks
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Haha! Finally got it!

Someone over at XDA posted a zip of allll the required files for Contacts to run properly so I DLed that and copied into system/app.
Do you have a link?
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xda-developers - View Single Post - [Q] Contacts process force close after removing some bloatware

Quite a few files in the zip. I don't know where my issue was specifically so I did them all and it took a while to wade thru the app director in system and sort out permissions.
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Quite a few files in the zip. I don't know where my issue was specifically so I did them all and it took a while to wade thru the app director in system and sort out permissions.
Yes I deleted files like yahoo and myspace and twitter by mistake when first rooting my BiONiC
and promply game the force close on contacts when trying to edit.

I copied the following from fixcontacts.zip from droidforums.net. Sorry not sure if this is politically correct to post where I got it from.
So i copied it over and made changes with Root Explorer (Best 3.99 i've spent)


/system/app/blur_yahoo.apk
/sytem/app/blur_yahoo.odex
/system/app/com.motorola.blur.provider.yahoo.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts
/system/app/YahooContacts.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts.obex

and also

the two

Blur_twitter.odex
Blur_twitter.apk

Changed permissions checkmarked (Owner) Read Write
Changed permissions checkmarked (Group and Other) to Read only
Changed Owner to root for both files.

IT WORKED!!! I now can edit my contacts. and no Force Closes.
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It keep trying to install these files and the phone keeps saying not installed?? Wtf am I doing wrong???
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I froze Yahoo contacts and NOT the mail auth, and no issues.
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It keep trying to install these files and the phone keeps saying not installed?? Wtf am I doing wrong???
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Yes I deleted files like yahoo and myspace and twitter by mistake when first rooting my BiONiC
and promply game the force close on contacts when trying to edit.

I copied the following from fixcontacts.zip from droidforums.net. Sorry not sure if this is politically correct to post where I got it from.
So i copied it over and made changes with Root Explorer (Best 3.99 i've spent)


/system/app/blur_yahoo.apk
/sytem/app/blur_yahoo.odex
/system/app/com.motorola.blur.provider.yahoo.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts
/system/app/YahooContacts.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts.obex

and also

the two

Blur_twitter.odex
Blur_twitter.apk

Changed permissions checkmarked (Owner) Read Write
Changed permissions checkmarked (Group and Other) to Read only
Changed Owner to root for both files.

IT WORKED!!! I now can edit my contacts. and no Force Closes.
You don't install them. You have to manually move the files back into the folder, and you have to change permissions as well.

I highly suggest that you spend a lot more time reading and a lot less time jumping up to do something without fully understanding the steps. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I am trying to save you a lot of frustration and heartache - and this is one sure fire way to start messing your phone up, by not reading steps carefully and performing them according to what you are used to doing on another phone.
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Can anyone assisnt in explaining how to move the files into these system folderS??

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You don't install them. You have to manually move the files back into the folder, and you have to change permissions as well.

I highly suggest that you spend a lot more time reading and a lot less time jumping up to do something without fully understanding the steps. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I am trying to save you a lot of frustration and heartache - and this is one sure fire way to start messing your phone up, by not reading steps carefully and performing them according to what you are used to doing on another phone.
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I copied all files the the Fix Contact.zip and set permissions to R/W for user and only read for others. I can now view contact information but I still cant add new contacts. Any ideas? Are these files for android 2.3.3?
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Yes I deleted files like yahoo and myspace and twitter by mistake when first rooting my BiONiC
and promply game the force close on contacts when trying to edit.

I copied the following from fixcontacts.zip from droidforums.net. Sorry not sure if this is politically correct to post where I got it from.
So i copied it over and made changes with Root Explorer (Best 3.99 i've spent)


/system/app/blur_yahoo.apk
/sytem/app/blur_yahoo.odex
/system/app/com.motorola.blur.provider.yahoo.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts
/system/app/YahooContacts.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts.obex

and also

the two

Blur_twitter.odex
Blur_twitter.apk

Changed permissions checkmarked (Owner) Read Write
Changed permissions checkmarked (Group and Other) to Read only
Changed Owner to root for both files.

IT WORKED!!! I now can edit my contacts. and no Force Closes.
Sorry if this sounds noobish, but how do i set owner to root for those files.
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it says they are read only files, so i cant move/copy those files over to sys/app folder. also, how do i edit permissions? i click on properties and the only option i can click is "OK"
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you need root explorer from the market Here. Along the top it says mount r/w click that. Then go to the file you want to change permissions long press it and you will see an option for permissions.
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So I followed the instructions line by line and i STILL can't add to contacts..

Any ideas out there.. Is there away to just rewrite the OSJ and Start over ?
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You can reflash the OS and start over but it will wipe everything.
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At this point I'm fine with that.. How do I go about doing a reflash of the OS?
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At this point I'm fine with that.. How do I go about doing a reflash of the OS?

There is a thread on how to flash 5.5.893 or 5.9.902 with rsdlite. This will give out all the files and info on how to do it.

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Thanks for the Link..
Will this Flash Bring back the Yahoo Apps I need to make my contacts work?
Is flash 5.5.893 or 5.9.902 an older OS ? I've got a Razr MAxx it's got 6.12.173. I took this thing out of the box 2 days ago. Everything has been great on the phone except this Contact issue..
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Will this Flash Bring back the Yahoo Apps I need to make my contacts work?
Is flash 5.5.893 or 5.9.902 an older OS ? I've got a Razr MAxx it's got 6.12.173. I took this thing out of the box 2 days ago. Everything has been great on the phone except this Contact issue..

Flashing the fxz will be like getting it out of the box again. 5.9.902 is the latest ota.
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Flashing the fxz will be like getting it out of the box again. 5.9.902 is the latest ota.
NO!!! STOP!!! WAIT!!!
You mention having a Razr MaXX, the .fxz files you and dfib mention are for the Bionic and ONLY the Bionic.

You need to find .fxz files specifically for the Razr Maxx.
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I miss read that he had a razor max, I thought that was a second phone. Thank you.
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Will this Flash Bring back the Yahoo Apps I need to make my contacts work?
Is flash 5.5.893 or 5.9.902 an older OS ? I've got a Razr MAxx it's got 6.12.173. I took this thing out of the box 2 days ago. Everything has been great on the phone except this Contact issue..
Sorry I read your post wrong, you need to flash the razor maxx fxz file which has not been released yet.
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Jeeze, I read this thread, and I didn't even notice the RAZR part. Your best bet is over on the RAZR forums, not here.
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Yes I deleted files like yahoo and myspace and twitter by mistake when first rooting my BiONiC
and promply game the force close on contacts when trying to edit.

I copied the following from fixcontacts.zip from droidforums.net. Sorry not sure if this is politically correct to post where I got it from.
So i copied it over and made changes with Root Explorer (Best 3.99 i've spent)


/system/app/blur_yahoo.apk
/sytem/app/blur_yahoo.odex
/system/app/com.motorola.blur.provider.yahoo.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts
/system/app/YahooContacts.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts.obex

and also

the two

Blur_twitter.odex
Blur_twitter.apk

Changed permissions checkmarked (Owner) Read Write
Changed permissions checkmarked (Group and Other) to Read only
Changed Owner to root for both files.

IT WORKED!!! I now can edit my contacts. and no Force Closes.
Hey, guys...I seemed to have made the same mistake...deleted some files I shouldn't have. I have saved the files to my SD card and when I try to move the files (via Root Explorer), it's telling me I can't move it to the system/app folder because it's read only...so I go to change the permissions and it won't let me because it doesn't allow permission changes while on the SD card.

Any assistance would be appreciated...I redeploy tomorrow and I'd like to get this fixed.

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Hey, guys...I seemed to have made the same mistake...deleted some files I shouldn't have. I have saved the files to my SD card and when I try to move the files (via Root Explorer), it's telling me I can't move it to the system/app folder because it's read only...so I go to change the permissions and it won't let me because it doesn't allow permission changes while on the SD card.

Any assistance would be appreciated...I redeploy tomorrow and I'd like to get this fixed.

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So I have a similar issue... I've learned my lesson about freezing apps vs uninstalling them. Sometimes you just have to F up to learn LOL.

I tried to put the files in the system\app directory, changed permissions, and owners with no luck. So, I down loaded everything in the link above and tried to flash 902 with rsdlite... it gets to 6/22 and fails. It's trying to flash cdt.bin, but says phone returned fail.

I can get it to boot up if I hold both vol buttons and select boot normal, but it doesn't seem like my email is working. Plus every time I reboot now it goes to fastboot and says flash failed.

Any idea how I can fix this?
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So I have a similar issue... I've learned my lesson about freezing apps vs uninstalling them. Sometimes you just have to F up to learn LOL.

I tried to put the files in the system\app directory, changed permissions, and owners with no luck. So, I down loaded everything in the link above and tried to flash 902 with rsdlite... it gets to 6/22 and fails. It's trying to flash cdt.bin, but says phone returned fail.

I can get it to boot up if I hold both vol buttons and select boot normal, but it doesn't seem like my email is working. Plus every time I reboot now it goes to fastboot and says flash failed.

Any idea how I can fix this?

What file were you trying flash, the 5.5.893 or 5.9.902? You should be able to flash the 5.9.902 wth out any problems.
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What file were you trying flash, the 5.5.893 or 5.9.902? You should be able to flash the 5.9.902 wth out any problems.
I was on 902, but removed too much crap... then could not get anything to flash. I had to do it manually from this thread: [GUIDE] How To Receive OTAs Again If You Are On A Leak ***Proven Working Method*** - xda-developers

I then needed to do a fix cdt that I can't remember where I found it exactly. Should be able to google it if someone needs it. Now my phone automatically updated to 893, and immediately to 902. I did not lose root either!
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I too got too ambitious in my hoovering and ran into the same issue. I've got root explorer, DL'd fixcontacts.zip and the two files with the temporary .pdf extensions, extracted them, removed the .pdf extension from the two files, used root explorer to copy them all to system/app after having changed the folder to r/w, changed the permissions on all the copied files so that they are identical to the others in the folder (rw-r--r--), changed the owner to 0-root on all of them so they're like the rest of the files in the folder, changed the folder back to r/w, prayed to jesus, rebooted, and no dice: same error as originally. Any further suggestions? I'd re ally like not to have to flash back to factory.

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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Yes I deleted files like yahoo and myspace and twitter by mistake when first rooting my BiONiC
and promply game the force close on contacts when trying to edit.

I copied the following from fixcontacts.zip from droidforums.net. Sorry not sure if this is politically correct to post where I got it from.
So i copied it over and made changes with Root Explorer (Best 3.99 i've spent)


/system/app/blur_yahoo.apk
/sytem/app/blur_yahoo.odex
/system/app/com.motorola.blur.provider.yahoo.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts
/system/app/YahooContacts.apk
/system/app/YahooContacts.obex

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the two

Blur_twitter.odex
Blur_twitter.apk

Changed permissions checkmarked (Owner) Read Write
Changed permissions checkmarked (Group and Other) to Read only
Changed Owner to root for both files.

IT WORKED!!! I now can edit my contacts. and no Force Closes.
How did you change the file owner?
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I, too got too eager and deleted all kindsa bloatware on my Motorola Admiral right after I rooted.

And now can't access my Contacts.

I have root explorer and have been moving these files over to system/app and setting the permissions as recommended as well as setting the owner to root and the group to root.

I've done it for (I think) all the bloatware deleted, but I cannot see any of these apps in Titanium Backup (from whence I deleted them) and I still have a Force Close.

Anyone have any suggestions?

One thing that was not in the contacts fix folder was the Yahoo that wasn't an .apk or .odex that I see quoted above--was that a file mis-typed or am I missing one?

I love this phone and rooted I am excited to play with it, but I miss my contacts!

Thanks for all the help so far!
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the said link on xda is not currently working. can anyone post that up again perhaps dropbox?
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the said link on xda is not currently working. can anyone post that up again perhaps dropbox?
What file do you need
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You don't install them. You have to manually move the files back into the folder, and you have to change permissions as well.

I highly suggest that you spend a lot more time reading and a lot less time jumping up to do something without fully understanding the steps. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I am trying to save you a lot of frustration and heartache - and this is one sure fire way to start messing your phone up, by not reading steps carefully and performing them according to what you are used to doing on another phone.
i have been trying this process for a while, taking my time to make sure its all done properly. i have had this broken contacts issue now for a while and never had the patience to sit down and try to fix it until i got a few new phone numbers i would really like to have saved under an actual name lol

i have copied the yahoo files into the proper place, changed the permissions, everything. still no dice. i know this doesnt fix the issue for everyone. i changed the owner to root as well. everything matches up with all the other files in system apps. im sorry for the repetition, as these issues have been adressed for others.

like those others, i made a stupid mistake not knowing what would happen. it hasnt really proven to be the biggest issue for me since i rarely make phone calls, or need to use my contacts for anything, until now heh.

is there something i may have missed in this process? im using r/w with root explorer. droidx2
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