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Anyone Have Backup of Original APKs?


  1. 007shark

    007shark Well-Known Member Contributor

    I am in dire need of the original system/app APKs. I cannot install the latest Verizon OTA update. I believe this is because I had deleted a couple of the Verizon apps that come on the phone. I was having some other issues with the phone and Verizon is sending me a warranty replacement. I want to get the phone completely back to stock before sending it in.
    Help, please.

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  2. dunes20

    dunes20 New Member

    So I'm in the same boat as you. However I know that the only original apk we need to push the ota through is CityID. That was the only thing that's holding us back. I have looked high and low for this apk. No luck. I have unrooted my phone and am expecting a manufactuer replacement in a couple of days. When I receive it I will figure out how to upload the apks. Please let me know if you figure anything out.
  3. 007shark

    007shark Well-Known Member Contributor

    I know I never deleted CityID so let me check if I have it. I deleted vcast music and vcast video. Those are the 2 I really need.

    Edit: I do not have a CityID apk in my system/app directory. I thought the update was suppose to install CityID on the phone. I have had my Devour since March and don't remember ever seeing CityID. I found this article. http://phandroid.com/2010/08/05/motorola-devour-to-receive-update-tomorrow-not-android-2-1/

    This is the CityID.apk from the Droid X if it helps.
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W8VGVQ5K
  4. amvolante

    amvolante New Member

    I noticed that you're both getting new phones, but I am not. I wanted to restore all of my apks from my backup which somehow got corrupted. Is there anyone, or perhaps one of you two chaps when you get your new phones, that could still look into posting the original apks? I would be greatly indebted to whomever does it!
  5. ddschmidt

    ddschmidt Member

    i got them backed up if you want them. i will upload them and post a link sometime later tonight
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  6. ddschmidt

    ddschmidt Member

  7. amvolante

    amvolante New Member

    Thank you! You are my hero
  8. djratchet

    djratchet Member

    Saved my arse too thanks xD
  9. 007shark

    007shark Well-Known Member Contributor

    Thank you ddschmidt. I had already returned the Devour and now have a Droid, but I still downloaded the file to have.
  10. crisis7182

    crisis7182 New Member

  11. nemogamo

    nemogamo New Member

    can somebody put this on "update.zip",
    coz devour recovery wont allow flash any zip except "update.zip"
    adding file is easy but it won't work
    it has something to do with signature/authetification on the "update.zip"
    please.. please.. please
  12. ddschmidt

    ddschmidt Member

    If you downloaded the original apk zip file, they are all sitting in there. You just put them on the sd card and since you must be rooted, copy and paste them in the system/app folder
  13. nemogamo

    nemogamo New Member

    goz.. thx for reply dschmidt, sorry not to mention
    after deleting some apk, my devour stuck in "M"blur logo only
    can't get any further.. the only thing to do is put in recovery
    that's why i'm asking for "update.zip"

    is you apk package came before or after OTA update?
  14. p_025

    p_025 Well-Known Member

    The OTA update is available in zip form here: Blur_Version.1.15.83.calgary.Verizon.en.US.zip

    Just rename it to "update.zip" and put it on your SD card, then flash it through recovery mode. No Verizon middleman to tell you your phone sucks, no downloading over the air. It may not unbrick your phone if it's bricked (in that case, flash the SBF file) but it is the OTA update.
  15. TheGame1083

    TheGame1083 New Member

    I downloaded the CityID apk file and I saved it to my downloads folder on my SD card...when I unplug my Droid from my PC and go to the File Manager, I attempt to install the CityID APK but it says, "Application Not Installed"

    What do I have to do to install this APK??
  16. p_025

    p_025 Well-Known Member

    Why are you trying to install CityID? It's one of the best examples of bloatware to exist, you want it OFF your phone.
  17. Pi_314

    Pi_314 Guest

    Help no longer needed.
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