Cannot install Gmail and Google Maps on Rooted Desire


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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've rooted my HTC Desire with Unrevoked, running Clockworkmod Recovery ROM and AuraxTSense on top.

    I've noted that I cannot install the latest versions of Gmail and Google Maps from the Market.

    After the whole download gets over, it gives me a message "Installation unsuccessful"

    Edit: I've tried downloading the .apk. But installation of even that fails.

    Has it anything to do with my custom ROM or with rooting? Can anybody suggest a workaround?
     

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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    It sounds like the Rom may already have an.update installed on the system partition. Maybe not the same update as you are trying to install.

    Many find have an updated gmail. Mine did.

    I.had to remove gmail before I could,install the latest version.

    Easiest way? Edit the zip file of your Rom. In the zip, go to system/app and locate and delete these 3 .apk files, then reflash it over your current Rom with no wipe.
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's the fastest response I've ever seen on any forum.. You replied in 2 mins! :)

    Easiest way is to reflash? :confused:

    Trying it now..
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Located and Deleted Gmail.apk and Maps.apk. Which is the third one? Is there a third one which does not update?
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whooo..

    You hit the nail right on the head! :p It worked. Gmail [edited: but not Maps] has been downloaded and installed from the Market successfully.

    When the ROM rebooted after flashing, to my surprise I found that I had not been running AuraxTsense at all, but rather NextSense (same dev though). Thankfully, it didnt (apparently) corrupt any of my data or installs though it was a different ROM! :D
     
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    Cool. I'm glad its sorted ;)
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought Maps had also installed fine, but it did not. Gmail installed with this method, but Maps did not.

    Install from Market, and install from downloaded apk failed.

    I have tried the previous method, and also some other methods including a method from the Droidlife forum Google Maps 4.3 Fix for Droid Froyo Users - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    And there is a strange thing, which probably is at the root of the problem. My system/app does not contain a Maps.apk! Even viewing with Root Explorer or Astro fails to show it. And if I use the command "rm system/app/Maps.apk" after mounting as su, it tells me that "The folder or file is not empty".

    Edit: My problem was because I had Brut Google Maps mod as part of the Neophyte ROM. Guess uninstalling it will help solve the issue, but right now, I can't seem to be able to uninstall it. I tried from system, the Market does not allow a reinstall.
     
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    If you windfall using adb shell, you need to boot into recovery and delete the dalvik cache, otherwise when you boot, the cache will replace the missing file
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Any thoughts as to how I may remove this Brut maps mod? It seems to have modded both Google Maps and Navigation app.

    It adds Real time Navigation function to Google Maps for non-US users, but at the cost of not getting Google Maps updates in time, I don't want to have it.
     
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    It could be in data/app
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Finally removed Brut Maps.

    These were the steps I followed:

    Before you start, make sure that right now the system is flashed with the version of Maps and Navigation that comes along with the ROM, and that you have NOT tried reflashing after removing the Maps.apk. It won't work in that case!
    1. Installed the latest version of Brut Google Maps (over and above the Maps.apk that came installed with the problematic ROM) over my ROM.
    2. Used Titanium Backup to uninstall following two files (Hint: Use the filter option of TB, using "brut" as filter):
    1. Maps 4.4.0-brut16
    2. Maps [brut] 4.4.0-brut16
    4. Immediately rebooted to Recovery
    5. Wiped the dalvik cache (ClockworkModRecovery>Advanced>Wipe Dalvik Cache)
    6. Rebooted
    Install an older version of Google Maps apk. Try the one that comes with any Non-Neophyte ROMs
    7. Now Install the latest Google Maps from Market.

    Still doesnt work? Install older Google apps, detach and reattach to market with Titanium. It may now work with the Market download

    Voila! It worked! I haven't seen these steps listed in any forum, but your hints helped along with solutions to some previous issues. Hopefully it will help some other poor soul stuck with the old Google Maps from Neophyte!
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Would you mind answering one more qn?

    I was trying to get a list of the apk files in /system/app to include it here, but couldnt get the correct format of ls for piping

    I tried piping ls > /sdcard/c.txt which seemed to work in adb while in recovery, but then the file disappeared after rebooting.

    Is it possible to mount system, and then pipe the output of ls to a text file in Windows?
     
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    since you're in cmd.exe, right click in the black window and select mark. Then left click in the bottom left corner of the list and drag up and right.


    Then left click the cmd.exe application bar, select edit and copy, then just paste it.
     
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    droidzone Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Works! :)
    I was under the impression that they stopped that feature with Win98..;) Thanks!
     

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