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  1. xXKR0NUSXx

    xXKR0NUSXx New Member

    Help!!! Have lg optimus metro one rooted my phone to delete the useless stuff with root explorer and accidentally deleted the browser apk and the other one. I downloaded them both from the place on the earler post. Then used root explorer to put them back into the system/app folder but I can't install it just keep saying not able to install. I even tried with terminal emulator but nothings working.

    I need it back cuz when I download something from the market place it say android.process.media has stoped and force closes. But it still downloads it I just have to open the market again and it will start installing then it force closes. It installs the apps and they work fine its just it force closing all the time is annoying

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  2. Sugarfree661

    Sugarfree661 Well-Known Member

    Place the browser.apk file in your system, app file on your phone using root explorer, then change the permissions of the file to match every other one of the apps permissions, to find out just click any other app in that file and click permissions to view them, ok after your browser.apk permissions match those of every other app just simply reboot your phone and it should install itself, I have had the EXACT same problem, and just did this, it worked just fine :)


    EDIT: long press an app to bring up the permission options, and make sure root explorer is set to read-write, toggle this on by clicking the small white button on top smiler in root explorer
  3. dheidemann73

    dheidemann73 Active Member

    wow this is the best post for getting the browser.apk back!!!!! Wish i could click thanks 1000 times!!!!!
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  4. Ray305

    Ray305 Well-Known Member

    You can but it won't work.
  5. orangejuicebox

    orangejuicebox Well-Known Member

    this is better than doing an abd cmd thing

    and it worked for me just fine :D

    thanks!
  6. Sugarfree661

    Sugarfree661 Well-Known Member

    :) welcome
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  7. bttledfedmr2

    bttledfedmr2 Member

    I got it to do like a halfass install. The icon is loaded in the system apps screen and the home mneu and I can update and install apps but in the middle of the install is says "the application MetroWEB (process com.android browser) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again. Force close." But I still see the app download and install in the background. Any info on this? If I hit force close in the middle of the dl then it doesn't install.

    Side note with the optimus M you can download and install market apps without the browser.apk I found. If you use think office. DL the file from the market using the stock version (1.8) go to your download folder with thinkoffice and you can hard install the file.
  8. BrandonOptimus

    BrandonOptimus Well-Known Member

    If i'm not mistaken you need to use terminal emulator to flash this on your phone. You need to start up terminal emulator, type in su, make sure Terminal got its permissions granted and then type the following:

    Chmod 644 system/app/Browser.apk

    After that you should get no error and proceed to the next line with it being blank. In that line just type in reboot and see if it works ;)
  9. bttledfedmr2

    bttledfedmr2 Member

    this terminal emulator is in the su?
  10. BrandonOptimus

    BrandonOptimus Well-Known Member

    Download terminal emulator from market. then when it opens up if your rooted then it should ask for superuser permissions, click yes then type in su. it should ask again for permissions and you click yes. then after that you type in what i wrote.
  11. ArielAguayo

    ArielAguayo Member

    Yes, of course that's what you're supposed to do, but that really has not worked at all for me. :( Also, I can't use any app that needs Internet, not just Market.
  12. AndroidHogs

    AndroidHogs Well-Known Member

    I will here soon make flashable zips of default apps that come with various roms to help people out that deleted theirs on accident.
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  13. ArielAguayo

    ArielAguayo Member

    Thank you.
  14. AndroidHogs

    AndroidHogs Well-Known Member

    Can you tell me what rom you are using please. so i can start with that
  15. ArielAguayo

    ArielAguayo Member

    um umm. I don't know what that means exactly. :X
    I have MetroPCS and Huawei Ascend M860. Does that help? ;_;
  16. AndroidHogs

    AndroidHogs Well-Known Member

    Go to settings then look at what version your running. Are you a root user?
  17. ArielAguayo

    ArielAguayo Member

    Yes, I'm a root user. Version 2.2.2
  18. AndroidHogs

    AndroidHogs Well-Known Member

    ok so are you using kelsos 2.2.2? or stock 2.2.2 with root permissions
  19. ArielAguayo

    ArielAguayo Member

    I mean I have Android 2.2.2 I'm not sure what kelsos or stock is. I'm sorry. :'(
  20. AndroidHogs

    AndroidHogs Well-Known Member

    If your a root user go look at other roms on the all things root. Their are some really nice roms
  21. ArielAguayo

    ArielAguayo Member

    Sounds good. But right now, there's no Internet working on my phone; just text messages/calls, even when connected to Wi-Fi. :/
  22. AndroidHogs

    AndroidHogs Well-Known Member

    Do you have a computer that can read your phone?
  23. AndroidHogs

    AndroidHogs Well-Known Member

    Get flash image GUI if you haven't get a custom recovery. From rom manager or from all things root.
  24. ArielAguayo

    ArielAguayo Member

    It doesn't seem to support my crappy phone. :S

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