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Restore BackupAssistance

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  1. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    View attachment BackupAssistanceClient.apk

    View attachment BuaContactAdapter.apk

    Windows Instruction:
    (similar to the root instructions)

    01. Save the attached files to your hard-drive, for the following we are going to assume you saved the files to C:\

    02. On the phone: Home, Menu Button, Settings, Applications, Development: Make sure the "USB debugging" option is enabled/checked.

    03. Status bar, USB connection: Make sure "PC Mode" is selected.

    04. Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, "cmd", OK)

    05. Run "adb devices". Be sure your device is listed!

    06. (Assumes you deleted: BackupAssistanceClient.apk, which is Backup Assistant 1.0)
    Run "adb install C:\BackupAssistanceClient.apk"

    07. (Assumes you deleted: BuaContactAdapter.apk, which is Backup Assistant 2.1-update1)
    Run "adb install C:\BuaContactAdapter.apk"

    08. Unknown: This is the part I don't know! :(
    The files are back on your system, so your phone shouldn't become a brick! :)
    Though, I don't know if this is all that needs to be done. :(

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  2. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    Also if you didn't put the sdk in your path and have your tools folder on your desktop like I do.
    cd tool folder
    put the apk in the tools folder
    then adb install the apk
  3. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    Yes, I assumed they figured that out when they rooted.
    But be sure to navigate to the directory of the adb file!
  4. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

  5. thenew3

    thenew3 Well-Known Member

    just tried it, it said it was copied to /data/local/temp instead of /system/app
    I checked /system/app and the file is not in there. tried to manually copy it, and it tells me the file system is read only?
    tried to delete another unneeded app and got the same read only message?
  6. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    You could use root explorer but there is also a way to change the system to read/write through adb but I am not sure about he commands:eek:
  7. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    This might make it more confusing, but here is how my directory is set up.
    The adb file is in: D:\Phone\sdk\tools and in this case the apk is in C:\

  8. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    This is hard to do because my phone, doesn't have the same problem, but you can manually push it to that directory, but I thought it still needed to be installed... :confused:

    Example(after puting the apk's on the sdcard):
    -adb shell
    -cp /sdcard/BackupAssistanceClient.apk /system/app/BackupAssistanceClient.apk
    -cp /sdcard/BuaContactAdapter.apk /system/app/BuaContactAdapter.apk
  9. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    See i just have
    and then I put the apk in the tools folder
    and run adb install xxxxxx.apk
  10. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    That is the simplest, wish I would have thought of that a few hours ago.
    But I guess now I have a better understand of Linux file strings... :p
  11. thenew3

    thenew3 Well-Known Member

    Thanks SiXiam, but that didn't work either, tells me the file system is read only. how do I change it to a read/write?
  12. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    The su, should do that. It's sudo... the great root function.
    Sudo make me a sandwich, in the Linux lore...

    edit: sigh, I'm not sure, I've always had trouble with Linux permissions,...
    There was an app for the G1 that did it for root...
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  13. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    I know Fab has a post somewhere around here...still looking
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  14. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    Haha found it:D
  15. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    But will it work & don't you still need to install it, not just copy it.
  16. orcsbane13

    orcsbane13 Well-Known Member

    Nope, just copy the apk into the syste/app folder and it will be installed.
  17. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    I guess we will have to wait and see:D
  18. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    Well if it works I'll change the first post to the working method! :D
  19. jaredpepper

    jaredpepper Member

    I was running my rooted x all day , try to shut off the phone for a reboot , and now it stuck on the droid "eye" on boot up. i did use titanium backup to remove a few programs, i left restorebackup assistant on , i removed 3g wifi and a few other programs , i was able to run restore via power button and home keys. booted into safe mode entered info, then power off , same issue... any suggestions

    ** im back in safemode , and have access to internet and thats it
  20. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    Yes!! I am glad I helped. This is really important for anyone who made this mistake
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  21. thenew3

    thenew3 Well-Known Member

    Thanks SiXiam and droider13.

    Here's what finally worked for me. Purchased root explorer. used it to copy the apk into /system/app
    then opened the backupassistant.apk with app manager and install it. then reboot the darn thing.

    and finally, it is installed, shows up on the app drawer, and the backup assistant button in the settings screen now works.
  22. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    Root explorer is definitely a good app to have for all-things root. Glad it worked for ya:)
  23. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

    What was stopping you from doing it without root explorer?
    Did the permission commands that droider13 dug up not work?
  24. Candroid

    Candroid Well-Known Member


    Download both apk files. Save them to a folder.
    On your phone. Search "Astro" in the market, which is a file manager. Download and install.
    Open Astro. Next it menu on phone, select tools, application Manager/backup.
    Backup all your apps to sd card. Let it process. Now that this is complete. go back to the folder where you stored the two apk files...copy, cut or what ever...

    Hook your phone up to your computer, via usb. set as USB mass storage. Open sd card and look for a folder called "backup". Double click to open. paste 2 apk files in it. Disconnect phone from computer. Open astro. navigate to application Manager/backup, select backed up apps. Find the apk files and install. Done.
  25. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    The problem is, are you sure this installs them in system?

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