Screwed up and moved browser.apk


  1. Hoshi

    Hoshi Member

    I knew I shouldn't delete browser.apk from the phone, but I apparently screwed up when I moved it to SD card.

    Now I am not able to use the market/google play because it will force close each time.

    I've tried moving the apk back and installing, but that doesn't seem to do anything as it says app is not installed. Is there a way to repair the damage I've done?

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  2. studman97

    studman97 New Member

    Install Gapps again.
  3. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    That wouldn't work.
  4. Phubu

    Phubu Well-Known Member

    Try installing the browser.apk with this here: SdxAppRemoval-1.5.apk or System App Remover Both do the same (Uninstall/Backup/Restore System apps)
  5. joneidy

    joneidy Well-Known Member


    Easier way to fix it would be to use adb to push the app to /system/app.

    Make sure to grab the .apk and .odex files from ur Rom. If you are using a odexed Rom also push the .odex file.

    Here's an example:

    adb push browser.apk /system/app
    adb push browser.odex /system/app

    Make sure to have adb set up and working on your computer. After you push each file, do a reboot and your browser and play store should be functional once again.

    Ps. If don't have an idea of what adb is or how to set it up, follow my signature to my unbrick guide there you will find how to set up adb.

    Hope this helps.
  6. Phubu

    Phubu Well-Known Member

    Yeah best way also, wanted to say this method but didn't remember how to explain at the moment.
  7. Hoshi

    Hoshi Member

    So would I need to follow all of the steps in the unbrick guide then to do this?
  8. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    no, unbrick guide will zero out meid....

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