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Root Help moving a paid program to Gingerbread ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jeffery, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I purchased an app for $9.99, EarthNC, and it works fine with FROYO, but doesn't show up in Gingerbread.

    So I flashed Froyo, synced the app from the market, then I used Root Explorer to copy the the .zip file from /data/app to my sdcard (it was not in apk format), then flashed back to Pete's GB ROM.

    How do I re-install the app? I paid for it, all I want is to be able to use it with GB.

    I tried renaming the .zip file to .apk and then installing. I also tried copying the .zip file back to /data/app and rebooting. Neither worked.
     

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  2. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Android Enthusiast

    Uhh... Did you try unzipping it? What's inside of the archive?

    The APK is the installer, without that, you can't make an app work, to my knowledge. Also, random, but you're only like 15 mins down 41 from me, I'm in Naples haha.
     
  3. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    All that's in the zip are 2 files: "android manifest "and "resources" and 1 folder: "res".

    That's funny you live in Naples!
     
  4. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Android Enthusiast

    I don't think I can be much more help. You could try emailing the developer and asking for advice?
     
  5. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Try backing up your apps with My Backup Root and/or Titanium Backup while running your Froyo rom. Then after flashing your Gingerbread rom and letting the market restore your apps, then use one of those backups to restore the app that way.

    good luck
     
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  6. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Worked perfectly with Titanium Backup! Thanks for the advice!
     
  7. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Glad you got it going and thanks.
     
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