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How do I move an .apk file and widget to Root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mslisaj, May 11, 2010.

  1. mslisaj

    mslisaj Well-Known Member
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    I want to put in a removed application which is an .apk file back into the system/apps folder. I have it on the SD root directory with root explorer I would like to put it back where it belongs. How do I do that. As I mentioned I have the root explorer program but I can't seem to cut and paste it from the SD card back to the root directory. :thinking:
     

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  2. ccapasso

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    I personally have never done it with root explorer. I have always just used adb to push/pull. To do it this way, (assuming you have the sdk installed and have basic understanding of adb) navigate to your sdk/tools folder then do the following:

    Put the apk you want to push to your phone in the sdk/tools folder.
    Open up command prompt and cd to your sdk/tools directory
    Then do the following commands:

    adb remount
    adb push replacewithnameofapk.apk /system/app/replacewithnameofapk.apk

    Make sure you have the name correct as it is case sensitive.
     
  3. mslisaj

    mslisaj Well-Known Member
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    I did finally figure it out. You can just cut and paste with Root Explorer. I just had to click r/w and it worked. But thanks for the command line commands as I'm learning that too.

    I appreciate the help and training......

    Lisa :)
     
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