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Root looks like we cant install apps to system/app yet

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jasonb1985, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member
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    i tried installing a themed news and weather widget to system/app and it's not working properly. it's not showing up on the phone under widgets or in the app launcher. it's not showing up in root explorer in system/app even though it said it was pasted there. it shows up in applications in the settings menu but force closes when clicked on. i also can't install it in data now either. so right now the app is kind of in limbo.

    anybody have an idea on how to fix this?
     

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  2. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member
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    i managed to get a regular unthemed version of it back on my phone. so i did ultimately fix it back to where it was. still not sure why apps can't be pasted into system/app though. hopefully somebody figures this all out soon.
     
  3. Piiman

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    Just wondering whats the benefit of doing that ?
     
  4. sylent101

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    Getting a themed version of the widget
     
  5. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member
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    yup, once you go into an app and change something the apk is no longer signed, so it won't install using normal means. if you copy and paste it to system/app manually it would work on the Moto Droid. i guess we either don't have proper permissions yet or it's just not going to work the same on this phone. it's not a huge deal, but i've always wanted a smoked glass news and weather widget.
     
  6. ojosch

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    Sorry for waking up an old thread, but thought it was worth it to add in that one good reason to install things into the /system/app folder, is because /system and /data are on separate storage partitions and so when you have a ton of apps installed into /data and finally run out of space, you can still fit a bunch more apps onto the /system partition. Go into terminal client (I use Better SSH Terminal in case it matters) and do the df command and it will show you a percentage of space left of your partitions (/system and /data). I usually fill up the /system partition right up to around 95% with apps that I want to be more permanent, and then that leaves more space on /data for apps you might be always changing around all the time.
     

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