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Root /preinstall/app/ folder empty after root, anyone else

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by james27007, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. james27007

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    Did anyone else notice that the /preinstall/app/ folder gets wiped after following the preinstall.img or root.img rooting methods on briefmobile and xda?

    The reason I ask is both my and my friend's /preinstall/app/ folders are now empty when they used to have 7-8 files in there. If (and this is a big if) that root method does clear out that folder, that could cause a MAJOR issue with the next OTA (if there ever is one). Since the OTA update checks system files and I am sure they are checked, if the update does check there, it brick the Atrix during the update.
     

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    Well if we can find out what those files were and replace then the problem would be fixed right?
    I have used the "Pete's Motorola Root" method and the following files are present:
    com.att.myWireless
    com.blockbuster.app.moto
    com.ea.nfsshift
    com.mobitv.client.tv
    com.mtag.att.codescanner
    com.telenave.app.android.cingular
    com.wavemarket.waplauncher
    com.yellowpages.android.ypmobile
     
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    That is a different root method, and if that is what you have, that is great news (ad far as I can tell). After SBF'ing back to stock, I have the same ones. So I guess as long as you use that root method and not the preinstall.img or root.img versions, you should still be ok. I do not know if that root method removed any system files though, but looking at how it works, it looks like it only adds root, and does not remove anything else
     

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