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Stupidly deleted system apps - now FC

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PhillyDude, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. PhillyDude

    PhillyDude Lurker
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    After I rooted my Hydro Elite phone I started doing the usual bloatware cleanup. I was so stupidly confident in my removal I did not back up any of the APK's I removed from the system/app folder. To my surprise I have deleted some dependency for the 'com.android.phone' process now leaving me with a wifi mini-tablet instead of a phone.

    Would anyone be so kind as to ZIP me up the /system/app folder so I can restore whatever missing APK's I may need?

    Since I now have a useless phone, I would be even willing to buy you a lunch or dinner for your trouble. I am in need, as I cannot find any sort of ROM / image / software update anywhere online I could extract the APK's from.

    Thanks very much!


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  2. heartwillwin

    heartwillwin Lurker

    Hey Phil

    I did EXACTLY the same what you did. If you get those file, please share with me.

  3. PhillyDude

    PhillyDude Lurker
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    You're in luck! Search for my post on the xda developers forum (same description as here). You will find a Russian guy who posted the system apk's for me. Even better, they worked!
  4. heartwillwin

    heartwillwin Lurker

    Can you please give me the link from where I can download those files.

  5. GnatGoSplat

    GnatGoSplat Member

    Hope you managed to find the missing apps. If not, I could send them.

    You should freeze/disable apps instead. It's never a good idea to remove system apps and doing so won't buy you anything over freezing/disabling. Freeing up space on /system doesn't help anything since no apps install there.
  6. cuo78

    cuo78 Lurker

    Hello everyone,

    If any body need some apk or the complete System/app just tell me how to back it up and I will send it to you.

    But in the meantime, I have a question, does anybody knows wich are the apps that can be safe it to remove, this phone has to many useless verizon apps.

    Best regards.
  7. GnatGoSplat

    GnatGoSplat Member

    I really don't recommend removing anything. Just use Titanium Backup to freeze the app, or maybe just going into Apps in settings and Disable does the same thing.

    This will prevent them from running, they won't show in your app drawers, and won't use any memory. Just as good as removing them, but is easily reversible.

    There is no reason or benefit to remove them because more free space in /system gets you nothing. User apps install in /data.
  8. cuo78

    cuo78 Lurker

    Thank you GnatGoSplat for you advice I will give it a try.

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The Kyocera Hydro Elite release date was Q3 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1.5GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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