App from /data/app to system/app?

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    What are the correct commands to move an app from /data/app to /system/app using *terminal emulator*?
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    Not sure why you'd do this, but they would be:

    su
    mv /data/app/filename /system/app/filename

    I would copy them before I moved them, just to make sure it doesnt screw anything up. So:

    su
    cp /data/app/filename /system/app/filename

    Have fun.
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    my guess would be he wants to skin something using MM..
    Facebook im guessing ;) ???
    i've been through this as well

    or i could be completely wrong i guess lol
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    Exactly to apply a theme to an app. Not able to move using root explorer, on bb v0.8. I thought there was more to the commands?
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    You're gonna have to be more specific then, so we can help. The above commands do exactly what you asked.
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    I'm just wanting to apply a MM theme to an app that needs to be in /system/app, like the HelixLauncher.
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    That's what I needed, thanks for the help.
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    Did this work for you? I would think you would also have to first mount the system folder to make it writeable and then mount it again afterwards to make it read-only again.

    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mv filename filename2
    mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

    +1 on the copy suggestion
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    I haven't got to try it yet, but that's what i thought was missing.
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    Easier way for Helix its been confirmed in my thread all you can copy paste the file in root explorer
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    I've used root explorer prev to do this, def way easier, but after installing bb v0.8, I copy, remount r/w, paste and nothing.

    *edit I had an old version of root explorer, purchased the new one in market for the win.
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