Cannot reinstall CityID in order to get 2.2 OTA

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  1. bendles

    bendles New Member

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    So, foolishly and unknowingly, when I rooted my DX I ended up deleting CityID cause it made me so angry. Unfortunately, now that I need to reinstall it in order to get to froyo, I cannot do so. I have what seems to be a valid APK for CityID, but when I go to install it, I get "Application not installed." I have read through many forums and people have suggested trying to install it through Astro and other file managers, however I have tried this and still cannot reinstall CityID. Any help would be much appreciated!
     
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    -Place the apk(s) of the apps on your sdcard.

    -Use your chosen means to copy the apk(s) to /system/app (this will require making /system/app writable. In Root Manager just press the R/W key when you're exploring /system/app).

    -Click on the apk once it's in /system/app and install it.

    -Now, you've installed the program, but the system won't see it as a system app unless you change it's permissions. In Root Manager, long press on the app (in /system/app) and click on "permissions". Then make sure that only the following boxes are clicked: User Read, User Write, Group Read, Others Read.

    -Make sure you make /system/app read only again by clicking that box in the top right while you're exploring the folder.

    -Reboot phone.

    Now the apps should be loaded and the system should recognize them as system apps (you can verify by opening Titanium and noticing they're in red). This should make you good to go for whatever OTA comes. If you're unsure which apks in the system dump correspond to the apps you've deleted, just explore your /system/app and compare it to the system dump app list. Any apks in the dump but not in yours are what you're looking for.
     
  3. Abe21599

    Abe21599 Super Moderator
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    And make sure to put it back in system/app and give it rw-,r--,r-- permissions

    Sent from my phone... which happens to be a Droid X
     
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    Thanks chkmate for the site! This will be very helpful in the future. I successfully reinstalled CityID (what a pain) and am dling the update now. As far as giving it permissions, Abe, I'm not sure how I'd go about doing this. I am new into the Android world as this is my first Android phone. I am using the program SUFBS to access my root and move and rename things. I'm finding it much easier to do all of this with a GUI.
     
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    my GUI of choice is root explorer. maybe long press teh apk and see if it gives you options to change the permissions?

    u need to have the right permissions for it to be recognized as a system app
     
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    Ok, I gave everything proper permissions and still I get the same error. It looks like the progress bar goes a little further than before (now going to 1/3 of the way) but still gets an exclamation point and errors out . . . Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
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    For whatever reason, CityID didn't appear in my applications . . . Now making sure that it is there, I am trying again. Also went through the site you provided me with chkmate and made sure all applications were there.
     
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    Nothing! Same issue when installing. Any ideas?
     
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    Honestly bendles I had The DX rooted and I uninstalled bloatware. When I saw I needed certain apps on ther for the OTA I freaked out and reinstalled them.

    But when the OTA came, after I unrooted and wiped system and made sure all apps were there and worked I still had no luck.

    The OTA downloaded fine. But when I went to install it it went 1/4 of the way unzipping the files then rebooted. After reboot it said update failed. Tried it a dozen times.

    Finally I called Verizon and said there was an issue with the OTA and they sent me a new phone. I have been way more cautious this round making all my backups prior to modifying anything.

    Make sure you tell them you went setting/about phone/ system updates to get it. Sorry.
     
  10. Abe21599

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    if ur still on 2.1, u could flash teh SBF to get back to stock (factory reset wont work here)

    Droid X
     
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    If I flash the SBF, this would unroot me, correct?
     
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    I'm having trouble reinstalling CityID.apk as well. I followed the instructions step by step. I installed blockbuster, kindle, skype and everything else just fine, but for some reason CityID just won't install. help please...
     
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