Gmail update & system apps

Discussion in 'Team D1-MIUI' started by HegemonHerron, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. HegemonHerron

    HegemonHerron New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Havent seen anything about this yet, but please let me know if there already is.

    Since there was just an update to the gmail app, I tried to get it but kept running into an unsuccessful installation. I was thinking that removing it from the system apps list would let me do it, but I haven't been able to find where MIUI downloads normal apps in the directory (the place I'd be moving it to)

    Anybody know a good fix for these system app update problems?

    Using latest version of D1 btw.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
     
  2. OneTenderRebel

    OneTenderRebel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    3,327
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hampton Falls, NH
    Ratings:
    +64
    all downloaded apps download to data/app
     
  3. Sturge[Droid]

    Sturge[Droid] Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Charleston, WV
    Ratings:
    +0
    i'm having the same problem. can you explain what you mean more?
     
  4. rev.buttons

    rev.buttons Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    +1 on this fault. I too keep getting an unsuccessful install of the new gmail app.
     
  5. OneTenderRebel

    OneTenderRebel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    3,327
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hampton Falls, NH
    Ratings:
    +64
    apps in system/app cannot update from the market, you can work around this by naming the apk in system app by adding a ".bak" minus quotations to the end of the file you want to update. You do this through an app like root explorer, make sure it is in Mount R/W and not Mount R/O, you will see the option to change this at the top of root explorer.
     
  6. ziltoid

    ziltoid Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +7
    I really like the miui rom but had to flash a different rom due to having problems installing apps on the market

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
     
  7. groovydeus

    groovydeus Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    39.8° N 84.2° W
    Ratings:
    +0
    delete the gmail apk from your system folder using a file manager
    go to settings > applications and clear data from market
    relaunch market and it should download
     
  8. napes22

    napes22 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
  9. Dj Carpenter

    Dj Carpenter Silver Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah, just go into /system/app, mount R/W, delete the .apk, reboot and then you can install. That clear date may work. I've never tried that so I wouldn't know but that would be much easier than rebooting.
     
  10. genebean

    genebean Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks!

    I used Root Explorer, went to /system/app, renamed Gmail.apk to Gmail.apk.bak, rebooted, installed, went to Accounts & Sync and forced a sync of my Google stuff, and now it is working. Thanks for getting me pointed in the right direction!
     
    #10 genebean, Dec 12, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  11. Dj Carpenter

    Dj Carpenter Silver Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just out of curiosity, why'd you rename it .bak?
     
  12. Superdan2481

    Superdan2481 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    You know an easier way to do all this would be to use titanium backup :)
     
Search tags for this page

gmail system app

,
gmail to system app
,
market update system/app
,
system app update market