New Droid 3 Update (Version 5.6.890) Rolling Out Now; Google Talk With Video & More

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  1. pinback

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    I keep getting the "software update failed" too. I'm rooted and I've seen lots of people update with root. What is the deal!?

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    i'm still getting that same message, did u delete some bloatware? i did im thinking that could be the reason.
     
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    When you delete the bloatware, instead of deleting, move the file to something else:

    Code:
    $mv Blockbuster.apk Blockbuster.apk.dis

    Then, before updating, move it back:

    Code:
    $mv Blockbuster.apk.dis Blockbuster.apk
    Motorola will not update unless EVERY SINGLE bloatware is still on the device. This has been true since Droid2, at least.
     
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    how can i get all the bloatware back? so that i can update?
    really dont want to sbf and lose everything.
     
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    Send me your e-mail, I can send you the apks probably.
     
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    Supposedly, you can use PetesMotorolaRootTools to restore it.
     
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    tried that it didnt put back my apks :(
     
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    #20 adipose, Oct 5, 2011
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    Download the tools from here (thought you already these):

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6643359/Software/Android/PetesMotorolaRootTools_v1.06.zip

    Unzip them, then put that "restore" folder in the same folder where you unzip it. The "restore my /system/app" is part of that program.
     
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    Maybe the one i tried earlier wasnt the same thing as that one thanks for the info will try tonight :) did you get urs updated?
     
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    Yes, I got mine updated. As it turned out, just moving the files back didn't work for me. I ended up using Pete's tool. It seems to fix some permissions and go through 3 reboots, so maybe it fixed something I missed. Since the tool exists, I didn't bother figuring out where I went wrong.

    But after running "restore my /system/app" the update ran and my phone is updated. I then used Pete's script for removing bloatware, rather than do it myself.
     
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