Rooted Droid 3 now update failure

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    I got the Droid 3 recently and it had 5.5959.XT862.Verizon.en.US

    I rooted right away and deleted all the bloatware (I know some like to freeze bloatware rather than delete but I clean up a lot more system files out of the system than you can do with just freezing)

    Tonight I got a OTA for version 5.6.890 and when I installed it after download it rebooted looked fine then said "Install Failed!"

    I'm okay with this part as I know the OTA update saw no bloatware and said EEK problem GACK and failed..my concern is that after a few hours or a day I will get that OTA message to download and install the update and the cycle will rinse & repeat for the life of the device....any truth to this?
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    I saw on one of the forums, that the leak testers will only get one chance, not sure if that is true or not. Sorry, forgot what forum that was. Hopefully that isn't true for you. Good luck

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    Well I don't know, if I go to system updates and check to see if there's something there it brings up the opportunity to download 5.6.890 as much as I want....I'm really not caring about the update as much as I'm afraid of an OTA loop of asking me 3 times a day and attempting to do it (both download & install have countdown timers)
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    It looks to be the same one that leaked awhile ago. You can just load that one up, it you can't get it to work right. I'm sure the asking will stop if you do. That's what I have on and still rooted, with out any problems.

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    No. reinstall bloatware and you should be fine. It will unroot you but you can use the one click root again.

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    does any one have an easier way to find bloatware to install, or better instructions to flash?
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    Don't believe there is nor will there be.
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    let's see

    curious how much this update will improve things. In a nutshell, when I first got my D3, I was ready to return it within 48 hours... it crashed doing lots of routine things (camera, mid-call, unable to answer, etc..). After I cleared all my imported wifi settings, then removed a bit of bloatware, it's been performing GREAT. ie: it's been really fast and battery life has been much better. By better, I mean I got 28 hours out of it before it got down to the 20% remaining level.

    So I had to copy the bloat back before this update would install (I'd just moved a handful of APKs to my SDcard), but it worked smoothly after I put everything back. Then I was able to move/disable them again and so far, it's behaving just fine.

    The APKs I moved include:
    Blockbuster
    Flickr authenticator
    LastFM Authenticator
    Myspace Authenticator
    Orkut Authenticator
    Skyrock Authenticator
    Yahoo Mail Authenticator
    NFF Mobile
    V Cast Media Manager
    Slacker
    Apps (vcast.apk)
    V Cast Tones
    V Cast Music
    V Cast Videos
    VZ Navigator
    Yahoo Contacts
    ZumoCast

    [​IMG]
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    What if your bloat is all just frozen? I've frozen stuff with Titanium, not deleted anything? Is it safe to do the update?
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    I froze a lotof stuff. didn't unfreeze, didn't unroot, and update went through just fine...but that could be just me.

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    Yeah I didn't unfreeze anything and my update went fine. I just haven't been able to regain root

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    NFL Mobile does NOT equal bloatware.

    Sorry but I had to add that.

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    I guess freezing leaves the files intact (but changes their permissions/status? dunno), so that keeps the update script happy. I had no problems re-rooting after the update, though...
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    heh.. NFF? oops..
    I don't know what kind of resources the ~5MB NFL APK consumed, but I didn't use or want it, so I consider it bloatware... others can say the same about the yahoo and other mail connectors. A rose in a tulip garden is still a weed :)
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    Yea, nfl mobile bloat to me, zumocast however is not.

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    So software I can't uninstall without a rooted phone, that I don't want, that caches system resources, isn't bloatware? Next time you have a thought stop yourself before you look like a moron, no offense.

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    ok, spoke too soon... seems the basic "contacts" application is now failing after the update, likely related to removing one of those APKs I mentioned... I can see the phonebook? app or whatever... so recent calls, texts, etc... but when trying to view a contact or dialing them from the same screen, it does an immediate force-close (process com.motorola.contacts). Copied the VCast and Yahoo contacts files back, so far, no change :(
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    Use the script psouza made over at xda. 55 possible removed apps... Or rather renamed apk's. Can be deleted with easy options to keep things like stock launcher, swype, moto widgets, etc. I'll edit with link... They are all verified safe to remove.

    Edit: URL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=1238472 check it out. I only have what is required to run the phone left, and I even left some things like swype and default homescreen which I might remove later. FOTO.apk is the only one not reset by using the undo function script which sets all the .apk.bak files to .apk again, for updating, etc.... The only thing you will have to get is a script manager, I recommend RO script manager because it works great and was free. It doubles as a root browser and will let you remount /system rw or ro depending on what you are doing. This guy took a lot of the trial and error out of removing the bloatware for us, might as well use what he's giving us! It works flawlessly if you have root and follow the directions perfectly. Make sure you have original usb cable for connection to pc also, third party cables and old models have been known to cause issues with running cli applications to the phone from pc. Goodluck!

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    ok, it was indeed the Yahoo Mail Authenticator...

    all the other APKs, when I copied them back to the /system/apps/ folder, they behaved normally. But the permissions on this Yahoo piece prevented it from being run as a service. After I changed it, rebooted, all was well...

    Permissions changed via. Super Manager (which can also freeze apps) to the following:
    XXO
    XOO
    XOO

    it should be noted that the Super Manager app, at least in the current version, doesn't display the CHMOD permissions correctly for these or some APKs. Each time the edit menu for a file is opened, it showed full permission on everything, making it look like my changes weren't being applied... but they were. Permissions on .odex files were handled correctly, though.
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