Unresponsive reinstalled Google Play Store app on rooted Samsung SCH-i509
2GB microSD partitioned as: 1st Partition: 1455MB FAT, Second Partition: 515 EXT2 (I am using Link2SD for linking apps to SD card)
I rooted my phone about a fortnight ago, first time rooting, things went fine, and apps were responsive.
2 days back I not only uninstalled the Google Play Store updates but also uninstalled the app, hoping I would install the latest google store APK from Android Police
( Ver: com.android.vending-4.8.22.apk
I am new to rooting and installing apks, so after installing the above mentioned Google Play Store apk to the SD card and finding it was not responsive (I was getting a blank screen and an error message shortly thereafter which disappeared instantaneously for me to note what it said). I googled and found on a forum, (sorry don't recall which one) that the APK needs to be copied to the system/app folder and any previous apk of Google Play Store needs to be replaced. So using Root Browser in ROMToolBox I copied the apk to system/app.
Doing so did open the 'first run' of Google Play Store, as in I was prompted to allow permission via google account and opened the interface with my apps etc normally. But trouble started when I tried to update the apps. The moment I do that, I get the downloading bar AND then I get the force close screen. The same would happen in the case if I try to download any apps.
I froze the Google Play Store app through ROMToolBox App Manager.
On doing a search on XDA forums before I posted here I came across: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2129881
And did as suggested in this thread: went to the system/app folder through Root Browser and set permission to rw-r--r-- as suggested there.
UNFORTUNATELY things are the same as before: once the app fires up either by clicking on a Google Play Store linked ad or by just opening it, I am back to force close screen.
I would be really thankful if someone could help me out on this.
Also, I am not quite sure how much it makes a difference I was using Link2SD to link all user apps to SD card (I uninstalled this app as well hoping to install the latest version)