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Location [Q] Help with root problems...

Ok, back again.

So, my situation is now this: The root worked, by appearance but somehow, it only seems to be a "partial root", for lack of a better description.

I have SU and Rootcheck Basic installed and it says that I have root, but I can't get the play store to work no matter what, and can't change permissions on the /system/apps folder or write to there when trying to copy the Google Play apk there (attempting to see if I can run or install it there).

And, IDK if this is relevant, KFFirstAide doesn't seem to be able to "find" certain folders and keeps showing errors such as: "The system cannot find the path specified. mkdir failed for /data/local/tmp, File exists" and "The system cannot find the path specified. rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory" for many operations during it's process, but overall, the operations don't fail.

For instance, the OTA updates seem to have been blocked, the ad services have been blocked and I was able to install Gmail.

Ultimately, any way to get the Google Play store installed?
 
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Ok, I solved my own problem but for anyone that might have a similar problem, it was definitely the fact that the /system and /system/app folder for some reason, wasn't mounted as r/w after the root.

Solution: I downloaded the apk, https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t_system&hl=en , which is a "mount system as rw" app (lol - go figure!), and voila!! SUCCESS!

I was then able to install the Google Play Store! So, as I suspected the fact that it was r/o, even after using KFFirstAide to root was what was preventing me from installing the Play Store.

And here's another site that really helps, if you can't download any apks or are trying to sideload something using an alternate method using your PC: http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/


tags: locked system folder, /system/apps, locked, read only after root, rw/ro, mount system, half root, incomplete root
 
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Ok, I solved my own problem but for anyone that might have a similar problem, it was definitely the fact that the /system and /system/app folder for some reason, wasn't mounted as r/w after the root.

Solution: I downloaded the apk, https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t_system&hl=en , which is a "mount system as rw" app (lol - go figure!), and voila!! SUCCESS!

I was then able to install the Google Play Store! So, as I suspected the fact that it was r/o, even after using KFFirstAide to root was what was preventing me from installing the Play Store.

And here's another site that really helps, if you can't download any apks or are trying to sideload something using an alternate method using your PC: http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/


tags: locked system folder, /system/apps, locked, read only after root, rw/ro, mount system, half root, incomplete root
Neither user or system is r/w after root. You can do this in about five seconds with ES File Explorer. Just to save you some headache next time.

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Neither user or system is r/w after root. You can do this in about five seconds with ES File Explorer. Just to save you some headache next time.

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Yeah, thanks but... sorry to contradict you - didn't work for me. Had ES File Explorer installed and tried multiple times to reset it the system folder using the permissions (rwx, etc.) I'm convinced there's something new with the update but whatever.
 
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Yeah, thanks but... sorry to contradict you - didn't work for me. Had ES File Explorer installed and tried multiple times to reset it the system folder using the permissions (rwx, etc.) I'm convinced there's something new with the update but whatever.
Just user error if it didn't work for you. Next time click on the words "Root Explorer" and select "Mount R/W and then select path, system or both.

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Just user error if it didn't work for you. Next time click on the words "Root Explorer" and select "Mount R/W and then select path, system or both.

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Well, I might have missed it so, I take it back. Thanks!
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