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[Q] Google Play Store Doesn't Open

OP H_Bler

11th January 2013, 08:31 PM   |  #1  
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So, in the end of the past year I have finally got to root my china replica (fake) Galaxy SIII

Everything was working just fine, until I remove some app from the /system/app directory, because this replica comes with almost no internal space, although I thought I was removing only unnecessary apps. I removed two that should not have been removed, the phone started to act erratically, it would fully start, but the screen just showed the wallpaper a blinked nonstop.

After my first moment of despair, I tried to solve it, throwing everything back on it, that stopped the blinking screen and showed the apps shortcuts on the main screen again. Then I started removing one app at time interspersed with a reboot. After removing what I didn't want left, except the only two necessary apps, I went to the Play Store, to download some apps and enjoy the new freed up internal space, only to discover that it simply didn't open anymore.

At first it would load, then show the upgrading screen (from market to play store) and when I tapped *continue" the app would just shutdown, and I was back at the app launcher, then I tried again just to even attempt open the app, the screen would change to the loading, but very quickly, it would shutdown again.

After my second moment of despair, I tried installing apps via ADB, and it worked, and so did the apps, every app that I installed worked just fine, but it wouldn't be updated unless I could find the .apk file and install it again via ABD. What, in some cases, is simply impossible.

Than I found a site, that would send the download link of the .apk file to my email, and I could download it in my phone, which was not an update but it was better than have to install anything via ADB. Then I tried to launch one of those apps, only to discover that my browser would crash with a F/C when I tapped save in the download pop-up.

After weeks searching for solutions and for any clue in this issue, I discovered that within the Dropbox's application directory contained a lot of .txt files.

Reading these files, I discovered what is causing the malfunction of the Play Store and the download function in the Browser, and it is the same thing. The problem is I don't know what to do to solve this.

Following below are some examples of the .txt files:

Location: /data/system/dropbox

File name: system_app_crash@1357930047501.txt

Code:
Process: com.android.vending
Flags: 0xabe45
Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10)
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadManagerImpl$1.run(DownloadManagerImpl.java:43)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)

File name: system_app_wtf@1354930047485

Code:
Process: com.android.vending
Flags: 0xabe45
Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10)
Subject: Finsky
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

android.util.Log$TerribleFailure: [27] DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor: Download progress cursor null: content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:275)
	at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:254)
	at com.google.android.finsky.utils.FinskyLog.wtf(FinskyLog.java:40)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor(DownloadProgressManager.java:126)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.onDownloadProgress(DownloadProgressManager.java:234)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.access$000(DownloadProgressManager.java:28)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager$2.run(DownloadProgressManager.java:97)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)

File name: system_app_crash@135793929686111

Code:
Process: com.android.browser
Flags: 0x9be45
Package: com.android.browser v10 (2.3.5)
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600)
	at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity.onDownloadStartNoStream(BrowserActivity.java:3737)
	at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity$18.onClick(BrowserActivity.java:3603)
	at android.view.View.performClick(View.java:2485)
	at android.view.View$PerformClick.run(View.java:9080)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:3690)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:507)
	at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:839)
	at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:597)
	at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
Does anyone knows what it means? Or how to solve it? I really want this to work and despite it is taking up all of my free time, and I cannot come up with a solution.

Thanks in advance
Sorry for the bad English.

Hugo Bler
Last edited by H_Bler; 21st January 2013 at 01:38 PM. Reason: Grammatical Errors
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21st January 2013, 04:38 AM   |  #2  
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Post What were the two apps removed?
Quote:
Originally Posted by H_Bler

So, in the and of the past year i've get to root my china replica (fake) Galaxy SIII

Everything was working just fine, until I remove some app from the /system/app directory, 'cause this replicas come with almost none internal space, althogh I thought I was removing only unecessary apps, I removed two that wasn't sopposed to be removed, the phone bricked, it would fully start, but the screen just showed the wallpaper a blinked nonstop.
After my depair, I tried to solve it, throwing everything back on it, what stopped the blinking screen and showed the apps shortcuts in the main screen again. Then I started removing one app at time interspersed with a reboot, after removing what I didn't want lefting only that two necessary apps, I went to the Play Store, to download some apps and enjoy the new freed internal space, only to discover that it simply didn't open anymore, at first it would load, then show the upgrading screen (from market to play store) and when I touched "continue" the app would shutdown, and I was back at the app luncher, then I tried again just to it don't even open, the screen would change to the loading, but in notime it would shutdown again.

After my second despair, I tried installing apps via ADB, and it worked, and so did the apps, everyone that I installed worked just fine, but it wouldn't be updated unless I could find the .apk file and install it again via ABD. What, in some cases, is simply impossible.

Than I found a site, that would send the download link of the .apk file to my email, and I could download it in my phone, wich wasn't an autoupdate but it was better than have to install anything via ADB. Then I tried it, only to discover tha my browser would crash an FC when I thouched save in the download pop-up.

After weeks seeking solutions and searching any clue in the phone root directories, if found the Dropbox directory that contain a lot of .txt files.
Reading this files I discoverd what is causing de malfunction of the Play Store and the download function in the Browser, and it is the same thing. The problem is I don't know what to do to solve this, following below are some exemples of the .txt files:

location: /data/system/dropbox

File name: system_app_crash@1357930047501.txt

Code:
Process: com.android.vending
Flags: 0xabe45
Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10)
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadManagerImpl$1.run(DownloadManagerImpl.java:43)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)

File name: system_app_wtf@1354930047485

Code:
Process: com.android.vending
Flags: 0xabe45
Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10)
Subject: Finsky
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

android.util.Log$TerribleFailure: [27] DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor: Download progress cursor null: content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:275)
	at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:254)
	at com.google.android.finsky.utils.FinskyLog.wtf(FinskyLog.java:40)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor(DownloadProgressManager.java:126)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.onDownloadProgress(DownloadProgressManager.java:234)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.access$000(DownloadProgressManager.java:28)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager$2.run(DownloadProgressManager.java:97)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)

File name: system_app_crash@135793929686111

Code:
Process: com.android.browser
Flags: 0x9be45
Package: com.android.browser v10 (2.3.5)
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600)
	at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity.onDownloadStartNoStream(BrowserActivity.java:3737)
	at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity$18.onClick(BrowserActivity.java:3603)
	at android.view.View.performClick(View.java:2485)
	at android.view.View$PerformClick.run(View.java:9080)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:3690)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:507)
	at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:839)
	at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:597)
	at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
Does anyone knows what it means? Or How to sove it? I really want to this, it's taking all my free time, and I can't come up with a solution.

Thanks in advance
sorry for the bad english.

Hugo Bler


Hello Hugo, total noob here. Thanks for informing us of your issue. I'm almost near the rooting process, I'm pretty sure we have the same unit. Just out of curiousity, what were the two apps you removed that caused your phone to malfunction?

I'm still stuck with rooting the device because everytime I use the DOOMTOOL I get up to the point where it says, "read only memory"... As previously discussed in the other thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2061069&page=4

Thanks for all your inputs... I'm so confused with these China clones
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24th January 2013, 03:40 AM   |  #3  
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It seems to me you should just do a factory reset if that is an option.
24th January 2013, 03:51 AM   |  #4  
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Yeah...
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpjwalter

It seems to me you should just do a factory reset if that is an option.

I've tried that, three times actually, after I pushed back those two apps in the /system/app directory, I did a factory reset, but it didn't work :/
24th January 2013, 01:57 PM   |  #5  
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Thumbs up SOLVED.
Quote:
Originally Posted by H_Bler

So, in the end of the past year I have finally got to root my china replica (fake) Galaxy SIII

Everything was working just fine, until I remove some app from the /system/app directory, because this replica comes with almost no internal space, although I thought I was removing only unnecessary apps. I removed two that should not have been removed, the phone started to act erratically, it would fully start, but the screen just showed the wallpaper a blinked nonstop.

After my first moment of despair, I tried to solve it, throwing everything back on it, that stopped the blinking screen and showed the apps shortcuts on the main screen again. Then I started removing one app at time interspersed with a reboot. After removing what I didn't want left, except the only two necessary apps, I went to the Play Store, to download some apps and enjoy the new freed up internal space, only to discover that it simply didn't open anymore.

At first it would load, then show the upgrading screen (from market to play store) and when I tapped *continue" the app would just shutdown, and I was back at the app launcher, then I tried again just to even attempt open the app, the screen would change to the loading, but very quickly, it would shutdown again.

After my second moment of despair, I tried installing apps via ADB, and it worked, and so did the apps, every app that I installed worked just fine, but it wouldn't be updated unless I could find the .apk file and install it again via ABD. What, in some cases, is simply impossible.

Than I found a site, that would send the download link of the .apk file to my email, and I could download it in my phone, which was not an update but it was better than have to install anything via ADB. Then I tried to launch one of those apps, only to discover that my browser would crash with a F/C when I tapped save in the download pop-up.

After weeks searching for solutions and for any clue in this issue, I discovered that within the Dropbox's application directory contained a lot of .txt files.

Reading these files, I discovered what is causing the malfunction of the Play Store and the download function in the Browser, and it is the same thing. The problem is I don't know what to do to solve this.

Following below are some examples of the .txt files:

Location: /data/system/dropbox

File name: system_app_crash@1357930047501.txt

Code:
Process: com.android.vending
Flags: 0xabe45
Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10)
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadManagerImpl$1.run(DownloadManagerImpl.java:43)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)

File name: system_app_wtf@1354930047485

Code:
Process: com.android.vending
Flags: 0xabe45
Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10)
Subject: Finsky
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

android.util.Log$TerribleFailure: [27] DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor: Download progress cursor null: content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:275)
	at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:254)
	at com.google.android.finsky.utils.FinskyLog.wtf(FinskyLog.java:40)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor(DownloadProgressManager.java:126)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.onDownloadProgress(DownloadProgressManager.java:234)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.access$000(DownloadProgressManager.java:28)
	at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager$2.run(DownloadProgressManager.java:97)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)

File name: system_app_crash@135793929686111

Code:
Process: com.android.browser
Flags: 0x9be45
Package: com.android.browser v10 (2.3.5)
Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads
	at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600)
	at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity.onDownloadStartNoStream(BrowserActivity.java:3737)
	at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity$18.onClick(BrowserActivity.java:3603)
	at android.view.View.performClick(View.java:2485)
	at android.view.View$PerformClick.run(View.java:9080)
	at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587)
	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130)
	at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:3690)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:507)
	at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:839)
	at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:597)
	at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
Does anyone knows what it means? Or how to solve it? I really want this to work and despite it is taking up all of my free time, and I cannot come up with a solution.

Thanks in advance
Sorry for the bad English.

Hugo Bler

SOLVED.

The issue was caused by lack of a system application, the application "donwloadprovider.apk".

The problem was identified by comparing the "/system/app" directory in two similar devices, and noticing that the application was missing.

The solution:
Copy the application from the working device(A) to a computer.
Push via ADB the application to the malfunctioning device (B) "/system/app" directory.
Reboot device B.

Thanks Everyone for the help.
Especial thanks to Chico_PinoyCracker, Since he's the owner of "Device A".
Thanks Man.
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