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18th March 2013, 05:20 AM   |  #11  
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Its not a bug, HTC has done this purposely so that you cannot update.

And for everyone who says that you wouldnt want to take OTAs anyway, just wait till a nice update rolls around and then you'll be saying different

If your unlocked you would flash that update as a rom. I'm having a hard time accepting that you wouldn't know that

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18th March 2013, 05:30 AM   |  #12  
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Re: [WIP][*POSSIBLE SOLUTION*] Restoring Missing Apps Post Unlock: Your Help is Neede
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If your unlocked you would flash that update as a rom. I'm having a hard time accepting that you wouldn't know that

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You would. But sometimes people cant wait long enough for devs to update their roms to the new base
18th March 2013, 05:34 AM   |  #13  
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You would. But sometimes people cant wait long enough for devs to update their roms to the new base

And the same people that aren't patient enough and want instant gratification are also the ones that have the greatest tendency to hard-brick devices, who would've thought...
18th March 2013, 05:46 AM   |  #14  
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You would. But sometimes people cant wait long enough for devs to update their roms to the new base

Generally updates are anticipated and usually a stock version will be posted soon after the ota. Actually the fact that you can't receive an ota after unlocking will save a lot of noobs from installing a new locked down bootloader.
OTAs can easily be pulled from your cache. Someone would pull it and upload it.

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18th March 2013, 05:58 AM   |  #15  
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Generally updates are anticipated and usually a stock version will be posted soon after the ota. Actually the fact that you can't receive an ota after unlocking will save a lot of noobs from installing a new locked down bootloader.
OTAs can easily be pulled from your cache. Someone would pull it and upload it.

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I know, I'm not trying to say that it would be there thing to do or the right thing to do, I am only saying in general.
But yes, that is how you pull an OTA, and it definitely is helpful to not accidentally (or purposely) unroot your phone.
18th March 2013, 04:29 PM   |  #16  
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Re: [WIP][*POSSIBLE SOLUTION*] Restoring Missing Apps Post Unlock: Your Help is Neede
So, did anyone restore apps? If so, can someone attach the calculator.apk?

 
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18th March 2013, 04:37 PM   |  #17  
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So, did anyone restore apps? If so, can someone attach the calculator.apk?

 
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See my OP - it has a carbon backup of all the missing apps. Just get Carbon from the play store (free) and restore them.

If you could also later tell me where it pushed them? (data/app or data/preload)
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18th March 2013, 07:52 PM   |  #18  
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See my OP - it has a carbon backup of all the missing apps. Just get Carbon from the play store (free) and restore them.

If you could also later tell me where it pushed them? (data/app or data/preload)

Yeah saw it, and found the apps in TrickDroid ROM zip. Thanks for the work here, but I can't test it cause I don't have the one.

 
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I just installed the apks within the zip file and all seems fine
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As reported by Modaco, it seems that unlocking the bootloader removes some system apps, among them are the Calculator, Flashlight, Ringtone Trimmer and Sound Recorder (and I've seen a report that the Teeter game is gone too).

Now, I haven't got my own One yet, however I do have access to a Canadian variant from work and we've got another one in America running an older build.
It was running 1.27, now it is running 1.28.

I cannot access the data partition, obviously, not even for read (it is not rooted), however using the pm command I managed to discover which packages are located in the preload directory (excluding the carrier specific apps from my variant):

  • com.android.calculator2
  • com.htc.flashlight
  • com.htc.pdfviewer
  • com.htc.ringtonetrimmer
  • com.htc.soundrecorder
Initially I thought ODEX files might be needed, but these are located in the data partition and as far as I know there are no ODEX files there (correct me if I'm wrong).

Using Carbon I've backed them up (see attached here), only thing left is to check whether they can be restored and work properly on unlocked Ones. It might not fit every variant, testing required. Perhaps it might even allow using OTA updates.

If you haven't unlocked your bootloader yet, I suggest trying this beforehand instead of the attached files:
  1. Through ADB, use:
    adb shell pm list packages -f | find "preload"
  2. Backup these apps using Carbon.
  3. Unlock bootloader.
  4. Restore using Carbon.
Please let me know if this works.

It works with a relocked bootloader

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