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20th April 2014, 09:32 PM   |  #1  
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Hello everyone,

I would like to know how to convert a non-installable system apk (/system/app/*.apk) into a normally installable apk file.

If there are some needed tools please provide links as this will help me very much doing what I'm planning to do after my exams.


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20th April 2014, 11:06 PM   |  #2  
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Why do you need a installable files when you can flash them via recovery to get them work properly? ..just asking..
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Why do you need a installable files when you can flash them via recovery to get them work properly? ..just asking..

In case of LB with no recovery (damn Sony for not having recovery partition) and no root
20th April 2014, 11:40 PM   |  #4  
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In case of LB with no recovery (damn Sony for not having recovery partition) and no root

I don't know if you know but you can have installed TWRP Recovery on LB and no Root.
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20th April 2014, 11:46 PM   |  #5  
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I don't know if you know but you can have installed TWRP Recovery on LB and no Root.

I don't know that but I would like to keep it simple for others too.
20th April 2014, 11:48 PM   |  #6  
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I don't know if you know but you can have installed TWRP Recovery on LB and no Root.

No you can't.
You need root.
But you can install it on a non rooted device and root it at the same time on a 534 FTF

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20th April 2014, 11:51 PM   |  #7  
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I don't know that but I would like to keep it simple for others too.

Convert file System Apks to installable once, I think is not that simple and I hope someone know how to do that. Otherwise is simpler install recovery and flash them. Sorry to not help much more.
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No you can't.
You need root.
But you can install it on a non rooted device and root it at the same time on a 534 FTF

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That's exactly what I was thinking about.

But lets get back to the topic, How to make the system apk installable? (I know that some apks in /system/app are installable, but I'm talking about the non-installable ones)
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Originally Posted by eclyptos

Convert file System Apks to installable once, I think is not that simple and I hope someone know how to do that. Otherwise is simpler install recovery and flash them. Sorry to not help much more.

It's ok, I don't expect that everyone passes by and leave a opinion to give help, xda people share thoughts with each other..
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20th April 2014, 11:58 PM   |  #10  
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But you can install it on a non rooted device and root it at the same time on a 534 FTF

This part is not clear to me. If I installing the Recovery on non rooted device, how the recovery will root it at the same time? I will still have recovery without root.

Option 3 > installation on unrooted ROM.

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