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By kennethlongshaw, Member on 10th September 2010, 02:23 AM
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I need to uninstall swype and reinstall it. Ive tried over writing it with the default apk but its not removing a theme I installed with metamorph. If I can uninstall it, a fresh install should fix it.

I just dont know how to remove it
10th September 2010, 03:14 AM |#2  
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I don't know if you want to go to this extreme, but I did. I fudged up the phone real good by removing and installing stuff. I finally got fed up and flashed it back to stock and applied root again. This time I'll keep my fingers out of it. I hated touchwiz in the beginning, but now it's kinda growing on me. I've never had an iphone but the home and drawer remind me of iphone wannabe. It's okay for now.

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10th September 2010, 03:19 AM |#3  
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There a tool over at sdx-developers that can remove that when root explorer can't. I forget the name of it. There's also a pay app in the market that I think is called root manager that can successfully remove crap too. I didn't have much luck putting the general swype 1.61 in. It refused to install. That's when I think I just flashed it back to factory image. A full reset/wipe wouldn't fix it either.

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10th September 2010, 05:26 AM |#4  
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I had to do this a few days ago for similar reasons. This is what I did:

First, you have to open your browser or other app with a text field. Select the text field then long press the text field again and switch the input method to the stock android kb.

Next, you have to make sure /system is mounted as r/w. The early versions of the the rooting scripts did not remount correctly but the newer ones supposedly fix it. I just looked in the initial rooting .bat file (on the PC) for the remount command and used adb to remount /system.

You can test if it's remounted correctly by renaming Swype.apk to Swype.bak with Root Explorer then going up a level and back to /system/app. If it's not mounted correctly it will show as Swype.apk again. If it shows as Swype.bak still, then you just have to copy the original Swype.apk to /system/app and then switch input method back to Swype!

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10th September 2010, 05:33 AM |#5  
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yea its mounting in r-r, thats def my problem, cant change swype.apk with root explorer

so i need to re-root?
10th September 2010, 07:19 AM |#6  
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I don't know what's causing it but root explorer doesn't seem to work properly on the phone (not sdcard) filesystem in the system app folder. It's stuck in rw mode. People have said different things why but I forgot. I did noobnl's latest flash and it's still not working right. His script is removing the old root and my phone doesn't have that on there. I don't know what to tell ya. Maybe I should look for another root file manager.
10th September 2010, 01:36 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by kennethlongshaw

yea its mounting in r-r, thats def my problem, cant change swype.apk with root explorer

so i need to re-root?

I don't know if re-rooting will fix it or not. You could try. Here's the exact steps I took using adb from the PC:

Code:
adb shell
su
ls /system/app/S* (just shows Swype.apk is in fact in /system/app)
mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system
mv /system/app/Swype.apk /system/app/Swype.bak
ls /system/app/S* (just to confirm Swype.apk is now Swype.bak)
cp /sdcard/download/Swype.apk /system/app/Swype.apk (or replace first argument with path of the good Swype.apk on your phone)
ls /system/app/S* (just to confirm Swype.apk and Swype.bak are both there)
reboot (reboots the phone, dunno if its really necessary)
10th September 2010, 11:49 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by dwyw42

I don't know if re-rooting will fix it or not. You could try. Here's the exact steps I took using adb from the PC:

Code:
adb shell
su
ls /system/app/S* (just shows Swype.apk is in fact in /system/app)
mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system
mv /system/app/Swype.apk /system/app/Swype.bak
ls /system/app/S* (just to confirm Swype.apk is now Swype.bak)
cp /sdcard/download/Swype.apk /system/app/Swype.apk (or replace first argument with path of the good Swype.apk on your phone)
ls /system/app/S* (just to confirm Swype.apk and Swype.bak are both there)
reboot (reboots the phone, dunno if its really necessary)


mmmm. That fixed. it. I owe you a beer
12th November 2010, 06:47 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by kennethlongshaw

mmmm. That fixed. it. I owe you a beer

Hi guyz.
I cant delete swype.apt file from /system/app/*
i am using SUFBS program (reed/write option enabled)
i tried use command in terminal:
Code:
su
mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system
but i get only;
Code:
permission denied
z4root show info that my phone is rooted
PDA i5800XXJI2
any ideas how to del that file? :]
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