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14th March 2015, 02:43 PM |#10001  
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[Q] Can't uninstall non-existing app nor reinstall it
This Question is a copy from my original post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gene...stall-t3053058

Question (Yeah, it's long):

So before I start telling my "story" I'd first like to warn you that this is really hard to explain for me so please don't be angry.

Yesterday I got myself a 32 GB Micro sdcard for my phone, previously I had a 8 GB one.
I had partitioned my old card so I could link apps to my sd card using Link2SD, so before using my new SD Card I first had to partition it.
After countless of hours I finally managed to partition it correctly with AParted. I had made a backup with CWM because I was told it would backup my 2nd partition aswell.
So I tried to use the advanced restore option in CWM to restore my apps that were linked. But this never worked.
This wasn't that big of a problem, the only thing I had to do is reinstall a couple of apps. Too bad for me my phone still thought the apps were there, while they WEREN'T.
Let's call these app "Ghost" apps to make it easy.
I found out that these "Ghost" apps could only be seen under the "apps" section under "storage". NO other app could see them.
When trying to reinstall a "Ghost" app via the play store or other sources my device said it has insufficient memory. For example I tried to reinstall soundcloud, but it said I had insufficient memory.
So I went to back to my apps and deleted the "Ghost" version of soundcloud. After I did this I was able to reinstall soundcloud. And this happened to all the apps.
Now here is where we meet our problem. I also linked the system apps GMail and Google Chrome to my old sd Card, so now they were "Ghosted" aswell.
But you can't uninstall system apps via the "apps" menu. This is where I got stuck, I literally tried almost EVERY system app remover/ file manager to try and remove the apps manually or via an app.
Now finally here is my question:
Is there any way for me to remove the "Ghost" Chrome and Gmail OR reinstall them via another way? I've searched on the internet for hours for a similar problem but couldn't find anyone.
I'm kind of new in the advanced Android world, but I do know a thing or two.
I hope you will be able to answer my Question!

Now here are some details:

Phone:
Samsung Xcover 2 (GT-S7710)
Rooted?:
Yes, my phone is rooted
Custom rom?:
No I'm running the stock version for now.
Ask me for more info if needed

Here are some screenshots from the "Ghost" apps:
Sorry I'm a new member, I can't post outside links. So I can't supply my screenshots via the forums for now


Hope this is enough information, Thanks in advance!

Please do Note I do not have GMail on my phone right now, so it might take me a bit longer to answer any questions or test possible solutions.
14th March 2015, 05:57 PM |#10002  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackQuest

This Question is a copy from my original post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gene...stall-t3053058

Question (Yeah, it's long):

So before I start telling my "story" I'd first like to warn you that this is really hard to explain for me so please don't be angry.

Yesterday I got myself a 32 GB Micro sdcard for my phone, previously I had a 8 GB one.
I had partitioned my old card so I could link apps to my sd card using Link2SD, so before using my new SD Card I first had to partition it.
After countless of hours I finally managed to partition it correctly with AParted. I had made a backup with CWM because I was told it would backup my 2nd partition aswell.
So I tried to use the advanced restore option in CWM to restore my apps that were linked. But this never worked.
This wasn't that big of a problem, the only thing I had to do is reinstall a couple of apps. Too bad for me my phone still thought the apps were there, while they WEREN'T.
Let's call these app "Ghost" apps to make it easy.
I found out that these "Ghost" apps could only be seen under the "apps" section under "storage". NO other app could see them.
When trying to reinstall a "Ghost" app via the play store or other sources my device said it has insufficient memory. For example I tried to reinstall soundcloud, but it said I had insufficient memory.
So I went to back to my apps and deleted the "Ghost" version of soundcloud. After I did this I was able to reinstall soundcloud. And this happened to all the apps.
Now here is where we meet our problem. I also linked the system apps GMail and Google Chrome to my old sd Card, so now they were "Ghosted" aswell.
But you can't uninstall system apps via the "apps" menu. This is where I got stuck, I literally tried almost EVERY system app remover/ file manager to try and remove the apps manually or via an app.
Now finally here is my question:
Is there any way for me to remove the "Ghost" Chrome and Gmail OR reinstall them via another way? I've searched on the internet for hours for a similar problem but couldn't find anyone.
I'm kind of new in the advanced Android world, but I do know a thing or two.
I hope you will be able to answer my Question!

Now here are some details:

Phone:
Samsung Xcover 2 (GT-S7710)
Rooted?:
Yes, my phone is rooted
Custom rom?:
No I'm running the stock version for now.
Ask me for more info if needed

Here are some screenshots from the "Ghost" apps:
Sorry I'm a new member, I can't post outside links. So I can't supply my screenshots via the forums for now


Hope this is enough information, Thanks in advance!

Please do Note I do not have GMail on my phone right now, so it might take me a bit longer to answer any questions or test possible solutions.

You do have a cwm backup right so just factory reset ur phone
Them use titanium backup to restore individual apps and their data from the cwm backup
To do this go to titanium backup menu and click on extract from nandroid

Aftrr that partition ur new sd card i recommended cwm recovery to do this and rrst the link2sd procesd u know

Prss thanks for further help...😁

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14th March 2015, 06:11 PM |#10003  
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14th March 2015, 06:38 PM |#10004  
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Unable to install some apps
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Originally Posted by Ponraj007

Hi,

Facebook Messenger, Clean Master

Using Link2Sd, I have Moved these apps to SD and noticed that Apk, lib were moved; while dex, Data stayed in phone memory.
So Linked dex, Data to 2nd partition of SD to save some space. But that turned out to be a big mistake.

Now it shows App not installed, whenever I try to open them from Homescreen
If I lookup these apps in Playstore, it shows Install button [Indicating that these apps are not installed]

My problem is I am not able to even re-install these 2 apps (either from Play Store or from backed up APKs), as it throws error Insufficient memory
[Actually there is lot of memory available.. I have tried to install/uninstall other apps succesfully]

I am using Samsung GT-S7582.
I need the messenger app badly. What should I do now? Please help

P.S: Tried Recreate Mount scripts,
Clean up the 2nd partition
Clean up the dalvik cache options in Link2Sd..
Problem not yet solved

Could you please help.. Its a similar problem here!
Thanks in advance

---------- Post added at 04:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:32 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhishekr700

You do have a cwm backup right so just factory reset ur phone
Them use titanium backup to restore individual apps and their data from the cwm backup
To do this go to titanium backup menu and click on extract from nandroid

Aftrr that partition ur new sd card i recommended cwm recovery to do this and rrst the link2sd procesd u know

Prss thanks for further help...

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Bro, Could you please help.. Its a similar problem here!
I have mentioned the details in the post above
Sorry.. I did not know how to quote you
14th March 2015, 07:44 PM |#10005  
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I won't loose some data for some apps then right? If so then thank you! I'll be trying it out soon.

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14th March 2015, 07:59 PM |#10006  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ponraj007

Could you please help.. Its a similar problem here!
Thanks in advance

---------- Post added at 04:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:32 PM ----------



Bro, Could you please help.. Its a similar problem here!
I have mentioned the details in the post above
Sorry.. I did not know how to quote you

You can just unlink them
Yes there is a option for that in Link2sd

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14th March 2015, 08:19 PM |#10007  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by abhishekr700

You can just unlink them
Yes there is a option for that in Link2sd

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No boss.. Those 2 apps are not being shown in the list at all, not only in Link2sd, but also in the App Drawer..
It is showing as if I have uninstalled them.
And also if I try to install from Play store, it shows Insufficient memory
14th March 2015, 08:37 PM |#10008  
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Fixed it!
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Originally Posted by abhishekr700

You do have a cwm backup right so just factory reset ur phone
Them use titanium backup to restore individual apps and their data from the cwm backup
To do this go to titanium backup menu and click on extract from nandroid

Aftrr that partition ur new sd card i recommended cwm recovery to do this and rrst the link2sd procesd u know

Prss thanks for further help...

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Thanks alot! This worked, although it still took some time to figure out because titanium backup was being stupid...
You really saved me here! (I pressed thanks btw :P)

Have a nice day!
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