[SPRINT] New 2nd update kills search functionality? FIX Available

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By eyecon82, Senior Member on 10th July 2012, 03:55 AM
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if this is true, this is bad news....

Originally Posted by aledc78

it fixed google wallet... for sure... Im not sure what it did to google search, but now we cant choose what to search... because we could choose apps, contacts, maps, etc... now it just searches google... maybe to avoid an apple lawsuit?


to fix it, install GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk

here is that file

Edit 2


This stops working after a reboot and you have to install the file again for it to work

Only thing I can think of is to root and replace the system file with the old one...not sure though

any suggestions?

Edit 3: How to make it stick. Must be rooted

NOTE: You need ROOT! and probably Root Explorer, so you can change permissions, I did it all through the phone, I'm sure you could also use adb but this seemed simpler. Also, I don't think this can in any way break your phone, but just to be safe, make a backup, at least in Titanium, and don't blame me if something goes wrong.

1) Download the apk at the beginning of this thread, place it on your SDcard (or phone) where you'll find it easily.
2) Install root explorer (or equivalent, I used root explorer though)
3) Go to /system/app and mount as R/W
4) move GoogleQuickSearch.apk somewhere else, just so you have it if you need to restore it
5) Go to where you placed the full-featured apk, copy/move it to /system/app
6) Long-Click on GoogleQuickSearch.apk, select permissions, and set to rw-r--r-- (ie, row 1: yes yes no, row 2: yes no no, row 3: yes no no)
7) Hit okay, mount R/O, and quit
8) Go to Settings > Application Manager > All
9) Select Google Search, and clear data/cache
10) Select Google Services Framework, clear data/cache
11) Reboot
12) ???
13) Profit!!!
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10th July 2012, 04:00 AM |#2  
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Yep... can't search apps anymore. Could earlier today, just updated... this sucks.

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10th July 2012, 04:02 AM |#3  
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im avoiding this update..any way to stop the stupid notifications? thanks

I effin hate apple even more now..wtf
10th July 2012, 04:04 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by eyecon82

im avoiding this update..any way to stop the stupid notifications? thanks

I effin hate apple even more now..wtf

You could freeze system updates

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10th July 2012, 04:05 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by mrcollpepper

You could freeze system updates

sent from your moms room

even if im not rooted?
10th July 2012, 05:12 AM |#6  
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It's not just apps. Contacts, bookmarks, everything. Looks like the "security update“ was more of a unified search nerf to try and strip it out as a countermeasure to Apple's attempted ban. S Voice going to be next?

Didn't bother me all that much as I rarely use either feature, but how about giving us back the brightness adjustment in the notification bar from previous Galaxy S models to make up for it?
10th July 2012, 05:16 AM |#7  
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Glad I'm rooted and ROMd

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10th July 2012, 06:44 AM |#8  
I assume it's due to the GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk. let me try something real quick

EDIT: Yup, that's all it was. Replace it with the old one and all will be well.
10th July 2012, 07:06 AM |#9  
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Can you post the old one?

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10th July 2012, 08:28 AM |#10  
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Do people actually even really use this functionality? I know this will save me time because I just disable this cuz it fills my google search box with a million un useful items I never searched for. When I press the search button, its to search the internet. **** Apple.
10th July 2012, 08:57 AM |#11  
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Ahh, damn it. I was afraid this was going to happen. For people who have a lot of apps, the search feature is used several times a day. Additionally, it's very convenient to search contacts or look up words in the dictionary directly. Funny, I never use the search the web functionality (I load up the browser and search from the address bar...
I'm.annoyed, but not really worried due to the open source nature of the os.
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