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playaz33

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Jul 15, 2010
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I couldn’t install the Gmail.APK from the Android Market. It kept saying something about "installation unsuccessful".

I backed up and uninstalled using Titanium Backup, then I downloaded the APK and installed it.

Synced my accounts and good to go.
 

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Decad3nce

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If you get a signature failure when installing from market just do the following:

Code:
adb remount
adb shell
rm /system/app/Gmail.apk
pm uninstall com.google.android.gm-1.apk

it may need be /system/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk or even /data/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk

and you should be able to install fine from the market.
 
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Cavyjason

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May 14, 2010
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Running KaosFroyo v35-1, I kept getting "installation unsuccessful" errors when installing from the market or from this downloaded apk (Thanks a bunch, btw!)

Got it to work this way:

1) Using Root Explorer, renamed gmail.apk to gmail.bak in system\app\
2) Reboot phone
3) Ran the gmail.apk acquired here, though I assume that the market installation may work at this step, too.
 

playaz33

Member
Jul 15, 2010
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I tried uninstalling it and then installing from the Market and it still failed. I had to install from the downloaded APK. I have no idea why.
 

piccolo75

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Apr 5, 2010
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Running KaosFroyo v35-1, I kept getting "installation unsuccessful" errors when installing from the market or from this downloaded apk (Thanks a bunch, btw!)

Got it to work this way:

1) Using Root Explorer, renamed gmail.apk to gmail.bak in system\app\
2) Reboot phone
3) Ran the gmail.apk acquired here, though I assume that the market installation may work at this step, too.


I can confirm that the market installation works at this point. Thanks!
 

bryank29

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Jul 21, 2010
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Just installed successfully on KaosFroyo v35.

Sent from my FroyoEris using XDA App

is it just me..or when I installed 35-1, I swear the new gmail came with it...or it auto downloaded from the market and I didnt realize it... but I just went to the market, did a search for GMAIL, and downloaded it which installed correctly.

When I loaded the "downloaded" one, it looked like the one that came with 35-1.

Did I miss something?
 

viva.fidel

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Aug 27, 2010
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If you get a signature failure when installing from market just do the following:

Code:
adb remount
adb shell
rm /system/app/Gmail.apk
pm uninstall com.google.android.gm-1.apk

it may need be /system/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk or even /data/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk

and you should be able to install fine from the market.

worked for me! Titanium backup couldn't uninstall and root explorer couldn't delete it, adb route went perfectly
 

colin_tamsett

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Aug 14, 2010
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Running KaosFroyo v35-1, I kept getting "installation unsuccessful" errors when installing from the market or from this downloaded apk (Thanks a bunch, btw!)

Got it to work this way:

1) Using Root Explorer, renamed gmail.apk to gmail.bak in system\app\
2) Reboot phone
3) Ran the gmail.apk acquired here, though I assume that the market installation may work at this step, too.

I tried this method. However when I rebooted, GMail (or rather GMail_V2.1.1)reverted back to being a .apk file. It is as if the changes carried out in Root Explorer are not sustained following a reboot.
 

ceno808

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Jun 13, 2009
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I tried this command: adb remount
I always get this error:

remount failed: No such file or directory

But, I can find my device with adb devices
 

folli88

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Oct 31, 2010
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Running KaosFroyo v35-1, I kept getting "installation unsuccessful" errors when installing from the market or from this downloaded apk (Thanks a bunch, btw!)

Got it to work this way:

1) Using Root Explorer, renamed gmail.apk to gmail.bak in system\app\
2) Reboot phone
3) Ran the gmail.apk acquired here, though I assume that the market installation may work at this step, too.

works fine for me, thanks! :)
 

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    I couldn’t install the Gmail.APK from the Android Market. It kept saying something about "installation unsuccessful".

    I backed up and uninstalled using Titanium Backup, then I downloaded the APK and installed it.

    Synced my accounts and good to go.
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    If you get a signature failure when installing from market just do the following:

    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell
    rm /system/app/Gmail.apk
    pm uninstall com.google.android.gm-1.apk

    it may need be /system/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk or even /data/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk

    and you should be able to install fine from the market.
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    i have some problem...

    i was installed on system/app but when i run the app it show white screen and it suddenly back to home screen...

    some body in here can help me?

    thanks so much... before and after... :D

    Do you mean that you manually copied the Gmail apk to your system/app folder? If so, wipe the Dalvik cache (it will take longer to reboot after) and see if that helps. Any time you manually move apps you should clear the Dalvik cache.