You're right - the only thing is, you don't want to do this with apks that have such an essential system function that they must be in /system. When those are upgraded in Play Store, I believe the presence of the original in /system plays a part in escalating the permissions.Those APKs that are in /system are "initial" versions. After update those become obsolete because updated APKs are stored in /data. Correct me IF I'm wrong. This is new stuff for me too.
That sounds logical. I'll restore those APKs if/when possible. Though probably only situation when those are needed is after factory reset.
About escalating the permissions: Aren't those escalated after Play Store software update from updated APK's?
AFAIK Jellybean didn't require anything special for SMS, you just had to install a client. Tethering still required a mod though.Hi Adams!
Could you kindly make a zip for JDQ39 as well?
AFAIK Jellybean didn't require anything special for SMS, you just had to install a client. Tethering still required a mod though.
If you're happily on Jellybean and not planning to upgrade - you may as well install Xposed (not the new alpha version, just the regular one) and then install & activate the SMS & Tethering Xposed module.
The provided zips will certainly NOT work with 5.1, its different framework and will mostly get you in a bootloop.
I tried editing the new framework-res myself (there is a latest snapshot version of apktool that works with 5.1), but I got no luck and got in bootloop too. The problem is either in that there is some new array (tethering_apn or smth?), either my whole moding was wrong, or I messed the compiling and signing.
This will for sure be worked out quickly when 5.1 for Nexus 7 2013 rolls out, if someone here does not make it before (I should look into it after the holidays too).