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calisro

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I deleted the /system/app/mycloud.apk on my tab and forgot to back it up 1st. Can someone post it for me or pm me and i can give my email? I'm hoping this fixes the ota failure.:eek: thx guys!
 
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can someone still in the .30 version post a list of the files inside the /system/app?

I cant remember if I deleted something from there :(
 

calisro

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can someone still in the .30 version post a list of the files inside the /system/app?

I cant remember if I deleted something from there :(
Here is the list.. i know im missing vibe_cn.apk in addition to below. Can someone help me out and post it??



AWS.apk
AppLocker.apk
AppLocker.odex
ApplicationsProvider.apk
ApplicationsProvider.odex
AsusDayScene.apk
AsusDayScene.odex
AsusReader.apk
AsusReader.odex
AsusSetupWizard.apk
AsusSetupWizard.odex
BackupRestoreConfirmation.apk
BackupRestoreConfirmation.odex
BatteryWidget.apk
BatteryWidget.odex
Bluetooth.apk
Bluetooth.odex
Books.apk
Browser.apk
Browser.odex
CMClient.apk
CMClient.odex
Calculator.apk
Calculator.odex
Calendar.apk
Calendar.odex
CalendarProvider.apk
CalendarProvider.odex
Camera.apk
Camera.odex
CertInstaller.apk
CertInstaller.odex
ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
Contacts.apk
Contacts.odex
ContactsProvider.apk
ContactsProvider.odex
DMClient.apk
DMClient.odex
DataBackup.apk
DataBackup.odex
DefaultContainerService.apk
DefaultContainerService.odex
DeskClock.apk
DeskClock.odex
Dictionary.apk
Dictionary.odex
DownloadProvider.apk
DownloadProvider.odex
DownloadProviderUi.apk
DownloadProviderUi.odex
DrmProvider.apk
DrmProvider.odex
Email.apk
Email.odex
EmailWidget.apk
EmailWidget.odex
Exchange.apk
Exchange.odex
FaceLock.apk
FacebookPoster.apk
FacebookPoster.odex
FileManager2.apk
FileManager2.odex
Galaxy4.apk
Galaxy4.odex
Gallery2.apk
Gallery2.odex
FDHttpd30.apk
GlowballDemoInstaller.apk
Gmail.apk
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleLoginService.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
GoogleTTS.apk
HTMLViewer.apk
HTMLViewer.odex
HoloSpiralWallpaper.apk
HoloSpiralWallpaper.odex
KeyBoxProvision.apk
KeyBoxProvision.odex
KeyChain.apk
KeyChain.odex
Keyboard.apk
Keyboard.odex
Kindle-OEM.apk
LatinImeDictionaryPack.apk
LatinImeGoogle.apk
Launcher2.apk
Launcher2.odex
LiveWallpapers.apk
LiveWallpapers.odex
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
LiveWallpapersPicker.odex
MEar.apk
MarketUpdater.apk
MediaProvider.apk
MediaProvider.odex
MediaUploader.apk
Mms.apk
Mms.odex
Music2.apk
MusicFX.apk
MusicFX.odex
MyCloud.apk
MyNet.apk
MyNet.odex
MyWater.apk
MyWater.odex
MyWater2.apk
MyWater2.odex
MyZine.apk
MyZine.odex
Netflix.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
NvCPLSvc.apk
NvCPLSvc.odex
PCSyncLauncher.apk
PCSyncLauncher.odex
PRAndroid.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
PackageInstaller.odex
Phone.apk
Phone.odex
Phonesky.apk
PixWe.apk
PlusOne.apk
PolarisOffice.apk
QuickSearch.apk
QuickSearch.odex
Settings.apk
Settings.odex
SettingsProvider.apk
SettingsProvider.odex
SetupWizard.apk
SharedStorageBackup.apk
SharedStorageBackup.odex
SoundRecorder.apk
SoundRecorder.odex
StrAsus.apk
Street.apk
Supernote.apk
SystemUI.apk
SystemUI.odex
TagGoogle.apk
Talk.apk
TaskManager.apk
TaskManager.odex
TelephonyProvider.apk
TelephonyProvider.odex
UpdateLauncher.apk
UpdateLauncher.odex
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.odex
FWUpdateUtility.apk
VideoEditorGoogle.apk
Videos.apk
VoiceSearch.apk
VpnDialogs.apk
VpnDialogs.odex
Weather.apk
Weather.odex
XT9IME.apk
XT9IME.odex
YouTube.apk
YoutubeSearch.apk
YoutubeSearch.odex
ZinioReader.apk
ZinioSettingsProvider.apk
FWUpdateUtility.odex
GMS_Maps.apk
 
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calisro

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Worked great and thanks. Now I hope this update works.

DISREGARD. I found talkback.apk.... If anyone else needs it, its here:
http://code.google.com/p/eyes-free/downloads/detail?name=talkback-v3.0.2.apk

>>Well, the download worked but I apparently deleted more apks than I thought. Rookie Mistake. I need talkback.apk as well!!! Can you/someone post it?

>>The problem I am having (and others are too) is that I am not sure which I deleted (it should be a very small number) because I am not sure what *should* be there... Next time I will only freeze them and Titanium back them up so I dont have to go through this hell.

I know other people have this same issue. I wonder if we should just create a zip of all the /system/app files that everyone can use to restore their deleted system/apps rather than one by one? If someone posts it, I'll get it mirrored...
 
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calisro

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SUCCESS! After a failed OTA attempt because I deleted some system apps, I was able to manually initiate an 'OTA' and after 7 failed update attempts, I'm now on JB and feeling buttery.

If someone needs help with how to manually 'OTA' using the OTA download file, message me and i'll give you a hand. I pieced to together info from a few different threads and it worked.
 
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genuser

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So after reading this thread I am struggling with the value of rooting without unlocking the bootloader on this device. I have rooted all my phones for years, but also was able to flash custom roms without unlocking the bootloader. It appears that's not an option here.

Since I just returned my first TF300T for an exchange due to a bad touch screen, I am not ready to unlock yet. So I rooted just prior to taking the JB OTA. But what did I gain? If I can't make any system changes (which is why you root) without losing OTA, and I can't flash ROM's which is the only way to get updates if I lose OTA, then help me please.

My main goal of rooting without unlocking was to remove a bunch of apps that I can't stand, install AdFree (got that benefit), and maybe tweak the build.prop. Oh and to get Titanium Backup, but now I read somewhere installing BusyBox can goof up OTA's also.

Am I missing something? Can someone set me straight?
 

calisro

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So after reading this thread I am struggling with the value of rooting without unlocking the bootloader on this device. I have rooted all my phones for years, but also was able to flash custom roms without unlocking the bootloader. It appears that's not an option here.

Since I just returned my first TF300T for an exchange due to a bad touch screen, I am not ready to unlock yet. So I rooted just prior to taking the JB OTA. But what did I gain? If I can't make any system changes (which is why you root) without losing OTA, and I can't flash ROM's which is the only way to get updates if I lose OTA, then help me please.

My main goal of rooting without unlocking was to remove a bunch of apps that I can't stand, install AdFree (got that benefit), and maybe tweak the build.prop. Oh and to get Titanium Backup, but now I read somewhere installing BusyBox can goof up OTA's also.

Am I missing something? Can someone set me straight?

Nah, I think you missed something. I have root and a LOCKED bootloader. I do that for warranty reasons. I have full root and can do what I want. The caveat is that if you monkey too much with the asus image, you hose the OTA (which i was able to get working again manually). The lesson I learned is BACKUP ANY SYSTEM BLOATWARE THAT YOU REMOVE. I am still gonig to remove them now that I upgraded to JB but i'll make sure I backup first.
 
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calisro

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Nah, I think you missed something. I have root and a LOCKED bootloader. I do that for warranty reasons. I have full root and can do what I want. The caveat is that if you monkey too much with the asus image, you hose the OTA (which i was able to get working again manually). The lesson I learned is BACKUP ANY SYSTEM BLOATWARE THAT YOU REMOVE. I am still gonig to remove them now that I upgraded to JB but i'll make sure I backup first.

Oh, and busybox didnt mess up my OTA.
 

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SUCCESS! After a failed OTA attempt because I deleted some system apps, I was able to manually initiate an 'OTA' and after 7 failed update attempts, I'm now on JB and feeling buttery.

If someone needs help with how to manually 'OTA' using the OTA download file, message me and i'll give you a hand. I pieced to together info from a few different threads and it worked.

teach me oh wise one.....sent you a PM.
 

calisro

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teach me oh wise one.....sent you a PM.


I basically did this:

1) Found the correct OTA file. Someone posted it here for my US MODEL. If your WW or JP or something else, you'll need a different file.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1840397&page=11


2) I downloaded that file, named it dlpkgfile and put it in /cache/ (I also kept a copy in /sdcard so I can simply recopy it if/when it failed to update because of some missing app or something again)

3) I created a file called 'command' and put it in /cache/recovery with the contents of that file being as follows(without quotes): "--update_package=/cache/dlpkgfile". (I also kept a copy in /sdcard so I can simply recopy it if/when it failed to update because of some missing app or something again)

4) Now just run the update. To do this, make sure you do all your prep work (Voodoo OTA root keeper, supersu binary installed and run at least once, all original system apps in place. yada yada yada. To run the update shut down your tf300. and then start it holding the POWER and VOLUME DOWN. Keep holding it until you see writing appear. when the writing appears release and press VOLUME UP within 5 seconds of those words appearing.

5) you'll see the normal asus upgrade spin up.... and either complete or fail. If it fails, check your log file in /cache/recovery and see WHY it failed. Fix why it failed, and restart from step 1.
 

genuser

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Nah, I think you missed something. I have root and a LOCKED bootloader. I do that for warranty reasons. I have full root and can do what I want. The caveat is that if you monkey too much with the asus image, you hose the OTA (which i was able to get working again manually). The lesson I learned is BACKUP ANY SYSTEM BLOATWARE THAT YOU REMOVE. I am still gonig to remove them now that I upgraded to JB but i'll make sure I backup first.

Are you using Titanium Backup to back them up?

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
 

calisro

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If they are frozen, i know what is there before the next ota... and i can just reenable. Uninstall/reinstall would work too but just make sure you remember what to reinstall. Fact is that a locked boot loader makes us be more careful....
 

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    teach me oh wise one.....sent you a PM.


    I basically did this:

    1) Found the correct OTA file. Someone posted it here for my US MODEL. If your WW or JP or something else, you'll need a different file.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1840397&page=11


    2) I downloaded that file, named it dlpkgfile and put it in /cache/ (I also kept a copy in /sdcard so I can simply recopy it if/when it failed to update because of some missing app or something again)

    3) I created a file called 'command' and put it in /cache/recovery with the contents of that file being as follows(without quotes): "--update_package=/cache/dlpkgfile". (I also kept a copy in /sdcard so I can simply recopy it if/when it failed to update because of some missing app or something again)

    4) Now just run the update. To do this, make sure you do all your prep work (Voodoo OTA root keeper, supersu binary installed and run at least once, all original system apps in place. yada yada yada. To run the update shut down your tf300. and then start it holding the POWER and VOLUME DOWN. Keep holding it until you see writing appear. when the writing appears release and press VOLUME UP within 5 seconds of those words appearing.

    5) you'll see the normal asus upgrade spin up.... and either complete or fail. If it fails, check your log file in /cache/recovery and see WHY it failed. Fix why it failed, and restart from step 1.
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    if you post up your stock unmodified build.prop i will post those for you ;) will post them anyway, but my build.prop is causing me issues.
    please post it for me....will put those apps in a .zip and post them soon.

    Done, uploaded: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tqrndc6kfgss03g/J8-3NqSWoN
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    APKs in Dropbox

    I wish I was still on ICS. I'd just zip them all up and put them somewhere for everyone. Someone should really really do that! Many people are missing APKs and if we had a link with them all in there, it would be far easier to recover. Im on JB now so I'm no help.

    I uploaded all the contents from my /system/apps folder to dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tqrndc6kfgss03g/J8-3NqSWoN

    Hope it can help somebody :laugh: and Dropbox doesn't throttle it soon!

    Also, would be great if someone has my missing APKs so I can add them to my dropbox:

    Browser.apk
    Email.apk
    MyZine.apk
    PlusOne.apk -> not sure if I have it before
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    I deleted the /system/app/mycloud.apk on my tab and forgot to back it up 1st. Can someone post it for me or pm me and i can give my email? I'm hoping this fixes the ota failure.:eek: thx guys!