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drexman8244

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Jan 3, 2010
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Dark Gmail FOUND Version 2.3.2 (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/104950-inverted-2-3-2-gmail-test-release.html) I pulled the apk from the update zip from the link (dont want to take any chances flashing it)

UPDATE- Replaced the check boxes on the left of your emails with the gingerbread ones to better tie the whole dark theme in with gingerbread!

EDIT if having issues
go into recovery, and mounting both /system/ and /data/


Remove old gmail

adb shell

rm /system/app/gmail.apk

rm /system/app/gmail.odex

PUSH NEW GMAIL
adb push Gmail.apk /system/app/

exit

reboot.

:cool:
 

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unremarked

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Dark Gmail FOUND (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/104950-inverted-2-3-2-gmail-test-release.html) I pulled the apk from the update zip from the link (dont want to take any chances flashing it)

Remove old gmail

adb shell

rm /system/app/gmail.apk
rm /system/app/gmail.odex
exit

unmount /system from recovery

reboot.

I then Pushed the apk to system/app from android Commander, someone with better adb knowledge please post the adb commands

screenshots to come after i blurr out my email
:cool:

Much thanks once again! :) :) :)

Blacks are so sexy on this phone, beyond just looking great(where's the screen, where's the casing, I don't know!) and the power savings.
 

nxt

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Jun 5, 2006
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Southern California
Samsung Galaxy S20
Hmm this is odd, I'm having issues.
ADB Push is giving me permission denied.
I also have Root Explorer and made sure /system/app is read/write access.
I also tried using Root Explorer to move the gmail.apk to /system/app and rebooting several times and nothing. Gmail app won't start at all.
Also tapping on gmail.apk to try to install it to /system/data gives a, "installation not succeed"

I have root working just fine, do I need to install the unsecure boot image?
 

jroid

Senior Member
Jan 8, 2009
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Hmm this is odd, I'm having issues.
ADB Push is giving me permission denied.
I also have Root Explorer and made sure /system/app is read/write access.
I also tried using Root Explorer to move the gmail.apk to /system/app and rebooting several times and nothing. Gmail app won't start at all.
Also tapping on gmail.apk to try to install it to /system/data gives a, "installation not succeed"

I have root working just fine, do I need to install the unsecure boot image?

hmm. Make sure your root is secure. denied on adb push sounds like a root issue to me
 

Anderdroid

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Dec 25, 2009
1,211
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Palo Alto
ninjafighteronline.com
Hmm this is odd, I'm having issues.
ADB Push is giving me permission denied.
I also have Root Explorer and made sure /system/app is read/write access.
I also tried using Root Explorer to move the gmail.apk to /system/app and rebooting several times and nothing. Gmail app won't start at all.
Also tapping on gmail.apk to try to install it to /system/data gives a, "installation not succeed"

I have root working just fine, do I need to install the unsecure boot image?

Try adb remount
 

brian6685

Senior Member
Apr 1, 2010
1,533
63
Atlanta, GA
Okay so I followed the steps, except I just did it with root explorer since I don't have a computer by me. The new gmail.apk just kept saying that it would not install so I put the old one back, and now that one won't install either. Help please? :)

Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
 

drexman8244

Senior Member
Jan 3, 2010
139
28
Okay so I followed the steps, except I just did it with root explorer since I don't have a computer by me. The new gmail.apk just kept saying that it would not install so I put the old one back, and now that one won't install either. Help please? :)

Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk

Delete gmail.apk and gmail.odex from system/app with root explorer.
then dont install the black version just copy and paste in into system/app and reboot
that should work
 
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nxt

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Jun 5, 2006
2,056
397
Southern California
Samsung Galaxy S20
Yeah this is weird. Before I had to do it in recovery and adb push, and it worked.
Now with the updated gmail i tried that, and it won't push, i move it with root explorer, rebooted, and gmail isn't detected.
keeps giving me permission denied again.
I think we need an updated root.
 

brian6685

Senior Member
Apr 1, 2010
1,533
63
Atlanta, GA
Yeah this is weird. Before I had to do it in recovery and adb push, and it worked.
Now with the updated gmail i tried that, and it won't push, i move it with root explorer, rebooted, and gmail isn't detected.
keeps giving me permission denied again.
I think we need an updated root.

Just delete gmail.apk from system/apps and then download from market and it will install


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brian6685

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Apr 1, 2010
1,533
63
Atlanta, GA
Definately would work with a pc and adb. but glad your back to normal for now. let me know how it turns out with the pc

Yeah ill try when I get home with adb. Maybe it doesn't work with root explorer because the system is running when you delete gmail or something. Thanks anyways! Ill get it working and report back later :)

Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
 

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    Dark Gmail FOUND Version 2.3.2 (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/104950-inverted-2-3-2-gmail-test-release.html) I pulled the apk from the update zip from the link (dont want to take any chances flashing it)

    UPDATE- Replaced the check boxes on the left of your emails with the gingerbread ones to better tie the whole dark theme in with gingerbread!

    EDIT if having issues
    go into recovery, and mounting both /system/ and /data/


    Remove old gmail

    adb shell

    rm /system/app/gmail.apk

    rm /system/app/gmail.odex

    PUSH NEW GMAIL
    adb push Gmail.apk /system/app/

    exit

    reboot.

    :cool:
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    Okay so I followed the steps, except I just did it with root explorer since I don't have a computer by me. The new gmail.apk just kept saying that it would not install so I put the old one back, and now that one won't install either. Help please? :)

    Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk

    Delete gmail.apk and gmail.odex from system/app with root explorer.
    then dont install the black version just copy and paste in into system/app and reboot
    that should work
    1
    So I tried a whole bunch of different things and I cant get this to work

    I've tried with the device on and I keep getting :

    $ rm /system/app/gmail.apk
    rm failed for /system/app/gmail.apk, Read-only file system

    Even though I made sure that everything is R/W with Root Explorer.

    I've tried with the device in Recovery with /system and /data mounted and I keep getting

    $ rm /system/app/gmail.apk
    (im re-wording the following but its pretty clear) : No such file or directory

    I dont know what to do lol :p

    Maybe try capitalizing G in Gmail.apk?

    Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
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    ADB works but for those that are unfamiliar here is how to use root explorer.

    1. transfer the Gmail.apk to sdcard
    2. open root explorer and navigate to the sdcard directory
    3. find the Gmail.apk in the sdcard folder
    4. long press the Gmail.apk file and copy (should see paste and cancel at bottom)
    5. back out to directory of system/app/Gmail.apk and paste file
    6. tap block in top right to mount r/w to show mount r/o
    7. delete the Gmail.odex in the system/app directory (IF YOU STILL HAVE ONE)
    8. long press Gmail.apk and change permissions.
    These should be checked: (1)User, (2)Group, (3)Others and (4)Write
    9. reboot to see changes

    Exited from my earlier post to be more detailed.
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    will it be ok for galaxy s with froyo or only gingerbread?

    I got it to work on my Vibrant running NeroV3 (Froyo) so you shouldn't have any issues.