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Old 09-26-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Apps Issue with Rooted Nook Color

Hello everyone.

After trying and failing to update CM7 on my sdcard, I decided just to root my Nook Color with Manual Nooter. Unfortunately now I'm having a bit of an issue with apps.

I'm trying to install a keyboard for my Nook, but there's an issue with the .apk not downloading to /system/app. In fact, I'm not sure where my apps from the Market are downloading to. I've seen through searching Google that there is supposedly a /data/ folder where apps download, but I can only find one data folder on my Nook and it is empty. The apps I download run fine except for any keyboard, which I guess I need to move to /system/app, but where to find it?

Any help you can offer is appreciated, thank you.
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but I can only find one data folder on my Nook and it is empty.
Are you sure it's empty?

I don't have my Nook with me at the moment; I'm just going from memory, so this could be wrong. But, I think the folder you're looking for is /data/app/. I think that ordinary users do not have permission to read it, only root can. So your file manager will not be able to read anything from it, and it will appear empty, due to lack of permissions.

If you use an app like root explorer, or use adb (e.g. "adb shell ls /data/app"), you should be able to access that folder.

But, I don't have my Nook in front of me, so this might be wrong.
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I'm not one to mess around with commands and such through ADB, so I bought Root Explorer and sure enough, there were all those pesky .apks hiding in the /data folder. Copied and pasted everything into the /system/app folder (after figuring out I had to mount it as R/W), rebooted, and boom! There we are. Thank you very, very much.

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Are you sure it's empty?

I don't have my Nook with me at the moment; I'm just going from memory, so this could be wrong. But, I think the folder you're looking for is /data/app/. I think that ordinary users do not have permission to read it, only root can. So your file manager will not be able to read anything from it, and it will appear empty, due to lack of permissions.

If you use an app like root explorer, or use adb (e.g. "adb shell ls /data/app"), you should be able to access that folder.

But, I don't have my Nook in front of me, so this might be wrong.

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