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Old 10-24-2011, 03:23 AM   #1
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upgrading ES File Explorer

I am trying to upgrade the File Explorer, but every time I try (I tried v1.6.0 from SlideMe and I found a v1.6.0.3 from apktop.com) it says that it could not be installed. I read somewhere on here that someone else got it to update by uninstalling the factory version and reinstalling the new version. I cannot find a way to uninstall a system app. I have rooted my PE using z4root if that helps.

Any advice would be great. Thanks..

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I just wanted to add that, using ConnectBot, I tried connecting to local and issuing the 'su' command. The system told me that su was not available, even though z4root tells me that it should be...?

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:49 AM   #2
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You really are going to have to 'bite the bullet' and upgrade to Ermine.

The latest ES File Explorer will not work on Dingo and neither will Z4Root, even though it appears to.
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I don't know... after the horror stories I've heard, that upgrade scares me! I appreciate the reply, though...
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The upgrade itself isn't the problem. The problem is when people start rooting it and messing with things they probably shouldn't mess with.

For a normal user who has no intentions of playing with settings and files that shouldn't be touched, Ermine is quite safe.
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The upgrade itself isn't the problem. The problem is when people start rooting it and messing with things they probably shouldn't mess with.

For a normal user who has no intentions of playing with settings and files that shouldn't be touched, Ermine is quite safe.
What I am referring to is the possibility of a catastrophic hardware failure caused simply by installing a software upgrade to the OS - i.e. the WSoD.

And I am not a "normal" user. I am quite fluent in software and hardware as I have been a professional technician (both in computers and consumer electronics) for over 25 years.
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What I am referring to is the possibility of a catastrophic hardware failure caused simply by installing a software upgrade to the OS - i.e. the WSoD.

And I am not a "normal" user. I am quite fluent in software and hardware as I have been a professional technician (both in computers and consumer electronics) for over 25 years.
Two things you should be aware of.

First the actual number of WSoDs compared to the total number of PEs is very small. Yes, they do get more attention because people turn to here for help when it happens and of those that have suffered a WSoD, many have brought it on themselves by deliberately pushing the video system because they can with the upgrade where they couldn't with Dingo.

Second, your experience should give you some idea of what should and shouldn't be tried. Think of it as someone trying to overclock their computer when the processor and video card are not rated for overclocking - I'm sure you get the picture.

I have an EE and it was upgraded to Ermine three days after the update became available. The only 'problems' I've encountered since then have been the camera not taking reasonable still pictures - the 'green' problem - and the odd times it hasn't come out of hibernation - fixed by pulling the battery.

The WSoD appears to be a PE problem in a very small number of samples. This is most probably caused by the spread of tolerances in the build components, the majority of which would have been weeded out in QC testing in the factory.

Of course non of the above makes your decision any easier, that you must make using your knowledge and experience bearing in mind what you would like to do with your device.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #7
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Hi Taz!

I was scared, too, and put off upgrading as long as I could (until I really wanted it! ). Then I did everything carefully and closed my eyes and crossed my fingers . . . came out the other side and never looked back!

You will know (I think) pretty quickly if you have a bad unit, but since you have had yours for a while now with few (?) problems, chances are very good (95%??) that you will come through clean.

Let us know what you decide!

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