GMail Update: How to update in MIUI.

Discussion in 'Mi General' started by TRDeadbeat, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. TRDeadbeat

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    A new GMail update is out today - and there are probably people out there who do not know how to get the update to work successfully with MIUI, so i thought i'd post this little public service announcement before anyone has to ask.

    When you try to update from the market, you will get "Installation Failed" or "Incompatible Update" on MIUI, to get around this follow these steps:

    Open a shell and run the following adb commands:
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell mv /system/app/Gmail.apk /system/app/Gmail.apk.bak
    adb reboot
    
    After your phone reboots, you should be able to install GMail from the market without a hitch.

    If you are still unable to install GMail from the market, you can "reinstall" the original version using these commands:
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell mv /system/app/Gmail.apk.bak /system/app/Gmail.apk
    
    Alternatively, if you do NOT have any problems installing from the market, you can safely remove the backup of the original Gmail.apk by running the following commands:
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell rm /system/app/Gmail.apk.bak
    
    Hope this helps.
     
  2. undr0p

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    I just did the same thing but with root explorer, thanks for the adb method though!
     
  3. dragongunner

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    I used titanium backup and uninstalled the current gmail version. Rebooted my phone, went to the market, unchecked allow automatic updating, and clicked on install and it loaded properly without any issues.
     
  4. t0ph0id

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    My update worked like normal.

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  5. EndlessDissent

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    Same here. Just updated via the market, and it worked fine. Didn't even realize people had issues.

    Edit: I flash Gapps when I flash MIUI. Maybe the one included with MIUI isn't upgradeable. Whenever I used to try to update the included Terminal Emulator via the market, the install would fail.
     
  6. Where is the Gmail.apk file
     
  7. TRDeadbeat

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    The new one is in the market... you don't need the actual apk to install it just follow the instructions above. The location of the original is in my first post.
     
  8. samurai mike

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    How do I open a shell command? Is it done with terminal emulator? What is adb?

    Sent from my Droid using the miui-dev.com Forums App
     
  9. samurai mike

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    Nevermind. Used root explorer to delete Gmail apk, rebooted, went to market and download new. ;)

    Sent from my Droid using the miui-dev.com Forums App
     
  10. LennyBreaks

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    Worked like a champ- ion!

    more simply put would be Uninstall/ Reboot/ Download new version.
     
  11. chris_abr

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    you can't uninstall system app.
     
  12. wiineedmore

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    Since when lol?



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  13. TRDeadbeat

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    You can't uninstall through the usual means - you can use Root Explorer and delete the apk though.
     
  14. chris_abr

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    well, the root explorer doesn't work for me..
    I try to delete it, it shows like it's deleted, the file just isn't there, but when I restart the phone, start installing the market latest gmail then installation failed, and the gmail app is still there.
    I used 2 different apps, one of which was paid, and still it was the same.
     
  15. samurai mike

    Dec 2, 2010
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    Weird. I used root explorer and was successful in deleting the Gmail apk. Did you change the R/W?

    Sent from my OG DROID rocking the MIUI
     
  16. chris_abr

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    I did yeah. but it still didn't work
    I tried deleting ringtones aswell, and they also stayed.
     
  17. domineus

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    all I did was rename the gmail.apk, rebooted, then downloaded and installed
    themes working still and got new gmail apk
    does anyone have a link to the new one though?
     
  18. MarkHUK

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    New gmail is included in 0.12.11

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  19. krokiller

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    Well, Gmail not listing in Market for my country (Turkey). So can anyone share the .apk please ?
     

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