So, in the end of the past year I have finally got to root my china replica (fake) Galaxy SIII
Everything was working just fine, until I remove some app from the
/system/app directory, because this replica comes with almost no internal space, although I thought I was removing only unnecessary apps. I removed two that should not have been removed, the phone started to act erratically, it would fully start, but the screen just showed the wallpaper a blinked nonstop.
After my first attempt, I tried to solve it, throwing everything back on it, that stopped the blinking screen and showed the apps shortcuts on the main screen again. Then I started removing one app at time interspersed with a reboot. After removing what I didn't want left, except the only two necessary apps, I went to the Play Store, to download some apps and enjoy the new freed up internal space, only to discover that it simply didn't open anymore.
At first it would load, then show the upgrading screen (from market to play store) and when I tapped *continue" the app would just shutdown, and I was back at the app launcher, then I tried again just to even attempt open the app, the screen would change to the loading, but very quickly, it would shutdown again.
After my second attempt, I tried installing apps via ADB, and it worked, and so did the apps, every app that I installed worked just fine, but it wouldn't be updated unless I could find the .apk file and install it again via ABD. What, in some cases, is simply impossible.
Than I found a site, that would send the download link of the .apk file to my email, and I could download it in my phone, which was not an update but it was better than have to install anything via ADB. Then I tried to launch one of those apps, only to discover that my browser would crash with a F/C when I tapped save in the download pop-up.
After weeks searching for solutions and for any clue in this issue, I discovered that within the Dropbox's application directory contained a lot of
Reading these files, I discovered what is causing the malfunction of the Play Store and the download function in the Browser, and it is the same thing. The problem is I don't know what to do to solve this.
Following below are some examples of the
Process: com.android.vending Flags: 0xabe45 Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10) Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5 W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600) at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadManagerImpl$1.run(DownloadManagerImpl.java:43) at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587) at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92) at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130) at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)
Process: com.android.vending Flags: 0xabe45 Package: com.android.vending v8016010 (3.10.10) Subject: Finsky Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys android.util.Log$TerribleFailure:  DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor: Download progress cursor null: content://downloads/my_downloads at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:275) at android.util.Log.wtf(Log.java:254) at com.google.android.finsky.utils.FinskyLog.wtf(FinskyLog.java:40) at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.makeNewCursor(DownloadProgressManager.java:126) at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.onDownloadProgress(DownloadProgressManager.java:234) at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager.access$000(DownloadProgressManager.java:28) at com.google.android.finsky.download.DownloadProgressManager$2.run(DownloadProgressManager.java:97) at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587) at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92) at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130) at android.os.HandlerThread.run(HandlerThread.java:60)
Process: com.android.browser Flags: 0x9be45 Package: com.android.browser v10 (2.3.5) Build: sprd/sprdroid_base/hsdroid:2.3.5/MocorDroid2.3.5/W12.20_P12_20121105.115851:user/test-keys java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown URL content://downloads/my_downloads at android.content.ContentResolver.insert(ContentResolver.java:600) at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity.onDownloadStartNoStream(BrowserActivity.java:3737) at com.android.browser.BrowserActivity$18.onClick(BrowserActivity.java:3603) at android.view.View.performClick(View.java:2485) at android.view.View$PerformClick.run(View.java:9080) at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:587) at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92) at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:130) at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:3690) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:507) at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:839) at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:597) at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
Does anyone knows what it means? Or how to solve it? I really want this to work and despite it is taking up all of my free time, and I cannot come up with a solution.
Originally Posted in XDA Developers