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I recently updated to a more recent version of the 12.1 nightlies of Cyanogenmod on my Nexus 5. Everything Google related seems to work except Hangouts. When I open hangouts it crashes immediately. The logs seem to show an inability to write to data/data/com.google.android.talk and an inability to read the SQLite databases within (some exploration in the shell reveals that the folder is empty).

What I've tried:

  1. Wiping the caches
  2. Installing new versions of Gapps
  3. Wiping data and cache for Hangouts
  4. Installing Hangouts Dialer
  5. chmod 757 on that folder

I see that just about every data folder has a unique owner and group, could hangouts have somehow gotten mixed up?

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I booted to recovery, wiped the caches, flashed a version of gapps for 4.4, then flashed the latest version of gapps then won.

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