For some reason, I would like to downgrade the Google search app (com.google.android.quicksearchbox) to a older version, and upgrade later, on a MI 8 running Android Oreo. But when /system is mounted in recovery, I couldn't find the Google app in /system/app, although other system apps are there. I don't want to root the device, so how to?
some applications are in deferent locations,
system/app holds certain applications while
system/priv-app holds other's... sometimes your phone provider also puts apps in
These locations change depending on device, but mostly stick to the same root directory's..
Just have a look around at the different sub folders, and i think it's inconveniently named something completely different, like Velvet.apk