I was trying to enable writing titanium backups to the SDCard by editing the file:
However I was not paying attention and now everytime I boot up I get spammed with error messages "Unfortunatley, the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped". All apps also produce a force close saying about the same thing. Continuously. I can recieve calls and open up a couple of apps but only by the small window between closing error messages. Here are the steps I took when editing the platform.xml
First I edited the file as suggested:
Add the media_rw group:
Then I copied the file back to the SDCard. After that I overwrote it in /system/etc/permissions. Not realizing the permissions were incorrect. I restarted the device and started getting errors. I assumed it was the file permissions so I started up ADB and entered the following lines:
mount | grep system mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system /system chmod 326 /system/etc chmod 644 /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml chmod 644 /system/etc mount -o ro,remount /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system /system
That changed the file permissions so I rebooted by my device and got stuck in a boot loop.
So I rebooted into Clockworkmod recovery and tried to restore a working backup of my stock ROM. Got past the boot loop but still spammed by errors, so I tried to restore just the /system partition from the recovery using Clockwork's advanced tab. Seems like the errors are even worse. I wanted to know if by my description someone could give me a push in the right direction. Does anyone know what permissions the /system/etc folder is supposed to have? I suspect the reason this is happening is because I changed the /system/etc permissions instead of just changing /system/etc/permissions. Please offer any knowledge you have. I've pretty much exhausted the first few pages of Google and I don't want to give up and factory reset just yet.
UPDATE: I gave in and factory reset. However I still think the permissions remain incorrect. I get no errors or problems after factory reset and clearing of dalvik and cache. But if I try to restore my nandroid taken before the problems occured I get the same spamming of errors. A ls -l of those directories would give me some hope.