I have a widget to turn data connection on and off. Since I upgraded my Nexus 4 to Lollipop, I get the message "widgetsoid needs to be installed as a system app"

So I rooted the phone, moved the apk file from /data/app to /system/app. I set the permission to 644. Rebooted the phone.
Still, I get the the same error message. Do I have to uninstall the app, and reinstall it from the apk?

What am I doing wrong? I use a custom launcher, if that matters.

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    Can you post the complete name of widgetsoid apk folder that you moved? – lory105 Dec 31 '14 at 13:18

How to install Widgetsoid in system/app folder?

With ADB connected to the phone:

  1. Mount/system in read-write mode.
  2. Run the command adb push Widgetsoid.apk /system/app/Widgetsoid.apk
  3. Remount /system as read-only.
  4. Reboot your phone.

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