It sounds like the "/system/bin/app_process" has been modified and so it doesn't match the signature required. There are 2 ways to fix this, either get a copy of the stock file from another phone/rom or flash the factory image for 4.3
Edit: After reading "update 2" it sounds like you want the factory image option detailed below.
AndroidPolice has a step by ...
In short, if you want to flash KitKat Android 4.4, you'll have to upgrade to a version of CWM greater than v188.8.131.52. Or, use an alternate bootloader. For the Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P5113 or GT-p5110 you can find the instructions here.
It does this in order to break up large .tar files into chunks of 1000000000 bytes (or 1 GB):
-rwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 0 2014-03-19 14:31 data.ext4.tar
-rwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 1000000000 2014-03-19 14:33 data.ext4.tar.a
-rwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 1000000000 2014-03-19 14:36 data.ext4.tar.b
-rwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 1000000000 2014-03-...
I had the same problem and I found the solution is to rename a file in the system folder:
remount /system in read/write mode (use something like the Root Explorer app or ES File Explorer; both have root modes (check the app's settings) for remounting /system as writable)
rename the /system/recovery-from-boot.p to /system/recovery-from-boot.p-bak
If you have a fastboot-enabled bootloader version (such as the old 0.76.0000 engineering HBOOT in the EVO's case) you can use that to flash it from a PC via USB. Reboot into your bootloader, then select the "Fastboot" option from the boot menu (if it has one, it may start up fastboot automatically). Once it's ready, go to your PC's shell and execute:
Starting with version 6, deduplication support has been built into clockworkmod recovery. The blobs directory folder contains a hashed directory structure that holds the deduplicated files across all backups.
See the developer's Google+ post for more, in short:
ClockworkMod Recovery now deduplicates files between builds. This results in way ...
The required part of a kernel .zip file looks like this:
You'll also want to have the kernel zImage file somewhere else, easiest if you just have it in the root of the archive.
updater-script contains the following at minimum (assumes zImage in ...
Two things are important here:
1.) Even if you wouldn't install ClockworkMod, you'd lose your warranty since you replaced the pre-loaded operating system with unsupported one.
2.) ClockworkMod (or any other alternative recovery) is what actually installs CyanogenMod on your phone so it is required.
In short: Replacing your phone OS with Cyanogen will void ...
Yes, it is possible to install custom kernels on stock roms. The kernel developer will usually say which roms (or types of roms) the kernel supports. If you are not sure you can try reading the kernel thread, and there will always be poeple saying things like "working great on [firmware version here]". This way you can also make sure that it will work ok on ...
Clockworkmod stores its backups in /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup (replace /sdcard with the path for your external card if you're looking for backups to external memory). With versions prior to 6.0, you can move off (or delete) the entire directory to clear space. The entire backup is self-contained.
If you're using a 6.0 or greater version of Clockworkmod, ...
Primary reasons for the no swap recommendations are the basic uselessness of swap for most devices, performance reasons, and device longevity.
As Liam mentions, modern devices have no shortage of RAM (Even my old underpowered Wildfire S has as much RAM as my previous desktop.) and that RAM is managed fairly well by the modern Android system, making a swap ...
It was removed because
It's total placebo these days. I wrote it for dealing with the silly things that happen when we used to put apps on SD before Android supported it. Since then, it's been something of a sugar pill that magically fixes all problems without actually doing anything.
(Taken from the commit history, posted by Steve Kondik)
According to: https://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/ClockWorkMod_Instructions#Making_a_backup
ClockworkMod's backup/restore feature will generally only back up the
/system, /data, /cache, /sd-ext, and /dalvik-cache areas. Other
partitions such as /emmc, /sdcard, and /media won't be backed up.
fact, the backed up system will typically be saved to ...
That's got it all covered pretty good, but a couple of things should be pointed out
One feature of ROM Manager--"Backup Current ROM"--is useful in that it integrates all of your apps (including paid ones), all of your data (such as contacts, text messages, saved photos, browser bookmarks), and your system state (your desktop arrangement, your preferences, ...
The easiest way would be to install Rom Manager. The first item in this app says "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" and under that it will say something like "Current Recovery: ClockworkMod 184.108.40.206" (see below). If it does not say this, or has nothing here, chances are you don't have it. If you don't have it and would like it (and are already rooted, of course) ...
I had the same problem. Looking at the source of heimdal revealed that this message is send when no USB device is attached.
And this was in fact the case. lsusb showed that the kernel is not aware of any USB device related to the Galaxy S:
flo@flo-pc ~/data/cm9-sgs $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 046d:0990 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Pro 9000
Bus 003 Device 069:...
To unpack a YAFFS2 image, you can use the free unyaffs tool, which is available as pre-build ELF-binary (for Linux) from this page at code.google.com. This page also contains hints on how to obtain the source code, so you could build the binary yourself e.g. with gcc (gcc -o unyaffs unyaffs.c).
I use this tool myself, it works fine on Ubuntu 8.04 32bit as ...
CWM is the shortform of ClockWorkMod. ROMManager, CWM recovery, Tether etc are their products. CWM Recovery and ROMManager are tools which enables you to backup your current ROM, install custom ROMs etc.
If you are interested in knowing more about CWM, see this page. For rooting you do not need CWM. In fact for installing CWM you need to be rooted.
Wipe data will wipe everything on your /data partition (hence the name). A factory reset will wipe the same (additionally also cache and Dalvik cache), and put your device back to a virgin state. Usually, this doesn't touch the (external) SDCard, and AFAIK should not touch the internal SDCard either.
I don't know on which partition your mentioned folder ...
A zip package that contains a firmware update always includes two files in META-INF/com/google/android: updater-script and update-binary. updater-script is a text file containing commands required to install the update. update-binary translates the commands into binary code.
In Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has changed the interface that updater-script uses ...
Assuming your device adheres to some Android standards, you'd want to run fastboot oem device-info.
Often you can also run fastboot reboot-bootloader to get into the bootloader which often says right there on screen whether it's locked or not.
Different devices can display the lock state differently.
fastboot is located in %ANDROID_SDK_DIR%\platform-tools,...
Try doing what it suggests... run e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/userdata. If that doesn't work, try running mke2fs /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/userdata.
You can also boot into fastboot mode and run fastboot erase userdata.
If none of these work, please elaborate on this "long story". How did you mess up your data ...
Some stock ROM's may replace the custom recovery with the stock recovery. To solve it you should install the custom recovery with fastboot and reboot to recovery and don't reboot to system. That will prevent the stock ROM from replacing the custom recovery.
To add to other answer, your back up has ALL the information in your back up image as the phone has when you took back up
/system refers to your ROM
/data refers to your data created by apps both that came with phone and user installed apps (/data/data)
/data/cache (the cache) refers to app data stored for quick access
/data/dalvik-cache (the Dalvik cache) ...
The easiest way to find out if your Galaxy S2 already has ClockworkMod Recovery installed is to try and boot into it. Turn off the phone, then hold the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time. (For international version of the GS2 you need to press and hold Vol Up + Home + Power combination.) If it boots into ClockworkMod - you have it ...
One way is to open ROM Manager and choose "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery". Select your device when it prompts and wait for it to download the latest (non-touch) recovery. Using a file browser, go to /sdcard/clockworkmod/download/<site>/recoveries and paste your .img there. <site> may be mirror.kanged.net or something else, just check the folders ...
If you are talking about a Nandroid backup: Yes, it would. It creates images from the devices file systems -- so all that's stored there gets copied to those image files. You can then even extract single items using e.g. Titanium Backup.
The general consensus is there's usually different partitions available:
When a guide says to flash "partition" where partition is one of the above, then that implies transferring the contents destined for the partition. The mileage will vary depending on the handset/manufacturer as not all of them actually have implemented ...
Recalibrating your battery won't actually make it last longer. What it might do is ensure that the battery level display is more accurate, so that when it says it's at zero, it's actually at zero.
Personally, I used an app like Battery Calibration (requires root) and it seems to help. To be fair though, I haven't actually tested the actual levels myself, so ...