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    How To?

    Rename an apk that you have installed? For ex, I'd like to rename gallery3d to gallery2. Can this be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slycknyck View Post
    Rename an apk that you have installed? For ex, I'd like to rename gallery3d to gallery2. Can this be done?
    Any root browser can do it if system is mounted rw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Proffitt View Post
    Any root browser can do it if system is mounted rw

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    Wouldn't it forceclose the app if you just rename the apk?
    If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

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    No but that's a good idea. Force Stop in Settings > Applications then rename it. Reboot the phone and go. However in the app drawer it'll still be named Gallery

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    Ok but where do I find apps that are INSTALLED on the phone already, vs apps that I have downloaded online but have yet to install? I understand the latter is as simple as going to my download folder and renaming, but where exactly are previously installed or play store apps found in the system?

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    System apps are in /system/app and downloaded are in /data/app

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    Lifesaving as always, thanks very much SP.

 

 

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