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Package Manager on ICS

posted May 2, 2012, 6:08 AM by Corey Z   [ updated Jul 25, 2012, 4:49 PM ]
If you are currently running ICS and would like to continue using the Package Manager function, you will need to update your Superuser Binary.

I have compiled a version of the su binary from source that will allow for this functionality to be restored.
See this link if you would like to know the reason behind why you need this alternate version.

UPDATE: The latest versions of the Superuser and SuperSU apps include binaries that have the changes that are in the custom binary below. You can update to the latest version inside of the Superuser apps instead of using the fix listed below.

Old Methods:

Automatic Option (Recommended):
  1. Download the file to your sdcard.
  2. Flash the zip through your custom recovery (tested in TWRP and ClockworkMod)
  3. Reboot

Disclaimer: Don't do this if you are unfamiliar with the command line! I am not responsible if you lose root or something breaks.

Manual Option:
  1. Download the su-binary to your SD card
  2. To install it, open up a command line (local or through ADB) then do the following:
  3. su to get to a root prompt
  4. Mount /system read/write
  5. Copy the new file contents into the current su binary. This is wherever the download is and wherever your su binary is currently.
    1. cat /sdcard/su-binary > /system/xbin/su
  6. Then reset permissions just in case:
    1. chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
  7. Mount /system read only
Corey Z,
May 2, 2012, 6:08 AM
Corey Z,
May 2, 2012, 6:08 AM