Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Google Play Store Error Code -506

TL;DR - Clean up all data and directories pertaining to the app you're trying to install or update. Not just from the App Info but also under /data/app and /data/data.

So, I had just installed a new ROM and tried to restore all my apps using Titanium Backup. It was routine stuff, nothing I hadn't done a thousand times before. While restoring Authy, TiBk was stuck for a long while and I didn't want to wait.

I remembered that last time TiBk was stuck while restoring an app, Installing the same app from Google Play Store while TiBk is still running seemed to have worked. So I did just that. I let TiBk run while I installed Authy from Play Store. Play Store finished installing Authy and TiBk also finished restoring Authy right after. 

Now, when I tapped on Authy, it wasn't opening up. Naturally, I tried to Wipe Data and Cache for Authy and tried installing the app again. However, Play Store started complaining that it couldn't install Authy and asked me to try again after sometime. At one point it even told me there wasn't enough space on my phone. I also tried wiping data and restoring App+Data using TiBk. Nothing seemed to work.

On a whim, I opened up Root Explorer and deleted everything related to Authy under /data/app and /data/data folders and tried re-installing Authy from Play Store and that did it. 

One thing I did notice was this symbolic link pointing to itself in one of these directories:

I don't know how that's possible. I should have taken a screen print but I didn't. 

There you go, I hope this helps. While this worked for me, I do not guarantee it will work for everyone. YMMV. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

Surveillance Backdoor Enabled Chinese Gmail Attack?

via Slashdot by Soulskill on 1/24/10

Major Blud writes "CNN is running an opinion piece on their front page from security technologist Bruce Schneier, in which he suggest that 'In order to comply with government search warrants on user data, Google created a backdoor access system into Gmail accounts. This feature is what the Chinese hackers exploited to gain access.' His article is short on sources, and the common belief is that a flaw in IE was the main attack method. Has this come up elsewhere? Schneier continues, 'Whether the eavesdroppers are the good guys or the bad guys, these systems put us all at greater risk. Communications systems that have no inherent eavesdropping capabilities are more secure than systems with those capabilities built in. And it's bad civic hygiene to build technologies that could someday be used to facilitate a police state.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Apple launching 22-inch touchscreen iMac this year?

via Engadget by Tim Stevens on 1/18/10

Apple launching 22-inch touchscreen iMac this year?Sure, those new Core i7, 27-inch iMacs are lovely things (when they're working), but there's something missing: the sense of touch. That's coming soon, according to a report published in the Chinese Commercial Times. The new 22-inch model is said to slot in between current 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs, will use a capacitive touchscreen provided by Sintek Photronic, and unsurprisingly will be built by Quanta. Beyond that, and a supposed release before the end of the year, we know nothing -- but maybe we'll learn more at a certain press event next week?

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