If you’ve deleted some apps (e.g. using TitaniumBackup) and have a custom recovery, but you still want to apply an OTA, here’s what you can do:
- unzip the OTA file (into a directory named “n”)
- Run some sed commands:
cp $FILE t
sed -i '/apply_patch_check.*EmailGoogle/d;/apply_patch.*EmailGoogle/,+2d' $FILE
sed -i '/apply_patch_check.*PlusOne/d;/apply_patch.*PlusOne/,+2d' $FILE
sed -i '/apply_patch_check.*Gmail/d;/apply_patch.*Gmail/,+2d' $FILE
diff -u t $FILE
zip -r ../o3.zip .
and then use your custom recovery (e.g. clockwork) to install the zip.