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Android app POP Avain not supported [released]

asked 2018-03-07 12:14:57 +0300

Direc gravatar image

updated 2018-06-06 23:15:23 +0300

Android application "POP Avain" (fi.poppankki.avain), a Finnish banking ID and authentication utility, does not support Alien Dalvik on Sony Xperia X running SFOS The application starts, but I get the following error message:

POP Avain, käyttö estetty

Translation: Using prohibited. Using POP Avain is is possible on Android and iOs [sic] platforms.

I believe that Alien Dalvik fails some check, perhaps it seems like a rooted Android or something. Is there anything that can be done, except informing the application manufacturer about the issue and hoping for a fix (or even better; a native SFOS app)?

EDIT: I think it is worth noting, that the actual banking app that lets you do transactions, called simply Mobiilipankki ( works just fine.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Direc
close date 2019-05-20 02:27:30.330531


Informing the "manufacturer" won't help at all since it's so small a minority that is facing up this issue. I've talked this to Nordea too when I had Xperia X. Usually these softwares check if there are sudo libraries etc. So renaming them or masking them will usually help if the software thinks the phone is rooted

Now on XA2 and Android support 8 I haven't faced this issue so the implementations must be different than on Xperia X etc.

Sakke ( 2019-05-02 16:57:41 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-05-02 00:57:53 +0300

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updated 2019-05-20 02:27:10 +0300

I tested POP Avain version 1.06 on XA2 Ultra running SFOS 3.0.3, and it seems to work now.

I haven't taken it into use just yet, but at least I can now start the process, so it should be fine.

Edit: I finally took it into use a few weeks back, and it works as expected.

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Sounds great. I guess you should close this question.

Filip K. ( 2019-05-02 06:15:27 +0300 )edit

I will, once I have enrolled it. I'm on vacation abroad now so I won't start testing it here.

Direc ( 2019-05-07 10:26:53 +0300 )edit

Did you rename the su binary, or did it start to work out of the box?

Because, the app looks a lot like OmaVahvistus app of OmaSaastopankki (especially the orange "Käyttö estetty" text), and that one doesn't allow usage on due to "modified OS".

The POP banks and Saastopankki banks have been closely associated with each other, and it looks to really be the same app.

edit: I installed POP Avain on "Jolla C", and it doesn't work for me. "Using prohibited"

teemu ( 2019-05-20 14:46:35 +0300 )edit

I just installed it fresh on and it just started working...

Direc ( 2019-05-22 00:27:44 +0300 )edit

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