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Is there a way to use google drive on Jolla? (2018)

asked 2018-08-25 10:42:32 +0300

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updated 2018-08-25 11:07:47 +0300

I tried to follow some tutorials I found and install warehouse + filecase to use Google Drive. My phone didn't let me install warehouse because it was not trusted. Does anyone know how to make it work or have alternative option?

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answered 2018-08-25 10:59:23 +0300

Marzanna gravatar image

You should install Storeman instead

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I still have the same issue :( I can download the Storeman file but when I try to install it my phone says (in Finnish): "Only trusted programs can be installed."

Anadd ( 2018-08-25 11:06:12 +0300 )edit

You need to enable third party apps in settings. i think it is in security tab.

mosen ( 2018-08-25 11:14:26 +0300 )edit

Yeah thanks :) I managed to install filecase now. There's still problems with opening it but I hope I manage to fix it.

Anadd ( 2018-08-25 12:14:28 +0300 )edit

@Anadd - Filecase is not without problems and the developer has not been seen for sometime, basically the app is abandoned. There are suggestions within the comments of Openrepos regarding usage of Filecase on how to fix various problems with the application. I have it on my device, but the only element that I wanted to use, is not working and that is Dropbox. You may find that Google Drive is okay, I don't know, I haven't tested it.

Edz ( 2018-08-25 13:15:45 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-08-25 13:24:55 +0300

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updated 2018-08-26 06:11:00 +0300

Don't use Gdrive, but on Openrepos, I see:

Also, web interface works fine on Jolla browser.

Update - got curious and decided to test rclone, and working fine.

  1. Install rclone
  2. type 'rclone config' in terminal and walk through the interactive config. Only glitch was that the auto-popup-browser-auth function didn't wor, since Gdrive auth didn't like the source of the prompt, so I got an error message, so I jist had to open Jolla browser and enter auth url manually, (all the information is given in interactive config dialog).
  3. Once authorized, your Gdrive is now an active 'remote', so you can use rclone commands to copy, sync, move, files, etc. So my example was that I uploaded a folder of music files to my Google Drive, using computer, , and named the folder 'otg'. So, in rclone, I enter 'rclone lsd gdrive:', and it lists the files and folders in yhe root of my 'remote', which I named 'gdrive' in the config process. Then I type 'rclone sync gdrive:/otg/ /home/nemo/otg/'. The 'otg' folder is automatically created in /home/nemo/, and all the files in that folder are copied there.

Update 2 (even easier)

Just tested mount function, and working well, (listed as (Experimental). Follow steps 1 and 2 above, then pick or create a directory in your filesystem where you want your Gdrive to be, (in my example I created /home/nemo/gd/), and type in terminal, 'rclone mount gdrive: /home/nemo/gd/'. Now all of your Gdrive is shown there.

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answered 2018-09-05 09:04:48 +0300

eber42 gravatar image

Just for completeness, Insync provides a Raspberry/ARM version that works fine on Sailfish (just tried on Xperia X). This is a commercial (paid) solution and not open source. It provides real-time folders synchronisation and it's easy to install as it's packaged as a tar.gz file.

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