Aliendalvik fails to start:

asked 2019-07-07 16:43:50 +0300

bionade24 gravatar image

updated 2019-07-07 17:45:12 +0300

Since 3 days, aliendalvik crashes on startup. After deleting everything dalvik worked again, after roling out the backup, (who wouldn't expect it, right?) dalvik crashes again. Most logs were without real information, only the android log has some worth information:
Log before crash
Log during crash
Has anyone ever faced this issue and knows how to fix it?

The Apps I used were Whatsapp, APKPure, Trello & Keybase. Edit: Xperia XA2 and SFOS

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On which device and SFOS version? How does the crash happen btw? Can you restart the alien dalvik after that or does it crash instantly after? There is/was a bug, at least on my XA2, when aliendalvik crashed right on system startup after couple of minutes but after restarting it worked fine.

Sakke ( 2019-07-07 16:47:03 +0300 )edit

Regarding you backup : warning, all the App data are belonging to your user root (UID=0) :

W installd: Ignoring /data/data/com.whatsapp/lib with unexpected GID 0 instead of 10042

Whereas Android uses a separate app isolation scheme, where every app is handed out its own private specific UID in the range above 10000 and the data is set to that UID/GID.

I wouldn't actually to a backup/restore of that part as a whole. Rather, only restore the bits where you devinitely need (e.g.: the subdirectories "files" and "databases" in /home/.android/data/data/com.whatsapp, only if you haven't turned on the automatical back-up on Google's cloud). Lots of app do backup their data on the cloud and will automatically re-download upon installing the app.

Personal tip, specifically regarding APKpure: the opensource Yalp-store you can find on F-Droid repository is another way to fetch applications from the play store.

Also, given your choice of apps, I presume you haven't installed any provider for "", neither the official proprietary "Google Play Service" blob, nor the opensource "MicroG" ?

DrYak ( 2019-07-08 15:41:55 +0300 )edit

No I have neither microG nor Play Services, and I tried to restore only whatsapp, but I can't filter the needed things out of /home/.android. I'm not sure if the system breaks when I do a script which copies the whole paths specified in grep -r "whatsapp"

bionade24 ( 2019-07-08 15:45:34 +0300 )edit