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[XA2,] Can't open files with any android apps

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asked 2020-04-28 06:51:35 +0300

4carlos gravatar image

updated 2020-09-18 06:34:24 +0300

I can no longer open files in with any Android app.

Example ASCII editor: I open the editor and want to load a file. I get the dialog for sharing files instead of the file selection. This means that no file can be loaded, but only shared with another app.

The editor is just an example. With no other Android app can I open a file (pdf, txt, jpg ...). Only the file sharing dialog opens.

Is that a mistake only for me, or does anyone else have this problem?

Edit: The problem did not occur in SFOS 3.2

Edit 2: Does anyone know a solution? Attaching images or files in messengers and emails is also not possible. This bug makes the phone almost unusable.

Edit 3: See the comments -> "We will fix the access of Android apps to the file system (including the SD card) in OS release 3.4.0. jovirkku (Jun 22)"

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Try removing and possibly reinstalling Aliendalvik Control.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2020-04-28 08:15:31 +0300 )edit

I did many times. No success, same mistake as before :(

Edit: ... and the same behavior without Aliendalvik Control

4carlos ( 2020-04-28 09:02:59 +0300 )edit

@LegacyUser, OK - I see.

4carlos ( 2020-04-28 09:04:53 +0300 )edit

Much better, Wol... ...äh @4carlos

011011010110101001100001 ( 2020-04-28 09:16:22 +0300 )edit

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answered 2020-05-11 07:19:19 +0300

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@Maarten: Some apps have implemented their own "open method". One example is TextMaker (compiled in 2015), part of the SoftMaker Suite. This old suite is not affected, but all "newer" apps like Threema, Conversation, Notepad, PDF Viewer, Filemanager +, Ghost Commander etc. It is simply a bug in Aliendalvik since 3.3.0.xx. This does not occur in SFOS 3.2 and is independent of @coderus ADC.

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This problem must be addressed in the new update. It makes SFOS more or less useless if I can't attach files to e-mails or insert images in documents. I heavily rely on android support in some areas and cannot do without properly functioning apps.

The possibility to save and open files in Android apps


the possibility to use Bluetooth with Android Apps

are the two features that most hinder me in my daily life.

martinbook85 ( 2020-09-16 21:38:24 +0300 )edit

Look at the comments above

"We will fix the access of Android apps to the file system (including the SD card) in OS release 3.4.0. jovirkku (Jun 22)"

4carlos ( 2020-09-17 06:32:07 +0300 )edit

Sorry, I missed that comment.

Should it not be added as an answer to the question so that it is clearly visible?

Thank you for pointing it out!


martinbook85 ( 2020-09-17 08:58:33 +0300 )edit

Added to my question as Edit 3. Thanks for the suggestion.

4carlos ( 2020-09-18 06:37:35 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2020-04-28 06:51:35 +0300

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