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Android app can't be launched anymore

asked 2014-11-06 17:45:35 +0300

sedric gravatar image

updated 2014-12-23 13:25:48 +0300

Hi all,

I have a strange problem since 3~4 days : my android apps suddently refused to be launched.

When I clic on the icon, I've got the "loading" square and after 2~3 seconds, it disapear.

When I launch an app by terminal, I've got the following things on my term :

$ apkd-launcher /data/app/org.fox.ttrss-1.apk org.fox.ttrss/org.fox.ttrss.OnlineActivity 
method return sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.1859 reply_serial=2
   boolean true
/opt/alien/system/script/start_app.sh: line 11: kill: (30345) - No such process

(Last line appears on 2 to n try, so I think it just try to kill previous unsuccessfully launched app.) It never let me the prompt back so I have to ^C it.

I launched it with strace, to have more informations and it end with this error :

write(2, "alien_launcher: setregid failed -1 (Operation not permitted) line 79.\n", 70alien_launcher: setregid failed -1 (Operation not permitted) line 79.

Full output if needed : http://pastebin.com/vheCVHHt

I tried to reinstall Android Support from the Store, but nothing changed.

Any idea ?


EDIT: This problem is now "fixed" for me. Failed try to wake up screen lead my phone to reboot during last update so I reset it.

As I can't think that "wipe your phone" is not a valuable answer, I lead the thread open.

I only can add that the system_server process (an Android one) took high CPU usage (100%) and I don't know why (no log, nothing usefull sorted by strace, etc.).

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I had similar problem, I could not even remove android apps. I resolved it by re-installing Yandex store app via Jolla store (I had recently installed and removed it). After that I removed it again, Android apps seem to work after boot. I'm running Uitukka.

alloj ( 2014-11-06 17:58:12 +0300 )edit

I haven't Yandex installed. I tried to install / uninstall / reboot but it didn't changed anything for me :-(

sedric ( 2014-11-06 18:11:28 +0300 )edit

Which Sailfish OS version are you using?

jiit ( 2014-11-12 17:24:37 +0300 )edit Tahkalampi

sedric ( 2014-11-12 18:19:24 +0300 )edit

Didn't Yandex store install itself after "Android support" app/service is installed ? Beside that, try to install Dalvik cleanup (I am not sure, if it is only on openrepos.net), (backup android data if needed) uninstall Android support, make the clean through the app and install it again, I think it might help...

Bobsikus ( 2014-12-23 13:36:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-11 05:46:34 +0300

Toxip gravatar image

updated 2015-01-11 05:47:27 +0300

I had this problem too but normal reinstall of the android support was not enough. I used the Alien dalvik cleanup tool from openrepos as @Bobsikus suggested and that seemed to have fixed it. Still no idea why this happens but perhaps the problem lies somewhere in the files the tool cleans up. Hope this helps in solving it.

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Thanks. Got no idea what happened with my Android support, but Dalvik cleanup did work.

Jarno ( 2015-01-27 12:14:57 +0300 )edit
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