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Cleaning of clipboard crashes Android Apps

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asked 2014-12-18 21:52:25 +0300

cocovina gravatar image

updated 2017-03-20 10:52:48 +0300

molan gravatar image

Cleaning of clipboard causes crash of all running android apps. Then android apps can not start till some text is not copied to the clipboard. Alien Dalvik restart does not solve this problem (restart of phone does).

EDIT: Update 11 solved this problem. :) THX Sailors

EDIT2: Issue exists again on (confirmed on Jolla C)

EDIT3: Issue exists again on (confirmed on Jolla C)

EDIT4: Issue has existed since in Jolla 1, too

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how do you clean the clipboard?

droll ( 2014-12-18 21:58:29 +0300 )edit

Good finding, thank you for the report

dez ( 2014-12-18 22:27:08 +0300 )edit

Also, after such a a crash, I can no longer paste new content into the clipboard from native apps. The clipboard will always contain the string that I deleted, not the new one I pasted. This does not happen when I clear the clipboard from within a native sailfish app, it works as expected afterwards.

ossi1967 ( 2014-12-18 23:12:48 +0300 )edit

@droll: I do this by tapping and holding on the clipboard icon then select clean.

@ossi1967: My clipboard is purged and I can copy some text normally (SMS message for example).

cocovina ( 2014-12-19 08:35:36 +0300 )edit

I alsosuffer this problem too, that i cant start any android apps, they autoshutdown, already tried restart service.

And thanks telling me because of clean clipboard problem

TMavica ( 2014-12-19 16:00:00 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-19 19:47:00 +0300

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updated 2014-12-30 14:55:56 +0300

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I am also encountering the same problem.

A quick fix without restarting the phone:

Just copy any text to the clipboard; find any text box in any app (let's say notes), type any text, then highlight it, then launch your Android apps again.


Restarting the keyboard service seems to fix the problem; in terminal issue the following command:

systemctl --user restart maliit-server.service

That should restart the keyboard service.

Hopefully, the Sailors at Jolla will release a fix for it soon.

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thanks! I was wondering why I had to reboot every single time before starting android stuff!

ShadowJK ( 2015-01-04 03:16:32 +0300 )edit

Clipboard doesn't get updated at all as mentioned here But this command didn't work for me :-(

anandrkris ( 2015-01-08 18:46:12 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-11-27 12:53:38 +0300

Sakke gravatar image

This issue is still on Sailfish Haapajoki. How come that this issue haven't been fixed already?

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Aliendalvik issues require long time to be fixed. Like 2-3 releases adter reported.

coderus ( 2016-11-27 14:35:17 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-12-31 12:19:09 +0300

LemD gravatar image

Still experiencing this issue on SFOS (Jolla 1)

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Same here with Jolla Phone. Android app crashes but cover is still there and app is kind of restarted if tapping on cover.

Pohli ( 2018-12-31 17:29:53 +0300 )edit

Same here, with some apps, not all, on Jolla C-converted Intex AquaFish, running

Malinux ( 2019-01-13 17:02:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-01-01 13:37:33 +0300

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I have this problem, I found 2 ways to solve it

1) restart the phone ( uncomfortable, very uncomfortable )

2) I clean the clipboard only using Sailfish apps like browser or sms ( andorid apps are in multitasking and nothing crashes)

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I can say that the second option does not work. I even tried to restart alien, but no effect. Only after rebooting the phone I could start Android apps again. And I'm running .27 Vaarainjärvi.

raketti ( 2015-02-13 19:57:36 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-08-07 23:29:43 +0300

Zandi gravatar image

the problem reappears for me at JollaC on Sailfish version

clearing clipboard in android apps causes crashing of all android apps

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Same on latest early release software - I updated the question. Haven't tested it yet on Jolla 1 - could someone do that with latest SW release?

molan ( 2016-08-07 23:51:49 +0300 )edit

@caprico thank you for updating the question

Zandi ( 2016-08-07 23:59:32 +0300 )edit

Issue is still on at least on my Jolla Phone 1. It's really annoying when you're trying to link something and after that Whatsapp etc just suddently crashes.

Sakke ( 2016-09-07 22:41:01 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-10-22 00:16:15 +0300

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v2.0.4.14 the "Clear Clipboard" still cause to crash of android app. Android app can be restarted without copying some text before....
Jolla, please fix it. Thanks

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answered 2016-10-22 01:54:54 +0300

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updated 2017-03-19 11:21:12 +0300

I can confirm this too, but I'm usinh JP1 and running Sailfish OS It's very annoying when you're cleaning the clipboard and the app crashes, and it takes a lot of time to get the app working again (you have to reboot, restart aliendalvik or lipstick etc.)

E: Issue still on SailfishOS

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answered 2015-02-19 14:44:41 +0300

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Update 11 solved this problem. :) THX Sailors

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