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*.apk installation and calDAV/cardDAV synchronisation fail

asked 2015-01-02 15:21:50 +0300

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updated 2015-02-18 18:20:13 +0300

Hello jolla-users,

i have two problems with my new Jolla phone and updated the device already to the latest version of sailfish OS.

  1. problem: Installation of *.apk files does not work! [SOLVED] I wish to receive Android apps via f-droid, but can't install it on the phone. Neither the fdroid-store app, nor the individual applications can be installed. I tap on the file but nothing happens. On the system settings the same as via the file browser from the Jolla store. I have already allowed the installation of third-party software in the settings. I also tried to download the file once via Wi-Fi and 3G once, because I read reports in the Jolla-store, that files downloaded via Wi-Fi would not work correctly in the file manager. But this also make no difference. Is it already a known issue?

  2. problem: calDAV/cardDAV synchronization does not work! My provider for email, contacts, and calendar is from Germany. While the mail traffic via IMAP/SMTP works without any problems, synchronizing calendars and contacts will not work at all. It is possible to creat the accounts on the phone, but no information is synchronized. I know that this function is still an experimentel part in Sailfish OS, but i would like to ask about whether there's someone here who could synchronize successfully with this provider.

I hope someone has a tip for me, what I could try to solve this problems. Especially the first problem really bothers me. But otherwise, I'm really happy with the jolla-phone and the software! I can't wait the version 2.0 is released. And a great excuse for my bad english, I hope you can understand my concern. :o(

Many greetings from Germany

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Did you install android support? it's a separate app from the jolla store. i am a user too, for me at the moment only caldav works.

piwostar ( 2015-01-02 16:03:13 +0300 )edit

Yes, the android support was already installed. But as you can see down below, the problem is solved. With regard to calDAV I keep trying. I have used the same login data as with Thunderbird on openSUSE 13.2, however without success. But I don't know what information to use for "Kalenderpfad" in the DAV-settings on the Jolla phone

BM ( 2015-01-03 12:00:52 +0300 )edit

yesterday I looked in my settings but there is no option to see which settings I have made. when I create another account i have errors too. maybe I have time to look in some configuration files, but I don't no which file is for this settings. sorry.

piwostar ( 2015-01-03 12:30:10 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-02 15:28:37 +0300

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updated 2015-01-02 21:21:54 +0300

As these are completely unlinked issues you should post them as separate questions. For CalDav/CardDav there are several questions already at Together, and Android installation problems usually are caused by inconsistencies in the various droid app stores and/or them requiring Google Play services, which Jolla does not and won't support.

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Thank you for the note. I will mention only one problem per thread in the future.

BM ( 2015-01-03 11:50:55 +0300 )edit

You should now close this question cause an Answer that has been accepted has been given. If you still need help with CardDav/CalDav issue, please post it as another question (but check first whether similar questions already exist in Together).

foss4ever ( 2015-01-03 18:42:54 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-01-03 04:07:52 +0300

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I had the *.apk problem too, read somewhere around here that it's linked to Alien Dalvik no longer coming with a pre-installed store. Apparently you need to have an Android store installed to be able to use APKs, so you just need to install one of the three appstores available from Jolla store. Installing Aptoide fixed it for me at least.

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Great, thank you very much! This has solved my problem. It is exactly how you described it. After I have installed the YandexStore, it was possible to install the *.akp files without any problems.

BM ( 2015-01-03 11:47:18 +0300 )edit

FYI: AlienDalvik has never been pre-installed in Jolla. To use android apps (from any droid market or direct install of .apk:s) in Jolla users have had to install Android support from Jolla Store manually.

foss4ever ( 2015-01-03 18:34:58 +0300 )edit
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