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Android apps don't start

asked 2015-01-27 00:24:16 +0300

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updated 2015-05-01 11:42:39 +0300

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At first glance I thought it to be the same issue as android apps not starting in low memory situations¹, however closing all open sailfish apps does not help. Restarting android/aliendalvik does not help. The only thing that helps is restarting the device, which gets old fast.

I haven't done any modifications to my android install. I have recently done a factory reset (around the time of the last update).

Any further ways to debug this?

¹ https://together.jolla.com/question/5675/android-apps-dont-start-in-low-memory-situations/

Edit: I'm not sure, but my bug might actually be this bug.

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  • Journal output: ContentAction::ExecPrivate::ExecPrivate:107 - libcontentaction: invalid desktop file
  • yandex store uninstall
  • apkd
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Something seems to have happened recently: I have been using Android for close to a year now with few problems, but now none of my Android apps start for some reason. It worked well this morning, but this afternoon, when I started one of the apps I often use, it just didn't start! Nor did any other Android app. I really hope I won't need to delete my entire Android library - it will be a lot of work rebuilding everything again!

00prometheus ( 2015-01-27 18:34:39 +0300 )edit

I have Google Play installed, and moved the entire Android install to the SD-card (both have been working well for a long time). Have you done any modifications to your Android install?

00prometheus ( 2015-01-27 18:36:13 +0300 )edit

I haven't done any modifications to my android install. I don't know what triggers it, it seems to "just happen" after a while. I don't use Google Play, only F-Droid and Aptoide.

fawz ( 2015-01-27 18:57:38 +0300 )edit

"Thoroughly cleaning out and reinstalling Alien Dalvik might help, though it hurts: https://together.jolla.com/question/13805/android-support-not-working-apps-not-loading/#post-id-14896"

Thanks for the pointer, but as that OP mentions reboots didn't help him. I might try cleaning all caches and reinstalling regardless.

fawz ( 2015-01-27 19:01:31 +0300 )edit

I can't believe someone voted me down for this :-( - hey if a solution does not work for you it doesn't mean it's a bad answer ...

elastic ( 2015-05-12 02:47:51 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-13 18:26:46 +0300

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updated 2015-02-13 23:34:09 +0300

Check, if the package 'apkd' is still installed. If not, install it again "pkcon install apkd"

It happened to me last week that android apps refused to start and I removed Alien Dalvik just to realize, that after a complete reinstall it was still the same behavior :-( - after a hint from ejjoman on TMO I looked after apkd and it really wasn't installed any mor - reinstalling did the trick ...

It seems, that it is sometimes removed while the uninstall of an android app - for me the uninstall of younited coused the problems ...

All the credits for this solution goes to ejjoman!

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sorry can you help me with that where can i find this package and install it?

Dragomir ( 2015-02-14 10:20:01 +0300 )edit

Dev-mode => terminal => devel-su => pkcon install apkd

If the first steps are not clear, please start with a howto for root on jolla!

elastic ( 2015-02-14 10:24:31 +0300 )edit

I actually had that package installed, which I guess is both good and bad. I'll see whether the bug happens again and I can't solve it by doing the clipboard thing mentioned in my edit. Thanks for the suggestion!

fawz ( 2015-02-14 14:36:42 +0300 )edit

Works for me! Thanks!

It seems that my Google Play X (music etc) removement was the reason for killing my apkd

imunar ( 2015-04-22 08:00:57 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-01-27 08:12:23 +0300

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u dont need to restart ur mobile, download sailfish utilities from jolla store r from warehouse install it. it will be installed in ur settings whenever android stops wrking go to utilities stop and restart android support exit settings and now open android apps.

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i have the same problem with android apps constantly crashing and somehow utilities doesn't work properly because neither restart nor stop android support seems to do the thing. i also noticed when i put my music on the phone more than half of the songs were missing. refreshing media database did nothing after a restart i got all the songs in the riht folders with covers and so on. but my network restart fid the trick

Dragomir ( 2015-01-27 09:17:41 +0300 )edit

As mentioned in my original post, restarting android (aliendalvik) does not help.

fawz ( 2015-01-27 18:58:57 +0300 )edit
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