REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product): 188.8.131.52
HARDWARE (XA2, Xperia 10…): XA2 plus dual-sim
UI LANGUAGE: Swedish
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Yes
I recently updated (OTA) from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. The update worked smoothly, but I lost the ability to run most of android apps. I have no microG or anything, no AlienDalvik Control, no themepack support.
From the android apps I had installed (and working on 3.4) some just crash upon starting, some show e.g. white or black screen, very few works as before.
STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
- Update to 18.104.22.168
- Run android app that worked on 3.4 (e.g. FB Messenger)
The app starts and has the same functionality (and/or problems) as on previous SFOS release.
App crashes, freezes or in very rare instances the result is as expected.
I have checked the solutions in other questions but to no avail.
I reinstalled the AlienDalvik several times, using also the brutal way from the jolla support page.
After removing everything I wanted to reinstall apps and check if they work after reinstallation, but it turns out the Store app you can get from Jolla Store is also affected by this.
I managed to install and run Aurora Store, but it cannot download anything (however I suppose this is more a problem of Aurora, since something similar has happened before). I also tried to run APKPure app, but guess what, it doesn’t start.
What could be also interesting, there is now no install prompt when running an APK file, it just gets installed without any questions.
Here I’m including the list of android apps that I know are affected:
Messenger, Signal, Store, OLX, Allegro, Alior Mobile, PayPal, Yr, 9gag, Google Translate, APKPure
And those I know are not affected:
Aurora Store (probably), Mobilet
Did someone managed to fix this problem, or my only way is to go back to 3.4?
P.S. I realize that there are many similar questions, but since they mention slightly different problems and the provided solutions don’t work I decided to post another one.