Android app connectivity unreliable / using incorrect carrier

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): random
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product): 4.2
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): XA2, 10
UI LANGUAGE: Irrelevant
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Yes

DESCRIPTION:

Since 4.2 Android apps either randomly lose connectivity, or stubbornly keep using 4g when started (even when wifi is available). It seems to be somewhat related to switching between 4g and wifi (e.g. entering and/or leaving the house).

When the connection works but is incorrectly using 4g, the android apps are aware they’re using 4g. Apps like ApkPure will ask to confirm download over cellular connectoin.

PRECONDITIONS:

No exact idea

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Start the phone
  2. Wait
  3. Notice android lost connectivity

EXPECTED RESULT:

If sailfish has internet connectivity, so should the AlienDalvik support.

ACTUAL RESULT:

It often just stops working without any notice

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

(Please ALWAYS attach relevant data such as logs, screenshots, etc…)

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Haven’t been able to trigger this in 4.3 anymore. I guess this is solved. Anyone else still run into this?

And it just happened again in 4.3. So this bug is, unfortunately, still not solved. ApkPure reports a “Network Error” which persists until Android Support is restarted. Turning wifi off and then on again did not help.

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Thanks for the report. We will do our best to eliminate this issue.

I can’t reproduce this behaviour on my XA2 Plus dual sim with 4.3

Interesting, that’s the exact same model as I have. TBH it’s not happening as frequently as it did before with 4.2, but it still sometimes breaks. Internet works fine in native apps, but not in Android.