SIM configuration app (Konfiguration) can't be deleted and won't stay in folder after reboot

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):, also with earlier versions
HARDWARE (Jolla1, Tablet, XA2,…): X, XA2
UI LANGUAGE: German, English
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?):


On my Sailfish XA2 I get a “Konfiguration” app when I (re)boot the phone. The worst thing is: I cannot delete the app and I can’t even move it to a category – after the reboot it’s at the end of the app’s list again. That bothers me much because I use folders for apps so they fit on one page.


German cell provider


  1. Place “Konfiguration” in a folder
  2. Reboot


The app stays in the folder where I have put it


The app is in the main list again.


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This is kind of a virtual app, as it depends on the SIM itself and gets “installed” only just after unlocking the SIM, even its name is SIM dependent. Thus, it will be treated as a newly installed app after every phone reboot (and corresponding SIM unlock).
This virtual app has also annoyed me a bit. Could it perhaps better be removed from the app roster and allowed to be started from a settings menu entry?

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This app pertains to the so-called “SIM (application) Toolkit”. The mobile operators want to run apps of their own using the processor of the SIM card. But as the card does not have a display those apps need to use the phone display.

I find those icons at the launcher grid a bit annoying but…

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A workaround would be nice for now. I can recall seeing a suggestion to “touch” the binary of the app and set restrictive permissions so that the real app can’t overwrite the file, but I cannot find it.

Finally found the name of the service: ofono. The workaround is to edit
as root (devel-su) and add
to it. Then
systemctl restart ofono
should do the trick


That’s really nice, thank you for digging this out and sharing here!

Will this work in Koli? I need to take a look at this tool.