Some android apps have only partial or flawed gallery access on (Kvarken)

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, Xperia 10…): XA2
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Yes (sort of - different breakage)


Some android apps (eg Signal) can see only some items from the gallery (for example). Others browse the entire list but in arbitrary order (eg Discord) instead of in date order.




  1. Launch Signal (for example)
  2. Hit + to add a file in a channel/conversation
  3. Select ‘Gallery’


Gallery contents are shown in some predictable order


Gallery results are mostly missing: There are placeholders for most of the items but selecting them just causes the file upload process to abort.


In the previous release quite often there were some gallery itemns missing, but you simply couldn’t see them at all in the affected app(s). Also there are far more items missing now.


try rebuild/clear tracker database, in sailfish utilites ( android app do not show pictures, because it deleted from your device, but tracker do not understand it )

Already did that and rebooted, no effect.

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hw, on most cases it hepls me…

These are not deleted pictures. They are all still there and other android apps can see and use them.

oh… seems problem with signal. maby it uses some non standart Gallery widget … Can you attach same picture as document ( not using gallery ) ?

Yes, if I chose “file” rather than gallery. However in this case there’s no preview so I have to look up the filename in the native gallery first.

yeah, it not comfortable way…

Mee too. Some images in the camera folder on my SD card are invisible to Signal and Threema. Native apps like Fernschreiber can see them. As far as I see only rather new pictures are invisible.

Applying the fix listed here (as root) worked for me…after a reboot:

Already encountered that fix - but the ownership is correct already (and some apps have no problem so I don’t see how it can be an ownership/permissions problem)

Try making the ownership of that directory (and all files) ‘nemo:media_rw’.

Same problem here (XA2
Sometimes, when I try to choose a pictures, Signal gallery crash in a quick blank screen.
Maybe a similar problem with Whatsapp gallery wich is crashing very often.

This fix seems to have fixed some gallery problems (for Whatsapp / Insta …) but unfortunately not for Signal…