Zendesk lists outdated way to access common Android settings

BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product): 4.2.0.21
HARDWARE: XA2
UI LANGUAGE: EN

DESCRIPTION:

common Android settings does not start after following the instructions as described on: https://jolla.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013922680-Accessing-Android-app-settings-

ACTUAL RESULT:

apkd-launcher com.android.settings
Usage: apkd-launcher [–data|-d ]
[–mime|-m ]
[–cat |-c ]
[] /

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Soon ™ this may get updated?

Use

apkd-launcher com.android.settings/com.android.settings.Settings

as e.g. said here, found via search ‘com.android.settings’

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How to find this for any Android app installed:

grep -h Exec /usr/share/applications/apkd*

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On Xperia X, Sailfish OS 4.4.0.58 (Vanha Rauma)

[nemo@Sailfish ~]$ apkd-launcher com.android.settings/com.android.settings.Setti
ngs
Usage: apkd-launcher <apkfile> <package>/<activity>
[nemo@Sailfish ~]$ 
  • apkd-launcher keeps changing all the time…
  • 2-3 searches before I found this one had older version
    • probably worse saying it was broken in 4.2 but fixed in 4.3

[edit] found usage from .desktop files – now cannot find matching .apk file

[edit2] while trying to get something else to work, this can be “reduced” to
ALIEN_ID=alien /opt/alien/system/genv/bin/service call alien 1 s16 com.android.settings/com.android.settings.Settings
– this just does not launch anything

  • org.mozilla.firefox/org.mozilla.gecko.LauncherActivity works
  • cm.aptoide.pt/cm.aptoide.pt.view.MainActivity does now (which I am trying to figure out why not)