[Replicant] Fdroid 1.0.1 with privileged extension causes crashes

Fil fil.bergamo at riseup.net
Tue Nov 14 20:54:29 UTC 2017

Hi all,

sorry, seems like I was under-informed about that issue..
I read around that it is a bug in the OS, indeed, seems like we
inherited that from LineageOS..

Please ignore my previous comments.
(see quotes below for reference)



On 14/11/2017 21:30, Fil wrote:
> Hi,
> On 14/11/2017 10:02, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Hi all.  As far as I understand, the problem is a genuine Replicant ROM
>> bug that needs to be fixed. 
> I think we have no element to say that.
> That's not to say it isn't. But we need more clues (dmesg and logcat
> mainly) to determine where the issue lays.
>>  The problematic DAVDroid version appears
>> to have been removed from fdroid so everything works fine now. 
> Could be a clue that the problem was in the app itself.
>> Yesterday I upgraded the app 'Call Recorder', and experience something
>> similar to the DAVdroid boot-loop issue.  With the new Call Recorder
>> app, replicant crashed and on startup 'Trebuchet crashed' just keeps
>> looping and the background icon page just comes and goes.  Removing the
>> app resolves the issue.  Does anyone else see this?  Is this the same
>> ROM bug or something else?
> Again, it would be useful to have dmesg and logcat logs to get hints
> as to where the crashes come from.
>>   It seems that whatever problem there is
>> with the DAVDroid/CallRecorder-apps, it should not be possible for an
>> app to cause these kind of problems with the phone.
> I don't know about those apps, but if an application has root access
> there's very little (almost nothing) an operating system can do to
> prevent damage (be it accidental or malicious).
> That's one of the main reasons root access is locked by default on
> most (all?) phones on the market.
> Please - if you feel like and if you can - collect some logs about
> those crashes, so that we can have a look and try to determine if it's
> a Replicant project or not.
> If you need guidance doing so, you can email me in private or ask on
> the forum.
> Cheers,
> Fil
>> /Simon
> Cheers,
> Fil
>> mån 2017-11-06 klockan 09:27 +0100 skrev Simon Josefsson:
>>> lör 2017-11-04 klockan 12:09 +0100 skrev maurice at prtrc.net:
>>>> Hi Simon
>>>>> I am running Replicant 6.0 0002 on an i9300 and it has been
>>>>> working
>>>>> fine.  It came with fdroid privileged extension pre-
>>>>> installed.  It
>>>>> hasn't been possible to upgrade it because it was signed with a
>>>>> different key, so I have been using the version that came with
>>>>> 6.0
>>>>> 0002.
>>>>> After upgrading fdroid to 1.0.1, replicant crashes on installing
>>>>> an
>>>>> app
>>>>> through fdroid.  Replicant doesn't come up again, and just keeps
>>>>> looping on startup (boot logo, adb works).  After a factory reset
>>>>> I
>>>>> reproduced this (stock 0002 image, upgrade fdroid, install any
>>>>> app
>>>>> ->
>>>>> crash), so it seems like a geniune bug.
>>>>> After another factory reset, I upgraded fdroid to 1.0.1 and
>>>>> disabled
>>>>> use of the privileged extension and installing apps works fine
>>>>> and
>>>>> doesn't cause replicant crashes.
>>>>> 1) Can anyone reproduce this?
>>>> I can reproduce the crashing and looping, but for me it doesn't
>>>> work
>>>> with factory reset and disabling the privileged extension to
>>>> install
>>>> apps without crashing and looping again.
>>> The privileged extension was a red herring -- the culprit is apps
>>> aapt2-built apk's.  The DAVDroid 1.9.1 app in fdroid triggers
>>> this.  On
>>> my tests above I didn't try to install DAVDroid, only some other
>>> apps.
>>> See more here:
>>> https://forums.bitfire.at/topic/1603/replicant-lineage-1-9-1-causing-
>>> in
>>> stant-crash-and-bootloops
>>> Indeed the way to recover from the bootloop is to (re)move the
>>> /data/app/*davdroid* directory.  Then your phone can boot and you can
>>> revert back to davdroid 1.9 or (presumably) wait for 1.9.2.
>>> Hopefully replicant 6 0003 can be released to fix the OS bug too?!  I
>>> believe Wolfgang found a patch to fix this.
>>> /Simon
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