Anbox & OTA-10 update



  • Hi,
    I've been running UT and anbox on my OPO because I need to be able to use signal messenger daily. I was wondering if I can update to OTA-10 and still have anbox functioning? If I need to reinstall anbox, will I lose my contacts stored in there? How do I go about this?

    Thanks in advance!



  • @hoi
    I'm not sure how the android bit works in anbox, but if you use a remote backup like nextcloud, then you can use davdroid to sync contacts, and have them restored if you reinstall davdroid.

    But, I think there is a separate backup(import/export) feature for signal. If not, then you might lose those conversations since they are encrypted.

    There is also a Signal app for UT: https://open-store.io/app/textsecure.nanuc
    It's not complete, but it works, and you can get notifications with a few tweaks.



  • Android apps and data of anbox are not lost on OTA updates, they reside somewhere below /home/phablet.
    You will have to reflash the anbox kernel and also install the anbox packages to the rootfs again.
    Then, after enabling anbox with the anbox-tool it should all be there.



  • @joe said in Anbox & OTA-10 update:

    It's not complete, but it works, and you can get notifications with a few tweaks.

    Is it somehowe possible to get notifications without having the app open in the background?



  • @joe
    There is also a Signal app for UT: https://open-store.io/app/textsecure.nanuc
    It's not complete, but it works, and you can get notifications with a few tweaks.

    can i get a link or directions how to get notifications



  • @ljutica
    It's a bit a workaround to get notifications on signal, but it goes like this:

    1. Get UT Tweak Tool: https://open-store.io/app/ut-tweak-tool.sverzegnassi
    2. Open UT Tweak Tool -> Input Password -> press the menu -> app scopes -> Signal -> Turn on "Prevent app suspension"
    3. Open Signal, in each conversation for which you want notifications you open the conversation -> menu - > turn on notifications
    4. leave the signal app open and running the background and you should receive notifications when messages come in.

    It's definitely got some quirks...


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