Anbox issues



  • SYSTEM
    OS: 16.04
    Device: Oneplus One (bacon)
    Channel: release-candidate

    I was able to successfully install and use anbox on the stable channel. I have recently switched to the release-candidate channel and got annbox up and running. However, I did notice a few things:

    • When I started anbox, there were multiple instances of the default apps (i.e. calculator, calendar, contact, and 4 instances of Files). Does anyone know how to get these default apps to not show up when running anbox?
    • If I have to remove the default apps (or any apps I pull from my android), where are they installed to verify that adb uninstall has worked?
    • Finally, how would one go about completely uninstalling everything related to anbox and starting over?

    Thanks in advance for your help!



  • @aclifton314 very interested by the third question since everytime I tried I ended up reinstalling the whole system



  • @aclifton314

    • multiple instances: Have a look at https://forums.ubports.com/topic/3939/app-menu-double-entries-w-anbox/ . Restarting Unity8 usually helps, or restarting the device, but there is no way to completely get rid of those duplicates.
    • You can't remove the default android apps. You could deactivate some calling the android Settings, go to Apps and deactivate those you don't need. I usually deinstall other anbox apps that don't work, or are not needed any more using the default android way via Settings->Apps within Anbox, too.
      Installed apps are - at least partly - stored in /home/phablet/anbox-data/data/app, but the whole content of path .../data/... is "invisible", and only accessible as root-user using a ssh or adb shell. You can navigate using cd PATH, and show contents using ls (-la].
    • Easiest and fastest way to remove anbox is to reflash your device with the current version and channel using the UBports Installer; but don't wipe the user data!


  • @aclifton314 said in Anbox issues:

    • When I started anbox, there were multiple instances of the default apps (i.e. calculator, calendar, contact, and 4 instances of Files). Does anyone know how to get these default apps to not show up when running anbox?
    • If I have to remove the default apps (or any apps I pull from my android), where are they installed to verify that adb uninstall has worked?

    Ad 1 To get rid of multiple icons try to refresh the Drawer by pulling down and releasing.

    Ad 2 You can remove default packages directly from an android image, see https://forums.ubports.com/post/31776 (skip media_codecs.xml step)
    e.g. if you want to remove Contacts and Calendar delete the following dirs:

    squashfs-root/system/app/Calendar
    squashfs-root/system/priv-app/CalendarProvider
    squashfs-root/system/priv-app/Contacts
    squashfs-root/system/priv-app/ContactsProvider
    

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