JB Workaround CalDAV-Sync

JB Workaround CalDAV-Sync


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This is just a workaround app for a bug in Android 4.1 (alias Jelly Bean). See http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=34880 for details.

Info for Samsung users: at present you'll need this app too, see http://developer.samsung.com/forum/board/thread/view.do?boardName=GeneralB&messageId=232748

Under Android 4.4.2 it's recommended to install this app as well. There is a new issue in Android that causes accounts to be removed during an app update, see http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=66905

The bug causes accounts of paid apps to be removed when Android boots up. To work around this issue this app pretends to provide the same account type that CalDAV-Sync provides. That's enough to convince Jelly Bean to keep the account.

That's all this app does.

Please open the app at lease once from within Google Play to "enable" the workaround. It may not work properly otherwise. On some devices you'll have to install this app before you install CalDAV-Sync. Please try that if you still have problems.

Please note that the bug is in Android 4.1, not in CalDAV-Sync!

If you're not using CalDAV-Sync on Jelly Bean, you don't need this app. There is no need to give it a bad rating in that case! Please don't install it in that case.

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Recently changed in this version

The workaround now disables itself for a couple of seconds after booting the device. That ensures the original sync app can take over the account.

- new in 1.4
Change disable/enable sequence
Allow workaround to be called from CalDAV-Sync. I hope that fixes all issues with removed accounts.
On shutdown the app ensures the workaround is enabled on the next start (hence the new permission)

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Comments and ratings for JB Workaround CalDAV-Sync
  • (50 stars)

    by Ronni Church on 09/05/2014

    This app says to email, but can't find an email address anywhere to send an email for help. There are a couple of websites listed for support, but still saw nowhere to get help. I have Caldav and the work around app, but noting working.

  • (50 stars)

    by Ilari Jakobsson on 27/03/2014

    I think they screwed this up with intent. Good hack, thanks.

  • (50 stars)

    by Luan Fernandes on 24/03/2014

    This app didnt solve my problem in JB :( account is still being deleted

  • (50 stars)

    by Patricia Pichardo on 20/02/2014

    On galaxy s3 running android 4.3, the app doesn't work to fix the deleted account issue. :(

  • (50 stars)

    by Keith Bond on 12/01/2014

    Installed caldav sync on my S3 and hooked it up to my Corp calendar. Worked great. Rebooted to test and sure enough it lost my account. Installed the workaround and it now survives a reboot. Thank you.

  • (50 stars)

    by Pascal Beckstein on 09/01/2014

    Wenn man noch einem Neustart das Telefon sofort wieder neu startet, kann es (möglicherweise auch im Zusammenspiel mit anderen Apps) passieren, dass trotz dieser App die Kalender weg sind. Bei 35 Kalendern und verschiedenen Apps die darauf zugreifen, kann das schnell mal ein paar Stunden Konfiguration bedeuten! Am besten jeden Tag ein ROM-backup machen...

  • (50 stars)

    by JonWesley Barnhill on 26/12/2013

    Have had no adverse issues and the sync has been seamless.

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