Issue #1894


Settings app broken

Added by Mickey Knox almost 6 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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I have just selected a custom ringtone. The ringtone is not played properly and the Settings app is now broken. As soon as I tap on 'Sounds' the app crashes. This leaves my phone in a rather peculiar place. What can I do about it?


no-sound-file (22.7 KB) no-sound-file Mickey Knox, 09/28/2018 08:59 PM
with-sound-file (23.4 KB) with-sound-file Mickey Knox, 09/28/2018 09:06 PM
Actions #1

Updated by Joonas Kylmälä almost 6 years ago

One reason I can think of is that there is no decoder for the sound file format on Replicant. Try connecting with adb (adb shell) to the phone and delete the problem causing sound file from the device and reboot after that. You can also get the reason why it crashes with "adb logcat" command. If deleting the file doesn't help please paste here the relevant section from the log.

Actions #2

Updated by Mickey Knox over 5 years ago

The sound file format is opus and the File Manager can play it. I deleted it with the File Manager; the Setting App still crashes when tapping Sounds.

The no-sound-file contains the output of adb logcat when tapping Sounds.

Then I copied the sound file back to the device and recorded adb logcat after tapping Sounds into with-sound-file.

Btw, you can get the sound file easily with youtube-dl -x

Actions #3

Updated by Joonas Kylmälä over 5 years ago

As a quick workaround try deleting the file manager app.

Actions #4

Updated by Joonas Kylmälä over 5 years ago

There is a chance the bug (a permission issue) might reside in the Simple File Manager app but I am not certain so if you know the developers and they are willing to debug this it would be great! :)

Actions #5

Updated by Mickey Knox over 5 years ago

Uninstalling Simple File Manager actually did the trick. Thanks for the hint.

I opened an issue on github for this:

Actions #6

Updated by Joonas Kylmälä over 5 years ago

Are you using Privacy Guard? Maybe it blocks the access from Settings app to Simple File Manager app?

Actions #7

Updated by _I3^ RELATIVISM about 3 years ago

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