Aliendalvik Control

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Application have no support for SFOS 4 and later.

For SFOS 3.3 compatibility you must install at least 9.2 version
For SFOS 3.4 compatibility you must install at least 9.3 version

Great application allows you to do:

  • share media from sailfish applications to android ones
  • share media from android applications to sailfish ones
  • use android browser as default one
  • open chooser dialog when you select a link to choose browser to use
  • hide and show navigation bar
  • open android Downloads application
  • use android applications with one hand

Android 4.1 and 4.4 features:

  • change android keyboard
  • disable android touch sounds

Android 8.1 features:

  • open android Settings app
  • open android Gallery app
  • open android Contacts app
  • open android Camera app
  • Open Statusbar drawer
  • Open volume control window (be quick to switch to any android window)

Onehand edge helper usage video:

Application installs sdcard mount scripts for XA2. It's required to restart android support (aliendalvik), or reboot device once after installing 9.0.9 version, or any newer if you installing this application for the first time.

Application automatically modifying android desktop files to make it accept parameters.
You can use latest version of Mimer ( to assign default web browser directly to selected android apps.

But it's better to assign default browser to "Android selector" action and use handy popup dialog

Package installs sharing plugin and replaces old Android ShareUI plugin.

Post your improvement ideas in comments or in forum thread.


Discussion forum:

Donations are very welcome =)


Application versions: 
File aliendalvik-control-0.9.0-1.armv7hl.rpm20.49 KB09/01/2016 - 12:48
File aliendalvik-control-0.9.0-1.i486.rpm22.59 KB09/01/2016 - 12:48
File aliendalvik-control-0.9.1-1.armv7hl.rpm20.63 KB09/01/2016 - 22:37
File aliendalvik-control-0.9.1-1.i486.rpm22.83 KB09/01/2016 - 22:37
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm20.79 KB11/01/2016 - 16:02
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.0-1.i486.rpm23.08 KB11/01/2016 - 16:02
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm21.19 KB19/01/2016 - 22:27
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.1-1.i486.rpm23.38 KB19/01/2016 - 22:27
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm35.65 KB26/01/2016 - 21:26
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.2-1.i486.rpm39.61 KB26/01/2016 - 21:26
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm37.95 KB27/01/2016 - 19:27
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.3-1.i486.rpm41.96 KB27/01/2016 - 19:27
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm37.91 KB29/01/2016 - 11:53
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.4-1.i486.rpm41.88 KB29/01/2016 - 11:53
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.5-1.i486.rpm42.15 KB29/01/2016 - 17:06
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm37.92 KB29/01/2016 - 17:06
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.6-1.i486.rpm45.33 KB29/07/2016 - 02:41
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm41.29 KB29/07/2016 - 02:41
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.7-1.i486.rpm48.23 KB04/09/2016 - 21:38
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm43.49 KB04/09/2016 - 21:38
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.8-1.i486.rpm54.31 KB06/09/2016 - 18:04
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm48.22 KB06/09/2016 - 18:04
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.10-1.i486.rpm54.33 KB19/09/2016 - 11:12
File aliendalvik-control-1.0.10-1.armv7hl.rpm48.35 KB19/09/2016 - 11:12
File aliendalvik-control-1.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm46.58 KB06/06/2018 - 11:08
File aliendalvik-control-1.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.16 MB26/03/2019 - 15:34
File aliendalvik-control-1.2.2-1.armv7hl.rpm1.16 MB26/03/2019 - 19:06
File aliendalvik-control-1.2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm1.16 MB26/03/2019 - 22:19
File aliendalvik-control-1.2.4-1.armv7hl.rpm1.16 MB28/03/2019 - 15:40
File aliendalvik-control-1.2.5-1.armv7hl.rpm1.17 MB29/03/2019 - 13:44
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.0-2.armv7hl.rpm1.26 MB30/03/2019 - 10:59
File aliendalvik-control-logging-9.0.1-1.noarch.rpm6.42 KB31/03/2019 - 20:25
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.26 MB31/03/2019 - 20:25
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm1.26 MB06/05/2019 - 00:18
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm1.24 MB12/05/2019 - 15:26
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm1.24 MB12/05/2019 - 15:46
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm1.26 MB12/05/2019 - 16:59
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm1.26 MB28/06/2019 - 11:08
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm1.26 MB30/06/2019 - 16:25
File aliendalvik-control-9.0.9-2.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB01/07/2019 - 15:16
File aliendalvik-control-9.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB01/07/2019 - 17:33
File aliendalvik-control-9.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB12/08/2019 - 11:52
File aliendalvik-control-9.1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB08/12/2019 - 11:22
File aliendalvik-control-9.1.2-2.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB08/12/2019 - 23:28
File aliendalvik-control-9.1.3-1.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB12/12/2019 - 11:52
File aliendalvik-control-9.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB03/04/2020 - 11:06
File aliendalvik-control-9.3.0-2.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB28/09/2020 - 11:51
File aliendalvik-control-9.3.1-1.armv7hl.rpm2.79 MB02/10/2020 - 01:44

+ added launchActivity dbus method

- Removed edge control because SFOS 3.4 have nasty bug
+ Added statusbar open buttons
+ Added volume control window


danfin's picture

any chance aliendalvik control will manage android calendars and task list in the future?

coderus's picture

what is it? can you give me example?

Serega_xDD's picture

Very Good

PawelSpoon's picture

Wow ! Sharing from Android and the dalvik startup are great ! Thanks

Vieno's picture

Thanks for updating.

jayki's picture

Hi :)

Is it possible to get something like this working on the new AD (XA2) ?


coderus's picture

Absolutely not :(

jayki's picture

Sad :(

But thanks anyway!

coderus_ac8's picture

Uploaded aliendalvik 8 compatible versoin to separate repo:

nodevel's picture

Hi Coderus,

out of curiosity - is there any place where the current source code can be found? The linked Github repo has code 2 years old, while the latest update here is just a couple months old.


coderus's picture

pushed, thanks for reminder!

philter's picture

Hi coderus, I'm trying to donate but paypal link does not work, email me, ciao, vittvi

carepack's picture

Hi coderus, are there any plans to move on with the to android share plugin?

Schturman's picture

Hi Coderus.
Can you tell me please how to correctly check status of NavBar with "dbus-send" or "/usr/lib/qt5/bin/qdbus" commands.

MoritzJT's picture

After upgrading to aliendalvik-control-1.0.10-1.armv7hl I have set the HTTP handler to the default browser for once. That opened the selection window again. So I could only abort, choose an android browser. Every time I chose stock Jolla browser, the window popped up again, so finally I told it to always use the Jolla browser. That ended up in a loop until android support froze and subsequently my device. Now I can't even open the HTML handler selection window any more. It will immediately make my device freeze.

Exotic Issue Creator out.

coderus's picture

works for me, try reinstall

baboo's picture

for me, android settings aren't being saved whatsoever

coderus's picture

What device, os version?

baboo's picture

jolla(1) phone with os

MarKaz's picture

Swype! Swiftkey! ;)
Thank you very much!

carepack's picture

thx coderus. it's working again!

carepack's picture

mmmmhh. for me google play is not longer starting. sorry have no time to provide the desktop files...

coderus's picture

Fixed in v1.0.5

YouRik's picture

Great tool, but I've got one issue on my end. After the installation I noticed that I couldn't start the (official) YouTube app through the homescreen icon anymore. The app itself still works perfectly fine as I'm still able to start it through Google Play.
Uninstalling aliendalvik control results in no Android apps working at all.

This is not a deal-breaker for me since I have no problem with keeping this tool installed and I'm fine with using YouTube's website but still, a fix would be much appreciated.

coderus's picture

so only youtube app not starting?

YouRik's picture

Yes, I believe there must be something wrong in the .desktop file because it says your tool edits them. What exactly is being edited? Maybe I could try and return it to the original .desktop file for the youtube app.

coderus's picture

it watch changes and revert it anyway if you edit it manually

post your desktop file to pastebin, i;ll check

YouRik's picture

I have just started Google Play, then uninstalled aliendalvik control and and have then installed YouTube to see the original .desktop file.

Here's the original that works:

And here's the one that aliendalvik control edits it to:

It would also be good if the tool reverted all android desktop files on uninstallation of aliendalvik control, if that's possible or there should be an option to manually do that with a command or so :)

coderus's picture

Uploaded build with fix :)

YouRik's picture

Thank you for your work and effort!

I will throw some bucks your way!