Aliendalvik Control 8

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Compatible only with Sony Xperia XA2 Aliendalvik 8.1

Please read following description carefully before asking any questions.

Useful utility for sending commands to aliendalvik. It creates dbus service (on session bus) org.coderus.aliendalvikcontrols with following methods:

  • sendKeyevent(int code): sending input events to android
  • sendInput(QString text): sending text input data to android
  • broadcastIntent(QString intent): invoking am broadcast -a intent command on android
  • startIntent(QString intent): invoking am start intent.split(" ") command on android
  • uriActivity(QString uri): sending uri VIEW intent to android
  • uriActivitySelector(QString uri): sending uri VIEW intent with chooser to android
  • shareText(QString text): opening android sharing menu for text/* data
  • shareFile(QString file, QString mimetype): opening android share menu for file by mimetype
  • hideNavBar(): hiding bottom android navigation bar
  • showNavBar(): showing bottom android navigation bar
  • getFocusedApp(): returns package name of topmost android app at this moment
  • isTopmostAndroid(): returns is android a topmost, or native sailfish ones
  • openDownloads(): opens Android Downloads window
  • openSettings(): opens Android Settings
  • openContacts(): opens Android Contacts
  • openCamera(): opens Android Camera
  • openGallery(): opens Android Gallery
  • getImeList(): returns available input methods
  • setImeMethod(QString ime): switching input method
  • And more... Introspect org.coderus.aliendalvikcontrol to see full list of features!

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.

Package installs sharing plugin and replaces old Android ShareUI plugin.

Package also installs android-open-url.desktop and androd-open-url-selector.desktop files invoking uriActivity and uriActivitySelector methods which can be set (manually, via xdg-mime tool) to various mimetypes.

Have settings applet with simple GUI actions.

Post your improvement ideas in comments or in forum thread.


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Donations are very welcome =)

Application versions: 
File aliendalvik-control-8.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm50.91 KB06/02/2019 - 15:24
File aliendalvik-control-8.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm51.49 KB06/02/2019 - 16:59
File aliendalvik-control-8.1.3-1.armv7hl.rpm64.56 KB07/02/2019 - 14:58



levone1's picture

I saw headline in description - "...only for XA2...", but it automatically updates on my XC. Still works fine, just reporting. ..

coderus's picture

recheck, it can't be installed for aliendalvik lower than 8.1

coderus_ac8's picture

this is not an indication. check version of installed package.

explit's picture

Thank coderus, only the icon is small on XA2

coderus_ac8's picture

if someone help with svg icons, i can fix this problem :)

Historyscholar's picture