Aliendalvik Control

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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

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


Fixed appearing of 4.4 settings on 8.1 devices


Firefox84's picture

For me sharing media from an ext4 SD-card does not work, the app crashes if doing so. Is a bug the problem or the format of my SD-card? Thanks!

coderus's picture

XA2? in sfos 3.2 sdcard functionality is totally broken

campeon's picture


And is there any chance to regain access to sdcard for android apps ??

Thanks for your help and work.


Firefox84's picture

For me its on Xperia X with the latest Sailfish OS release. Please update Dalvik Control! Thanks :)

TMavica's picture

Sharing not work

mja's picture

After update is Nemo and SD-mount script, for XA2, broken.

Found this in the ChangeLog:
"Pictures/videos on SD card are not visible to Android apps."

jameson's picture

SD mount script broken by 3.2.0 update.

campeon's picture

Thanks for the SD script mounting... I send you money via paypal to buy you a beer !!!

Rafaelvlmendes's picture
Hi Coderus AD Control for XA2 Ultra there isnt option to play android sound. I try to go settings - sound - ringtone disable continuous sound with ringtone ... Example: WhatsApp awlays ringtone sound and no real notification sound.
Example 2: Xperia X has the option and whatsapp can user sound notitication.

Thank you.
coderus's picture

These options does not exists for Android 8 verison, you need to do the changes in Android Settings

Rafaelvlmendes's picture
A feather. I tried to do this in Android Settings - Sound - Touch Sound and it didn't remove the sound from whatsapp and notifications only vibrate. Is there another alternative for removing this sound? 
ixevix's picture

Really nice app. i could open settings once but after I rebooted my clock was gone and all other icons from the same area as clock. Luckily I got them back after removing this package

ixevix's picture

Oh lol, it integrates into settings app wtf?

ixevix's picture

Hmm, got it installed from site but I cannot see any app icon?

ixevix's picture

Hey, I cannot see install option in storeman for this on XA2 dual sim

dexic's picture

Coderus, privet! :-)
Is it feasible to change the color calculation for the "one hand mode" to something like the "opposite" of the top bar? I have a red coloured app and almost don't see the "finger circle".
Thank you!

emwine's picture

I installed this on my XA2 dual sim, and at first it works. But after a while the AD control menu changes to the android 4.4 -version, meaning that I can launch only Downloads, and it shows the options for touch sounds, mock locations and non-market apps. A reinstall of AD control fixes this, but the problem re-occurs after a while. I have no idea what triggers this, the device (and AD) has been rebooted at least a few times before this happens.

coderus's picture

This may happen when ad control crashes. I'd like to see logs of ad control, if possible.

run command when problem reproduced:
devel-su journalctl -al -n 1000 /usr/bin/aliendalvik-control > /home/nemo/Documents/ad.log


Will create ad.log file in Documents, send me this file.

emwine's picture

Ok, I just reinstalled ad control, I will get back to you when I notice the problem again.

TheJullus's picture

Ok, I will try without. And I also reliased that I didn't remove “ad control ” before I reset android support last time (Also there were app for android notifications that I didn't remove. Might also be part of the problem)
Update: I've had no problems after last reset. I tried first without ad ctrl and then I installed it. So it seems to be working

TheJullus's picture

Is it possible that aliendalvik control could damage android support or is the another cause. My android support keeps stopping and restarting after running just couple of minutes. (Happened three times in two weeks and I had to reset android support after every incident)

coderus's picture

Everything is possible. Check if not happen without ad control, and tell if there are steps for reproducibility

davgian's picture

Sorry!! Version 9.0.8, attach pdf from whatsapp to email don't work yet :(

coderus's picture

Fixed in 9.1.0!

coderus's picture

checked, and it seems to be complicated to share files from applications (by content URI). Save file to Downloads and share via file manager instead.

muppis's picture

Sharing from Gallery to WhatsApp, WhatsApp says file format not supported.

coderus's picture

On which device? Where is file located? Can you tell more info when you reporting a problem, please?

muppis's picture

XA2 Dual SIM, Sailfish Image is located on SD card. Now tested from phone memory and works fine. Issue accessing SD card from Android enviroment?

coderus's picture

Yes, i did some hacks for sdcard, will check if something is changed in update.

muppis's picture

Sharing from SD card works now. Thank you.