Aliendalvik Control

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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-9.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm1.27 MB23/09/2020 - 19:11

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


Malakay's picture

Can anyone confirm it works flawlessly on Xperia X SFOS Rokua Thanks :) I am interested mainly in setting android browser as default one.

abyzthomas's picture

Primary reason is hoping to get group SMS/MMS usable on Sailfish. I have used Signal on Android and it handles group SMS/ MMS correctly. Lots of people in USA prefer group SMS and Sailfish messenger doesn't know how to keep the group thread and it splits messages to individual's threads. I have been nagging at together.jolla for years for group SMS, but no luck. Thank you.

abyzthomas's picture

Coderus, great app. Is there any way to have an Android app like Signal handle all SMS/MMS messaging. That will be a great feature if possible.

coderus's picture

I don't get what is the point. Messages are not handled in dalvik at all

Erik's picture

How do i uninstall this app?

coderus's picture

devel-su pkcon remove aliendalvik-control

sdworks's picture

I don't get how to use left hand control: how can you click on a menu; if you lift your finger, the virtual location you had on the screen vanishes ...

coderus's picture
Meredith's picture

I have installed this app and it doesn't appear to be working.  I can't add accounts as I am supposed to be able to do.  More importantly, since installing it my phone won't receive or make calls.  I am trying to uninstall it but I can' where to do this.

I should add that I am using a Sony X10

How do I uninstall this app??

coderus's picture

devel-su pkcon remove aliendalvik-control

campeon's picture

I finally managed to solved it.

It was a problema with the Openrepos app Storeman.

campeon's picture


Please, any ideas...?

I uninstalled the aliendalvik-control-9.1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm

an tried to reinstall the las version... but it gets stuck at Installing.....

and so never finishes.....

Usint Putty, it fails downloading packages !! 0%


DrYak's picture

See issue #7 in github.
When performing an RPM upgrade (e.g.: with `zypper update`), there's a transient moment when both the old and the new package are on the system. and the un-install scriplet of the old version kills the just newly installed new versi...

..oh.. I just noticed you're currently reading github as I type.

Alex's picture

Hey @coderus,
after every update I have the issue that this app will reinstall itself after every reboot. I am using the Xperia XA2 Dual SIM. The behaviour is as follows:
1. Update this app
2. Reboot device (android runtime autostart is activated in the sfos settings) and directly open the settings app
3. After reboot try to open an android app. The android app won't open even after several trys
4. After some minutes a statusbar notification will notify that 'The android app org.coderus.aliendalvikcontrol has been installed successfully'
5. After this notification I am able to start android apps again

coderus's picture

hi, please try new build

Alex's picture

It seems to be fixed now, thank you. :)

Firefox84's picture

For me sharing of media gallery pictures works again, what is really nice :) But the phone is kind of laggy after installation,  i don't know if its the installation of Dalvik control itself, but i have flickering and crashing Android apps. Open camera even seems to be darker. So unfortunately i desinstalled it again :( :'(

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?