Does Fdroid works on old devices, such as android 4.2?

Hello !

I have a Samsung GT-5830 with android 4.2 (CM 10.1).
I can install the app, but it is impossible to update the deposit.
Is it because the app uses TLS 1.3, which doesn’t work with version of android anterior to 5 ? Or am I doing something wrong ?
I tried to install all the version of fdroid I could find, the issue is the same.

Thank you for reading :wink:

What error do you see?

In fact, fdroid simply crashes (they ask me to send an email to explain what just happened). I see no error.

Ah, so the log should arrive somewhere, the team will take a look.

This is what I’ve send :

CUSTOM_DATA=
TOTAL_MEM_SIZE=187047936
STACK_TRACE_HASH=f5132bac
PHONE_MODEL=GT-S5830
APP_VERSION_NAME=1.9
BRAND=Samsung
USER_COMMENT=just try to download the repositoris
AVAILABLE_MEM_SIZE=82915328
DISPLAY=0.currentSizeRange.smallest=[320,295]
0.currentSizeRange.largest=[480,455]
0.flags=FLAG_SUPPORTS_PROTECTED_BUFFERS+FLAG_SECURE
0.height=480
0.metrics.density=1.0
0.metrics.densityDpi=160
0.metrics.scaledDensity=x1.0
0.metrics.widthPixels=320
0.metrics.heightPixels=480
0.metrics.xdpi=159.37254
0.metrics.ydpi=160.42105
0.name=Écran intégré
0.orientation=0
0.pixelFormat=1
0.realMetrics.density=1.0
0.realMetrics.densityDpi=160
0.realMetrics.scaledDensity=x1.0
0.realMetrics.widthPixels=320
0.realMetrics.heightPixels=480
0.realMetrics.xdpi=159.37254
0.realMetrics.ydpi=160.42105
0.realSize=[320,480]
0.rectSize=[0,0,320,480]
0.refreshRate=60.000004
0.rotation=ROTATION_0
0.size=[320,480]
0.width=320
0.isValid=true

STACK_TRACE=java.lang.RuntimeException: An error occured while executing doInBackground()
	at android.os.AsyncTask$3.done(AsyncTask.java:299)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.finishCompletion(FutureTask.java:352)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.setException(FutureTask.java:219)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:239)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1080)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:573)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:856)
Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: [memory exhausted]
	at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: [memory exhausted]
	at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

ANDROID_VERSION=4.2.2
PRODUCT=cm_cooper
PACKAGE_NAME=org.fdroid.fdroid

Wow, outofmemory? Then it’s an Android version issue but more of a low memory device issue instead.

So no hope to use fdroid on the phone ? :sob:

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.gdroid.gdroid/ ?

Same… :frowning:
Aurora Droid is not compatible with 4.2 but 5 minimum…

Licaon_Kter via F-Droid Forum forum@f-droid.org a écrit :

Licaon_Kter F-Droid Contributor
October 23

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.gdroid.gdroid/ ?

Then there’s nothing we can do, just install apks manually :frowning:

I was doing that. Nevertheless, fdroid rocks !

Licaon_Kter via F-Droid Forum forum@f-droid.org a écrit :

Licaon_Kter F-Droid Contributor
October 23

Then there’s nothing we can do, just install apks manually :frowning:

Try https://github.com/mvdan/fdroidcl or https://gitea.com/fasheng/deplaydroid

Cool ! Fdroidcl is a blessing ! Thks for the tip

Relan via F-Droid Forum forum@f-droid.org a écrit :

relan F-Droid Contributor
October 23

Try https://github.com/mvdan/fdroidcl or https://gitea.com/fasheng/deplaydroid