as a consequence of the discussion in topic ( Folder creation broken in Android app ) and recurring questions on the github issue tracker why things that have been fixed by commit are still broken in the release version, I’d like to offer help for people that don’t mind installing a beta build on their phone. I understood that @AudriusButkevicius doesn’t have the time to build releases and beta’s repeatedly. Currently, a lot of development is going on regarding Syncthing Android and I need the early feedback from users to find bugs or improve feature enhancements that don’t fit to everyone for a reason.
What to find here? You’ll find an unofficially built syncthing-android version offered as an APK file. The APKs are built on my private build server from the official code residing at https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing-android , based on cherry-picked commits I consider “safe” for end users. To avoid the beta colliding with the officially released version, the APK has “.beta” appended to its android package name. ( see https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing-android/compare/master...Catfriend1:buildBeta ) If you’d like to see what has been exactly used to build the latest beta, please refer to https://github.com/Catfriend1/syncthing-android/tree/buildBeta .
How can you get support for the beta? This version lives only within this thread, so if you’d like to provide feedback, please do it here mentioning which version you downloaded. If your feedback is also relevant for the official master, I’ll carry it over to the issue tracker.
Switching between release and beta? To switch from release to beta, please open the release app first. Head to the options menu on the left drawer, open sub menu “Backup” and export your settings. Then, please make sure you exit the release app (best way is to force-close it). After that, you can install the beta app from the download link below (requires “unknown sources” to be enabled in Android). Start the beta app, head to the options > “Backup” menu > “Import configuration”.
Disclaimer My intention here is to offer a “ready-to-use” syncthing-android app and working updates to it. Even though I’m only building this with having well thought about which code is safe and which should wait to get into the beta, I am not taking any responsibility if you did not do backup your data first or in case you even lose data. If you want to use a release grade syncthing-android, please head to google play or f-droid for the official releases.
Kind regards. Catfriend1
====== 2018-08-03 BETA 0.10.13+6a04d640bd0c7dcded028d39a162fb0fa6166127 (commit) Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FOaGXXNrgHl77OJD7LAYZyGH4pzY16VC/view?usp=sharing
- Syncthing 0.14.49
- Added welcome wizard on first app launch
- Improved run conditions and run conditions UI
- Fixed “folder is read-/writeable” detection broken since release 0.10.13
- Fixed race crashes during refresh of the devices list
Source code if you’d like to build yourself: