Syncthing-Fork on Github in Google Play Version

Since some month I’ve been downloading the Syncthing and Syncthing fork versions directly from Github. For the Fork, however, the Google Play version was missing for the last versions. Will this be stored shortly?

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IMHO the F-Droid version is far easier to handle.

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Maybe, but this version also is not stored. Example: For v1.16 on Github you can find

com.github.catfriend1.syncthingandroid_fdroid_1160005.apk42.2 MB

com.github.catfriend1.syncthingandroid_github_v1.16.0.5_41f52f0f.apk45.9 MB

com.github.catfriend1.syncthingandroid_gplay_full_v1.16.0.5_41f52f0f.apk41.8 MB

For v1.17.0 you find only

com.github.catfriend1.syncthingandroid_github_v1.17.0.0_306ad582.apk46.2 MB

So the Google Play and F-Droid version is not available.

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F-Droid is building its own apks AFAIK:

https://f-droid.org/de/docs/FAQ_-_App_Developers/#will-my-app-be-built-from-source

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Hi,

the Gplay store release is dead - because of Google rejecting what they approved (accidentally?) during the first review (regarding all files access) and now they’ve changed their mind.

Sorry :neutral_face:, but I’m too fed up to waste time on Google atm.

Kind regards, Catfriend1

Is possible to Store a compatible Version on Github? Its not clear to me, which other package works for my Google Installation.

The same situation I have with the official Syncthing Android version. The last versions are stored on Github, now is over also.

Yes, I have to sign it with my release key to make another gplay_full APK.

I’ve recently added the flag “ask the user when uninstalling whether to preserve the data or not” (v1.16.0.6). That would ease migration to the github/fdroid release channel a bit. Android by default kills (Syncthing synced) user data on uninstall if it is in the /Android/data/ folders. So I’d suggest to wait until v1.17.x is ready (do not use my preview version v1.17.x as this is for my own tests). Then you could fully sync every Syncthing folder as a precaution, do backups of your data (just for the oh no case if anything goes wrong unexpectedly) and use export/import to switch to the fdroid release.

Is there a reason why you prefer manual apk installs? F-Droid would automate the process for you.

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Updates takes some time until there available on the platforms. Especially if a bug is detected, is better to update asap.

Good feature, but update to that versions is not possible.

So what you require from me is a gplay_full build of Release Syncthing-Fork v1.16.0.6 · Catfriend1/syncthing-android · GitHub - correct? I can do so :slight_smile:

Yes, or maybe Syncthing-Fork v1.17.0.0

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v1.17.x is not finished yet - but later yes.

Here it is: https://github.com/Catfriend1/syncthing-android/releases/download/v1.16.0.6/com.github.catfriend1.syncthingandroid_gplay_full_v1.16.0.6_3473d396.apk

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Thanks a lot… :partying_face:

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