I’ve tried multiple times but Google was not able to read correctly. They stated things not being there while clearly on my video and app see-able. At last, I’ve crippled the gplay fork version and removed the location permission completely from the app manifest and they still reject pointing to “location permission declaration”. I’m so fed up , sorry, could not hold my emotions shouting at them and telling via appeal form they should close my account to release the pain.
If you’re just interested in the fork, the github and fdroid releases are still there… some user requested me to also upload the app to xda labs and I did it.
Yes, unknown sources has always been required to sideload APKs gathered outside of gplay on Android. The GitHub and gplay APK differ little: GitHub is compiled as debug and gplay is properly signed as release. The code used to compile them is the same since v1.11+. (formerly the crippled gplay edition was tagged gplay and uploaded to Github and here code google did not want was missing annoying users.)
Yes, you can use the gplay apk from github to update outside of play like it would have been if play had approved the release and you updated from there.
You can find official app APK builds on Teamcity CI.
@Andy My time is very limited at the moment here, because I’ve got a newborn - 5 days old now :-). Could you please drop me a one liner “reason” why you urgently need the 1.12.1-rcX ? I would then just push the button and release one as “prerelease” without compatibility checks and commits (I usually first check what upstream changed between releases and make the little adjustment commit if necessary, e.g. for config changes).
it was my concern to keep the same version installed on all devices, it means also the Fork version.
Nevertheless, I emphasize again that the current Syncthing-Fork version also works so far without any problems worth mentioning, so I´m also happy to wait until you have the above version up and running.
Yes, he is the first :-). But he sleeps very well, lets hope that stays most of the nights.
“Light” is a stripped down version that conforms with gplay restrictions. It works, but there are no all files access and location permissions, so these features won’t work. “Full” is the proper version where everything works and all permissions are asked, it is properly signed with a release key.