Android :: Updating Permissions For Apps That Modify SharedUserID

Oct 6, 2009

I'm looking to update my app and provide a sharedUserId as part of my manifest, so that the several apps I have can all nicely look at each other's private files if necessary. Unfortunately, I've discovered that adding a sharedUserId where it did not exist before will change the userId and make me unable to modify current existing files.Is there a graceful way to handle updating your sharedUserId now that I need its functionality? Or am I pretty much resigned to requiring people to uninstall and reinstall my app to be able to do this?

Android :: Updating permissions for apps that modify sharedUserID


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May 11, 2012

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I think the screenshots explain pretty well what my problem is, tried everything but I can't update those apps, what's worse, is that more and more of my apps get this problem. Samsung G Nexus 3

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