Android :: BroadcastReceiver - Sms Received

Dec 29, 2009

I'd like my app to catch incoming SMS messages. There are a few examples of this around. Looks like we just need to do this:


Is this correct? I'm sending my phone some sms messages, but the log statement never gets printed. I do have some other SMS applications installed on the phone, which display a popup when the sms is received - are they somehow blocking the intent from getting passed down to my app, they are just consuming it completely?

Android :: BroadcastReceiver - sms received

Android :: SMS Using BroadcastReceiver

Mar 5, 2010

I am writing my own sms receiver app and i want it to catch all the sms using a broadcast receiver. This on its own, is no problem, but i want to be able to stop the message being passed to the messaging app.

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Android :: How Do I Do A StartActivity In BroadcastReceiver?

Apr 7, 2009

My use case is to launch one of settings app screen when I receive a certain event in idle state. For which, I added my new intent to PhoneAppBroadcastReceiver() in (looks like this receiver handles the misc intents) But when i call startActivity(), The phone seems to go into a panic ex. startActivity(new Intent(this, NetworkSetting.class)); My questions are is this the right approach to go about ? If so 1. How can I launch the activity inside of broadcastReceiver? secondly 2. How do i verify if the activity i want to start is already started?Can the NEW_TASK_LAUNCH be used to verify this ,

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver To Get Incoming SMS

Sep 21, 2010

I have written an application to read all incoming SMS and if the SMS contains certain string, I will also send a copy of the message to my another phone for backup purposes.

I used the reference from the following website:

It uses BroadcastReceiver to get the incoming SMS, but when I tried to send it using the following method:


It always crashes. Any idea how to resolve it? Is it because of using BroadcastReceiver.

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Android :: AppWidgetProvider And BroadcastReceiver

Oct 2, 2009

I have an app widget that extends an AppWidgetProvider to create an application widget.

I would like the application widget to be idle until an activity in my app runs; actually when a service in my app is started.

Once that service is started, I need to "wake up" the application widget and communicate with it (i.e. tell it things to display).

So I see that AppWidgetProvider simply extends BroadcastReceiver -- so does that mean:

1. I need to call registerReceiver in my service and tell it to filter for certain kinds of events?

2. Can I even do #1, or will an AppWidgetProvider *only* accept ACTION_APPWIDGET_* intents?

3. If #2 is correct, how can I communicate or "wake up" / trigger the application widget?

4. Can I send events to my app widget using sendBroadcast( intent )?

Then, my app widget has some buttons on it, I need to send an intent back to the application (or service). I see you can do that with PendingIntents, but if i send the different intents it to the same Activity, it seems to re-use the first created pending intent.

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Android :: App Contains BroadcastReceiver And Activity

Aug 6, 2009

I want to start a project which contains a BroadcastReceiver and an Activity. The BroadcastReceiver doesn't communicate with the activity. But they share a same resource. Can i do it in only one Project (that means, i use only 1 apk to install both BroadcastReceiver and the Activity on my phone), or i have to develope them seperately in 2 projects.

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver On Service

Aug 28, 2009

Can I Receive a Broadcast from a Service? It seem I have to extend BroadcastReceiver to receive broadcasts but I'm already extending Service and I can't extend 2 classes. Do I set up an additional Activity to receive broadcasts and then just pass stuff to the already running Service. And if so, how to I pass additional info to an existing Service? Is there a better way?

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver And AbortBroadcast

Jun 22, 2010

How can I best implement a BroadcastReceiver that may need to "consume" the current broadcast (via abortBroadcast()), but it first needs to perform some non-trivial work to determine whether or not the broadcast should be consumed.

The problem is that if the non-trivial work takes more than 10 seconds then the receiver is considered to be blocked by the system and may be killed.

I realise that long-running operations should not be performed in the onReceive() method of receivers for that very reason, and should instead be handed-off to an appropriate service. However, if the current broadcast is to be consumed, then the abortBroadcast() method must be called within the onReceive() method before it returns. If some processing is required to determine whether the current broadcast should be consumed or not, then things can get tricky.

I'm developing an app that can consume some (but not all) inbound SMS messages. For any given SMS message it will need to perform some analysis based on the sender's phone number and the message body (including database lookups) in order to determine if the message is one that is relevant to the app or not. In the vast majority of cases this will take less than 10 seconds, but it is possible that it could take longer on rare occasions.

To get around this I'm considering the following solution.

1. On receiving a broadcast for a received SMS, my receiver starts a background thread to perform the required analysis and handle the message if appropriate. 2. The main thread (currenly executing the onReceive() method) waits until either the background thread has finished its work, or 8 seconds have elapsed, whichever occurs first. 3. If the background thread finished within the allotted time (which should happen most of the time), then the main thread calls abortBroadcast() or not, (depending on the result of the analysis) and returns normally. 4. If the background thread did NOT finish within 8 seconds, then the main thread stops the background thread and instead starts a service to perform the work. In this case it does NOT call abortBroadcast(), and the broadcast will be passed to other receivers (eg the default messaging app) regardless of whether or not the service ends up handling the message. While not an ideal outcome, it is acceptable.

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Android :: Service And A BroadCastReceiver

Jun 2, 2010

I have seen several examples on how to implement a BroadCastReceiver, but how should I implement a Service who has to react on some pending Intent (for example incoming phone call)...Actually I was wondering about the same "prbolem" but in an Activity..You obviously have a class which extends a Service 9or an Activity) so it cannot also extend BroadCastReceiver...It looks like we cannot make "platform-awar" services and/or Activties ?

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Android :: Set BroadcastReceiver To Be Inactive

Jun 22, 2010

I have a BroadcastReceiver set up in my Android application that receives SMS receive events. This works fine, but I want to be able to toggle SMS receiving on and off by toggling the BroadcastReceiver on and off. Because if I have a simple boolean inside the onReceive method, even if the SMS receiving is off, my application will start.

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Android :: AlertDialog In BroadcastReceiver

Aug 8, 2010

I'm trying to create an application that can use the android as a fax machine, IE Send a picture as a fax or receive a fax and save as a picture. So far I'm starting from the ground up and making sure I can intercept a call at the users discretion. I have an Receiver registered in the Manifest of my program with a filter of Phone_State which flags when the state has changed(IE incoming call).

So on my BroadcastReceiver I'm trying to have an AlertDialog popup prompting the user to either accept as fax or call but the AlertDialog seems to throw a android.view.WindowManager$BadTokenException Error when it has an incoming call. My code is just simple an onReceive(context arg0, intent arg1) and I pass the arg0 to the AlertDialog...

The full error message is below


From what I have seen in the AlertDialog code, it passes the context as well as a Window and WindowManager, which I believe is why it's crashing, is there a better way or something else I should be using which might overlay the call screen?

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Android :: Can't Enable BroadcastReceiver

Jan 12, 2010

I got back to the widget development after upgrading to the latest SDK and all of the sudden my widget is failing on startup with this message:

ERROR/AndroidRuntime(5296): java.lang.RuntimeException:
Unable to start receiver topjob.widget.SearchWidget:
java.lang.SecurityException: Permission Denial:
attempt to change component state from pid=5296, uid=10057, package uid=10048

Here's two lines of code where exception occurs:..................

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver Crashing / Why Is So?

Feb 19, 2010

I have this Broadcast receiver registered code...

but when the line reaches context.startActivity(intentalarm);
the application crashes

may be it is where we pass first parameter to Intent, I'm not clear about.

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver Communicating With Activity

Feb 26, 2009

Is it possible to update a currently running activity from a BroadcastReceiver? I want to update my activity from a BroadcastReceiver that runs alongside it. When I run my app (from Eclipse), my activity starts. When the BroadcastReceiver is triggered, it currently tries to start the activity (with extras in the bundle...this is the important part), but nothing happens, presumably because the activity is already running. So my question is, how do I get the new information to my Activity (or even just tell the activity that there's new information to get if I stick the information in a database)? This seems like it should be fairly straightforward, but I'm clearly missing something.

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver Stopped Execution

Oct 13, 2009

My application used to start when phone start by broadcast reciever. After that i used to execute some code after every 10 seconds. Using handler but after some time it used to stop execution. Can some one tell me what can be reason behind it ?

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Android :: Stop BroadcastReceiver After Some Point

Nov 13, 2009

I want to stop BroadcastReceiver after some time / after some work.

How to stop BroadcastReceiver after some point from service/ activity ?

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Android :: Access Database In BroadcastReceiver?

Dec 12, 2009

I have a problem when using database in broadcastReceiver.

I can't open the database created in the activity. e.g: malwareDB = new PackageDB(this);

The eclipse give me the error that "PackageDB(this)" is undefined.

It seems that the BroadcastReceiver doesn't support the database?

Do have have to access the data base in the "service"?

Here is the definition of "PackageDB":


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Android :: Start Service From BroadcastReceiver

Jul 4, 2010

I am trying to start a service from the BroadcastReceiver, but I keep getting the startService line marked as an error:


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Android :: Don't Receive Intent - While Have A BroadcastReceiver

Sep 1, 2009

My current problem is that I don't receive an intent. I have a BroadcastReceiver and defined in the AndroidManifest.xml file that it also should receive intents with these actions.

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver Not Able To Receive Events

Jun 15, 2009

I have created a BroadcastReceiver to detect SDCard mount and unmount event, however, I am not able to receive any events at all: Code...

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver For Incoming Gmail

Nov 7, 2009

Does anybody know how to setup BroadcastReceiver's action and intent- filter so it can be invoked when Gmail is received?I thing CubeWorks does it, so it's not entirely impossible.Any help is welcome.

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Android :: SMS BroadcastReceiver Conflict With GPS LOCATION_SERVICE

Mar 1, 2009

SMS BroadcastReceiver conflict with GPS LOCATION_SERVICE.

Code is here:


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Android : How To Redirect BroadcastReceiver OnReceive?

Oct 13, 2010

What's the correct way (if any) to redirect a received Intent to another BroadcastReceiver? I have two BroadcastReceivers set to listen to the same intent. It works in development, but in production, only the first one registered in the manifest gets the intent. Can I call the other one's onReceive() method directly, passing the same context and intent? Is there a better way to pass the intent along once the first receiver is done with it?

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Android :: Passing Arguments To A BroadcastReceiver Through An Intent

Jan 14, 2010

I have an application, which sets an alarm using AlarmManager, which starts another Activity when it goes off. The AlarmManager takes a PendingIntent and spawns a BroadcastReceiver class when the specified time comes. I'm wondering whether there is any way that I can pass arguments to this BroadcastReceiver through the Intent object which goes into PendingIntent?I'd like to be able to retrieve arg1 in the BroadcastReceiver's onReceive(Context, Intent) method. I figured that the local variable my_intent would be the second parameter passed on to onReceive by the PendingIntent, but apparently that's not quite right. Is it possible to pass parameters between an Activity and a BroadcastReceiver in this fashion (using Intent.putExtra()) or should I use a ContentProvider instead?

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver To Listen For Activity Being Launched

Jun 22, 2010

I am wondering whether is possible to use a BroadcastReceiver to listen for an Activity being launched. I have no control of the Activity I need to know about as it is from the Android platform.

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver Never Getting Boot Completed Intent

Jan 12, 2010

I have a BroadcastReceiver which never enters onReceive(), so to debug I created a bare bones project with a simple BroadcastReceiver and still it never gets the BOOT_COMPLETED intent (see manifest below).

I do see a lot of warnings/errors in my Eclipse log (filtered and after manifest) which didn't seem to cause issues before, but maybe I have a bad install of the emulator? I have all the latest SDK and plugins. I also noticed that when I run the emulator I always get "Waiting for" popup for either Alarm or MMS.

The debugger attaches normally for my main Activity, it's just this "boot" receiver that never seems to start. I've tried using "com.boottest.BootReceiver" instead of".BootReceiver" to no avail.


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Android :: Calling Background Service From BroadcastReceiver

May 24, 2010

I am trying to call a push notification background service from BroadcastReceiver class, but my application crashes.When I call this service through an Activity it's working, but my goal is to call this service from a BroadcastReceiver.

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Android :: Access CallLog From A Service / Broadcastreceiver

Aug 17, 2009

Is there any way, to access the CallLog from a service or BroadcastReceiver?

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Android :: ACTION_USER_PRESENT BroadcastReceiver Not Be Registered In The Manifest?

Aug 30, 2010

I see that multiple broadcasts (ACTION_TIME_TICK, for example) cannot be registered in the manifest, the must be explicitly registered via Context.registerReceiver(). I am having trouble with the ACTION_USER_PRESENT broadcast intent. Specifically, I test on the emulator and my application keeps force closing with the error:


This is caused by


My manifest is fairly simple:


I am essentially attempting to create a Receiver that is awakened as soon as possible after my application is installed. The first time it is awakened, it registers a few listeners, and then it unregisters itself so it is never called again. (I really wish there was an intent fired immediately after your app had been installed, to allow a small bit of setup.

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Android :: BroadcastReceiver To Restart Killed - Crashed App?

Sep 14, 2010

I have an application and I would like to be able to restart it on the event of an error or a crash/app shutdown. I am familiar with how to register BroadcastReceivers, use alarms, etc.

Is there any signal I could intercept that the app sends out when it shuts down? Or that the OS sends out when any app shuts down?

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