I’ve just changed to Ubuntu Touch, my phone runs on ubuntu touch 16.04, 2019-W41/2), and I would like to keep threema. With Anbox (installed via ubuntu and adb, see Android apps - UBports documentation ) I was able to install Threema, but had problems installing a backup from the Threema Safe server. My contacts reappeared, but the chats and pictures were gone. I have another backup-zip, but I can’t find a way to copy it into the anbox filesystem to re-import it from within Threema.
Can anybody tell me where I could put the zip archive? An android file manager installed within the anbox container shows new backup zips in /root/sdcard/Threema/Backups, but from the “outside” I can’t even locate those files.
I can’t change the directory where to put the threema backups either; Threema tells me the go to file:///storage/emulated/0/Threema/Backups, but I can’ find that either.
Thanks for your answer, I’ll give it a try. I had seen those posts, but on my installation the anbox-data/data/ directory is empty, no /media/0/, nor anything else, especially no threema backup zips. It should be quite easy to push some files into that folder. I’ll try my luck and keep searching
It’s probably a rights issue. I have a vague recollection that this way was a little like navigating blindly.
In principle I would assume you’d get faster results from asking in the UT community. That anbox thing doesn’t sound FP2 specific to me. But if you get some answers there and things work, it would be nice if you left a small summary here.
Ok, it is almost exactly as you wrote. I was able to copy the threema zip to /home/phablet/anbox-data/data/media/0/Threema/Backups/. No need to use the steps with chmod or bind; I just copied the zip to /home/phablet/Downloads
Afterwards Threema was able to locate the zip, and I was able to reinstall my chats, contacts, ID etc.
Strangely enough, the UT file manager does not show /media/0/. But it is possible to push files into the anbox container in this way.
Ooops, no, I installed it just the way described there.
But I just noticed that I didn’t reinstall Anbox for some time now, I only did an upgrade lately, when Anbox didn’t want to start after the last rc-channel-update two days ago, using anbox-tool upgrade…
If the Phone won’t start at all, you should probably try a reflash using the UBports Installer, but don’t wipe your personal data/userdata. Anbox will be gone afterwards, and you could try anew… Which channel are you using? The fix has not yet reached stable; but perhaps the bug hasn’t, either.
i was using ubports installer 0.4.18 to install UT 16.04/stable.
The re-installation of UT was successfull, I still have the apps and data from before.
I tried to reinstall Anbox, every step of the installation manual was working, except there was no success message after anbox was 100% installed.
When i checked the phone, there was an anbox window, with an activity indicator running as if something was loading, but that went on forever.
After rebooting from this state I get stuck in the boot screen again…
I switched from Fairphone 1 to FP2 and installed Ubuntu Touch right away. I wasn’t aware that you can install UT on top of the setup Android phone, install UT and keep the installed Apps.
sorry to bother you again but did Threema work without problems after the restore of your backup? I did the same (restore from .zip as described above), but I don’t seem to get any messages, neither receiving any.
I was able to restore Threema from a backup; but I don’t recall if the backup worked as expected
Reason: I opened up a new account on the UT device pretty soon, since I wanted to continue to use the instance installed on my other Android fairphone. You can’t use the same instance on different devices; so I did a complete threema reinstall, and then opened a “group chat” which includes both Threema instances (UT and Android f airphone ) and a “third” person to “sync” the chats, or at least the new entries with the other person.
You have to activate “polling” in the threema settings, since the push-notifications don’t work without google play store etc on Anbox, which doesn’t work, as far as I know. MicroG isn’t an option either, since you can’t “root” Anbox.
It is hidden in “About Threema”, -> “Error handling” or “Bugs” (don’t know for sure, in german it is “Fehlerbehebung”, it’s the last entry in “About Threema”) and there “Workarounds” -> “Polling”
Threema on Anbox is not very comfortable to use, it is reacting rather slow, you can’t use the camera (so you can’t read QR codes to verify users), or the microphone, (no calls possible!), or play videos someone send, so be warned… It crashes everytime you try to open “help”, very convenient indeed