DAVdroid JB Workaround Apk

DAVdroid JB Workaround Apk

Latest version 1.1
26 Mar 2017

This is an original APK file, it's safe to download and free of any virus.

Older Versions

Apk Infos

Rating4.4/5, based on 37 votes
Size‎51.3 KB
Requires AndroidAndroid 4.1+ (Jelly Bean)
Author's NotesWorkaround app for: DAVdroid accounts disappear after a reboot/update

About DAVdroid JB Workaround APK

DAVdroid JB Workaround APK Download for Android
DAVdroid JB Workaround APK Download for Android


Please ONLY install this workaround if you have one of these problems:

1. All your DAVdroid accounts (including downloaded contacts and events) are gone after reboot.
2. All your DAVdroid accounts (including downloaded contacts and events) are gone after you update DAVdroid in Play Store.

In all other cases, this workaround app has no functionality and can cause confusion and problems.

There are bugs in Android (https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=34880 and http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=66905) that causes accounts of paid apps to be removed on start-up or on app-update (known to occur on Nexus and Motorola Moto devices with Android 4.4.2) because the (encrypted) apk files are loaded after checking for orphaned accounts. This is a well-known Android 4.1+ bug and not a DAVdroid bug.

What to do?
This workaround is free, and the bug only affects paid (and therefore encrypted) apps. So please install it, and the workaround fakes a DAVdroid sync adapter so Android doesn't delete DAVdroid related data.

If you see red DAVdroid symbols in the settings, contacts or events, it means that the fake DAVdroid adapter is active. In this case, please wait a minute and try again. The workaround should load the real DAVdroid adapter and make the icons green. If it does not, you can try to launch the workaround manually and try again.

Please see also http://davdroid.bitfire.at/faq?pk_campaign=davdroid-jbworkaround-play

You don't need this workaround…
* when you don't have the problem that your DAVdroid accounts and data are gone after reboot,
* if you didn't get DAVdroid via Play Store (but via Samsung Store, Amazon, Android Pit, F-Droid or if it's self-built).

Latest updates

What's new in version 1.1

Android <5 only

How to install DAVdroid JB Workaround APK on Android phone or tablet?

Download DAVdroid JB Workaround APK file from ApkClean, then follow these steps:

Update Phone Settings

  • Go to your phone Settings page
  • Tap Security or Applications (varies with device)
  • Check the Unknown Sources box
  • Confirm with OK

Go to Downloads

  • Open Downloads on your device by going to My Files or Files
  • Tap the APK file you downloaded (at.bitfire.davdroid.jbworkaround-v1.1.apk)
  • Tap Install when prompted, the APK file you downloaded will be installed on your device.

Older Versions

1.1 (4)51.3 KB
1.0 (3)49.3 KB

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User's Reivew

5 ★Had this on previous devices and worked like a charm. My BlackBerry PRIV got a mojor update (Android security patch level 2016-11-06) and lost it's accounts. So installing on this devixe to avoid account loss in the future.
4 ★Stopt working for a while ago
5 ★What to say else about this kind of app? ^_^