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RE: adbLink 5.5 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-08-04

Beta 2 for adblink 5.6 is available for download at http://jocala.com/adblink.html

It (hopefully) fixes a busybox location bug.


RE: adbLink 5.5 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - thezoggy - 2023-08-05

(2023-08-04, 22:15)jocala Wrote: Beta 2 for adblink 5.6 is available for download at http://jocala.com/adblink.html

It (hopefully) fixes a busybox location bug.

installed 5.6b2 on windows. on launching it shows:

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RE: adbLink 5.5 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-08-05

Yes, the update check looks to see if you're running the current stable version. You can turn off update checks in preferences.


RE: adbLink 5.6 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-08-08

adblink 5.6 release
08/08/2023
http://www.jocala.com/adblink.html

busybox location bug fixed

File Manager now uses drag and drop for pushing files
and directories from the local filesystem to the
Android device. Although deprecated, the previous
method of pushing files can still be used by
checking "Use old file manager" in preferences.

Application preferences now saved in a JSON file

APK install directory retains last location used.

Backup/restore directory retains last location used.

Scrcpy arguments dialog is now optional via preferences.

Utility menu function added to clear database

When notified a new version of adbLink is ready
for download, view changelog is now an option. A
utility menu function has been added to view changelog
as well.

Utility menu function added to view system information:
(architecture, devicename, manufacturer,
filesystem scope status and Android version)

Ad hoc IP now accepts a port.
Enter ip with format: <ip>:<port>
Default is port 5555.

Edit Kodi XML files (scoped storage) bugfix

Edit Kodi XML files (non-Android) bugfix

Scoped storage restrictions are now detected
automatically for Android 11 or greater devices.

For adbLink and adbLink2, WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android)
devices are connected via a utility menu selection.

QT C++ framework updated to 5.15.2 for all platforms.

Windows scrcpy updated to scrcpy-win64-v2.1

Windows adblink/adblink2/wsalink are now x86_64 only.


RE: adbLink 5.6a Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-08-11

08/11/2023

adblink v5.6a

Userids with embedded spaces resulted
in scripting failure. fixed.

User home directory added to log.

http://www.jocala.com


RE: adbLink 5.6b Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-08-13

08/13/2023

v5.6b

File manager function incorrectly initializing
dropdown menu. Fixed.

macOS download format changed from .pkg to .dmg


http://www.jocala.com


RE: adbLink 5.6b Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-09-11

09/11/2023 adblink v5.6c

File manager: device record's pull directory not replacing the global value. Fixed.

File manager: confirmation message added to file pull routine for successful pulls.

http://www.jocala.com


RE: adbLink 5.6b Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - thezoggy - 2023-10-02

(2023-09-11, 23:03)jocala Wrote: 09/11/2023 adblink v5.6c

File manager: device record's pull directory not replacing the global value. Fixed.

File manager: confirmation message added to file pull routine for successful pulls.

http://www.jocala.com
installing latest adblink windows installer, it shows "adbLink2" in blurp a few times:
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RE: adbLink 5.6c Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-10-02

If you set up Kodi on the new 4KMax stick you'll see that Amazon's Android 11 aka Fire OS 8.1, is missing the "Allow management of all files" permissions setting for Kodi that you see on Android TV devices. This setting must be toggled on in order for Kodi to read the /sdcard/xbmc_env.properties file that allows you to relocate Kodi's data files.

A workaround is to open the adb shell window and at the "karat:/$" prompt paste the following command:

appops set --uid org.xbmc.kodi MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE allow

After this Kodi will properly read xbmc_env.properties. I'll have new code to automate this in an upcoming release.

(It may be that the setting is buried somewhere in Amazon's GUI and I haven't located it yet.)


RE: adbLink 5.7 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-10-05

10/05/2023

Version 5.7

http://www.jocala.com

adb binary updated to 34.0.4-10411341

aapt binary added for Windows & Mac. For Linux 
users, adbfiles has a symlink to 
/usr/bin/aapt which will need to be installed
via apt-get.

When using a Android 11/Fire OS 8.1 device, Kodi's 
MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission is set
to "allow" (to permit Kodi to access local 
files outside of its sandbox). This occurs
when a backup is restored.  

See http://www.jocala.com/android11.html for
more details.

A "Set app permissions" function is added to the 
Utility menu to allow changing the MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE 
status for any application that includes this permission in
its manifest. This is for Android 11/Fire OS 8.1 or greater 
devices only.

A "Get package name" function is added to the Utility 
menu. The package name is required to change the 
MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission for an application. This 
function requires the aapt utility mentioned above.


RE: adbLink 5.7 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - zeroalias - 2023-11-18

Does adblink work the restore feature on Android 12? I'm trying to do a restore to a TV with Google TV OS version 12, and it does not work. When doing a restore I get the failed error messsage and via the logs I see Permission Denied errors all over the place.
I read the info on the website about Android 11 and the FireOS issue, but it doesn't seem to apply here. Is there something I'm missing that must be done, if at all to do a restore? Any help would be great to figure this out.  (Edit: Answered, update needs to be released for Android 12 support, thanks to the developer for the response)


RE: adbLink 5.7 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-11-18

adblink v5.8 is released. The only change is to scoped storage detection to fix an Android 12 issue.


RE: adbLink 5.7 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - badbob001 - 2023-11-19

Downloaded adblw57.exe and I'm getting the following virus warning by Microsoft Defender:
Trojan:Win32/ScarletFlash.A

Strange but checked the link with virustotal and it's fine.
CRC32: DB885504
SHA-1: 242EFA75EB9C44F2DC26DE85FEF30FFE982389A0
MDF: BFBEFEB5AC4FC6953552E1A135262064


RE: adbLink 5.7 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-11-19

False positive.


RE: adbLink 5.8 Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi - jocala - 2023-12-01

adblink 5.8 is now tested with Alma, Arch, Debian, Mint & Ubuntu Linux distros. No issues that I've seen.


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