TC 2.91 on Android 10 - Install from unknown Sources not working

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TC 2.91 on Android 10 - Install from unknown Sources not working

Post by *mfried » 2019-09-18, 06:29 UTC

Hi,

I'm running TC2.91 on Android 10 (Pixel 3a). Before the update to Android 10 I could install APKs from network shares or local SD. To do so obviously I had to allow unknown sources in the settings.

Now TC throws an error "couldn't open file" when I try to install an APK from SD. System | App/Notification | Extended | Special App-Access | Install unknown Apps lists TC as allowed, though.

Any idea what's wrong here, what can I do? ;-)

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Re: TC 2.91 on Android 10 - Install from unknown Sources not working

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-09-19, 09:38 UTC

This happens because the app installer on Android 10 cannot access files on /storage/emulated/0 any more.
You need the beta version of Total Commander:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander
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Re: TC 2.91 on Android 10 - Install from unknown Sources not working

Post by *mfried » 2019-09-19, 10:58 UTC

Ok, thank you.

Strange, that the system file manager of Android can do this, though?

Anyway, I'll probably just wait for the next version of TC with the necessary fixes.

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Re: TC 2.91 on Android 10 - Install from unknown Sources not working

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-09-20, 13:33 UTC

Strange, that the system file manager of Android can do this, though?
It uses virtual folders and therefore only passes content: links to the app installer. TC still uses real directories like /storage/emulared/0 and passes file: links to the app installer. The beta now also sends content: urls.
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