Sending Notification while in FreeTime causes SecurityException?
Hi, Our app uses notifications in a few spots and we're seeing an unexpected error on a Kindle Fire HDX while in FreeTime mode. When NotificationManager.notify(id, notification) is called, a SecurityException occurs: java.lang.SecurityException: get application info: Neither user 1110000 nor current process has android.permission.INTERACT_ACROSS_USERS. This does NOT occur with either normal or restricted user accounts on Android 4.4.2 tablets. Is this a bug/quirk in Fire OS 3.0 or just the way user accounts worked in Android 4.2.x? The error is occurring on an 8.9 HDX running 22.214.171.124_user_310079820.
Hi Odrobert, Thank you for writing to us. I have sent you one sample app for notification test. Can you check that on your device? If the sample works, please share the relevant code (how you are sending the notification) with us.
Thanks for the sample. Your code also throws the SecurityException when I run it in FreeTime mode. Wrap the code that sends the notification in a Try Catch block with a general catch for Exception, debug the app while in FreeTime, and put a breakpoint on this line: mNotificationManager.notify(SIMPLE_NOTFICATION_ID, notifyDetails); When the notify is called, you should see the SecurityException that occurs: java.lang.SecurityException: get application info: Neither user 1110005 nor current process has android.permission.INTERACT_ACROSS_USERS. Message was edited by: odrobert
Hi Odrobert, This issue is already reported to the team here and they have fixed it. The fix would be pushed to all devices very soon. Officially I am not supposed to post any date or ETA for the release. But it would happen in couple of days I hope. Thanks for the taking time to report the issue to us.