JSON file not found for SDK Tester app on Android Kitkat Nexus 7
I have updated my Nexus 7 to Android Kitkat 4.4. Now trying to run my app (in test) it's not getting any of the product from the JSON file, and checking the logs I can see: 12-09 08:36:16.823: E/Amazon MAA(28766): Product database JSON file doesn't exist. Exception: /storage/emulated/0/amazon.sdktester.product.json: open failed: EACCES (Permission denied) And then checking the path logged, the JSON file is not there (no surprise). The correct location seems to be: /mnt/shell/emulated/0/amazon.sdktester.product.json Is there a proper way to fix the SDK Tester app to use the proper path? Or did I miss something in the config?
No the log from the Amazon Tester app show the following: [i]12-10 07:08:49.666: ERROR/Amazon MAA(28766): Product database JSON file doesn't exist. Exception: [b]/storage/emulated/0/amazon.sdktester.product.json[/b]: open failed: EACCES (Permission denied)[/i] But there is no JSON file at that location, the JSON file as you can see in the screenshot is in a different location, it almost looks like the code trying to locate the JSON is not resolving the symlink correctly and instead manipulate some existing path an end up computing a wrong path. See the overall file system layout in the attached screenshot. I am running Amazon App Tester version 188.8.131.52 which seems to be the latest one. Before upgrading to Android Kitkat everything was working fine, so I am not sure if that upgrade broke the system or the way the App Tester compute the path for the JSON file is messed up when running on 4.4
And even trying to create a new symlink or folder in the location that the log is referring to is not working since that part of the filesystem is mounted in read only mode… even through ADB I can't create the proper file/folder/symlink. Anyone else experiencing the problem ??
Kind of answering my own question: I just tried the same code for my app but on my brand new Kindle Fire HDX, and with the JSON file in the right location, the app is working fine. So my guts feeling is that on Android 4.4 the way the Amazon App Tester compute the path for the JSON file is wrong and it doesn't find it :-( But I would love to get someone from Amazon to confirm the issue and if this is the case, if there is some kind of workaround… I don't mind testing/developing on my HDX but I need to be able to test on non Amazon platform too.