[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend v31 android installation

Curtis Gedak gedakc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 15:40:49 UTC 2020

On 2020-06-02 9:37 a.m., James Abernathy wrote:
> I've been using the pre-built apks for the mythfrontend for my Shield TV up
> to this point.  I have successfully build my own apk using android studio
> following the readme on github.
> I didn't create a release key because I just want to play with this on my
> own system. Not sure if this is a bad assumption. Below is the console log
> of what happened when I tried to adb install my apk.
> /workdir/packaging/android$ adb install
> mythfrontend-20200602-arm64-v32-Pre-523-g907841a119.apk
> adb: failed to install
> mythfrontend-20200602-arm64-v32-Pre-523-g907841a119.apk: Failure
> [INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE: Package org.mythtv.mythfrontend
> signatures do not match previously installed version; ignoring!]
> I'm using a v31 backend, but wonder if the problem is related to the
> release apk key.
> Jim A

Yes, the problem is due to the mismatch in keys.  I learned this with my
SolitaireCG project.

In order to install an APK with a different key, one must first delete
the prior APK.


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