Waza_Be Waza_Be - 4 months ago 18
Android Question

Failed to launch shortcut: Application is not installed on your phone

I am trying to create a desktop shortcut to one of my Activity in Android.
I use the code that work in every tuto example i have read:

final Intent shortcutIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MAIN);
ComponentName name = new ComponentName(getPackageName(), ".MyActivity");
shortcutIntent.setComponent(name);

shortcutIntent.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK);
shortcutIntent.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_CLEAR_TOP);


final Intent intent = new Intent();
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SHORTCUT_INTENT, shortcutIntent);

intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SHORTCUT_NAME, "blabla");
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SHORTCUT_ICON, icon);

intent.setAction("com.android.launcher.action.INSTALL_SHORTCUT");
sendBroadcast(intent);
finish();


And I added the MAIN action to my activity:

<activity android:label="@string/app_name" android:name=".MyActivity">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>


The result is that the application does not want to launch!

In the Logcat everything seem fine:

10-01 01:17:51.591: INFO/ActivityManager(2424): Starting activity: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN flg=0x14000000 cmp=my.package.name/.MyActivity bnds=[125,384][235,522] (has extras) }


And the Home tell me that the application is not Installed.

Please help me, I am totally lost and spend a few hours trying to solve the issue and read all info I can get.

Thank a lot!

Answer

Try this:

  1. get rid of the <intent-filter>
  2. get rid of the ACTION_MAIN and just use new Intent(this, MyActivity.class)
  3. add android:exported="true" to your element in the manifest
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