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Android Cloud Control

Changelog

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog,
and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

Unreleased

2.5.0 - 2024-05-13

Added

Fixed

  • Improve a11y service compatibility with Android 7+ devices
  • Setup wizard: Ask for a11y service permission on Android 4.4–6 devices (since 2.0.1)
  • Setup wizard: Run in lock task mode on Android 9+ to avoid interrupting automated flows
  • Improve high-priority privileged launcher recognition (since 2.3.3)
  • Expose authHash in API
  • Target Android 11
  • hisense BM66AE: Use native portrait mode
  • Correctly report Wi-Fi on most devices (since 2.3.0)
  • Philips, BenQ SL: Backlight no longer remains off after a system-triggered hard reboot following a display power command or timer event
  • Remotely installed packages are started automatically, once again (since 2.5.0-alpha.1)

2.4.1 - 2024-03-21

Fixed

  • Critical: Correctly report app upgrade (since 2.4.0)

2.4.0 - 2024-03-14

Added

  • Expose location & tags, as seen in Box, to third party apps (requires runtime permission)
  • Support Philips BDL4650D
  • Troubleshooting: Local & online app update options
  • Support package install/uninstall policy
  • Experimental Remote Desktop

Fixed

  • Update EULA to version 3.0
  • Setup wizard should no longer get stuck on Starting... in certain conditions
  • Correctly report proprietary timer settings
  • Use ADB to perform device management even on devices running Android 11+ with ADB-over-TCP enabled (previously limited to Android 7–10)
  • Connection should no longer switch from Ethernet to Wi-Fi as a fallback measure (since 2.0.0)
  • Pre-install Google Chrome M85 as WebView provider if Android System WebView by Google LLC M85 can't be pre-installed on Android 7+

2.3.10 - 2024-01-09

Fixed

  • Fix crash on Sharp PN-B series regarding Ethernet Restart (since 2.3.0)

2.3.9 - 2023-12-14

Fixed

  • Critical: App no longer gets stuck on "Unsupported device" error after deprovisioning
  • Work around possible crashes on obscure devices while deprovisioning

2.3.8 - 2023-12-05

Fixed

  • App no longer crashes on Android 12 when granting permissions during setup

2.3.7 - 2023-11-15

Fixed

  • Improve startup time
  • Support Proprietary power timer policy (since 2.3.0)

2.3.6 - 2023-11-07

Fixed

  • Fallback Android TV launcher shows Notifications, Settings, and clock in the top right corner

2.3.5 - 2023-11-03

Fixed

  • Taking full screenshots using a11y framework on API 30 now works again (since 2.3.1)
  • Improved process management during setup

2.3.4 - 2023-10-31

Fixed

  • Fix potential deadlock affecting Sony Bravia BPK provisioning (since 2.3.1)
  • Avoid potential DoS attack denying cloud connection by starting exported components

2.3.3 - 2023-10-30

Fixed

  • IR lock no longer gets stuck when enabled on Sony Bravia (since 2.3.1)
  • Attempt to disable preinstalled high-priority Android TV launcher (so other apps can become the launcher)

2.3.2 - 2023-10-29

Fixed

  • Background app setup doesn't end prematurely (since 2.3.1)
  • Correctly report service connection status

2.3.1 - 2023-10-26

Fixed

  • Correctly provision developer options from flash drive
  • Disable battery optimizations or disable Idle Mode
  • Devices without a battery no longer report battery stats

2.3.0 - 2023-10-01

Added

  • Sony Bravia: Suppress IR remote control keys when Kiosk Mode is active (as was always intended)
  • Developer Option: Hotel Mode (enables IR RC and user power control in Kiosk Mode)
  • Support Proprietary power timer

Fixed

  • Remove dependency on BatteryManager
  • Setup: Improve ADB connection handling
  • Philips 10BDL3051T: Manage network adapters in order to keep connectivity
  • Setup: Improve process stability
  • Setup: Correctly handle android.permission.POST_NOTIFICATIONS on Android 13
  • Persist device name and organization name across app restarts and reboots
  • Sony Bravia: Wi-Fi MAC address contributes to device UID for new installations
  • BenQ SL: Report correct Android firmware type in case the scaler chip firmware doesn't match
  • Report Wi-Fi SSID and signal strength on Android 9+
  • Correctly report storage volumes after first run

2.2.3 - 2023-06-27

Fixed

  • Setup process is now slightly faster

2.2.2 - 2023-06-26

Fixed

  • Setup process is now more resilient to lowmemorykiller system daemon

2.2.1 - 2023-06-26

Fixed

  • Vestel: Disable automatic system update dialog

2.2.0 - 2023-06-23

Added

  • Expose public key for ADB authentication for automation

Fixed

  • Allow android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW for remotely installed apps on Android 10+
  • ADB: Confirmation dialog doesn't flicker
  • ADB: Confirmation dialog is only shown on subsequent attempts

2.1.0 - 2023-05-10

Added

Fixed

  • Setup: Manage more permissions interactively on unsupported devices
  • Setup: Offer to enable Philips SICP
  • Setup: Offer to set Sharp's Monitor Control Select to Application
  • Panasonic: Support IR lock

2.0.1 - 2023-04-20

Fixed

  • Report correct model to cloud (since 2.0.0)
  • Improve setup experience on some TVs
  • Gracefully handle missing WebView package
  • Deprovisioning: Coerce volume between 10 % and 50 %
  • Deprovisioning: Reset screen orientation
  • Deprovisioning: Clear app cache
  • Status: Added option to Rerun Setup Wizard under new Troubleshooting dialog
  • Public API: Auto Start SDK works again (since 2.0.0)

2.0.0 - 2023-03-21

Added

  • Use ADB to perform device management on devices running Android 7-10 with ADB-over-TCP enabled
  • Set self as device owner on devices with root or ADB-over-TCP enabled
  • EULA confirmation during setup
  • Report management capabilities
  • Experimental: Support separate frontend app
  • Experimental: Allow running on unsupported devices
  • Support Panasonic SQE2

Changed

  • Implement interactive step-by-step setup wizard ensuring proper configuration after first run

Fixed

  • Correctly recognize Ethernet connection on Philips
  • Vestel: Report correct firmware version

1.7.1 - 2023-03-10

Fixed

  • Gracefully handle if we can't toggle Do Not Disturb mode along volume
  • Don't ask to enable Accessibility Service on platforms that don't support it
  • Philips: Reliably check external storage lock
  • Support Elo I-Series 4 Value

1.7.0 - 2022-11-02

Added

Fixed

  • Using certain device management APIs on BenQ SL2K no longer restarts the app

Security

1.6.1 - 2022-09-05

Fixed

  • Remove surrounding quotation marks from reported Wi-Fi SSID
  • Check native library compatibility before installing packages

1.6.0 - 2022-07-04

Added

Fixed

  • Fix false negative package install results
  • Fix display off using root on Android 4.4
  • Fix setting time using root

1.5.1 - 2022-05-04

Fixed

  • Fix potential crash when fetching time from NTP server (since 1.5.0)
  • Display on/off/timer work more reliably on Philips BDL4051D
  • Fix Device Owner feature check on Sony Bravia

1.5.0 - 2022-03-17

Added

  • BenQ, Philips: Restore display power state after a power outage
  • Automatically attempt to update to at least WebView 85.0.4183.120

Fixed

  • Read serial number after provisioning as Device Owner
  • Interactive package install now works on Android 11
  • Taking screenshots should now work on supported devices running Android 12 or newer
  • Taking screenshots is now supported on Android 11 using Accessibility Service API
  • Improved attempt to fix time on devices which don't preserve time across reboots
  • Sharp PN-HM1 should no loner get stuck on black screen after display ON command

1.4.1 - 2022-02-03

Fixed

  • Open status page after provisioning

1.4.0 - 2022-02-02

Added

  • Support Philips BDL3550Q (Android 8.0)
  • Support Philips BDL4550D (Android 8.0)
  • Support Philips BDL4551T (Android 8.1)
  • Support ELO I-Touch 3.0 (Android 8.1 AOSP)
  • Support ProDVX APPC-10X (Android 8.1)
  • Support Sony Bravia (Android 10, requires advanced setup)
  • Support arbitrary phones (Android 7+, requires advanced setup)
  • Allow taking screenshots using Media Projection API (requires advanced setup)
  • Report screen resolution
  • Report firmware type
  • Report temperature
  • Device Policy
  • Bundle support for recent TLS cipher suites
  • Install packages and firmware updates from absolute URLs
  • Support firmware update on Android 10+ with Device Owner
  • Re-apply last set display power after reboot

Fixed

  • Report correct serial number on BenQ
  • Throttle installed package reports
  • Correctly reschedule timer events
  • Report package install failure immediately on BenQ SL2K
  • Automatically grant runtime permissions for installed packages on more devices
  • Send all types of telemetry reports on app start
  • Improved telemetry stability
  • Improved platform socket stability
  • Report framerate
  • Support firmware update on BenQ SL2K
  • Set orientation on Philips tablets
  • Read temperature on more devices
  • Report correct screen resolution on Android 4.4 and 5.x
  • Display on/off should be more reliable on Philips BDL3550Q and BDL4550D
  • Schedule app restart

1.3.0 - 2020-12-11

Added

  • Support Sharp PN-HM1 series.
  • Support setting NTP server.

Fixed

  • Philips xxBDL4051D should no longer get stuck during reboot.
  • Screen will no longer be forced on if there are no proprietary timer rules set.
  • Setting brightness should use correct range on tablets.
  • Disable Smart Power on Philips TVs before setting brightness.
  • Report last charging time on Android 6+.
  • Support Ethernet restart on BenQ SL2K.
  • Don't attempt Ethernet restart when using static IP.

1.2.2 - 2020-08-25

Fixed

  • Temporarily enable Wi-Fi adapter to get WLAN MAC address, if needed.

1.2.1 - 2020-08-21

Fixed

  • Support rk3399_mid devices when running as Device Owner.

1.2.0 - 2020-08-19

Added

  • Support BenQ SL2K (Android 8) series.
  • Support Philips DL (Android 7) series.
  • Support recent SSL ciphers via unbundled signageOS Conscrypt APK.
  • Expose preferred kiosk state through a ContentProvider (requires runtime permission or shell).
  • Support pre-verification for Open subscription type.
  • Report more info about OS to server.
  • Report installed packages to server.
  • Allow Lock Task Mode for all apps installed via Cloud Control when running as Device Owner app.
  • Start apps after installation.
  • Support uninstalling Android apps via remote action.

Fixed

  • Bundle some recent root CA certificates.
  • Support setting brightness on Philips QL.
  • Correctly report battery status to server.
  • Handle corner cases in interactive package installer.
  • Persist preferred kiosk state.
  • Sharp will not change monitor button lock anymore (lock mode may change to accommodate RC lock).
  • Fix Ethernet restart on BenQ SL2K series.
  • Disable system package verifier for silent package installs on some devices.
  • Grant runtime permissions to apps installed via Cloud Control.

1.1.0 - 2020-02-07

Added

  • Support BenQ SL series.
  • Support Sharp PN series.
  • Support Philips DL (Android 4), PL, QL, TL (10" Android 4, 24") series.
  • Support Open subscription type.
  • Support launching Android apps via remote action.
  • Support controlling screen orientation.
  • Automatically install required system companion apps.

Fixed

  • Unrecognized power commands are no longer treated as failed.
  • UpdateDeviceTimeSettings command now reports success correctly.
  • SetDeviceVolume and SyncRemoteControlSettings now report failure correctly.
  • Backup restart power action is confirmed to server.
  • Socket config URL is never changed at runtime.
  • App doesn't crash when restarting on Android 9+.
  • Various fixes in service socket connection.
  • Re-compress large screenshots before upload.

1.0.2 - 2019-10-01

Fixed

  • Restart Cloud Control on uncaught exception.
  • Prevent potential error when web socket fails to connect.

1.0.1 - 2019-10-01

Fixed

  • Added missing ping to server every 30 seconds.
  • Unlock RC and ensure power on after deprovisioning.

1.0.0 - 2019-09-20

This is the initial release of the Cloud Control app.

Added

  • Device registration & verification.
  • Remote device management.
  • Socket health checking and Backup restart
  • Status screen.
  • Restart Ethernet if necessary.
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