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Message 76635 - Posted: 22 Mar 2017, 11:57:54 UTC

One day it was working, then the next, it wasn't. Not sure what happened with the app. Nexus 5 running latest Android version, but no updates were made to either Android, or BOINC when the issue started a few weeks ago. Reinstalled BOINC to no effect. Additionally, despite adding project after reinstalling, nothing shows in the projects list. Any attempt to tap on the project button to view the list results in BOINC crashing.

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Message 76659 - Posted: 22 Mar 2017, 14:27:45 UTC

Which project(s) are affected?
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Message 76679 - Posted: 22 Mar 2017, 16:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 76659.  

All bio and physical science projects. At least, those are the ones I originally added. I can't access the project list anymore, since it crashes BOINC.
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Message 76705 - Posted: 22 Mar 2017, 21:35:41 UTC - in response to Message 76679.  

Hit the 3 bar symbol left top aka the hamburger of the BOINC app, choose Event Log from the slide out menu, hit the copy button, right top, and paste a copy in a reply, so we can read what the decision process is saying. We may ask you to select a few debug flags if the log does not answer why... probably work_fetch_debug cpu_sched_debug, maybe more later on.
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Message 76714 - Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 6:46:15 UTC - in response to Message 76705.  

Client Messages

Thu Mar 23 10:33:34 GMT+04:00 2017||Resuming network activity
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Suspending network activity - not connected to WiFi network
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Suspending computation - on batteries
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Not using a proxy
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||(to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 90%
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||don't use GPU while active
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||don't compute while active
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||max disk usage: 3.66GB
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||max memory usage when idle: 1483.99MB
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||max memory usage when active: 927.49MB
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Preferences:
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Reading preferences override file
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|GPUGRID|URL http://www.gpugrid.net/; Computer ID 416334; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|DENIS@Home|URL http://denis.usj.es/denisathome/; Computer ID 193956; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|climateprediction.net|URL http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1427506; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Leiden Classical|URL http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/; Computer ID 148151; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Radioactive@Home|URL http://radioactiveathome.org/boinc/; Computer ID 24554; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|The Lattice Project|URL http://boinc.umiacs.umd.edu/; Computer ID 135623; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Fight Neglected Diseases|URL http://findah.ucd.ie/; Computer ID 145108; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|ibercivis|URL http://registro.ibercivis.es/; Computer ID 465862; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|MindModeling@Beta|URL http://mindmodeling.org/; Computer ID 99725; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Quake-Catcher Network|URL http://quakecatcher.net/sensor/; Computer ID 66853; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Einstein@Home|URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 12505344; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|ATLAS@home|URL http://atlasathome.cern.ch/; Computer ID 76047; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Asteroids@home|URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 413587; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Cosmology@Home|URL http://www.cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID 305247; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Milkyway@Home|URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 723812; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|Universe@Home|URL http://universeathome.pl/universe/; Computer ID 66177; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017|pogs|URL http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/; Computer ID 782811; resource share 100
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Config: report completed tasks immediately
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Local time is UTC +4 hours
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Disk: 12.55 GB total, 3.56 GB free
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Memory: 1.81 GB physical, 0 bytes virtual
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||OS: Android: 3.4.0-gcf10b7e
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Processor features: swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Using 2 CPUs
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Processor: 4 ARM ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Host name: android_4310548c
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||No usable GPUs found
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Data directory: /data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc/client
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Running as a daemon
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Libraries: libcurl/7.48.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Thu Mar 23 10:33:31 GMT+04:00 2017||Starting BOINC client version 7.4.53 for arm-android-linux-gnu
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Message 76717 - Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 8:28:01 UTC - in response to Message 76705.  
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Ought have said to hit update for one or more projects you know has Android work before posting log. Looking at the short log, make sure the device is on mains, battery has at least it's minimum charge for computing to be allowed and wifi is connected. All 3 settings can be a reason the device wont even start computing.
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Message 76718 - Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 13:26:36 UTC - in response to Message 76717.  

Can't really update a project if the project list doesn't load though.
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Message 76719 - Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 15:25:41 UTC - in response to Message 76718.  
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What my previous post pointed at, your client is not communicating because per the log, it's inhibited, at least, I think if computation is suspended, communication is stopped too. Maybe temporarily set it to always to get a move.
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Message 77133 - Posted: 4 Apr 2017, 13:52:07 UTC - in response to Message 76719.  

I've done yet another reinstall, and it seems to be working. The only thing I did differently this time was with regards to which projects I added. I suspect that whenever I add Quake Catcher, and/or Radioactive@Home to the project list, the issue starts up. I haven't bothered checking if this is true, or which project is the problematic one if true, however.
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Message 77148 - Posted: 4 Apr 2017, 19:23:23 UTC - in response to Message 77133.  

Both of those 2 projects require a sensor - QCN a movement sensor, and Radioactive@Home a radiation sensor.
Do you have those?
(Usually, a phone, if that's what your Android device is, has a motion sensor, but it may not be accessible to the program now.)

And climateprediction.net doesn't have an Android app and never will.
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Message 77333 - Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 2:23:17 UTC - in response to Message 77148.  

Odd that climateprediction appeared in the list in that case. I never added anything through custom URLs. QCN should work, as I have an accelerometer. To my knowledge, that is the sensor needed. Radioactive I just added for test purposes. Quite unusual that it's even in the list. What portable android devices come with Geiger counters?

Speaking of, I haven't seen that function in a while, and I was trying to add WUProp manually. Did this function get disabled, or simply moved elsewhere?
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Message 77335 - Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 4:31:37 UTC - in response to Message 77333.  

QCN should work, as I have an accelerometer. To my knowledge, that is the sensor needed.
Provided the program knows the location of the port used by the accelerometer, and the signals it sends.
e.g. an early external sensor used a uart to communicate, so the QCN program was set up to understand the uart's data strings.
The best way to see if it's working, is to look at your account on the QCN project to see if you're getting credit.
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