crash from aar-library neither showing in Developer console nor HockeyApp after publishing

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Jonathan Schneider

12 Apr, 2017 07:16 PM

I asked the question on StackOverflow and got redirected here, so this ticket is only a copy of this:

in our App we're using a native library packaged as an .aar and HockeyApp for error reporting. The .aar-code draws information on a SurfaceFragment, the rest of the Application uses standard Android libraries.

After publishing the app to Google Play, users have experienced crashes of the .aar-library, after which the SurfaceFragment stays blank, the surrounding app doesn't crash. During development, these reports were sent to HockeyApp. Now that the app is published, the dialog for crash reports isn't HockeyApp's any more, but a standard google one. However, the reports neither show up in the developer console nor in HockeyApp.

How/where can I get the error reports for the native library?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Benjamin Scholt... on 13 Apr, 2017 09:13 PM

    Benjamin Scholtysik's Avatar

    Hey Jonathan,

    Thanks for getting in touch here. This sounds like HockeyApp's register-calls are called in the release build.
    Which version of the HA SDK are you using and can you share the setup code?

    Apologies for the delayed response on this.

  2. 2 Posted by Jonathan Schnei... on 18 Apr, 2017 09:29 AM

    Jonathan Schneider's Avatar

    Hi Benjamin,

    we're calling HockeyApp in our start Activity in the following way, relevant code as follows:

        public void onResume() {
            // ... your own onResume implementation

        public void onPause() {

        public void onDestroy() {

        private void checkForCrashes() {

        private void checkForUpdates() {
            // Remove this for store builds!

        private void unregisterManagers() {

  3. Benjamin Scholtysik closed this discussion on 18 Apr, 2017 05:15 PM.

  4. Benjamin Scholtysik re-opened this discussion on 18 Apr, 2017 09:20 PM

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Benjamin Scholt... on 18 Apr, 2017 09:20 PM

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    Hey Jonathan,

    thank you for getting in touch. This is a really weird issue, indeed, and we haven't heard anything like this so far.

    From what I know, it really doesn't matter if the crash occurs inside a .aar or within the app, as the .aar file "is gone" after the app has been build and I don't know of any setting that could possibly result in what you are experiencing.

    I'm hoping to be able to reproduce the issue somehow and then be able to help you. For that, I need more info.

    Which version of the HockeySDK are you using?
    Would you mind sharing a full stacktrace of the crash you are experiencing in debug?
    Does the crash happen only when the apk is submitted to google play or does it happen with the release-build of the APK?


  6. 4 Posted by Jonathan Schnei... on 21 Apr, 2017 11:04 AM

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    Hi Benny,

    we managed to pin down the error, and it happened because we did not check the V1 (Jar Signature) setting for the signed APK.

    That at least stopped the error from happening when manually installing a release-build. We still have to check what happens when we load the app through the play store.

    Best wishes,

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Benjamin Scholt... on 21 Apr, 2017 05:04 PM

    Benjamin Scholtysik's Avatar

    Hey Jonathan,

    Thanks for the update on the issue. This is interesting.

    I appreciate if you could get in touch once you know if this also fixes the issue with the Play Store. I'd like to add this to our knowledge base.

    Have a great weekend!

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