Build 1.0_r1(from source)

android.content.pm
Class PackageManager

java.lang.Object
  extended by android.content.pm.PackageManager
Direct Known Subclasses:
ApplicationContext.ApplicationPackageManager, MockPackageManager

public abstract class PackageManager
extends Object

Class for retrieving various kinds of information related to the application packages that are currently installed on the device. You can find this class through Context.getPackageManager().


Nested Class Summary
static class PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
          This exception is thrown when a given package, application, or component name can not be found.
 
Field Summary
static int COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT
           
static int COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED
           
static int COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED
           
static int DONT_DELETE_DATA
          Flag parameter for deletePackage(java.lang.String, android.content.pm.IPackageDeleteObserver, int) to indicate that you don't want to delete the package's data directory.
static int DONT_KILL_APP
          Flag parameter for setComponentEnabledSetting(android.content.ComponentName, int, int) to indicate that you don't want to kill the app containing the component.
static int FORWARD_LOCK_PACKAGE
          Flag parameter for installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) to indicate that this package should be installed as forward locked, i.e.
static int GET_ACTIVITIES
          PackageInfo flag: return information about activities in the package in PackageInfo.activities.
static int GET_DISABLED_COMPONENTS
          PackageInfo flag: include disabled components in the returned info.
static int GET_GIDS
          PackageInfo flag: return the group ids that are associated with an application.
static int GET_INSTRUMENTATION
          PackageInfo flag: return information about instrumentation in the package in PackageInfo.instrumentation.
static int GET_INTENT_FILTERS
          PackageInfo flag: return information about the intent filters supported by the activity.
static int GET_META_DATA
          ComponentInfo flag: return the PackageItemInfo.metaData data Bundles that are associated with a component.
static int GET_PERMISSIONS
          PackageInfo flag: return information about permissions in the package in PackageInfo.permissions.
static int GET_PROVIDERS
          PackageInfo flag: return information about content providers in the package in PackageInfo.providers.
static int GET_RECEIVERS
          PackageInfo flag: return information about intent receivers in the package in PackageInfo.receivers.
static int GET_RESOLVED_FILTER
          ResolveInfo flag: return the IntentFilter that was matched for a particular ResolveInfo in ResolveInfo.filter.
static int GET_SERVICES
          PackageInfo flag: return information about services in the package in PackageInfo.services.
static int GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES
          ApplicationInfo flag: return the paths to the shared libraries that are associated with an application.
static int GET_SIGNATURES
          PackageInfo flag: return information about the signatures included in the package.
static int GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS
          ProviderInfo flag: return the URI permission patterns that are associated with a content provider.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the package is already installed.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_DEXOPT
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package failed while optimizing and validating its dex files, either because there was not enough storage or the validation failed.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PACKAGE
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if a package is already installed with the same name.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the package manager service found that the device didn't have enough storage space to install the app
static int INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the package archive file is invalid.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_URI
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the URI passed in is invalid.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package uses a shared library that is not available.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_NO_SHARED_USER
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the requested shared user does not exist.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package failed because the current SDK version is older than that required by the package.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_REPLACE_COULDNT_DELETE
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package uses a shared library that is not available.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_SHARED_USER_INCOMPATIBLE
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package is requested a shared user which is already installed on the device and does not have matching signature.
static int INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if a previously installed package of the same name has a different signature than the new package (and the old package's data was not removed).
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_MANIFEST
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser was unable to retrieve the AndroidManifest.xml file.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_PACKAGE_NAME
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered a bad or missing package name in the manifest.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_SHARED_USER_ID
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered a bad shared user id name in the manifest.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_CERTIFICATE_ENCODING
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered a CertificateEncodingException in one of the files in the .apk.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_INCONSISTENT_CERTIFICATES
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser found inconsistent certificates on the files in the .apk.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_EMPTY
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser did not find any actionable tags (instrumentation or application) in the manifest.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_MALFORMED
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered some structural problem in the manifest.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NO_CERTIFICATES
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser did not find any certificates in the .apk.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NOT_APK
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser was given a path that is not a file, or does not end with the expected '.apk' extension.
static int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_UNEXPECTED_EXCEPTION
          Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered an unexpected exception.
static int INSTALL_SUCCEEDED
          Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) on success.
static int MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY
          Resolution and querying flag: if set, only filters that support the Intent.CATEGORY_DEFAULT will be considered for matching.
static int PERMISSION_DENIED
          Permission check result: this is returned by checkPermission(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the permission has not been granted to the given package.
static int PERMISSION_GRANTED
          Permission check result: this is returned by checkPermission(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the permission has been granted to the given package.
static int PKG_INSTALL_COMPLETE
           
static int PKG_INSTALL_INCOMPLETE
          Indicates the state of installation.
static int REPLACE_EXISTING_PACKAGE
          Flag parameter for installPackage(android.net.Uri, android.content.pm.IPackageInstallObserver, int) to indicate that you want to replace an already installed package, if one exists
static int SIGNATURE_FIRST_NOT_SIGNED
          Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the first package is not signed, but the second is.
static int SIGNATURE_MATCH
          Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the two packages have a matching signature.
static int SIGNATURE_NEITHER_SIGNED
          Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if neither of the two packages is signed.
static int SIGNATURE_NO_MATCH
          Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if both packages are signed but there is no matching signature.
static int SIGNATURE_SECOND_NOT_SIGNED
          Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the second package is not signed, but the first is.
static int SIGNATURE_UNKNOWN_PACKAGE
          Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if either of the given package names are not valid.
 
Constructor Summary
PackageManager()
           
 
Method Summary
abstract  void addPackageToPreferred(String packageName)
          Add a new package to the list of preferred packages.
abstract  boolean addPermission(PermissionInfo info)
          Add a new dynamic permission to the system.
abstract  void addPreferredActivity(IntentFilter filter, int match, ComponentName[] set, ComponentName activity)
          Add a new preferred activity mapping to the system.
abstract  int checkPermission(String permName, String pkgName)
          Check whether a particular package has been granted a particular permission.
abstract  int checkSignatures(String pkg1, String pkg2)
          Compare the signatures of two packages to determine if the same signature appears in both of them.
abstract  void clearApplicationUserData(String packageName, IPackageDataObserver observer)
          Attempts to clear the user data directory of an application.
abstract  void clearPackagePreferredActivities(String packageName)
          Remove all preferred activity mappings, previously added with addPreferredActivity(android.content.IntentFilter, int, android.content.ComponentName[], android.content.ComponentName), from the system whose activities are implemented in the given package name.
abstract  void deleteApplicationCacheFiles(String packageName, IPackageDataObserver observer)
          Attempts to delete the cache files associated with an application.
abstract  void deletePackage(String packageName, IPackageDeleteObserver observer, int flags)
          Attempts to delete a package.
abstract  void freeApplicationCache(long freeStorageSize, IPackageDataObserver observer)
          Free storage by deleting LRU sorted list of cache files across all applications.
abstract  Drawable getActivityIcon(ComponentName activityName)
          Retrieve the icon associated with an activity.
abstract  Drawable getActivityIcon(Intent intent)
          Retrieve the icon associated with an Intent.
abstract  ActivityInfo getActivityInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)
          Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular activity class.
abstract  List<PermissionGroupInfo> getAllPermissionGroups(int flags)
          Retrieve all of the known permission groups in the system.
abstract  int getApplicationEnabledSetting(String packageName)
          Return the the enabled setting for an application.
abstract  Drawable getApplicationIcon(ApplicationInfo info)
          Retrieve the icon associated with an application.
abstract  Drawable getApplicationIcon(String packageName)
          Retrieve the icon associated with an application.
abstract  ApplicationInfo getApplicationInfo(String packageName, int flags)
          Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular package/application.
abstract  CharSequence getApplicationLabel(ApplicationInfo info)
          Return the label to use for this application.
abstract  int getComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName componentName)
          Return the the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider).
abstract  Drawable getDefaultActivityIcon()
          Return the generic icon for an activity that is used when no specific icon is defined.
abstract  Drawable getDrawable(String packageName, int resid, ApplicationInfo appInfo)
          Retrieve an image from a package.
abstract  List<ApplicationInfo> getInstalledApplications(int flags)
          Return a List of all application packages that are installed on the device.
abstract  List<PackageInfo> getInstalledPackages(int flags)
          Return a List of all packages that are installed on the device.
abstract  InstrumentationInfo getInstrumentationInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)
          Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular instrumentation class.
abstract  String getNameForUid(int uid)
          Retrieve the official name associated with a user id.
 PackageInfo getPackageArchiveInfo(String archiveFilePath, int flags)
          Retrieve overall information about an application package defined in a package archive file
abstract  int[] getPackageGids(String packageName)
          Return an array of all of the secondary group-ids that have been assigned to a package.
abstract  PackageInfo getPackageInfo(String packageName, int flags)
          Retrieve overall information about an application package that is installed on the system.
abstract  String[] getPackagesForUid(int uid)
          Retrieve the names of all packages that are associated with a particular user id.
abstract  void getPackageSizeInfo(String packageName, IPackageStatsObserver observer)
          Retrieve the size information for a package.
abstract  PermissionGroupInfo getPermissionGroupInfo(String name, int flags)
          Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular group of permissions.
abstract  PermissionInfo getPermissionInfo(String name, int flags)
          Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular permission.
abstract  int getPreferredActivities(List<IntentFilter> outFilters, List<ComponentName> outActivities, String packageName)
          Retrieve all preferred activities, previously added with addPreferredActivity(android.content.IntentFilter, int, android.content.ComponentName[], android.content.ComponentName), that are currently registered with the system.
abstract  List<PackageInfo> getPreferredPackages(int flags)
          Retrieve the list of all currently configured preferred packages.
abstract  ActivityInfo getReceiverInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)
          Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular receiver class.
abstract  Resources getResourcesForActivity(ComponentName activityName)
          Retrieve the resources associated with an activity.
abstract  Resources getResourcesForApplication(ApplicationInfo app)
          Retrieve the resources for an application.
abstract  Resources getResourcesForApplication(String appPackageName)
          Retrieve the resources associated with an application.
abstract  ServiceInfo getServiceInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)
          Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular service class.
abstract  CharSequence getText(String packageName, int resid, ApplicationInfo appInfo)
          Retrieve text from a package.
abstract  XmlResourceParser getXml(String packageName, int resid, ApplicationInfo appInfo)
          Retrieve an XML file from a package.
 void installPackage(Uri packageURI)
          Install a package.
abstract  void installPackage(Uri packageURI, IPackageInstallObserver observer, int flags)
          Install a package.
abstract  List<ResolveInfo> queryBroadcastReceivers(Intent intent, int flags)
          Retrieve all receivers that can handle a broadcast of the given intent.
abstract  List<ProviderInfo> queryContentProviders(String processName, int uid, int flags)
          Retrieve content provider information.
abstract  List<InstrumentationInfo> queryInstrumentation(String targetPackage, int flags)
          Retrieve information about available instrumentation code.
abstract  List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivities(Intent intent, int flags)
          Retrieve all activities that can be performed for the given intent.
abstract  List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivityOptions(ComponentName caller, Intent[] specifics, Intent intent, int flags)
          Retrieve a set of activities that should be presented to the user as similar options.
abstract  List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentServices(Intent intent, int flags)
          Retrieve all services that can match the given intent.
abstract  List<PermissionInfo> queryPermissionsByGroup(String group, int flags)
          Query for all of the permissions associated with a particular group.
abstract  void removePackageFromPreferred(String packageName)
          Remove a package from the list of preferred packages.
abstract  void removePermission(String name)
          Removes a permission that was previously added with addPermission(PermissionInfo).
abstract  ResolveInfo resolveActivity(Intent intent, int flags)
          Determine the best action to perform for a given Intent.
abstract  ProviderInfo resolveContentProvider(String name, int flags)
          Find a single content provider by its base path name.
abstract  ResolveInfo resolveService(Intent intent, int flags)
          Determine the best service to handle for a given Intent.
abstract  void setApplicationEnabledSetting(String packageName, int newState, int flags)
          Set the enabled setting for an application This setting will override any enabled state which may have been set by the application in its manifest.
abstract  void setComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName componentName, int newState, int flags)
          Set the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider).
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

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GET_ACTIVITIES

public static final int GET_ACTIVITIES
PackageInfo flag: return information about activities in the package in PackageInfo.activities.

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GET_RECEIVERS

public static final int GET_RECEIVERS
PackageInfo flag: return information about intent receivers in the package in PackageInfo.receivers.

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GET_SERVICES

public static final int GET_SERVICES
PackageInfo flag: return information about services in the package in PackageInfo.services.

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GET_PROVIDERS

public static final int GET_PROVIDERS
PackageInfo flag: return information about content providers in the package in PackageInfo.providers.

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GET_INSTRUMENTATION

public static final int GET_INSTRUMENTATION
PackageInfo flag: return information about instrumentation in the package in PackageInfo.instrumentation.

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GET_INTENT_FILTERS

public static final int GET_INTENT_FILTERS
PackageInfo flag: return information about the intent filters supported by the activity.

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GET_SIGNATURES

public static final int GET_SIGNATURES
PackageInfo flag: return information about the signatures included in the package.

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GET_RESOLVED_FILTER

public static final int GET_RESOLVED_FILTER
ResolveInfo flag: return the IntentFilter that was matched for a particular ResolveInfo in ResolveInfo.filter.

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GET_META_DATA

public static final int GET_META_DATA
ComponentInfo flag: return the PackageItemInfo.metaData data Bundles that are associated with a component. This applies for any API returning a ComponentInfo subclass.

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GET_GIDS

public static final int GET_GIDS
PackageInfo flag: return the group ids that are associated with an application. This applies for any API returning an PackageInfo class, either directly or nested inside of another.

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GET_DISABLED_COMPONENTS

public static final int GET_DISABLED_COMPONENTS
PackageInfo flag: include disabled components in the returned info.

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GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES

public static final int GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES
ApplicationInfo flag: return the paths to the shared libraries that are associated with an application. This applies for any API returning an ApplicationInfo class, either directly or nested inside of another.

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GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS

public static final int GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS
ProviderInfo flag: return the URI permission patterns that are associated with a content provider. This applies for any API returning an ProviderInfo class, either directly or nested inside of another.

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GET_PERMISSIONS

public static final int GET_PERMISSIONS
PackageInfo flag: return information about permissions in the package in PackageInfo.permissions.

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PERMISSION_GRANTED

public static final int PERMISSION_GRANTED
Permission check result: this is returned by checkPermission(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the permission has been granted to the given package.

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PERMISSION_DENIED

public static final int PERMISSION_DENIED
Permission check result: this is returned by checkPermission(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the permission has not been granted to the given package.

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SIGNATURE_MATCH

public static final int SIGNATURE_MATCH
Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the two packages have a matching signature.

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SIGNATURE_NEITHER_SIGNED

public static final int SIGNATURE_NEITHER_SIGNED
Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if neither of the two packages is signed.

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SIGNATURE_FIRST_NOT_SIGNED

public static final int SIGNATURE_FIRST_NOT_SIGNED
Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the first package is not signed, but the second is.

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SIGNATURE_SECOND_NOT_SIGNED

public static final int SIGNATURE_SECOND_NOT_SIGNED
Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if the second package is not signed, but the first is.

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SIGNATURE_NO_MATCH

public static final int SIGNATURE_NO_MATCH
Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if both packages are signed but there is no matching signature.

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SIGNATURE_UNKNOWN_PACKAGE

public static final int SIGNATURE_UNKNOWN_PACKAGE
Signature check result: this is returned by checkSignatures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String) if either of the given package names are not valid.

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MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY

public static final int MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY
Resolution and querying flag: if set, only filters that support the Intent.CATEGORY_DEFAULT will be considered for matching. This is a synonym for including the CATEGORY_DEFAULT in your supplied Intent.

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COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT

public static final int COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT
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COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED

public static final int COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED
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COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED

public static final int COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED
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FORWARD_LOCK_PACKAGE

public static final int FORWARD_LOCK_PACKAGE
Flag parameter for installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) to indicate that this package should be installed as forward locked, i.e. only the app itself should have access to it's code and non-resource assets.

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REPLACE_EXISTING_PACKAGE

public static final int REPLACE_EXISTING_PACKAGE
Flag parameter for installPackage(android.net.Uri, android.content.pm.IPackageInstallObserver, int) to indicate that you want to replace an already installed package, if one exists

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DONT_KILL_APP

public static final int DONT_KILL_APP
Flag parameter for setComponentEnabledSetting(android.content.ComponentName, int, int) to indicate that you don't want to kill the app containing the component. Be careful when you set this since changing component states can make the containing application's behavior unpredictable.

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INSTALL_SUCCEEDED

public static final int INSTALL_SUCCEEDED
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) on success.

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INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the package is already installed.

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INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the package archive file is invalid.

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INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_URI

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_URI
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the URI passed in is invalid.

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INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the package manager service found that the device didn't have enough storage space to install the app

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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PACKAGE

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PACKAGE
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if a package is already installed with the same name.

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INSTALL_FAILED_NO_SHARED_USER

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_NO_SHARED_USER
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the requested shared user does not exist.

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INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if a previously installed package of the same name has a different signature than the new package (and the old package's data was not removed).

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INSTALL_FAILED_SHARED_USER_INCOMPATIBLE

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_SHARED_USER_INCOMPATIBLE
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package is requested a shared user which is already installed on the device and does not have matching signature.

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INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package uses a shared library that is not available.

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INSTALL_FAILED_REPLACE_COULDNT_DELETE

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_REPLACE_COULDNT_DELETE
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package uses a shared library that is not available.

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INSTALL_FAILED_DEXOPT

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_DEXOPT
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package failed while optimizing and validating its dex files, either because there was not enough storage or the validation failed.

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INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK

public static final int INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK
Installation return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the new package failed because the current SDK version is older than that required by the package.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NOT_APK

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NOT_APK
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser was given a path that is not a file, or does not end with the expected '.apk' extension.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_MANIFEST

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_MANIFEST
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser was unable to retrieve the AndroidManifest.xml file.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_UNEXPECTED_EXCEPTION

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_UNEXPECTED_EXCEPTION
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered an unexpected exception.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NO_CERTIFICATES

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NO_CERTIFICATES
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser did not find any certificates in the .apk.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_INCONSISTENT_CERTIFICATES

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_INCONSISTENT_CERTIFICATES
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser found inconsistent certificates on the files in the .apk.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_CERTIFICATE_ENCODING

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_CERTIFICATE_ENCODING
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered a CertificateEncodingException in one of the files in the .apk.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_PACKAGE_NAME

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_PACKAGE_NAME
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered a bad or missing package name in the manifest.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_SHARED_USER_ID

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_BAD_SHARED_USER_ID
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered a bad shared user id name in the manifest.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_MALFORMED

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_MALFORMED
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser encountered some structural problem in the manifest.

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INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_EMPTY

public static final int INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_MANIFEST_EMPTY
Installation parse return code: this is passed to the IPackageInstallObserver by installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int) if the parser did not find any actionable tags (instrumentation or application) in the manifest.

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PKG_INSTALL_INCOMPLETE

public static final int PKG_INSTALL_INCOMPLETE
Indicates the state of installation. Used by PackageManager to figure out incomplete installations. Say a package is being installed (the state is set to PKG_INSTALL_INCOMPLETE) and remains so till the package installation is successful or unsuccesful lin which case the PackageManager will no longer maintain state information associated with the package. If some exception(like device freeze or battery being pulled out) occurs during installation of a package, the PackageManager needs this information to clean up the previously failed installation.

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PKG_INSTALL_COMPLETE

public static final int PKG_INSTALL_COMPLETE
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DONT_DELETE_DATA

public static final int DONT_DELETE_DATA
Flag parameter for deletePackage(java.lang.String, android.content.pm.IPackageDeleteObserver, int) to indicate that you don't want to delete the package's data directory.

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Constructor Detail

PackageManager

public PackageManager()
Method Detail

getPackageInfo

public abstract PackageInfo getPackageInfo(String packageName,
                                           int flags)
                                    throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve overall information about an application package that is installed on the system.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if a package with the given name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
packageName - The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of the desired package.
flags - Optional flags to control what information is returned. If 0, none of the optional information is returned.
Returns:
Returns a PackageInfo containing information about the package.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
See Also:
GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_SIGNATURES

getPackageGids

public abstract int[] getPackageGids(String packageName)
                              throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Return an array of all of the secondary group-ids that have been assigned to a package.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if a package with the given name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
packageName - The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of the desired package.
Returns:
Returns an int array of the assigned gids, or null if there are none.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPermissionInfo

public abstract PermissionInfo getPermissionInfo(String name,
                                                 int flags)
                                          throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular permission.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if a permission with the given name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
name - The fully qualified name (i.e. com.google.permission.LOGIN) of the permission you are interested in.
flags - Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permission.
Returns:
Returns a PermissionInfo containing information about the permission.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

queryPermissionsByGroup

public abstract List<PermissionInfo> queryPermissionsByGroup(String group,
                                                             int flags)
                                                      throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Query for all of the permissions associated with a particular group.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if the given group does not exist.

Parameters:
group - The fully qualified name (i.e. com.google.permission.LOGIN) of the permission group you are interested in. Use null to find all of the permissions not associated with a group.
flags - Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permissions.
Returns:
Returns a list of PermissionInfo containing information about all of the permissions in the given group.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPermissionGroupInfo

public abstract PermissionGroupInfo getPermissionGroupInfo(String name,
                                                           int flags)
                                                    throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular group of permissions.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if a permission group with the given name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
name - The fully qualified name (i.e. com.google.permission_group.APPS) of the permission you are interested in.
flags - Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permission group.
Returns:
Returns a PermissionGroupInfo containing information about the permission.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getAllPermissionGroups

public abstract List<PermissionGroupInfo> getAllPermissionGroups(int flags)
Retrieve all of the known permission groups in the system.

Parameters:
flags - Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permission group.
Returns:
Returns a list of PermissionGroupInfo containing information about all of the known permission groups.

getApplicationInfo

public abstract ApplicationInfo getApplicationInfo(String packageName,
                                                   int flags)
                                            throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular package/application.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if an application with the given package name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
packageName - The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of an application.
flags - Additional option flags. Currently should always be 0.
Returns:
ApplicationInfo containing information about the application.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getActivityInfo

public abstract ActivityInfo getActivityInfo(ComponentName className,
                                             int flags)
                                      throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular activity class.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if an activity with the given class name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
className - The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts.ContactsList) of an Activity class.
flags - Additional option flags. Usually 0.
Returns:
ActivityInfo containing information about the activity.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
See Also:
GET_INTENT_FILTERS

getReceiverInfo

public abstract ActivityInfo getReceiverInfo(ComponentName className,
                                             int flags)
                                      throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular receiver class.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if a receiver with the given class name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
className - The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts.CalendarAlarm) of a Receiver class.
flags - Additional option flags. Usually 0.
Returns:
ActivityInfo containing information about the receiver.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
See Also:
GET_INTENT_FILTERS

getServiceInfo

public abstract ServiceInfo getServiceInfo(ComponentName className,
                                           int flags)
                                    throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular service class.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if a service with the given class name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
className - The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.media.BackgroundPlayback) of a Service class.
flags - Additional option flags. Currently should always be 0.
Returns:
ServiceInfo containing information about the service.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getInstalledPackages

public abstract List<PackageInfo> getInstalledPackages(int flags)
Return a List of all packages that are installed on the device.

Parameters:
flags - Optional flags to control what information is returned. If 0, none of the optional information is returned.
Returns:
A List of PackageInfo objects, one for each package that is installed on the device. In the unlikely case of there being no installed packages, an empty list is returned.
See Also:
GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_SIGNATURES

checkPermission

public abstract int checkPermission(String permName,
                                    String pkgName)
Check whether a particular package has been granted a particular permission.

Parameters:
permName - The name of the permission you are checking for,
pkgName - The name of the package you are checking against.
Returns:
If the package has the permission, PERMISSION_GRANTED is returned. If it does not have the permission, PERMISSION_DENIED is returned.
See Also:
PERMISSION_GRANTED, PERMISSION_DENIED

addPermission

public abstract boolean addPermission(PermissionInfo info)
Add a new dynamic permission to the system. For this to work, your package must have defined a permission tree through the <permission-tree> tag in its manifest. A package can only add permissions to trees that were defined by either its own package or another with the same user id; a permission is in a tree if it matches the name of the permission tree + ".": for example, "com.foo.bar" is a member of the permission tree "com.foo".

It is good to make your permission tree name descriptive, because you are taking possession of that entire set of permission names. Thus, it must be under a domain you control, with a suffix that will not match any normal permissions that may be declared in any applications that are part of that domain.

New permissions must be added before any .apks are installed that use those permissions. Permissions you add through this method are remembered across reboots of the device. If the given permission already exists, the info you supply here will be used to update it.

Parameters:
info - Description of the permission to be added.
Returns:
Returns true if a new permission was created, false if an existing one was updated.
Throws:
SecurityException - if you are not allowed to add the given permission name.
See Also:
removePermission(String)

removePermission

public abstract void removePermission(String name)
Removes a permission that was previously added with addPermission(PermissionInfo). The same ownership rules apply -- you are only allowed to remove permissions that you are allowed to add.

Parameters:
name - The name of the permission to remove.
Throws:
SecurityException - if you are not allowed to remove the given permission name.
See Also:
addPermission(PermissionInfo)

checkSignatures

public abstract int checkSignatures(String pkg1,
                                    String pkg2)
Compare the signatures of two packages to determine if the same signature appears in both of them. If they do contain the same signature, then they are allowed special privileges when working with each other: they can share the same user-id, run instrumentation against each other, etc.

Parameters:
pkg1 - First package name whose signature will be compared.
pkg2 - Second package name whose signature will be compared.
Returns:
Returns an integer indicating whether there is a matching signature: the value is >= 0 if there is a match (or neither package is signed), or < 0="" if="" there="" is="" not="" a="" match.="" the="" match="" result="" can="" be="" further="" distinguished="" with="" the="" success="" (="">= 0) constants SIGNATURE_MATCH, SIGNATURE_NEITHER_SIGNED; or failure (< 0)="" constants="">SIGNATURE_FIRST_NOT_SIGNED, SIGNATURE_SECOND_NOT_SIGNED, SIGNATURE_NO_MATCH, or SIGNATURE_UNKNOWN_PACKAGE.
See Also:
SIGNATURE_MATCH, SIGNATURE_NEITHER_SIGNED, SIGNATURE_FIRST_NOT_SIGNED, SIGNATURE_SECOND_NOT_SIGNED, SIGNATURE_NO_MATCH, SIGNATURE_UNKNOWN_PACKAGE

getPackagesForUid

public abstract String[] getPackagesForUid(int uid)
Retrieve the names of all packages that are associated with a particular user id. In most cases, this will be a single package name, the package that has been assigned that user id. Where there are multiple packages sharing the same user id through the "sharedUserId" mechanism, all packages with that id will be returned.

Parameters:
uid - The user id for which you would like to retrieve the associated packages.
Returns:
Returns an array of one or more packages assigned to the user id, or null if there are no known packages with the given id.

getNameForUid

public abstract String getNameForUid(int uid)
Retrieve the official name associated with a user id. This name is guaranteed to never change, though it is possibly for the underlying user id to be changed. That is, if you are storing information about user ids in persistent storage, you should use the string returned by this function instead of the raw user-id.

Parameters:
uid - The user id for which you would like to retrieve a name.
Returns:
Returns a unique name for the given user id, or null if the user id is not currently assigned.

getInstalledApplications

public abstract List<ApplicationInfo> getInstalledApplications(int flags)
Return a List of all application packages that are installed on the device.

Parameters:
flags - Additional option flags. Currently should always be 0.
Returns:
A List of ApplicationInfo objects, one for each application that is installed on the device. In the unlikely case of there being no installed applications, an empty list is returned.

resolveActivity

public abstract ResolveInfo resolveActivity(Intent intent,
                                            int flags)
Determine the best action to perform for a given Intent. This is how Intent.resolveActivity(android.content.pm.PackageManager) finds an activity if a class has not been explicitly specified.

Parameters:
intent - An intent containing all of the desired specification (action, data, type, category, and/or component).
flags - Additional option flags. The most important is MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, to limit the resolution to only those activities that support the CATEGORY_DEFAULT.
Returns:
Returns a ResolveInfo containing the final activity intent that was determined to be the best action. Returns null if no matching activity was found.
See Also:
MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER

queryIntentActivities

public abstract List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivities(Intent intent,
                                                        int flags)
Retrieve all activities that can be performed for the given intent.

Parameters:
intent - The desired intent as per resolveActivity().
flags - Additional option flags. The most important is MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, to limit the resolution to only those activities that support the CATEGORY_DEFAULT.
Returns:
A List containing one entry for each matching Activity. These are ordered from best to worst match -- that is, the first item in the list is what is returned by resolveActivity(). If there are no matching activities, an empty list is returned.
See Also:
MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER

queryIntentActivityOptions

public abstract List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivityOptions(ComponentName caller,
                                                             Intent[] specifics,
                                                             Intent intent,
                                                             int flags)
Retrieve a set of activities that should be presented to the user as similar options. This is like queryIntentActivities(android.content.Intent, int), except it also allows you to supply a list of more explicit Intents that you would like to resolve to particular options, and takes care of returning the final ResolveInfo list in a reasonable order, with no duplicates, based on those inputs.

Parameters:
caller - The class name of the activity that is making the request. This activity will never appear in the output list. Can be null.
specifics - An array of Intents that should be resolved to the first specific results. Can be null.
intent - The desired intent as per resolveActivity().
flags - Additional option flags. The most important is MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, to limit the resolution to only those activities that support the CATEGORY_DEFAULT.
Returns:
A List containing one entry for each matching Activity. These are ordered first by all of the intents resolved in specifics and then any additional activities that can handle intent but did not get included by one of the specifics intents. If there are no matching activities, an empty list is returned.
See Also:
MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER

queryBroadcastReceivers

public abstract List<ResolveInfo> queryBroadcastReceivers(Intent intent,
                                                          int flags)
Retrieve all receivers that can handle a broadcast of the given intent.

Parameters:
intent - The desired intent as per resolveActivity().
flags - Additional option flags. The most important is MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, to limit the resolution to only those activities that support the CATEGORY_DEFAULT.
Returns:
A List containing one entry for each matching Receiver. These are ordered from first to last in priority. If there are no matching receivers, an empty list is returned.
See Also:
MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER

resolveService

public abstract ResolveInfo resolveService(Intent intent,
                                           int flags)
Determine the best service to handle for a given Intent.

Parameters:
intent - An intent containing all of the desired specification (action, data, type, category, and/or component).
flags - Additional option flags.
Returns:
Returns a ResolveInfo containing the final service intent that was determined to be the best action. Returns null if no matching service was found.
See Also:
GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER

queryIntentServices

public abstract List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentServices(Intent intent,
                                                      int flags)
Retrieve all services that can match the given intent.

Parameters:
intent - The desired intent as per resolveService().
flags - Additional option flags.
Returns:
A List containing one entry for each matching ServiceInfo. These are ordered from best to worst match -- that is, the first item in the list is what is returned by resolveService(). If there are no matching services, an empty list is returned.
See Also:
GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER

resolveContentProvider

public abstract ProviderInfo resolveContentProvider(String name,
                                                    int flags)
Find a single content provider by its base path name.

Parameters:
name - The name of the provider to find.
flags - Additional option flags. Currently should always be 0.
Returns:
ContentProviderInfo Information about the provider, if found, else null.

queryContentProviders

public abstract List<ProviderInfo> queryContentProviders(String processName,
                                                         int uid,
                                                         int flags)
Retrieve content provider information.

Note: unlike most other methods, an empty result set is indicated by a null return instead of an empty list.

Parameters:
processName - If non-null, limits the returned providers to only those that are hosted by the given process. If null, all content providers are returned.
uid - If processName is non-null, this is the required uid owning the requested content providers.
flags - Additional option flags. Currently should always be 0.
Returns:
A List containing one entry for each content provider either patching processName or, if processName is null, all known content providers. If there are no matching providers, null is returned.

getInstrumentationInfo

public abstract InstrumentationInfo getInstrumentationInfo(ComponentName className,
                                                           int flags)
                                                    throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular instrumentation class.

Throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException if instrumentation with the given class name can not be found on the system.

Parameters:
className - The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts.InstrumentList) of an Instrumentation class.
flags - Additional option flags. Currently should always be 0.
Returns:
InstrumentationInfo containing information about the instrumentation.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

queryInstrumentation

public abstract List<InstrumentationInfo> queryInstrumentation(String targetPackage,
                                                               int flags)
Retrieve information about available instrumentation code. May be used to retrieve either all instrumentation code, or only the code targeting a particular package.

Parameters:
targetPackage - If null, all instrumentation is returned; only the instrumentation targeting this package name is returned.
flags - Additional option flags. Currently should always be 0.
Returns:
A List containing one entry for each matching available Instrumentation. Returns an empty list if there is no instrumentation available for the given package.

getDrawable

public abstract Drawable getDrawable(String packageName,
                                     int resid,
                                     ApplicationInfo appInfo)
Retrieve an image from a package. This is a low-level API used by the various package manager info structures (such as ComponentInfo to implement retrieval of their associated icon.

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package that this icon is coming from. Can not be null.
resid - The resource identifier of the desired image. Can not be 0.
appInfo - Overall information about packageName. This may be null, in which case the application information will be retrieved for you if needed; if you already have this information around, it can be much more efficient to supply it here.
Returns:
Returns a Drawable holding the requested image. Returns null if an image could not be found for any reason.

getActivityIcon

public abstract Drawable getActivityIcon(ComponentName activityName)
                                  throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve the icon associated with an activity. Given the full name of an activity, retrieves the information about it and calls ComponentInfo.loadIcon() to return its icon. If the activity can not be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters:
activityName - Name of the activity whose icon is to be retrieved.
Returns:
Returns the image of the icon, or the default activity icon if it could not be found. Does not return null.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException - Thrown if the resources for the given activity could not be loaded.
See Also:
getActivityIcon(Intent)

getActivityIcon

public abstract Drawable getActivityIcon(Intent intent)
                                  throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve the icon associated with an Intent. If intent.getClassName() is set, this simply returns the result of getActivityIcon(intent.getClassName()). Otherwise it resolves the intent's component and returns the icon associated with the resolved component. If intent.getClassName() can not be found or the Intent can not be resolved to a component, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters:
intent - The intent for which you would like to retrieve an icon.
Returns:
Returns the image of the icon, or the default activity icon if it could not be found. Does not return null.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException - Thrown if the resources for application matching the given intent could not be loaded.
See Also:
getActivityIcon(ComponentName)

getDefaultActivityIcon

public abstract Drawable getDefaultActivityIcon()
Return the generic icon for an activity that is used when no specific icon is defined.

Returns:
Drawable Image of the icon.

getApplicationIcon

public abstract Drawable getApplicationIcon(ApplicationInfo info)
Retrieve the icon associated with an application. If it has not defined an icon, the default app icon is returned. Does not return null.

Parameters:
info - Information about application being queried.
Returns:
Returns the image of the icon, or the default application icon if it could not be found.
See Also:
getApplicationIcon(String)

getApplicationIcon

public abstract Drawable getApplicationIcon(String packageName)
                                     throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve the icon associated with an application. Given the name of the application's package, retrieves the information about it and calls getApplicationIcon() to return its icon. If the application can not be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters:
packageName - Name of the package whose application icon is to be retrieved.
Returns:
Returns the image of the icon, or the default application icon if it could not be found. Does not return null.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException - Thrown if the resources for the given application could not be loaded.
See Also:
getApplicationIcon(ApplicationInfo)

getText

public abstract CharSequence getText(String packageName,
                                     int resid,
                                     ApplicationInfo appInfo)
Retrieve text from a package. This is a low-level API used by the various package manager info structures (such as ComponentInfo to implement retrieval of their associated labels and other text.

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package that this text is coming from. Can not be null.
resid - The resource identifier of the desired text. Can not be 0.
appInfo - Overall information about packageName. This may be null, in which case the application information will be retrieved for you if needed; if you already have this information around, it can be much more efficient to supply it here.
Returns:
Returns a CharSequence holding the requested text. Returns null if the text could not be found for any reason.

getXml

public abstract XmlResourceParser getXml(String packageName,
                                         int resid,
                                         ApplicationInfo appInfo)
Retrieve an XML file from a package. This is a low-level API used to retrieve XML meta data.

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package that this xml is coming from. Can not be null.
resid - The resource identifier of the desired xml. Can not be 0.
appInfo - Overall information about packageName. This may be null, in which case the application information will be retrieved for you if needed; if you already have this information around, it can be much more efficient to supply it here.
Returns:
Returns an XmlPullParser allowing you to parse out the XML data. Returns null if the xml resource could not be found for any reason.

getApplicationLabel

public abstract CharSequence getApplicationLabel(ApplicationInfo info)
Return the label to use for this application.

Parameters:
info - The application to get the label of
Returns:
Returns the label associated with this application, or null if it could not be found for any reason.

getResourcesForActivity

public abstract Resources getResourcesForActivity(ComponentName activityName)
                                           throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve the resources associated with an activity. Given the full name of an activity, retrieves the information about it and calls getResources() to return its application's resources. If the activity can not be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters:
activityName - Name of the activity whose resources are to be retrieved.
Returns:
Returns the application's Resources.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException - Thrown if the resources for the given application could not be loaded.
See Also:
getResourcesForApplication(ApplicationInfo)

getResourcesForApplication

public abstract Resources getResourcesForApplication(ApplicationInfo app)
                                              throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve the resources for an application. Throws NameNotFoundException if the package is no longer installed.

Parameters:
app - Information about the desired application.
Returns:
Returns the application's Resources.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException - Thrown if the resources for the given application could not be loaded (most likely because it was uninstalled).

getResourcesForApplication

public abstract Resources getResourcesForApplication(String appPackageName)
                                              throws PackageManager.NameNotFoundException
Retrieve the resources associated with an application. Given the full package name of an application, retrieves the information about it and calls getResources() to return its application's resources. If the appPackageName can not be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters:
appPackageName - Package name of the application whose resources are to be retrieved.
Returns:
Returns the application's Resources.
Throws:
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException - Thrown if the resources for the given application could not be loaded.
See Also:
getResourcesForApplication(ApplicationInfo)

getPackageArchiveInfo

public PackageInfo getPackageArchiveInfo(String archiveFilePath,
                                         int flags)
Retrieve overall information about an application package defined in a package archive file

Parameters:
archiveFilePath - The path to the archive file
flags - Optional flags to control what information is returned. If 0, none of the optional information is returned.
Returns:
Returns the information about the package. Returns null if the package could not be successfully parsed.
See Also:
GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_SIGNATURES

installPackage

public abstract void installPackage(Uri packageURI,
                                    IPackageInstallObserver observer,
                                    int flags)
Install a package. Since this may take a little while, the result will be posted back to the given observer. An installation will fail if the calling context lacks the Manifest.permission.INSTALL_PACKAGES permission, if the package named in the package file's manifest is already installed, or if there's no space available on the device.

Parameters:
packageURI - The location of the package file to install. This can be a 'file:' or a 'content:' URI.
observer - An observer callback to get notified when the package installation is complete. IPackageInstallObserver.packageInstalled(String, int) will be called when that happens. observer may be null to indicate that no callback is desired.
flags - - possible values: FORWARD_LOCK_PACKAGE, REPLACE_EXISTING_PACKAGE
See Also:
installPackage(android.net.Uri)

deletePackage

public abstract void deletePackage(String packageName,
                                   IPackageDeleteObserver observer,
                                   int flags)
Attempts to delete a package. Since this may take a little while, the result will be posted back to the given observer. A deletion will fail if the calling context lacks the Manifest.permission.DELETE_PACKAGES permission, if the named package cannot be found, or if the named package is a "system package". (TODO: include pointer to documentation on "system packages")

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package to delete
observer - An observer callback to get notified when the package deletion is complete. IPackageDeleteObserver.packageDeleted(boolean) will be called when that happens. observer may be null to indicate that no callback is desired.
flags - - possible values: DONT_DELETE_DATA

clearApplicationUserData

public abstract void clearApplicationUserData(String packageName,
                                              IPackageDataObserver observer)
Attempts to clear the user data directory of an application. Since this may take a little while, the result will be posted back to the given observer. A deletion will fail if the named package cannot be found, or if the named package is a "system package".

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package
observer - An observer callback to get notified when the operation is finished IPackageDataObserver.onRemoveCompleted(String, boolean) will be called when that happens. observer may be null to indicate that no callback is desired.

deleteApplicationCacheFiles

public abstract void deleteApplicationCacheFiles(String packageName,
                                                 IPackageDataObserver observer)
Attempts to delete the cache files associated with an application. Since this may take a little while, the result will be posted back to the given observer. A deletion will fail if the calling context lacks the Manifest.permission.DELETE_CACHE_FILES permission, if the named package cannot be found, or if the named package is a "system package".

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package to delete
observer - An observer callback to get notified when the cache file deletion is complete. IPackageDataObserver.onRemoveCompleted(String, boolean) will be called when that happens. observer may be null to indicate that no callback is desired.

freeApplicationCache

public abstract void freeApplicationCache(long freeStorageSize,
                                          IPackageDataObserver observer)
Free storage by deleting LRU sorted list of cache files across all applications. If the currently available free storage on the device is greater than or equal to the requested free storage, no cache files are cleared. If the currently available storage on the device is less than the requested free storage, some or all of the cache files across all applications are deleted(based on last accessed time) to increase the free storage space on the device to the requested value. There is no gurantee that clearing all the cache files from all applications will clear up enough storage to achieve the desired value.

Parameters:
freeStorageSize - The number of bytes of storage to be freed by the system. Say if freeStorageSize is XX, and the current free storage is YY, if XX is less than YY, just return. if not free XX-YY number of bytes if possible.
observer - callback used to notify when the operation is completed IPackageDataObserver.onRemoveCompleted(String, boolean) will be called when that happens. observer may be null to indicate that no callback is desired.

getPackageSizeInfo

public abstract void getPackageSizeInfo(String packageName,
                                        IPackageStatsObserver observer)
Retrieve the size information for a package. Since this may take a little while, the result will be posted back to the given observer. The calling context should have the Manifest.permission.GET_PACKAGE_SIZE permission.

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package whose size information is to be retrieved
observer - An observer callback to get notified when the operation is complete. IPackageStatsObserver.onGetStatsCompleted(PackageStats, boolean) The observer's callback is invoked with a PackageStats object(containing the code, data and cache sizes of the package) and a boolean value representing the status of the operation. observer may be null to indicate that no callback is desired.

installPackage

public void installPackage(Uri packageURI)
Install a package.

Parameters:
packageURI - The location of the package file to install
See Also:
installPackage(android.net.Uri, IPackageInstallObserver, int)

addPackageToPreferred

public abstract void addPackageToPreferred(String packageName)
Add a new package to the list of preferred packages. This new package will be added to the front of the list (removed from its current location if already listed), meaning it will now be preferred over all other packages when resolving conflicts.

Parameters:
packageName - The package name of the new package to make preferred.

removePackageFromPreferred

public abstract void removePackageFromPreferred(String packageName)
Remove a package from the list of preferred packages. If it was on the list, it will no longer be preferred over other packages.

Parameters:
packageName - The package name to remove.

getPreferredPackages

public abstract List<PackageInfo> getPreferredPackages(int flags)
Retrieve the list of all currently configured preferred packages. The first package on the list is the most preferred, the last is the least preferred.

Parameters:
flags - Optional flags to control what information is returned. If 0, none of the optional information is returned.
Returns:
Returns a list of PackageInfo objects describing each preferred application, in order of preference.
See Also:
GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_SIGNATURES

addPreferredActivity

public abstract void addPreferredActivity(IntentFilter filter,
                                          int match,
                                          ComponentName[] set,
                                          ComponentName activity)
Add a new preferred activity mapping to the system. This will be used to automatically select the given activity component when Context.startActivity() finds multiple matching activities and also matches the given filter.

Parameters:
filter - The set of intents under which this activity will be made preferred.
match - The IntentFilter match category that this preference applies to.
set - The set of activities that the user was picking from when this preference was made.
activity - The component name of the activity that is to be preferred.

clearPackagePreferredActivities

public abstract void clearPackagePreferredActivities(String packageName)
Remove all preferred activity mappings, previously added with addPreferredActivity(android.content.IntentFilter, int, android.content.ComponentName[], android.content.ComponentName), from the system whose activities are implemented in the given package name.

Parameters:
packageName - The name of the package whose preferred activity mappings are to be removed.

getPreferredActivities

public abstract int getPreferredActivities(List<IntentFilter> outFilters,
                                           List<ComponentName> outActivities,
                                           String packageName)
Retrieve all preferred activities, previously added with addPreferredActivity(android.content.IntentFilter, int, android.content.ComponentName[], android.content.ComponentName), that are currently registered with the system.

Parameters:
outFilters - A list in which to place the filters of all of the preferred activities, or null for none.
outActivities - A list in which to place the component names of all of the preferred activities, or null for none.
packageName - An option package in which you would like to limit the list. If null, all activities will be returned; if non-null, only those activities in the given package are returned.
Returns:
Returns the total number of registered preferred activities (the number of distinct IntentFilter records, not the number of unique activity components) that were found.

setComponentEnabledSetting

public abstract void setComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName componentName,
                                                int newState,
                                                int flags)
Set the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider). This setting will override any enabled state which may have been set by the component in its manifest.

Parameters:
componentName - The component to enable
newState - The new enabled state for the component. The legal values for this state are: COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED and COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT The last one removes the setting, thereby restoring the component's state to whatever was set in it's manifest (or enabled, by default).
flags - Optional behavior flags: DONT_KILL_APP or 0.

getComponentEnabledSetting

public abstract int getComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName componentName)
Return the the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider). This returns the last value set by setComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName, int, int); in most cases this value will be COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT since the value originally specified in the manifest has not been modified.

Parameters:
componentName - The component to retrieve.
Returns:
Returns the current enabled state for the component. May be one of COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED, or COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT. The last one means the component's enabled state is based on the original information in the manifest as found in ComponentInfo.

setApplicationEnabledSetting

public abstract void setApplicationEnabledSetting(String packageName,
                                                  int newState,
                                                  int flags)
Set the enabled setting for an application This setting will override any enabled state which may have been set by the application in its manifest. It also overrides the enabled state set in the manifest for any of the application's components. It does not override any enabled state set by setComponentEnabledSetting(android.content.ComponentName, int, int) for any of the application's components.

Parameters:
packageName - The package name of the application to enable
newState - The new enabled state for the component. The legal values for this state are: COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED and COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT The last one removes the setting, thereby restoring the applications's state to whatever was set in its manifest (or enabled, by default).
flags - Optional behavior flags: DONT_KILL_APP or 0.

getApplicationEnabledSetting

public abstract int getApplicationEnabledSetting(String packageName)
Return the the enabled setting for an application. This returns the last value set by setApplicationEnabledSetting(String, int, int); in most cases this value will be COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT since the value originally specified in the manifest has not been modified.

Parameters:
packageName - The component to retrieve.
Returns:
Returns the current enabled state for the component. May be one of COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED, or COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT. The last one means the application's enabled state is based on the original information in the manifest as found in ComponentInfo.

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