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Share app process in Android 5.0 multiple user environment?

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In Android5.0, an App(apk) can be installed in multiple users. When the App is running in another user, there is a new process of the App. I want to develop a App which is running in multiple users but only one process is created. Some system process, such like "" is running in this way. But I can not find the way to do that.

I have tried as below, but don't work.

  1. use sharedUserId as system, and mark persistent to be true;
  2. sign app as platform signature, put the apk to /system/app or /system/priv-app/;

However, service/recevier/provider can use in manifest.xml to share the same component although.(single user tag must be installed in /system/priv-app/).

posted Apr 16, 2015 by anonymous

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