Crashing on some Samsung devices.
guidoglx last edited by leocg
Solved Removing The Samsung Personal Area.
Once uninstalled the personal area the Opera App back to normal behavior and works.
I suppose there is something that doesn't work between Opera and Personal Samsung Personal Area in Android 13 UI 5.0
Could you explain how you did that?
I can't find Samsung personal area on my device
miyukiwork Opera last edited by
Hello. we apologize for our delayed response.
If you could help us, please test the steps below and let us know if they fix the problem.
- Go to Phone's settings
- Tap Apps
- Find "One UI Home" apps
- Delete cache and data (in Storage)
- Start Opera or restart Phone
- Go to Google Play
- Search for "Android System WebView"
- Check the version number and remember that
- Select "Uninstall" (You will not lose any data from other apps)
- Enable or Update "Android System WebView" again
- Restart Opera
- Restart phone
- Wait until the phone finished start up processes and start Opera
efolch last edited by
@miyukiwork Hi Miyuki,
First of all, thank you for paying attention to this bug.
Now, to your suggested tests, none of them worked for me
I use "Nova Launcher" as the default app launcher, instead of "One UI". Nevertheless, before creating the bug report, I tried switching to the vanilla One UI from Samsung and the behavior was the same. Now, I deleted cache and data for One UI and the behavior is still the same, whether I'm using One UI or Nova Launcher: Opera screen opens and closes inmediately.
Android Webview version 108.0.5359.128, last update: 13-dec-2022. Uninstalled/reinstalled, still same behavior. Attaching screenshot (catalan language):
Let me know if there're more test you want me to try or more info about detailed version numbers for OS/models/Operas, etc.
akkk last edited by akkk
How do I remove the Secure Folder?
Sorry for the late reply, but I couldn't find the correct English name for the function.
akkk last edited by
-Samsung S21 FE
-Opera and Opera Beta crash as soon I try to open the app
-Opera Mini works perfectly.
In my experience Opera stops to work creating a Secure Folder (https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/mobile-devices/what-is-the-secure-folder-and-how-do-i-use-it/).
After a complete uninstal of Secure Folder (see link above), Opera works again without issues.
In tha past "Android 12 / One UI" configuration both Opera and Secure Folder works
efolch last edited by
I actually uninstalled Secure Folder following the instructions in the link but opera still crashing, so it doesn't seem to be (exclusively) an issue related to Secure Folder.
However I have a work partition (that works under Knox, same tech used for Secure Folder). Maybe there's some interaction with Samsung Knox that makes Opera go nuts?
Do other users with the same problem also have Secure Folder or Work Profiles/Partitions?
duartes last edited by
I have both Secure Folder and Work Profile (using Knox) but Opera is installed in standard user space. It's been over a month since I last managed to use Opera. I have uninstalled/reinstalled several times and the only thing I do now is check the play store for new version.
I have a Pixel 3 as well (and a Samsung Galaxy S6 lite Tab) and Opera works fine on both.
iamthayse last edited by
@akkk now that you mentioned, I did start using the secure folder.. so it can be related.. well unfortunately I have zero intentions of unstalling my secure folder. I'll keep using another browser until they fix this problem with opera.. it's a pity though cause I really miss using opera on my phone
akkk last edited by
As far as we see at Opera they are just now getting the right feedback on the cause of the problem.
In reality it is a particular case and not too widespread (Samsung phone, Android 13, Secure Folder active, ...), even if it is spreading.
I was lucky to discover the cause because on the day it stopped working, the only change was the activation of the Secure Folder. A few weeks later I tried to activate again but Opera crashed again until I deactivated Secure Folder again. I searched the web with little success until I found this forum, where there was a description of the same problem but no one had yet associated it with the Secure Folder.
From now Opera should be able to replicate the problem and find a solution (assuming that the problem should not be solved by Samsung).