Uploading APK - files is invalid: 5

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Jul 18, 2014, 12:04:34 PM via Website

Hi Menion,

  1. We require the APKTool to parse information from the APK
  2. It seems that Locus is using something new that APKTools cannot deal with which causes it to crash. For other older APKs it sill works
  3. We need to update, to prevent crashes, but we can't because it breaks other things.

Again, we are very sorry that we don't have the resources to deal with this problem sooner.



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Jul 21, 2014, 8:07:37 AM via Website


thank you for a response.

understand and yes, it's correct. Locus is now more robust against decompiling.

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Aug 1, 2014, 10:14:14 PM via Website

AndroidPit is really a joke... I will also buy Locus Pro again on the PlayStore...

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Aug 8, 2014, 10:15:54 AM via Website

More than 4 weeks that this issue has been reported to you, AndroitPIT. Any news from your hard working developers?

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Aug 10, 2014, 9:17:17 PM via App

2 days without answer. Their developers really have too many work.

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Aug 11, 2014, 9:56:49 AM via Website


2 days without answer. Their developers really have too many work.

Somehow this reminds me of building the new BERlin airport... I don't believe androidPIT will ever fix this.(angry)

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Aug 12, 2014, 8:29:32 AM via Website

Bye bye, androidPIT...
Just bought Locus Pro again at Google Play, removed AndroidPIT appCenter.

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Aug 13, 2014, 8:26:36 AM via Website

Caspar Wrede

John F.

@Alexander, @Elmar, @A.P, @Asamm Software, I am aware that you are having problems with :( but we are working hard on it !
Please keep patience by the time our developers fix this one out !

Hi Guys,

The developer who is respobsible for the store had a look at this. The problem is an exception in a third party library. To be specific:

  • We use version 1.5.0 of android-apktool.
  • Updating to 1.5.2 breaks the code.
  • Version 2.0 is in beta state.
  • Fixing this may take 3-5 days

At the moment the dev is working on another project which will occupy him for at least another 3-4 weeks. So I' very sorry to report that this is not going to be fixed within the next 4 weeks. I know this is frustating, but our dev-time is very thinly streched at the moment.

Sorry again :-(

Good day Caspar,

as well as others, we (developers behind Locus) are also interested in your progress. Tomorrow (14.8.2014) it will be exactly four weeks, when you posted quoted post.

Is your developer close to end of his previous task, so he will have time to fix this issue? And really, I'm not much interested in some excuses. I rather expect some more specific data, when you start work on it.

Thank you


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Aug 19, 2014, 2:49:58 PM via Website

Hi Assamm Software,

After an internal review I am sorry to say that we cannot fix this problem in the foreseeable future.

If users have purchased your app then they can get in touch with us (support@androidpit.de) and we will come to a satisfactory arrangement with them directly.

Again, I am very sorry about this. This decision was not in my hands.


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Aug 19, 2014, 3:45:52 PM via Website

Good day Caspar,

to be true, this is exactly what we expected.

Anyway because of this "expectation" and because we like our users, new 3.2.0 version (published before and hour) has reduced security level, that allow to upload also on your server. So new version 3.2.0 is available also over Android PIT!

If there will be any chance to use fully encrypted app (so you wlll not use ApkTool to decrypt), please let us know.

Thank you.

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Aug 19, 2014, 4:25:50 PM via App

Thank you Menion! :-)

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Aug 19, 2014, 8:30:16 PM via Website

Sorry guys, I have to open this topic once more and I'll need help
from Android PIT support team.

Except improved protection system in Locus, new version brings also
updated licencins library from Android PIT.

Request on validation (service is correctly connected):

SignedResponse response = mAndroidPitLicenseService.isLicensed(
                  KEY, packageName, nonce, debug);


- invalidating 'KEY', result in 'ERROR_INVALID_PUBLIC_KEY'
- invalidating 'packageName', result in same ERROR_SERVER_FAILURE
- invalidating 'nonce', also no change

- latest library from Android PIT 2.1

Any ideas? Because current version do not work because of this (and
one more issue), and I'm unable to manually revert back to previous
working version. Nice situation.

Thank you!

Issue solved. Your app do not check if request on your own server is done in background thread and result was always this weird issue.

New version is preparing. Sorry to users for unwanted troubles.

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