Unable to start Service Intent


Question

I have a service class. I have exported this class to jar and I have embed the jar in my client app.

When needed, I call the service class. When I try to do this, I get the following error:

Unable to start service Intent {comp={com.sample.service/com.sample.service.serviceClass}} : not found

I have other class apart from the service class, which I am able to access (create object of that class) which are inside the same jar.

I feel I have missed out some thing in my configuration or manifest or so.

Please help me identifying the same. My code is below:

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {    
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);  
      Intent intent = new Intent () ;  
      intent.setClassName("com.sample.service" ,"com.sample.service.serviceClass") ;  
      this.startService(intent) ; // when I call this line I get the message...  
      // binding other process continue  here   
}

Client manifest.xml

<service android:name="com.sample.service.serviceClass"  
            android:exported="true" android:label="@string/app_name" 
            android:process=":remote">
   <intent-filter><action android:name="com.sample.service.serviceClass"></action>
   </intent-filter>
</service>

Thanks in advance,
Vinay

1
80
2/3/2016 10:18:16 AM

Accepted Answer

First, you do not need android:process=":remote", so please remove it, since all it will do is take up extra RAM for no benefit.

Second, since the <service> element contains an action string, use it:

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {    
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);  
      Intent intent=new Intent("com.sample.service.serviceClass");  
      this.startService(intent);
}
48
8/9/2010 12:10:17 PM

For anyone else coming across this thread I had this issue and was pulling my hair out. I had the service declaration OUTSIDE of the '< application>' end tag DUH!

RIGHT:

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  ...>
...
<application android:icon="@drawable/icon" android:label="@string/app_name">
    <activity ...>
        ...
    </activity>    

    <service android:name=".Service"/>

    <receiver android:name=".Receiver">
        <intent-filter>
            ...
        </intent-filter>
    </receiver>        
</application>

<uses-permission android:name="..." />

WRONG but still compiles without errors:

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  ...>
...
<application android:icon="@drawable/icon" android:label="@string/app_name">
    <activity ...>
        ...
    </activity>

</application>

    <service android:name=".Service"/>

    <receiver android:name=".Receiver">
        <intent-filter>
            ...
        </intent-filter>
    </receiver>        

<uses-permission android:name="..." />


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