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Quick-fix for notification on Android Oreo 8.1 (v1.40)

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Poweramp Notification Helper

As known on Android Oreo 8.1 we get issue with notification in statusbar. I created small app for replace it with the custom notification.

You need:

  1. Install app.
  2. Turn off notifications from Poweramp in system app settings.
  3. Exclude Poweramp Notification Helper from Battery Optimization (otherwise service will killed after screen off)
  4. Start app and check "Start service".
  5. Enjoy!

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Poweramp Notification Helper 1.40.apk

Poweramp Notification Helper 1.30.apk (old version)

v.140

  1. Min API24 (Nougat 7.0) - it's weird but some people asked
  2. Added position in list
  3. Added Donate button B)

v1.30

  1. Added dark theme
  2. CheckBox replaced by the Swither
  3. Added ability to cancel paused notification 

v1.20

  1. Warning about a Battery Optimisation and ability to diasable it on start app activity
  2. Fixed appearing of a notification when BT Headset connected\disconnected if player paused or stopped

v1.17

  1. Option to open main screen

v1.16

  1. Fix for long song name.
  2. Implemented standart MedyaStyle widget.

Bugs:

  • some issues with album art and play\pause button in app interface. Not critical.

v1.1

  1. Implemented custom view.
  2. Implemented autostart.

P.S. If you like my work, you can buy me a beer ;)

https://www.paypal.me/cleverman

Edited by clever_man
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Clever man indeed! Does this work with the PA v2 API too, as that also suffers from the Google Oreo Notifications issue?

Andre

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As that's the v2 API anyway it should work. Just need some feedback from the Oreo users.

Andre

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@TheoKlink, it's weird I using this filehost more than 5 years and hadn't problems.

I can't upload apk - it's bigger than my upload quota on forum.

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Excellent job man ! Perfectly working on my Nexus 6p on Oreo 8.1 with alpha build of Poweramp

PS: no viruses while downloading

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4 hours ago, clever_man said:

I can't upload apk - it's bigger than my upload quota on forum.

Give it a try now. Once there has been a chance for a few more people to try it, I can make it a sticky post for you.

Andre

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Thanks for the fix clever_man!!!

One bug. The albumart is off.  It is always one track behind. Using Poweramp 2.0.

Also a little odd. When you click the notification it goes to the list view not the player view.

But I'm glad to have the controls working again :-)

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@bside0, it's weird - on alfa I haven't problems with album art.

Click on the widget goes to the current playing list.

P.S. Uploaded apk in the first post.

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@MarcoReckless, it's option not working for now. I'm working on it. but haven't much time.

This is my plan for future:

  1. Keep service only when screen on.
  2. Enable service after reboot.
  3. Completely redraw notification widget (now using standart).

Now you must enable service manually after each reboot.

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I tried it out on my Pixel XL on 8.1. It kinda works? Once I started playing a song, it took about 5-10 seconds for it to appear in my notifications. When I try to change tracks or pause, it takes a few seconds to respond. When I do pause, the pause button doesn't change to a play button, it remains the pause button. This may work for some but I'm going to continue to wait for a proper fix. 

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Thank you very much for this quick fix! 

Just installed it and very pleased

Seem to be working fine at the moment. Little delay noticed on pause and back/forward option but still working pretty fine. Better than nothing! ?

Model: Google Pixel2 XL

Android version: 8.1.0

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I got a problem on Android 8.1.0: the notification shows the wrong album cover.

Reproducing the problem:

  1. Start music, cover is displayed correctly
  2. Change track, either from notification or Poweramp app, the cover does not change
  3. Change track again, the album cover changes, but to the previously played track's.

So this happens: track1 cover1 → track2 cover1 → track3 cover2 → track4 cover3 → etc

See attached video: 

 

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Thanks for this @clever_man, however there's no cover art on lockscreen anymore and it would be nice to have it; also, what about custom background/foreground colours based on cover art?

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On Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 4:39 PM, tonyrulez said:

I got a problem on Android 8.1.0: the notification shows the wrong album cover.

Reproducing the problem:

  1. Start music, cover is displayed correctly
  2. Change track, either from notification or Poweramp app, the cover does not change
  3. Change track again, the album cover changes, but to the previously played track's.

So this happens: track1 cover1 → track2 cover1 → track3 cover2 → track4 cover3 → etc

See attached video: 

 

Same here and when i pause for sometime from notification it's gone ☹️

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