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Added in API level 1
Deprecated since API level 24

MockPackageManager

public class MockPackageManager
extends PackageManager

java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.content.pm.PackageManager
     ↳ android.test.mock.MockPackageManager


This class was deprecated in API level 24.
Use a mocking framework like Mockito. New tests should be written using the Android Testing Support Library.

A mock PackageManager class. All methods are non-functional and throw UnsupportedOperationException. Override it to provide the operations that you need.

Summary

Inherited constants

From class android.content.pm.PackageManager

Public constructors

MockPackageManager()

Public methods

void addPackageToPreferred(String packageName)

This method is deprecated. This function no longer does anything; it was an old approach to managing preferred activities, which has been superseded by (and conflicts with) the modern activity-based preferences.

boolean addPermission(PermissionInfo info)

Add a new dynamic permission to the system.

boolean addPermissionAsync(PermissionInfo info)

Like addPermission(PermissionInfo) but asynchronously persists the package manager state after returning from the call, allowing it to return quicker and batch a series of adds at the expense of no guarantee the added permission will be retained if the device is rebooted before it is written.

void addPreferredActivity(IntentFilter filter, int match, ComponentName[] set, ComponentName activity)

This method is deprecated. This is a protected API that should not have been available to third party applications. It is the platform's responsibility for assigning preferred activities and this cannot be directly modified. Add a new preferred activity mapping to the system. This will be used to automatically select the given activity component when Context.startActivity() finds multiple matching activities and also matches the given filter.

String[] canonicalToCurrentPackageNames(String[] names)

Map from a packages canonical name to the current name in use on the device.

int checkPermission(String permName, String pkgName)

Check whether a particular package has been granted a particular permission.

int checkSignatures(String pkg1, String pkg2)

Compare the signatures of two packages to determine if the same signature appears in both of them.

int checkSignatures(int uid1, int uid2)

Like checkSignatures(String, String), but takes UIDs of the two packages to be checked.

void clearPackagePreferredActivities(String packageName)

Remove all preferred activity mappings, previously added with addPreferredActivity(IntentFilter, int, ComponentName[], ComponentName), from the system whose activities are implemented in the given package name.

String[] currentToCanonicalPackageNames(String[] names)

Map from the current package names in use on the device to whatever the current canonical name of that package is.

void extendVerificationTimeout(int id, int verificationCodeAtTimeout, long millisecondsToDelay)

Allows a package listening to the package verification broadcast to extend the default timeout for a response and declare what action to perform after the timeout occurs.

Drawable getActivityBanner(Intent intent)

Retrieve the banner associated with an Intent.

Drawable getActivityBanner(ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the banner associated with an activity.

Drawable getActivityIcon(Intent intent)

Retrieve the icon associated with an Intent.

Drawable getActivityIcon(ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the icon associated with an activity.

ActivityInfo getActivityInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular activity class.

Drawable getActivityLogo(Intent intent)

Retrieve the logo associated with an Intent.

Drawable getActivityLogo(ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the logo associated with an activity.

List<IntentFilter> getAllIntentFilters(String packageName)

Get the list of IntentFilter for a specific package.

List<PermissionGroupInfo> getAllPermissionGroups(int flags)

Retrieve all of the known permission groups in the system.

Drawable getApplicationBanner(ApplicationInfo info)

Retrieve the banner associated with an application.

Drawable getApplicationBanner(String packageName)

Retrieve the banner associated with an application.

int getApplicationEnabledSetting(String packageName)

Return the enabled setting for an application.

Drawable getApplicationIcon(String packageName)

Retrieve the icon associated with an application.

Drawable getApplicationIcon(ApplicationInfo info)

Retrieve the icon associated with an application.

ApplicationInfo getApplicationInfo(String packageName, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular package/application.

CharSequence getApplicationLabel(ApplicationInfo info)

Return the label to use for this application.

Drawable getApplicationLogo(String packageName)

Retrieve the logo associated with an application.

Drawable getApplicationLogo(ApplicationInfo info)

Retrieve the logo associated with an application.

int getComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName componentName)

Return the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider).

Drawable getDefaultActivityIcon()

Return the generic icon for an activity that is used when no specific icon is defined.

Drawable getDrawable(String packageName, int resid, ApplicationInfo appInfo)

Retrieve an image from a package.

List<ApplicationInfo> getInstalledApplications(int flags)

Return a List of all application packages that are installed on the device.

List<PackageInfo> getInstalledPackages(int flags)

Return a List of all packages that are installed on the device.

String getInstallerPackageName(String packageName)

Retrieve the package name of the application that installed a package.

InstrumentationInfo getInstrumentationInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular instrumentation class.

Intent getLaunchIntentForPackage(String packageName)

Returns a "good" intent to launch a front-door activity in a package.

Intent getLeanbackLaunchIntentForPackage(String packageName)

Return a "good" intent to launch a front-door Leanback activity in a package, for use for example to implement an "open" button when browsing through packages.

String getNameForUid(int uid)

Retrieve the official name associated with a user id.

PackageInfo getPackageArchiveInfo(String archiveFilePath, int flags)

Retrieve overall information about an application package defined in a package archive file

int[] getPackageGids(String packageName)

Return an array of all of the POSIX secondary group IDs that have been assigned to the given package.

int[] getPackageGids(String packageName, int flags)

Return an array of all of the POSIX secondary group IDs that have been assigned to the given package.

PackageInfo getPackageInfo(String packageName, int flags)

Retrieve overall information about an application package that is installed on the system.

int getPackageUid(String packageName, int flags)

Return the UID associated with the given package name.

String[] getPackagesForUid(int uid)

Retrieve the names of all packages that are associated with a particular user id.

List<PackageInfo> getPackagesHoldingPermissions(String[] permissions, int flags)

Return a List of all installed packages that are currently holding any of the given permissions.

PermissionGroupInfo getPermissionGroupInfo(String name, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular group of permissions.

PermissionInfo getPermissionInfo(String name, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular permission.

int getPreferredActivities(List<IntentFilter> outFilters, List<ComponentName> outActivities, String packageName)

Retrieve all preferred activities, previously added with addPreferredActivity(IntentFilter, int, ComponentName[], ComponentName), that are currently registered with the system.

List<PackageInfo> getPreferredPackages(int flags)

Retrieve the list of all currently configured preferred packages.

ProviderInfo getProviderInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular content provider class.

ActivityInfo getReceiverInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular receiver class.

Resources getResourcesForActivity(ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the resources associated with an activity.

Resources getResourcesForApplication(String appPackageName)

Retrieve the resources associated with an application.

Resources getResourcesForApplication(ApplicationInfo app)

Retrieve the resources for an application.

ServiceInfo getServiceInfo(ComponentName className, int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular service class.

FeatureInfo[] getSystemAvailableFeatures()

Get a list of features that are available on the system.

String[] getSystemSharedLibraryNames()

Get a list of shared libraries that are available on the system.

CharSequence getText(String packageName, int resid, ApplicationInfo appInfo)

Retrieve text from a package.

Drawable getUserBadgedDrawableForDensity(Drawable drawable, UserHandle user, Rect badgeLocation, int badgeDensity)

If the target user is a managed profile of the calling user or the caller is itself a managed profile, then this returns a badged copy of the given drawable allowing the user to distinguish it from the original drawable.

Drawable getUserBadgedIcon(Drawable icon, UserHandle user)

If the target user is a managed profile, then this returns a badged copy of the given icon to be able to distinguish it from the original icon.

CharSequence getUserBadgedLabel(CharSequence label, UserHandle user)

If the target user is a managed profile of the calling user or the caller is itself a managed profile, then this returns a copy of the label with badging for accessibility services like talkback.

XmlResourceParser getXml(String packageName, int resid, ApplicationInfo appInfo)

Retrieve an XML file from a package.

boolean hasSystemFeature(String name)

Check whether the given feature name is one of the available features as returned by getSystemAvailableFeatures().

boolean hasSystemFeature(String name, int version)

Check whether the given feature name and version is one of the available features as returned by getSystemAvailableFeatures().

boolean isPermissionRevokedByPolicy(String permName, String pkgName)

Checks whether a particular permissions has been revoked for a package by policy.

boolean isSafeMode()

Return whether the device has been booted into safe mode.

List<ResolveInfo> queryBroadcastReceivers(Intent intent, int flags)

Retrieve all receivers that can handle a broadcast of the given intent.

List<ProviderInfo> queryContentProviders(String processName, int uid, int flags)

Retrieve content provider information.

List<InstrumentationInfo> queryInstrumentation(String targetPackage, int flags)

Retrieve information about available instrumentation code.

List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivities(Intent intent, int flags)

Retrieve all activities that can be performed for the given intent.

List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivityOptions(ComponentName caller, Intent[] specifics, Intent intent, int flags)

Retrieve a set of activities that should be presented to the user as similar options.

List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentContentProviders(Intent intent, int flags)

Retrieve all providers that can match the given intent.

List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentServices(Intent intent, int flags)

Retrieve all services that can match the given intent.

List<PermissionInfo> queryPermissionsByGroup(String group, int flags)

Query for all of the permissions associated with a particular group.

void removePackageFromPreferred(String packageName)

This method is deprecated. This function no longer does anything; it was an old approach to managing preferred activities, which has been superseded by (and conflicts with) the modern activity-based preferences.

void removePermission(String name)

Removes a permission that was previously added with addPermission(PermissionInfo).

ResolveInfo resolveActivity(Intent intent, int flags)

Determine the best action to perform for a given Intent.

ProviderInfo resolveContentProvider(String name, int flags)

Find a single content provider by its base path name.

ResolveInfo resolveService(Intent intent, int flags)

Determine the best service to handle for a given Intent.

void setApplicationEnabledSetting(String packageName, int newState, int flags)

Set the enabled setting for an application This setting will override any enabled state which may have been set by the application in its manifest.

void setComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName componentName, int newState, int flags)

Set the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider).

void setInstallerPackageName(String targetPackage, String installerPackageName)

Change the installer associated with a given package.

void verifyPendingInstall(int id, int verificationCode)

Allows a package listening to the package verification broadcast to respond to the package manager.

Inherited methods

From class android.content.pm.PackageManager
From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors

MockPackageManager

Added in API level 1
MockPackageManager ()

Public methods

addPackageToPreferred

Added in API level 1
void addPackageToPreferred (String packageName)

This method is deprecated.
This function no longer does anything; it was an old approach to managing preferred activities, which has been superseded by (and conflicts with) the modern activity-based preferences.

Parameters
packageName String

addPermission

Added in API level 1
boolean addPermission (PermissionInfo info)

Add a new dynamic permission to the system. For this to work, your package must have defined a permission tree through the <permission-tree> tag in its manifest. A package can only add permissions to trees that were defined by either its own package or another with the same user id; a permission is in a tree if it matches the name of the permission tree + ".": for example, "com.foo.bar" is a member of the permission tree "com.foo".

It is good to make your permission tree name descriptive, because you are taking possession of that entire set of permission names. Thus, it must be under a domain you control, with a suffix that will not match any normal permissions that may be declared in any applications that are part of that domain.

New permissions must be added before any .apks are installed that use those permissions. Permissions you add through this method are remembered across reboots of the device. If the given permission already exists, the info you supply here will be used to update it.

Parameters
info PermissionInfo: Description of the permission to be added.
Returns
boolean Returns true if a new permission was created, false if an existing one was updated.

addPermissionAsync

Added in API level 8
boolean addPermissionAsync (PermissionInfo info)

Like addPermission(PermissionInfo) but asynchronously persists the package manager state after returning from the call, allowing it to return quicker and batch a series of adds at the expense of no guarantee the added permission will be retained if the device is rebooted before it is written.

Parameters
info PermissionInfo
Returns
boolean

addPreferredActivity

Added in API level 1
void addPreferredActivity (IntentFilter filter, 
                int match, 
                ComponentName[] set, 
                ComponentName activity)

This method is deprecated.
This is a protected API that should not have been available to third party applications. It is the platform's responsibility for assigning preferred activities and this cannot be directly modified. Add a new preferred activity mapping to the system. This will be used to automatically select the given activity component when Context.startActivity() finds multiple matching activities and also matches the given filter.

Parameters
filter IntentFilter: The set of intents under which this activity will be made preferred.
match int: The IntentFilter match category that this preference applies to.
set ComponentName: The set of activities that the user was picking from when this preference was made.
activity ComponentName: The component name of the activity that is to be preferred.

canonicalToCurrentPackageNames

Added in API level 8
String[] canonicalToCurrentPackageNames (String[] names)

Map from a packages canonical name to the current name in use on the device.

Parameters
names String: Array of new names to be mapped.
Returns
String[] Returns an array of the same size as the original, containing the current name for each package.

checkPermission

Added in API level 1
int checkPermission (String permName, 
                String pkgName)

Check whether a particular package has been granted a particular permission.

Parameters
permName String: The name of the permission you are checking for.
pkgName String: The name of the package you are checking against.
Returns
int If the package has the permission, PERMISSION_GRANTED is returned. If it does not have the permission, PERMISSION_DENIED is returned.

checkSignatures

Added in API level 1
int checkSignatures (String pkg1, 
                String pkg2)

Compare the signatures of two packages to determine if the same signature appears in both of them. If they do contain the same signature, then they are allowed special privileges when working with each other: they can share the same user-id, run instrumentation against each other, etc.

Parameters
pkg1 String: First package name whose signature will be compared.
pkg2 String: Second package name whose signature will be compared.
Returns
int Returns an integer indicating whether all signatures on the two packages match. The value is >= 0 (SIGNATURE_MATCH) if all signatures match or < 0 if there is not a match (SIGNATURE_NO_MATCH or SIGNATURE_UNKNOWN_PACKAGE).

checkSignatures

Added in API level 5
int checkSignatures (int uid1, 
                int uid2)

Like checkSignatures(String, String), but takes UIDs of the two packages to be checked. This can be useful, for example, when doing the check in an IPC, where the UID is the only identity available. It is functionally identical to determining the package associated with the UIDs and checking their signatures.

Parameters
uid1 int: First UID whose signature will be compared.
uid2 int: Second UID whose signature will be compared.
Returns
int Returns an integer indicating whether all signatures on the two packages match. The value is >= 0 (SIGNATURE_MATCH) if all signatures match or < 0 if there is not a match (SIGNATURE_NO_MATCH or SIGNATURE_UNKNOWN_PACKAGE).

clearPackagePreferredActivities

Added in API level 1
void clearPackagePreferredActivities (String packageName)

Remove all preferred activity mappings, previously added with addPreferredActivity(IntentFilter, int, ComponentName[], ComponentName), from the system whose activities are implemented in the given package name. An application can only clear its own package(s).

Parameters
packageName String: The name of the package whose preferred activity mappings are to be removed.

currentToCanonicalPackageNames

Added in API level 8
String[] currentToCanonicalPackageNames (String[] names)

Map from the current package names in use on the device to whatever the current canonical name of that package is.

Parameters
names String: Array of current names to be mapped.
Returns
String[] Returns an array of the same size as the original, containing the canonical name for each package.

extendVerificationTimeout

Added in API level 17
void extendVerificationTimeout (int id, 
                int verificationCodeAtTimeout, 
                long millisecondsToDelay)

Allows a package listening to the package verification broadcast to extend the default timeout for a response and declare what action to perform after the timeout occurs. The response must include the verificationCodeAtTimeout which is one of VERIFICATION_ALLOW or VERIFICATION_REJECT. This method may only be called once per package id. Additional calls will have no effect.

Parameters
id int: pending package identifier as passed via the EXTRA_VERIFICATION_ID Intent extra.
verificationCodeAtTimeout int: either VERIFICATION_ALLOW or VERIFICATION_REJECT. If verificationCodeAtTimeout is neither VERIFICATION_ALLOW or VERIFICATION_REJECT, then verificationCodeAtTimeout will default to VERIFICATION_REJECT.
millisecondsToDelay long: the amount of time requested for the timeout. Must be positive and less than MAXIMUM_VERIFICATION_TIMEOUT. If millisecondsToDelay is out of bounds, millisecondsToDelay will be set to the closest in bounds value; namely, 0 or MAXIMUM_VERIFICATION_TIMEOUT.

getActivityBanner

Added in API level 20
Drawable getActivityBanner (Intent intent)

Retrieve the banner associated with an Intent. If intent.getClassName() is set, this simply returns the result of getActivityBanner(intent.getClassName()). Otherwise it resolves the intent's component and returns the banner associated with the resolved component. If intent.getClassName() cannot be found or the Intent cannot be resolved to a component, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
intent Intent: The intent for which you would like to retrieve a banner.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the banner, or null if the activity has no banner specified.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getActivityBanner

Added in API level 20
Drawable getActivityBanner (ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the banner associated with an activity. Given the full name of an activity, retrieves the information about it and calls ComponentInfo.loadIcon() to return its banner. If the activity cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
activityName ComponentName: Name of the activity whose banner is to be retrieved.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the banner, or null if the activity has no banner specified.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getActivityIcon

Added in API level 1
Drawable getActivityIcon (Intent intent)

Retrieve the icon associated with an Intent. If intent.getClassName() is set, this simply returns the result of getActivityIcon(intent.getClassName()). Otherwise it resolves the intent's component and returns the icon associated with the resolved component. If intent.getClassName() cannot be found or the Intent cannot be resolved to a component, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
intent Intent: The intent for which you would like to retrieve an icon.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the icon, or the default activity icon if it could not be found. Does not return null.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getActivityIcon

Added in API level 1
Drawable getActivityIcon (ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the icon associated with an activity. Given the full name of an activity, retrieves the information about it and calls ComponentInfo.loadIcon() to return its icon. If the activity cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
activityName ComponentName: Name of the activity whose icon is to be retrieved.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the icon, or the default activity icon if it could not be found. Does not return null.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getActivityInfo

Added in API level 1
ActivityInfo getActivityInfo (ComponentName className, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular activity class.

Parameters
className ComponentName: The full component name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts/com.google.apps.contacts. ContactsList) of an Activity class.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
ActivityInfo An ActivityInfo containing information about the activity.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getActivityLogo

Added in API level 9
Drawable getActivityLogo (Intent intent)

Retrieve the logo associated with an Intent. If intent.getClassName() is set, this simply returns the result of getActivityLogo(intent.getClassName()). Otherwise it resolves the intent's component and returns the logo associated with the resolved component. If intent.getClassName() cannot be found or the Intent cannot be resolved to a component, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
intent Intent: The intent for which you would like to retrieve a logo.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the logo, or null if the activity has no logo specified.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getActivityLogo

Added in API level 9
Drawable getActivityLogo (ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the logo associated with an activity. Given the full name of an activity, retrieves the information about it and calls ComponentInfo.loadLogo() to return its logo. If the activity cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
activityName ComponentName: Name of the activity whose logo is to be retrieved.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the logo or null if the activity has no logo specified.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getAllIntentFilters

Added in API level 23
List<IntentFilter> getAllIntentFilters (String packageName)

Get the list of IntentFilter for a specific package.

Parameters
packageName String: the package name. This parameter is set to a non null value, the list will contain all the IntentFilter for that package. Otherwise, the list will be empty.
Returns
List<IntentFilter> a list of IntentFilter for a specific package.

getAllPermissionGroups

Added in API level 1
List<PermissionGroupInfo> getAllPermissionGroups (int flags)

Retrieve all of the known permission groups in the system.

Parameters
flags int: Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permission group.
Returns
List<PermissionGroupInfo> Returns a list of PermissionGroupInfo containing information about all of the known permission groups.

getApplicationBanner

Added in API level 20
Drawable getApplicationBanner (ApplicationInfo info)

Retrieve the banner associated with an application.

Parameters
info ApplicationInfo: Information about application being queried.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the banner or null if the application has no banner specified.

getApplicationBanner

Added in API level 20
Drawable getApplicationBanner (String packageName)

Retrieve the banner associated with an application. Given the name of the application's package, retrieves the information about it and calls getApplicationIcon() to return its banner. If the application cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
packageName String: Name of the package whose application banner is to be retrieved.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the banner or null if the application has no banner specified.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getApplicationEnabledSetting

Added in API level 1
int getApplicationEnabledSetting (String packageName)

Return the enabled setting for an application. This returns the last value set by setApplicationEnabledSetting(String, int, int); in most cases this value will be COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT since the value originally specified in the manifest has not been modified.

Parameters
packageName String: The package name of the application to retrieve.
Returns
int Returns the current enabled state for the application. May be one of COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED, or COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT. The last one means the application's enabled state is based on the original information in the manifest as found in ComponentInfo.

getApplicationIcon

Added in API level 1
Drawable getApplicationIcon (String packageName)

Retrieve the icon associated with an application. Given the name of the application's package, retrieves the information about it and calls getApplicationIcon() to return its icon. If the application cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
packageName String: Name of the package whose application icon is to be retrieved.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the icon, or the default application icon if it could not be found. Does not return null.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getApplicationIcon

Added in API level 1
Drawable getApplicationIcon (ApplicationInfo info)

Retrieve the icon associated with an application. If it has not defined an icon, the default app icon is returned. Does not return null.

Parameters
info ApplicationInfo: Information about application being queried.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the icon, or the default application icon if it could not be found.

getApplicationInfo

Added in API level 1
ApplicationInfo getApplicationInfo (String packageName, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular package/application.

Parameters
packageName String: The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of an application.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY, MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
ApplicationInfo An ApplicationInfo containing information about the package. If flag MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES is set and if the package is not found in the list of installed applications, the application information is retrieved from the list of uninstalled applications (which includes installed applications as well as applications with data directory i.e. applications which had been deleted with DONT_DELETE_DATA flag set).
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getApplicationLabel

Added in API level 1
CharSequence getApplicationLabel (ApplicationInfo info)

Return the label to use for this application.

Parameters
info ApplicationInfo: The application to get the label of.
Returns
CharSequence Returns the label associated with this application, or null if it could not be found for any reason.

getApplicationLogo

Added in API level 9
Drawable getApplicationLogo (String packageName)

Retrieve the logo associated with an application. Given the name of the application's package, retrieves the information about it and calls getApplicationLogo() to return its logo. If the application cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
packageName String: Name of the package whose application logo is to be retrieved.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the logo, or null if no application logo has been specified.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getApplicationLogo

Added in API level 9
Drawable getApplicationLogo (ApplicationInfo info)

Retrieve the logo associated with an application. If it has not specified a logo, this method returns null.

Parameters
info ApplicationInfo: Information about application being queried.
Returns
Drawable Returns the image of the logo, or null if no logo is specified by the application.

getComponentEnabledSetting

Added in API level 1
int getComponentEnabledSetting (ComponentName componentName)

Return the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider). This returns the last value set by setComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName, int, int); in most cases this value will be COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT since the value originally specified in the manifest has not been modified.

Parameters
componentName ComponentName: The component to retrieve.
Returns
int Returns the current enabled state for the component. May be one of COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED, or COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT. The last one means the component's enabled state is based on the original information in the manifest as found in ComponentInfo.

getDefaultActivityIcon

Added in API level 1
Drawable getDefaultActivityIcon ()

Return the generic icon for an activity that is used when no specific icon is defined.

Returns
Drawable Drawable Image of the icon.

getDrawable

Added in API level 1
Drawable getDrawable (String packageName, 
                int resid, 
                ApplicationInfo appInfo)

Retrieve an image from a package. This is a low-level API used by the various package manager info structures (such as ComponentInfo to implement retrieval of their associated icon.

Parameters
packageName String: The name of the package that this icon is coming from. Cannot be null.
resid int: The resource identifier of the desired image. Cannot be 0.
appInfo ApplicationInfo: Overall information about packageName. This may be null, in which case the application information will be retrieved for you if needed; if you already have this information around, it can be much more efficient to supply it here.
Returns
Drawable Returns a Drawable holding the requested image. Returns null if an image could not be found for any reason.

getInstalledApplications

Added in API level 1
List<ApplicationInfo> getInstalledApplications (int flags)

Return a List of all application packages that are installed on the device. If flag GET_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES has been set, a list of all applications including those deleted with DONT_DELETE_DATA (partially installed apps with data directory) will be returned.

Parameters
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY, MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<ApplicationInfo> A List of ApplicationInfo objects, one for each installed application. In the unlikely case there are no installed packages, an empty list is returned. If flag MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES is set, the application information is retrieved from the list of uninstalled applications (which includes installed applications as well as applications with data directory i.e. applications which had been deleted with DONT_DELETE_DATA flag set).

getInstalledPackages

Added in API level 1
List<PackageInfo> getInstalledPackages (int flags)

Return a List of all packages that are installed on the device.

Parameters
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_CONFIGURATIONS, GET_GIDS, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_META_DATA, GET_PERMISSIONS, GET_PROVIDERS, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, GET_SIGNATURES, GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS, GET_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<PackageInfo> A List of PackageInfo objects, one for each installed package, containing information about the package. In the unlikely case there are no installed packages, an empty list is returned. If flag MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES is set, the package information is retrieved from the list of uninstalled applications (which includes installed applications as well as applications with data directory i.e. applications which had been deleted with DONT_DELETE_DATA flag set).

getInstallerPackageName

Added in API level 5
String getInstallerPackageName (String packageName)

Retrieve the package name of the application that installed a package. This identifies which market the package came from.

Parameters
packageName String: The name of the package to query
Returns
String

getInstrumentationInfo

Added in API level 1
InstrumentationInfo getInstrumentationInfo (ComponentName className, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular instrumentation class.

Parameters
className ComponentName: The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts.InstrumentList) of an Instrumentation class.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA to modify the data returned.
Returns
InstrumentationInfo An InstrumentationInfo object containing information about the instrumentation.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getLaunchIntentForPackage

Added in API level 3
Intent getLaunchIntentForPackage (String packageName)

Returns a "good" intent to launch a front-door activity in a package. This is used, for example, to implement an "open" button when browsing through packages. The current implementation looks first for a main activity in the category CATEGORY_INFO, and next for a main activity in the category CATEGORY_LAUNCHER. Returns null if neither are found.

Parameters
packageName String: The name of the package to inspect.
Returns
Intent A fully-qualified Intent that can be used to launch the main activity in the package. Returns null if the package does not contain such an activity, or if packageName is not recognized.

getLeanbackLaunchIntentForPackage

Added in API level 21
Intent getLeanbackLaunchIntentForPackage (String packageName)

Return a "good" intent to launch a front-door Leanback activity in a package, for use for example to implement an "open" button when browsing through packages. The current implementation will look for a main activity in the category CATEGORY_LEANBACK_LAUNCHER, or return null if no main leanback activities are found.

Parameters
packageName String: The name of the package to inspect.
Returns
Intent Returns either a fully-qualified Intent that can be used to launch the main Leanback activity in the package, or null if the package does not contain such an activity.

getNameForUid

Added in API level 1
String getNameForUid (int uid)

Retrieve the official name associated with a user id. This name is guaranteed to never change, though it is possible for the underlying user id to be changed. That is, if you are storing information about user ids in persistent storage, you should use the string returned by this function instead of the raw user-id.

Parameters
uid int: The user id for which you would like to retrieve a name.
Returns
String Returns a unique name for the given user id, or null if the user id is not currently assigned.

getPackageArchiveInfo

Added in API level 1
PackageInfo getPackageArchiveInfo (String archiveFilePath, 
                int flags)

Retrieve overall information about an application package defined in a package archive file

Parameters
archiveFilePath String: The path to the archive file
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_CONFIGURATIONS, GET_GIDS, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_META_DATA, GET_PERMISSIONS, GET_PROVIDERS, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, GET_SIGNATURES, GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS, GET_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
PackageInfo A PackageInfo object containing information about the package archive. If the package could not be parsed, returns null.

getPackageGids

Added in API level 1
int[] getPackageGids (String packageName)

Return an array of all of the POSIX secondary group IDs that have been assigned to the given package.

Note that the same package may have different GIDs under different UserHandle on the same device.

Parameters
packageName String: The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of the desired package.
Returns
int[] Returns an int array of the assigned GIDs, or null if there are none.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPackageGids

Added in API level 24
int[] getPackageGids (String packageName, 
                int flags)

Return an array of all of the POSIX secondary group IDs that have been assigned to the given package.

Note that the same package may have different GIDs under different UserHandle on the same device.

Parameters
packageName String: The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of the desired package.
flags int
Returns
int[] Returns an int array of the assigned gids, or null if there are none.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPackageInfo

Added in API level 1
PackageInfo getPackageInfo (String packageName, 
                int flags)

Retrieve overall information about an application package that is installed on the system.

Parameters
packageName String: The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of the desired package.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_CONFIGURATIONS, GET_GIDS, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_META_DATA, GET_PERMISSIONS, GET_PROVIDERS, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, GET_SIGNATURES, GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS, GET_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
PackageInfo A PackageInfo object containing information about the package. If flag MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES is set and if the package is not found in the list of installed applications, the package information is retrieved from the list of uninstalled applications (which includes installed applications as well as applications with data directory i.e. applications which had been deleted with DONT_DELETE_DATA flag set).
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPackageUid

Added in API level 24
int getPackageUid (String packageName, 
                int flags)

Return the UID associated with the given package name.

Note that the same package will have different UIDs under different UserHandle on the same device.

Parameters
packageName String: The full name (i.e. com.google.apps.contacts) of the desired package.
flags int
Returns
int Returns an integer UID who owns the given package name.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPackagesForUid

Added in API level 1
String[] getPackagesForUid (int uid)

Retrieve the names of all packages that are associated with a particular user id. In most cases, this will be a single package name, the package that has been assigned that user id. Where there are multiple packages sharing the same user id through the "sharedUserId" mechanism, all packages with that id will be returned.

Parameters
uid int: The user id for which you would like to retrieve the associated packages.
Returns
String[] Returns an array of one or more packages assigned to the user id, or null if there are no known packages with the given id.

getPackagesHoldingPermissions

Added in API level 18
List<PackageInfo> getPackagesHoldingPermissions (String[] permissions, 
                int flags)

Return a List of all installed packages that are currently holding any of the given permissions.

Parameters
permissions String
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_CONFIGURATIONS, GET_GIDS, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_META_DATA, GET_PERMISSIONS, GET_PROVIDERS, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, GET_SIGNATURES, GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS, GET_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<PackageInfo> A List of PackageInfo objects, one for each installed package that holds any of the permissions that were provided, containing information about the package. If no installed packages hold any of the permissions, an empty list is returned. If flag MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES is set, the package information is retrieved from the list of uninstalled applications (which includes installed applications as well as applications with data directory i.e. applications which had been deleted with DONT_DELETE_DATA flag set).

getPermissionGroupInfo

Added in API level 1
PermissionGroupInfo getPermissionGroupInfo (String name, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular group of permissions.

Parameters
name String: The fully qualified name (i.e. com.google.permission_group.APPS) of the permission you are interested in.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permission group.
Returns
PermissionGroupInfo Returns a PermissionGroupInfo containing information about the permission.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPermissionInfo

Added in API level 1
PermissionInfo getPermissionInfo (String name, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular permission.

Parameters
name String: The fully qualified name (i.e. com.google.permission.LOGIN) of the permission you are interested in.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permission.
Returns
PermissionInfo Returns a PermissionInfo containing information about the permission.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getPreferredActivities

Added in API level 1
int getPreferredActivities (List<IntentFilter> outFilters, 
                List<ComponentName> outActivities, 
                String packageName)

Retrieve all preferred activities, previously added with addPreferredActivity(IntentFilter, int, ComponentName[], ComponentName), that are currently registered with the system.

Parameters
outFilters List: A required list in which to place the filters of all of the preferred activities.
outActivities List: A required list in which to place the component names of all of the preferred activities.
packageName String: An optional package in which you would like to limit the list. If null, all activities will be returned; if non-null, only those activities in the given package are returned.
Returns
int Returns the total number of registered preferred activities (the number of distinct IntentFilter records, not the number of unique activity components) that were found.

getPreferredPackages

Added in API level 1
List<PackageInfo> getPreferredPackages (int flags)

Retrieve the list of all currently configured preferred packages. The first package on the list is the most preferred, the last is the least preferred.

Parameters
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_ACTIVITIES, GET_CONFIGURATIONS, GET_GIDS, GET_INSTRUMENTATION, GET_INTENT_FILTERS, GET_META_DATA, GET_PERMISSIONS, GET_PROVIDERS, GET_RECEIVERS, GET_SERVICES, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, GET_SIGNATURES, GET_URI_PERMISSION_PATTERNS, GET_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<PackageInfo> A List of PackageInfo objects, one for each preferred application, in order of preference.

getProviderInfo

Added in API level 9
ProviderInfo getProviderInfo (ComponentName className, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular content provider class.

Parameters
className ComponentName: The full component name (i.e. com.google.providers.media/com.google.providers.media. MediaProvider) of a ContentProvider class.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
ProviderInfo A ProviderInfo object containing information about the provider.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getReceiverInfo

Added in API level 1
ActivityInfo getReceiverInfo (ComponentName className, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular receiver class.

Parameters
className ComponentName: The full component name (i.e. com.google.apps.calendar/com.google.apps.calendar. CalendarAlarm) of a Receiver class.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
ActivityInfo An ActivityInfo containing information about the receiver.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getResourcesForActivity

Added in API level 1
Resources getResourcesForActivity (ComponentName activityName)

Retrieve the resources associated with an activity. Given the full name of an activity, retrieves the information about it and calls getResources() to return its application's resources. If the activity cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
activityName ComponentName: Name of the activity whose resources are to be retrieved.
Returns
Resources Returns the application's Resources.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getResourcesForApplication

Added in API level 1
Resources getResourcesForApplication (String appPackageName)

Retrieve the resources associated with an application. Given the full package name of an application, retrieves the information about it and calls getResources() to return its application's resources. If the appPackageName cannot be found, NameNotFoundException is thrown.

Parameters
appPackageName String: Package name of the application whose resources are to be retrieved.
Returns
Resources Returns the application's Resources.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getResourcesForApplication

Added in API level 1
Resources getResourcesForApplication (ApplicationInfo app)

Retrieve the resources for an application. Throws NameNotFoundException if the package is no longer installed.

Parameters
app ApplicationInfo: Information about the desired application.
Returns
Resources Returns the application's Resources.

getServiceInfo

Added in API level 1
ServiceInfo getServiceInfo (ComponentName className, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all of the information we know about a particular service class.

Parameters
className ComponentName: The full component name (i.e. com.google.apps.media/com.google.apps.media. BackgroundPlayback) of a Service class.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
ServiceInfo A ServiceInfo object containing information about the service.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

getSystemAvailableFeatures

Added in API level 5
FeatureInfo[] getSystemAvailableFeatures ()

Get a list of features that are available on the system.

Returns
FeatureInfo[] An array of FeatureInfo classes describing the features that are available on the system, or null if there are none(!!).

getSystemSharedLibraryNames

Added in API level 3
String[] getSystemSharedLibraryNames ()

Get a list of shared libraries that are available on the system.

Returns
String[] An array of shared library names that are available on the system, or null if none are installed.

getText

Added in API level 1
CharSequence getText (String packageName, 
                int resid, 
                ApplicationInfo appInfo)

Retrieve text from a package. This is a low-level API used by the various package manager info structures (such as ComponentInfo to implement retrieval of their associated labels and other text.

Parameters
packageName String: The name of the package that this text is coming from. Cannot be null.
resid int: The resource identifier of the desired text. Cannot be 0.
appInfo ApplicationInfo: Overall information about packageName. This may be null, in which case the application information will be retrieved for you if needed; if you already have this information around, it can be much more efficient to supply it here.
Returns
CharSequence Returns a CharSequence holding the requested text. Returns null if the text could not be found for any reason.

getUserBadgedDrawableForDensity

Added in API level 21
Drawable getUserBadgedDrawableForDensity (Drawable drawable, 
                UserHandle user, 
                Rect badgeLocation, 
                int badgeDensity)

If the target user is a managed profile of the calling user or the caller is itself a managed profile, then this returns a badged copy of the given drawable allowing the user to distinguish it from the original drawable. The caller can specify the location in the bounds of the drawable to be badged where the badge should be applied as well as the density of the badge to be used.

If the original drawable is a BitmapDrawable and the backing bitmap is mutable as per isMutable(), the badging is performed in place and the original drawable is returned.

Parameters
drawable Drawable: The drawable to badge.
user UserHandle: The target user.
badgeLocation Rect: Where in the bounds of the badged drawable to place the badge. If it's null, the badge is applied on top of the entire drawable being badged.
badgeDensity int: The optional desired density for the badge as per densityDpi. If it's not positive, the density of the display is used.
Returns
Drawable A drawable that combines the original drawable and a badge as determined by the system.

getUserBadgedIcon

Added in API level 21
Drawable getUserBadgedIcon (Drawable icon, 
                UserHandle user)

If the target user is a managed profile, then this returns a badged copy of the given icon to be able to distinguish it from the original icon. For badging an arbitrary drawable use getUserBadgedDrawableForDensity(android.graphics.drawable.Drawable, UserHandle, android.graphics.Rect, int).

If the original drawable is a BitmapDrawable and the backing bitmap is mutable as per isMutable(), the badging is performed in place and the original drawable is returned.

Parameters
icon Drawable: The icon to badge.
user UserHandle: The target user.
Returns
Drawable A drawable that combines the original icon and a badge as determined by the system.

getUserBadgedLabel

Added in API level 21
CharSequence getUserBadgedLabel (CharSequence label, 
                UserHandle user)

If the target user is a managed profile of the calling user or the caller is itself a managed profile, then this returns a copy of the label with badging for accessibility services like talkback. E.g. passing in "Email" and it might return "Work Email" for Email in the work profile.

Parameters
label CharSequence: The label to change.
user UserHandle: The target user.
Returns
CharSequence A label that combines the original label and a badge as determined by the system.

getXml

Added in API level 1
XmlResourceParser getXml (String packageName, 
                int resid, 
                ApplicationInfo appInfo)

Retrieve an XML file from a package. This is a low-level API used to retrieve XML meta data.

Parameters
packageName String: The name of the package that this xml is coming from. Cannot be null.
resid int: The resource identifier of the desired xml. Cannot be 0.
appInfo ApplicationInfo: Overall information about packageName. This may be null, in which case the application information will be retrieved for you if needed; if you already have this information around, it can be much more efficient to supply it here.
Returns
XmlResourceParser Returns an XmlPullParser allowing you to parse out the XML data. Returns null if the xml resource could not be found for any reason.

hasSystemFeature

Added in API level 5
boolean hasSystemFeature (String name)

Check whether the given feature name is one of the available features as returned by getSystemAvailableFeatures(). This tests for the presence of any version of the given feature name; use hasSystemFeature(String, int) to check for a minimum version.

Parameters
name String
Returns
boolean Returns true if the devices supports the feature, else false.

hasSystemFeature

Added in API level 24
boolean hasSystemFeature (String name, 
                int version)

Check whether the given feature name and version is one of the available features as returned by getSystemAvailableFeatures(). Since features are defined to always be backwards compatible, this returns true if the available feature version is greater than or equal to the requested version.

Parameters
name String
version int
Returns
boolean Returns true if the devices supports the feature, else false.

isPermissionRevokedByPolicy

Added in API level 23
boolean isPermissionRevokedByPolicy (String permName, 
                String pkgName)

Checks whether a particular permissions has been revoked for a package by policy. Typically the device owner or the profile owner may apply such a policy. The user cannot grant policy revoked permissions, hence the only way for an app to get such a permission is by a policy change.

Parameters
permName String: The name of the permission you are checking for.
pkgName String: The name of the package you are checking against.
Returns
boolean Whether the permission is restricted by policy.

isSafeMode

Added in API level 3
boolean isSafeMode ()

Return whether the device has been booted into safe mode.

Returns
boolean

queryBroadcastReceivers

Added in API level 1
List<ResolveInfo> queryBroadcastReceivers (Intent intent, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all receivers that can handle a broadcast of the given intent.

Parameters
intent Intent: The desired intent as per resolveActivity().
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<ResolveInfo> Returns a List of ResolveInfo objects containing one entry for each matching receiver, ordered from best to worst. If there are no matching receivers, an empty list or null is returned.

queryContentProviders

Added in API level 1
List<ProviderInfo> queryContentProviders (String processName, 
                int uid, 
                int flags)

Retrieve content provider information.

Note: unlike most other methods, an empty result set is indicated by a null return instead of an empty list.

Parameters
processName String: If non-null, limits the returned providers to only those that are hosted by the given process. If null, all content providers are returned.
uid int: If processName is non-null, this is the required uid owning the requested content providers.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<ProviderInfo> A list of ProviderInfo objects containing one entry for each provider either matching processName or, if processName is null, all known content providers. If there are no matching providers, null is returned.

queryInstrumentation

Added in API level 1
List<InstrumentationInfo> queryInstrumentation (String targetPackage, 
                int flags)

Retrieve information about available instrumentation code. May be used to retrieve either all instrumentation code, or only the code targeting a particular package.

Parameters
targetPackage String: If null, all instrumentation is returned; only the instrumentation targeting this package name is returned.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<InstrumentationInfo> A list of InstrumentationInfo objects containing one entry for each matching instrumentation. If there are no instrumentation available, returns an empty list.

queryIntentActivities

Added in API level 1
List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivities (Intent intent, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all activities that can be performed for the given intent.

Parameters
intent Intent: The desired intent as per resolveActivity().
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned. The most important is MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, to limit the resolution to only those activities that support the CATEGORY_DEFAULT. Or, set MATCH_ALL to prevent any filtering of the results.
Returns
List<ResolveInfo> Returns a List of ResolveInfo objects containing one entry for each matching activity, ordered from best to worst. In other words, the first item is what would be returned by resolveActivity(Intent, int). If there are no matching activities, an empty list is returned.

queryIntentActivityOptions

Added in API level 1
List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentActivityOptions (ComponentName caller, 
                Intent[] specifics, 
                Intent intent, 
                int flags)

Retrieve a set of activities that should be presented to the user as similar options. This is like queryIntentActivities(Intent, int), except it also allows you to supply a list of more explicit Intents that you would like to resolve to particular options, and takes care of returning the final ResolveInfo list in a reasonable order, with no duplicates, based on those inputs.

Parameters
caller ComponentName: The class name of the activity that is making the request. This activity will never appear in the output list. Can be null.
specifics Intent: An array of Intents that should be resolved to the first specific results. Can be null.
intent Intent: The desired intent as per resolveActivity().
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned. The most important is MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, to limit the resolution to only those activities that support the CATEGORY_DEFAULT.
Returns
List<ResolveInfo> Returns a List of ResolveInfo objects containing one entry for each matching activity. The list is ordered first by all of the intents resolved in specifics and then any additional activities that can handle intent but did not get included by one of the specifics intents. If there are no matching activities, an empty list is returned.

queryIntentContentProviders

Added in API level 19
List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentContentProviders (Intent intent, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all providers that can match the given intent.

Parameters
intent Intent: An intent containing all of the desired specification (action, data, type, category, and/or component).
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<ResolveInfo> Returns a List of ResolveInfo objects containing one entry for each matching provider, ordered from best to worst. If there are no matching services, an empty list or null is returned.

queryIntentServices

Added in API level 1
List<ResolveInfo> queryIntentServices (Intent intent, 
                int flags)

Retrieve all services that can match the given intent.

Parameters
intent Intent: The desired intent as per resolveService().
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
List<ResolveInfo> Returns a List of ResolveInfo objects containing one entry for each matching service, ordered from best to worst. In other words, the first item is what would be returned by resolveService(Intent, int). If there are no matching services, an empty list or null is returned.

queryPermissionsByGroup

Added in API level 1
List<PermissionInfo> queryPermissionsByGroup (String group, 
                int flags)

Query for all of the permissions associated with a particular group.

Parameters
group String: The fully qualified name (i.e. com.google.permission.LOGIN) of the permission group you are interested in. Use null to find all of the permissions not associated with a group.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use GET_META_DATA to retrieve any meta-data associated with the permissions.
Returns
List<PermissionInfo> Returns a list of PermissionInfo containing information about all of the permissions in the given group.
Throws
PackageManager.NameNotFoundException

removePackageFromPreferred

Added in API level 1
void removePackageFromPreferred (String packageName)

This method is deprecated.
This function no longer does anything; it was an old approach to managing preferred activities, which has been superseded by (and conflicts with) the modern activity-based preferences.

Parameters
packageName String

removePermission

Added in API level 1
void removePermission (String name)

Removes a permission that was previously added with addPermission(PermissionInfo). The same ownership rules apply -- you are only allowed to remove permissions that you are allowed to add.

Parameters
name String: The name of the permission to remove.

resolveActivity

Added in API level 1
ResolveInfo resolveActivity (Intent intent, 
                int flags)

Determine the best action to perform for a given Intent. This is how resolveActivity(PackageManager) finds an activity if a class has not been explicitly specified.

Note: if using an implicit Intent (without an explicit ComponentName specified), be sure to consider whether to set the MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY only flag. You need to do so to resolve the activity in the same way that startActivity(Intent) and Intent.resolveActivity(PackageManager) do.

Parameters
intent Intent: An intent containing all of the desired specification (action, data, type, category, and/or component).
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned. The most important is MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, to limit the resolution to only those activities that support the CATEGORY_DEFAULT.
Returns
ResolveInfo Returns a ResolveInfo object containing the final activity intent that was determined to be the best action. Returns null if no matching activity was found. If multiple matching activities are found and there is no default set, returns a ResolveInfo object containing something else, such as the activity resolver.

resolveContentProvider

Added in API level 1
ProviderInfo resolveContentProvider (String name, 
                int flags)

Find a single content provider by its base path name.

Parameters
name String: The name of the provider to find.
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
ProviderInfo A ProviderInfo object containing information about the provider. If a provider was not found, returns null.

resolveService

Added in API level 1
ResolveInfo resolveService (Intent intent, 
                int flags)

Determine the best service to handle for a given Intent.

Parameters
intent Intent: An intent containing all of the desired specification (action, data, type, category, and/or component).
flags int: Additional option flags. Use any combination of GET_META_DATA, GET_RESOLVED_FILTER, GET_SHARED_LIBRARY_FILES, MATCH_ALL, MATCH_DISABLED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DISABLED_UNTIL_USED_COMPONENTS, MATCH_DEFAULT_ONLY, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_AWARE, MATCH_DIRECT_BOOT_UNAWARE, MATCH_SYSTEM_ONLY or MATCH_UNINSTALLED_PACKAGES to modify the data returned.
Returns
ResolveInfo Returns a ResolveInfo object containing the final service intent that was determined to be the best action. Returns null if no matching service was found.

setApplicationEnabledSetting

Added in API level 1
void setApplicationEnabledSetting (String packageName, 
                int newState, 
                int flags)

Set the enabled setting for an application This setting will override any enabled state which may have been set by the application in its manifest. It also overrides the enabled state set in the manifest for any of the application's components. It does not override any enabled state set by setComponentEnabledSetting(ComponentName, int, int) for any of the application's components.

Parameters
packageName String: The package name of the application to enable
newState int: The new enabled state for the component. The legal values for this state are: COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED and COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT The last one removes the setting, thereby restoring the applications's state to whatever was set in its manifest (or enabled, by default).
flags int: Optional behavior flags: DONT_KILL_APP or 0.

setComponentEnabledSetting

Added in API level 1
void setComponentEnabledSetting (ComponentName componentName, 
                int newState, 
                int flags)

Set the enabled setting for a package component (activity, receiver, service, provider). This setting will override any enabled state which may have been set by the component in its manifest.

Parameters
componentName ComponentName: The component to enable
newState int: The new enabled state for the component. The legal values for this state are: COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED, COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED and COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DEFAULT The last one removes the setting, thereby restoring the component's state to whatever was set in it's manifest (or enabled, by default).
flags int: Optional behavior flags: DONT_KILL_APP or 0.

setInstallerPackageName

Added in API level 11
void setInstallerPackageName (String targetPackage, 
                String installerPackageName)

Change the installer associated with a given package. There are limitations on how the installer package can be changed; in particular:

  • A SecurityException will be thrown if installerPackageName is not signed with the same certificate as the calling application.
  • A SecurityException will be thrown if targetPackage already has an installer package, and that installer package is not signed with the same certificate as the calling application.

Parameters
targetPackage String: The installed package whose installer will be changed.
installerPackageName String: The package name of the new installer. May be null to clear the association.

verifyPendingInstall

Added in API level 14
void verifyPendingInstall (int id, 
                int verificationCode)

Allows a package listening to the package verification broadcast to respond to the package manager. The response must include the verificationCode which is one of VERIFICATION_ALLOW or VERIFICATION_REJECT.

Parameters
id int: pending package identifier as passed via the EXTRA_VERIFICATION_ID Intent extra.
verificationCode int: either VERIFICATION_ALLOW or VERIFICATION_REJECT.
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