Bug 46333 - InstanceID.GetInstance crashes because the released GooglePlayServices is ancient
Summary: InstanceID.GetInstance crashes because the released GooglePlayServices is anc...
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Bindings ()
Version: 7.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Assignee: Atsushi Eno
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Reported: 2016-11-02 19:22 UTC by Jeremy Kolb
Modified: 2017-01-05 09:06 UTC (History)
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Description Jeremy Kolb 2016-11-02 19:22:31 UTC
Crash now occurs with the following line:

var instanceId = InstanceID.GetInstance(this);

The method 'java.io.File android.support.v4.content.ContextCompat.getNoBackupFilesDir(android.content.Context)' was expected to be of type virtual but instead was found to be of type direct (declaration of 'com.google.android.gms.iid.zzd'

This is because you've updated the android support libraries but the Xamarin google play services are many months behind.

See: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37337393/android-google-cloud-messaging-gcm-token-generation-crash-after-firebase-relat
Comment 1 Jeremy Kolb 2016-11-02 21:38:50 UTC
Moving to GooglePlayServices 32.961.0-beta1 seems to work around this issue.
Comment 2 Atsushi Eno 2017-01-05 09:06:12 UTC
Sounds like the bug was invalid as the component team seemed to have already published GooglePlayServices component at that time.