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Release Notes

Android 5.0+ Devices


v5.2.bf2 - 2018/06/27

Added

  • More Custom Setting that can be found automatically
  • android.permission.TETHER_PRIVILEGED so users can make Tasker a system app and use it
  • android.permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION so users can change system locale

Changes

  • Changed way Compose Email action works so it only shows email apps

Bugfixes

  • fixed crash while exporting large projects with App Factory
  • fixed Step event not being selectable
  • fixed dialog box size for new task name when creating a profile
  • Added more Custom Setting that can be found automatically

v5.2.bf1 - 2018/06/25

Bugfixes

  • Fixed crashes when starting phone state listener
  • Fixed sharing/opening external SD card files
  • Fixed file opening/sharing with Send Intent action
  • Fixed '>' and '<' in If conditions for languages other than English
  • Fixed asking for phone permissions when adding a Signal Strength state condition

v5.2 - 2018/06/22

Added

  • Custom Setting action: change/read any Global, Secure or System setting via a simple UI
  • Location Mode action: set the type of location tracking on your phone (turn GPS on and off, etc)
  • Immersive Mode action: hide status bar, navigation bar or both. Demo here.
  • manifest permission WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS: enable via adb command - adb shell pm grant net.dinglisch.android.taskerm android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
  • Authentication Dialog action: ask for authentication (pin, password, pattern, fingerprint or biometric). Demo here.
  • action Input/Lock Screen (Android P+)
  • action Input/System Screenshot (Android P+)
  • action Sound Mode (for Samsung-like devices which have a separate sound toggle from Do Not Disturb)
  • Actions that are new or have significant changes are now highlighted until you select them or a new version of Tasker comes out
  • icon color is now respected in the various Notify actions
  • Power Mode can now be toggled
  • Stay On action now supports wireless charging
  • Toast reminding to try "New Cell API" if scanning is not working for Cell Near

Changes

  • Moved to runtime permissions (Android 6+). Will now ask for needed permissions when your Tasker data is saved (main app tick or backing out of Tasker).
  • Call Plugins via Services if possible. Will make compatible plugins faster and more reliable.
  • Ask for root when trying to add an action that requires root and cancel if it's not granted.
  • Made Torch action available for all devices running Android Marshmallow or above.
  • Made Take Call action available for all devices running Android Oreo or above.
  • Made Power Mode action work with Secure Settings permission.
  • Changed how Kill App with root works to make it more reliable
  • Notifies user when an action without the needed permissions is ran
  • Made user notifications not show in a group so they don't bundle with the persistent Tasker notification
  • Removed unnecessary log when plugin adds a replace key for unexisting key
  • Changed help pages to tasker.joaoapps.com
  • Changed warning toast to have black text
  • App now built by João Dias for the first time so I want to check if everything's working with my build script :)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed root detection with Magisk
  • Fixed Wifi Tether action
  • Fixed %TETHER variable
  • Now asks for permissions as soon as you start editing a state, event or action that requires special permissions
  • Fixed Tasker notification text not changing when setting the foreground option via Tasker action
  • Fixed crashes associated with missing permissions
  • Fixed Tasker crashing if changing volume with Do Not Disturb enabled and no notification access
  • Fixed crash: menu > more > developer options > save data definitions
  • Fixed launching app as a new copy
  • Fixed kill app with root
  • Fix issue with Google Play licensing

Removed