I’ve successfully (it seems ;)) installed /e/ on my new FP3.
Now I wanted to use some message apps (Signal, Threema) and it seems that microg/GCM isn’t fully working.
When I go to the microg settings in the self-check everything is checked except for the UnifiedNIp/Geocoder, which shouldn’t matter here, I guess.
Device registriation is enabled and GCM is enabled as well, but says “Disconnected”. There are no apps listed using GCM.
Apps are allowed to register without asking for it (but tried either way, didn’t change things).
Now I’ve searched a bit on the forum and through the internet and there seem to be quite a few topics similar, but I couldn’t find a solution that changed things for me yet.
I’ve installed the push notification tester and it tells me that:
Play Services are installed
Internet connectivity is there
Connection to server is there
but can’t register for push notifications
Since I’ve out of ideas myself, is there anyone who can help me getting this working?
Okay, that seems to be my problem - I installed Telegram FOSS. I’ll replace this with Telegram - NO-FOSS.
But about Threema, I’m still sceptic. My microG shows for GCM: “Aktueller Zustand: nicht verbunden” (actual status: not connected). May this is the problem…
Thank you - the magic dial did some good: the GCM shows “connected” and - voila! - incomming messages are notified. Such a strange dial - who would think about this cryptic stuff…
Thank you again and have a nice day!
Without microg you won’t be using push notifications. In that case the apps build up a background connection, so it’s more like a pull (from your phone) rather than a push (from the server onto your phone).
You don’t need a google account to use the push notifications, but right now you need to use the google servers (via microg).
Your question about the device identifier I can’t answer unfortunately. Not that deep into the details of the implementation (yet).
There is a relatively new project (idea) looking into implementing a separate, self-hostable push system, namely openpush and the /e/ guys are interested, but it’s very early stages, so have to see and wait what’s going to happen there. See e.g.