Unable to update/install Android System WebView


I’m using the latest Q build of /e/OS on my FP3+. In my Work Profile I need WebView for certain apps. Recently I noticed that I am not longer able to update it. Using Apps, it simply says the package is incompatible. Using Aurora Store it gets more specific, noting that a shared library is missing, com.google.android.trichromelibrary this is. I had hopes for a clean install and uninstalled WebView, but the problem remains, I am not able to reinstall it. It seems to have something to do with new software architectures under Android 10. Does anybody know anything about this? A workaround? Where can I get the missing Trichrome Library? Is it save to use? I also read about the alternative Chromium WebView, but wasn’t able to track it down. Where to get this? Can apps relying on Android WebView work with Chromium WebView?

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Same problem here. Can anybody help?

It seems to be a part of the system’s applications, it must be updated in part of the system update.

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Since last update I have the same problem, but with a different appearance: the WebView app prevents error-free network usage, e.g. certain server accesses (ping etc.) can no longer be performed. Are there already work-arounds for this?

To test the malfunction you simply try the Lichess app, the menu contains a PING info label, this shows “?”. I suspect the background is a too strict security setting of the component.

e/foundation Samsung S9+

Thank you for the anwer!
I need an updated WebView for the app Obsidian. It worked for months but after the newsest update it doesn’t sync anymore and can’t display web pages. I guess that because of the WebView component.

I have seen a module in the Magisk app raported to web-view