Great job diving into this complex topic Christophe.

I have multiple LiveData Observers that are being triggered in a Fragment after navigating to a new Fragment, popping the new Fragment, and returning to the original Fragment.

Details: The architecture consists of MainActivity that hosts a HomeFragment as the start destination in the MainActivity’s navigation graph. Within HomeFragment is a programmatically inflated PriceGraphFragment. The HomeFragment is using the navigation component to launch a new child Fragment ProfileFragment. On back press the ProfileFragment is popped and the app returns to the HomeFragment hosting the PriceGraphFragment. The PriceGraphFragment is where the Observer is being called multiple times.

You can see the StackOverflow more detailed implementation.

Attempted Solutions

  1. Creating the Fragment’s ViewModel in the onCreate() method.
    priceViewModel = ViewModelProviders.of(this).get(



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