APK is the file format used to distribute and install software on Android. APK stands for "Application Package File".

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Android market not working on LG GT540 android 2.1

I recently did a factory reset on my LG GT540 and when I boot it up it gives the warning: UIDs on the system are inconsistent, you need to wipe your data partition or your device may be unstable ...
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Is there a way to modify APK code on Macintosh? [on hold]

I'm talking with a new possible long-term client who is conducting a research project using Android apps — they need to quickly modify a few things within the apps — some of the changes are simple, ...
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I want to play my new game!

I recently downloaded an app off of an unknown site because it was too large to install off of Google Play. It downloaded as an apk and now I do not know how to access it.
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APK files won't install

I have a Samsung Note 3. For the last 2 months, I can download APK files - for example, just downloaded the new Google Play Store here: ...
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Why are apk files are kept in system folder?

Isn't an apk files just an archive which is unpacked when you install a package? So, why should it be kept then?
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Why can't I install this downloaded APK?

I downloaded an APK and when I try to install it, the "install" button is completely unresponsive. I have gone into the settings and enabled "Unknown sources" in the security section. Is there ...
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Installing Facebook apk on emulator via cmd never ends up

I tried installing facebook.apk on emulator via cmd line, but that process never ends up, nor the apk is installed. Here is cmd i'm using adb -s emulator-5566 install facebook.apk The process ...
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Upload an APK to a non-rooted galaxy s4 mini

I'm trying to copy an .apk to a non-rooted galaxy s4 mini both though adb install (with development mode on) and through windows explorer and in both cases it hangs on uploading the apk. Is there ...
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Install default Mail App on my Nexus 5

I do not see default mail App on my Nexus 5. I do have gmail though working fine. Probably I removed it earlier. How do I install it again ! I want to use that to configure Exchange Server on it to ...
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Will Google play store auto update in future if I install latest store APK manually for now?

I'm desperately waiting for play store to update to 4.9.13, now it's been three weeks since update release and I'm losing control now. I want to ask that for now if I update play store manually with ...
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How capture/log API calls (function calls) made by an Android app?

I have installed an app on AVD (Android emulator). Is there a way to get to know the API calls (functions calls) made by the app when I play around with it on the AVD (emulator)? Is there a way I ...
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Installation of apks in Bluestacks [duplicate]

I have downloaded and installed the Bluestacks on my Windows 7 PC. How can I install apks I've downloaded on Bluestacks?
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“Application not installed” on Android 2.3.5 based Videocon Mobile Devices-APK

I am trying to install non market applications on Videocon mobile, i am getting the "Application Not installed" Done . Even I enabled access for non-market apps in the settings. But rest of all the ...
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Change desktop icon of an app (.apk file)

I have an app that I like very much, I use it everyday, but I dislike its desktop icon. How can I change the desktop icon of this app ? Should I do it directly by opening the .apk file (with which ...
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How do I convert ASEC files to APK?

Is there anyone that knows how I can convert ASEC files to APK?
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chrome uninstall left behind com.android.chrome[noinfo] apk with active connections

I have an unrooted Samsung Note phone (active service with AT&T). It is almost two years old and became slower and slower. I do not have any unnecessary apps and I mostly use my phone for email ...
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What package name should I use for a Cyanogenmod theme?

I want to make cm11 theme. But one problem: package name. How does it work? Dialer package has com.android.dialer, so my package could have name eu.mikroskeem.colormelt?
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Move /#/data/app to external SD

Folks I've rooted my device and installed Directory Bind. I'm not sure if I can move the /#/data/app folder to an external SD. There I have all my .apk files. But I seem unable to find this folder ...
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Will updating an app with a sideloaded apk delete app data?

I have an application and I want to update it . I have downloaded latest version apk and I would like to know if i sideload the latest apk would I loose old application data .
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Install older version of apk on to newer installed version or root SH-06E 1.00.08

Is it possible to install an older version of an app (via .apk), when a newer version is already installed on the device ­– without rooting and patching system with Lucky Patcher or previously ...
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Unassociate an app from a file extension? [duplicate]

As part of a beta test for my company's app, I've sent a link to an APK for the users to download. However, when a user has the Winzip app installed, instead of being prompted on whether they want to ...
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How to know which apk correspond to a shortcut?

My Chinese smartphone VIVO S7i has some shortcuts which I want to remove. Those are: LifeHUB, BeautyHUB, MediaHUB, ReadingHUB and GameHUB. I could remove the shortcuts with a long press on them. ...
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SH Script to Rename .apk.odex files

I have written a script to utilize dexopt-wrapper to odex a folder of .apk's #!/bin/sh SYSAPP=/mnt/extSdCard/FilesToOdex/system/app/ SYSPRIVAPP=/mnt/extSdCard/FilesToOdex/system/priv-app/ for i1 in ...
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Zipalign Issue with -f Flag

I'm attempting to sift through a folder of .apks, and zipalign them I have the latest ADT My command lies in a bash script, that loops through the folder and my zipalign command is: zipalign -f 4 ...
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Mount /system/app/ using adb (non rooted phone)

Is it possible to mount /system/app/ or to push an apk file to /system/app/ using adb on a non rooted phone? I am trying to use adb push to push an apk file to the aforementioned directory but it ...
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How can I make an APK backup from an installed and configured XBMC?

I sell boxes with XBMC pre installed and preconfigured however it takes a long time to manually configure it with each add-on and then setup to my liking it. I was wondering if it were possible to ...
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Minimal .apks for play store

Introduction I just installed CyanogenMod 10.2 on HTC One X+ and I want to install ONLY the Google Play Store. I know there is Gapps, but I want to have even less apps on my phone than what is in ...
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-24 Google Play Error on installing eBay [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install the eBay app from the play store I get a -24 error code: "unknown error when installing application". I have googled the error and I cannot find anything relating to this. ...
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How to backup locked apps?

Device: Huawei Y300 Android: Jelly Bean; no root I'd like to backup apps (their APKs). There are some apps that can't be backuped with ES File Explorer. AppMonster marks them as locked, and I've ...
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Error while installing APK without Play Store

I've downloaded some app* from the play store via the bluestacks emulator and then copied the apk off the emulated system to my android phone. But when I want to install it, I'll get an error which ...
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Are APK files saved on my device when I install from the Play Store?

I used a Nexus 7 for a couple of years and got a Nexus 10 earlier this year. I installed a number of kids books/games on the 7 and wanted to transfer them to the 10. Now I can't find some of them at ...
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Can I install any file browser if I don't already have one

Ok. Long story short I'm an idiot. I have a rooted Kyocera Hydro, with no recovery(no access to cpu to port my own). I deleted stock file and internet browsers. I also have no access to the play store ...
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Moving apk to system/app. Operation failed

I have rooted my Nexus 5 and am trying to move an apk to the system/apps directory but keep getting "Operation Failed". I am trying to move from the /data/app directory to the /system/app directory to ...
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Is it possible to pack data/data/files in apk (using apktool or other program)

I used Titanium Backup to backup the app data. However, i need to give this to my friend, but his phone is not rooted. I tried to put data/data into the apktool folder (after using apktool d ...
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Cannot install apk file on my phone

I developed an app in Eclipse, and emailed to me the .apk file. It correctly downloads to my phone, then I go in Downloads and tap it. I choose Install and I'm getting App not installed message. ...
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installing app without copying apk file

How can I install some apps to android without copying the .apk file? I can do the same in iOS. that must be a possible thing, but I couldnt find it neither here nor Google. EDIT: Imagine you want ...
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Replacing my default phone application with other one

Can I replace my phone.apk from system/app to a new Phone application such as Swipe Dialer Pro . will it do any harm.there is also one additional apk in system/app called phone service. Apk. what's ...
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How to batch install apks from computer to android without actually touching my android

I want to batch install apks from my desktop directly. Such as I downloaded many apks on desktop and want to install apks without actually touching my android
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How to Install apks from computer? [duplicate]

Was just wondering is it possible to Install apks directly from pc. I am not talking it through Google play . I have a rooted device.
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APK via bluetooth

I recently bought a Nexus 5. I tried to send an .apk (via bluetooth) from my mobile to other mobile. Its working fine and I installed the app on other mobile. But when I tried to send the same .apk ...
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How the name of a song can be displayed when listening to local FM channel in MyRadio?

In MyRadio app, when I listen to local FM channel the name of the song playing is displayed near the channel name. How do they do it? Does the broadcaster do some effort to display it?
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Install .APK on bluestacks for mac

how do you install .APK file on bluestacks for mac? More specifically, where is the directory for bluestacks kept and do I have the 'APK Handler'? Thanks in advance!
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How can I compile an Android APK from source?

There are a couple of tutorials or even questions here about creating an application for Android. But I was wondering, if I just want to compile an application from the available source on Github, I'm ...
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How to install an app outside Google Play? [duplicate]

How can I install an apk app outside of Google Play. Like if I downloaded it from another site and I try to open it, it says unable to install and I read that you have to do something to get it to ...
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Call recording problem

I use a Samsungs Galaxy Star Pro GT-S7262 with Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I have installed quite a few call recorder apps from Google Play and though they are recording all the calls, whenever I play back the ...
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How do I view/edit Java source code from APKs on an Android phone?

As an Android developer, I often need to browse Java source code of APKs. Is there any way or tool that lets me view Java source codes inside of .apk files and be able to edit them on the phone? I ...
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When extactly does the hangouts_video_call.ogg extracted from hangout.apk?

Two ringtones are extracted from Hangout.apk to /storage/ringtones folder during some system setup phase. To analyze that, I manually deleted the ringtone files from my_files >> Ringtone. Now, no ...
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Pulling an apk of paid app from the device

I was pulling the .apk files from the device using the following command: ./adb pull /data/app/com.example.tracker-1.apk When I tried using the same command for the encrypted app as below: ./adb ...
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Removing App from Play Store (Unpublish) - What happens with the users that have the App already installed?

I have to temporarily unpublish my app from Play Store for legal reason until I sort them out. What happens with the users that have the app already installed? I understand they are not allowed to ...
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How to get an .apk file from Android device? [duplicate]

I need to get the apk file for an app from a development device (Galaxy Nexus). I've had very little contact with Android before. I know the name of the app and have tried to search the "internal ...