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

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How to run an .APK without installing it on the device with adb?

Is it possible to run an .apk on an Android device without installing the app? I can do something like this: adb install com.your.app and then: adb shell am start -n ...
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How to install Android Package manually (without Google Play, adb install, or “Install” click)

Backstory Before we get into question, I will explain what happened in my android. Earlier, I got random bug in my Android that causing my OS got "Half-restored factory settings." By the means ...
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Where are the initial files stored?

I need to install Google Play Services, but I can't access Google Play to download it. I tried to look for APKs, but none worked - after trying to install any I saw "Application was not installed" ...
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Google Play Services Problem of O+ 8.9 [duplicate]

Google Play Services is not installing. It is always saying that, Incompatible with other applications(s) using the same shared user ID.
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“Invalid APK” error while installing or updating Facebook app on BlueStacks

It's been a while I am trying to update/install Facebook official app on BlueStacks. Every time I try, I get the error INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK. I have tried installing it in many different ways: ...
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No apks will install

I have been repeatedly trying to install an apk on my moto g lte (1st gen). Nothing will install. Apks worked initially, but it stopped working at one point su pm install [apk] Returns invalid URI. ...
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Copy YouTube APK from Android Phone to PC

My Question is specific to copying the YouTube APK file from My Android device (Micromax Canvas 4 - Android 4.2, Non-rooted device)to PC/Laptop. The YouTube App is a system app in my device. Below ...
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error in installation of apps from unknown sources on lollipop

why there is an error in installation when we download apps from unknown sources in lollipop 5.1? It was installing a few days ago but now it is showing 'app not installed' whenever I install games ...
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Open assets (RAW) from APK assets folder, without doing any coding?

Just for curiosity I decided to extract an APK (Zeptolab's King of Thieves) in order to get a peek at certain images in the game. All of them are in a .raw format that I can't open with any of the ...
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How often does Android have to decompress an app's APK and OBB files?

According to one of great answers to this question, Android has to decompress each application's APK and OBB files before the app can be run. Is this decompression performed each and every time an ...
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Where are the resource (/res) files used by an app stored?

I'd like to know where in the file system the /res folder of an APK archive is unpacked upon installation? If the /res folder is not unpacked upon installation, I'd like to know how an application is ...
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is it possible to get app code from apk and customize it? [duplicate]

is it possible to get android socurce code from apk. i had seen on some tutorial that shows the way to get code from apk just guessting if we can do it really . please guide they way to do it if ...
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Discrepancy between sizes of apps listed in Play Store vs. actual installed app size

The Play Store lists the size of all apps available in their store. When a user downloads and installs apps, the actual sizes reported by Android are often larger than the sizes listed by the Play ...
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How to compile OBB data associated with an APK, into one OBB file? [closed]

I downloaded a game from some website, not Play Store. The download consists of two files, namely an APK (StarFront: Collision HD) and data/cache files (OBB), but the OBB is a bunch of loose files ...
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App not installed when installing older version of an existing app [duplicate]

I have developed an Android app (Phonegap) in Eclipse with signed key APK file version (1.0.0) and save it on SD card of phone or download from site. I am able to install it on non-rooted Samsung ...
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Is it possible to repack an .apk to install it in an incompatible Android version? ('there is a problem parsing the package'/have 4.0.4-requires 4.1)

It's about an .apk (Inbox by Gmail) that requires Android 4.1 and up. Trying to install it in my phone which has Android 4.0.4 it shows that "there is a problem parsing the package". I have enabled ...
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APK file keeps getting deleted after receiving via SHAREit

My APK files are getting deleted automatically from QieZi folder after receiving them via SHAREit app and this is happening when I don't install them instantly. Why this is happening? Is it Clean ...
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How do I install one Android phone's apps to another Android phone without rooting?

How do I install one Android phone's apps to another Android phone without rooting ? I need to install the Samsung Galaxy S Duos Internal Music Player on a HTC Desire 620G. Please help me, and thanks ...
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How can I find out the developer of an app from its APK file?

Given only an APK file, how can I find out the developer of a non-market Android application?
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USB Drivers for Dragon Touch E70 (or how to install an APK from PC on this device?)

I purchased a Dragon Touch E70 tablet from Tablet Express. I am developing an app, but I cannot get Eclipse to detect the device. I can't find where to download drivers for this device either. Any ...
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How to run two Messenger applications logged into different accounts?

I have done a bit of research, and that coupled with some programming knowledge leads me to believe that it should be perfectly possible to run two seperate applications of Facebook Messenger. Is it ...
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Why does the Play Store's download percentage never reach 100%?

I've owned two Android phones so far. While both are HTC ones, I've used several customised ROMs on the older one, so the following does not seem to be specific to one maker or installation. I've ...
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“INSTALL_FAILED_INTERNAL_ERROR” when installing an app on BlueStacks

I need some help with installing an app that I want to use using the BlueStacks App Player. I've downloaded the APK and I have a problem when I was trying to install it. I tried deleting it and ...
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Can't install .apk via adb to SD Card

Alright, so I've made an Android app that runs fine on the emulator from Eclipse, but I can't get it to install on my actual device. I connect my phone to my PC via USB(USB Debugging enabled), I've ...
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Can't install apps Waze/Walmart but can install other apps

I'm struggling to figure this out. I've got an HTC Evo V running KK using link2d. Link2sd shows internal (/data) as having 43% Free (517MB of 1.15GB). I can install some apps, but I am not able to ...
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Download and run Android APK files [duplicate]

I want to download BitTorrent Sync to synchronize my Android and PC. Question #1 What's the difference between download from here or here? Since I'm not interested in register myself on Google ...
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Where is the apk file stored in android phones?

Where is the apk file stored when it is downloaded from 9apps? I can't find it.
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kindle fire apk's from google [duplicate]

Is it possible to get apk's from google for kindle fire 6? I've tried but every one asks for google play services and I am having a lot of trouble with that.
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google play services is not supported by kindle fire

I installed google play services on my kindle fire 6. Except whenever I try to launch it, it always crashes. And when I try to launch another app, YouTube for example, it says "Google Play Services, ...
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Will Play Store update a SideLoaded APK

We have created an android App, and we wish to share the APK with a few friends and family before publishing it to the Play Store. Our concern is that, if they install the APK, and then later we push ...
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How to reinstall Playstore?

Do you have any Idea to reinstall Playstore? Do I need to Flash it? Do I need to reset factory? Do I need to download apk? Can you help me? Please? Device:Cloudfone 700d tv I don't know how to ...
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Can't install non-Play store apps [duplicate]

On both my nexus 9 and my Oneplus One running android 5.0.1 the apk installer will pop up and show the permissions but it simply won't let me click install. It does it for apks from the internet and ...
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Force installing application

Today I updated greenify from market and when downloaded it said unable to install. Sometimes it happens and I delete the app and install it manually and it fixes so I uninstalled greenify and tried ...
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Is it possible to install packages in a zip file without recovery?

I have downloaded "Google Apps" for my device (using CyanogenMod) from this link: Google Apps for CyanogenMod It is a zip file which includes some folders and files: Archive: ...
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APK won't install

I have a Moto X running Android 5.0.1 and can't install an APK that i've received on my e-mail from a developer on my company. I already researched a bit about this and none of the similar problems ...
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Andriod download error [duplicate]

I downloaded a big appliation. It is 1.4 GB ,my internal is 1.6, the installation failed but the memory is used. I only have 200 MB, i don't know where does the 1.4GB go even though the application is ...
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What is the APK (and package) name of the Google App?

On my Android 4.1.2 I can see force stop, uninstall updates, clear data, clear cache and view permissions of my installed apps via Settings > Manage apps but I am unable to tell their APK and/or ...
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comparing signatures of apks

I have two .apk files that are supposed to be different versions of the same app. What is the best way to check if they where both signed with the same key? (I want to make sure no mistakes where ...
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Download manager apk

I made a mistake... I incorrectly thought the "download manager" apk was a worthless Virgin Mobile stock one, so I deleted it. Well, I'm a bit wiser now, and I now know that the Google play store ...
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How do I install an apk on PC [closed]

I am having trouble installing apk files on my PC which has Windows 7 OS .The apk files are backups from my android mobile. After double clicking the apk files it starts initializing and automatically ...
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How to install system app on Lollipop as su doesn't exist

I want to install a system apk (its the Dialer.apk) on Lollipop and am following these instructions How do I properly install a system app given its .apk? However after doing adb shell I get an ...
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How to completely uninstall an app on Android Lollipop?

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (nexus 5). I am developing an android app so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...
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Does sharing installed apps pose a risk of sharing personal data?

Let's say I install an app on my phone from the play store. Now I want to give this app to a friend. I use an app called File Commander to share an installed app via bluetooth. Will any settings or ...
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Device randomly restarts and has battery drain after .apk file installation

I'm developing an Android app, and at the moment I let to install as an .APK file from my webpage to my close friends. On the device of one of them, the installation causes an error and the App ...
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Where can I download the stock clock apk for LG G3?

I deleted the stock clock app on the LG G3 (Model D855) without knowing that I need it for the Quick Circle Case to correctly display the Clock Faces when the lid is closed. Do you know a place where ...
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How to remove all Google-specific apps from a rooted Android?

Some time ago I read somewhere that Chinese carriers are removing Google-specific software (Google Search, Google Play, etc) from Android devices they carry. What I wanted to know is if this is ...
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Android 5 disable install button of apk files on nexus 4 [duplicate]

After updating my nexus 4 to new android 5 (lollipop) when i open an apk file, the install button not working!! Also i checked unknown source in my device settings. What the problem? please help :( ...
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I updated to Google Play Services 6.5 and I want to revert back to actual official version

I found the latest 6.5 release for the Google Play Services here. I installed it hoping the smart lock position feature would work and sadly it does not. Since it was the only one for Lollipop I ...
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Delete unused apk files from system memory

I own a Xperia M running on Jelly Bean 4.3. I have uninstalled unwanted apps like PicsArt, Cricbuzz, Xperia privilege and so many so on... a long time ago. Now I found the apk files of those apps here ...
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Restore Apps from Google Drive

So, ROM Toolbox Pro screwed me over as I backed up all my apps to Google Drive before installing Lollipop. All ok, and all are there. Unfortunately when I went to restore from ROM TBP only a subset ...