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

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Is there a way for a signature to be spoofed?

What I'm asking is, can someone modify an app to make it malicious and have it retain the original signature? Not sure how app signing works so I figured you would know best.
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Why are APK'S buggier than Play store downloaded apps?

I had downloaded an early copy of some game, as its apk was put on apitoide after the app was available for 15 mins. Its an app that allows you to fling spheres at imaginary monsters. Anyway (Ha-Ha!)...
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How does the rooting apps (like kingroot) roots the android phones

I rooted my android kit-kat with kingroot. This process took almost 2-3 minutes and it successfully rooted. But what is the process involved in rooting an android phone? I want a very clear ...
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What is .so and .target files ? Can they be install like .obb and .apk files?

I know .obb and .apk files. you place the .obb file in android/obb folder and run and install .apk file and it's done. But visual studio produced these outputs for android that i really don't ...
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Chinese writing pops up as 'notification' grey bar after installing an apk [duplicate]

I recently installed a 3rd party APK and now I randomly get a notification, as shown in the screenshot periodically. I have ran some virus scans on the phone and it seems to be clean. I have also ...
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is there a new version of SignApk? did apk signage has differed over the years?

i ask because i deconstructed and built again an app, without changes, using the latest apktool. no errors were shown but the original has installed itself perfectly while the reconstruction had an ...
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Can Not install Android Wear App

I have been attempting to find compatible apps that are intended only to work on Android Phones and Install them on the android wear device. I recently Have came across a Moto 360 2nd Gen. and a ...
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Finding Downloaded APK files in nexus 5

I have a unrooted nexus 5 and i want to analyze google play downloaded app source code but i cannot find any of my apps when i connect my phone to the computer... any one know how can i: Save ...
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How can I securely install an older version of Chrome on a device that won't support newer versions?

I have an Android device that runs Android 4.0.2 and can't be updated any further. When I tried to install Chrome from the Play Store, I was told: Your device isn't compatible with this version. ...
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How to detect if an apk is from the Play Store or Sideloaded?

I understand that apps are signed by both Google and the developer. How do I detect if an apk is from the Play Store or if it is sideloaded. I'd prefer if the method worked on all major platform ...
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How to copy text from android apk APP file to pc(work format)

I downloaded Android APK file and successfully and run it on my pc. But i am not able to select / copy the text from PC. I want to copy from the Android APK to Google docs. Can any one help me os this?...
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What is the procedure for moving user apps to the system partition?

I have read a number of sites that promote this as a simple two step procedure: (Using file manager with root access) 1. cut the .apk file from /data/app and paste it in /system/app 2. change ...
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apk not installed error

I have been using goodoldgooglemaps apk for years side by side with the installed version of google maps. I prefer the old google maps. I recently had to factory reset my Verizon note 4 and I keep ...
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how to convert android APK file to JAR file and run it on pc with java runtime? [duplicate]

Here is the deal, I have a Apk file, just can run on android phone. Now I take the Apk I want, decompile it or do something can change Apk file to Jar file. Jar file will be a java execution, can run ...
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Can't install apk from Package Installer

I have downloaded an apk from a site, but now I cannot install it; when I'm trying to install, it just returns me an alert / toast message with: Sorry, no application available The Package Installer....
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Android app size showing different on play store app than from play store website [duplicate]

I have my app on play store. When I check the listing from the desktop my app size is shown as 8 MB, while if I check the same on the device's play store app, it is shown as 6.75 MB. I checked this on ...
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Oxygen OS apk installation Error : Cannot display pdf

When I try and install apk file by clicking from Files App, I get the error message "Cannot display pdf (.apk is of invalid format.)" The system tries and opens pdf reader app, instead of package ...
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Is there a non-app tool for batch backup of APK files?

Just as the other times, an answer to my question shall not contemplate an app from either the Play Store, or any other source. What I'm after, is a tool capable to backup user apps, system apps or ...
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Why Do I Have .APK Files in Every App Folder?

I have noticed .APK files in /Apps/[app name]/ directories and while I thought it supposed to be in /System/Apps/[app name]/ directory would it cause errors if I delete .APK files? I am also ...
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Update APK Installed App

I recently installed an app to my phone using an APK, because this app is not available in my country. When I looked it up in my Google Play Store (I only get to view this app in my wishlist, because ...
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How safe is it to upgrade apps using Aptoid?

I know that there are issues with using Aptoide to install apps on Android. There's a pretty good discussion about this in this other question. If only regarding legal issues, Aptoide is definitely a ...
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Removing permissions from apk

I'm trying to remove permissions* from certain bank app to prevent abuse. I've managed to download apk file using emulator (AVD) and appextractor. I've used toolapk to extract the apk file and ...
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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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How to hide winrar or other apk files in general?

I have stored some important files in my android phone in rar format. I've hidden these files in .nomedea folder. I've also enabled password for these files via win rar. The problem is for opening ...
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How can I add data to apk?

What I know is: I can get .apk of installed application from /data/app I can get data of installed application from /data/data What I want is: Add/pack this application-data into .apk so-that ...
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Is apkmirror.com safe?

Is it safe to download and install Google Play from apkmirror.com? How can I check this is a safe download? Backstory: I had to factory reset my original Samsung Galaxy Tab as it refused to start up....
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“app not installed” Replace Rom based app with mod apk without root

I'm facing trouble installing a modded .apk if the same app is already provided in stock Rom. I'm using Micromax canvas E481, not rooted yet. Which has saavn app already installed. I uninstalled it ...
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Installing apps issue

I have Samsung Note 2. I can install neither play store apps nor APK. I can simply download APK, but the installation is never finished. When I download apps from play store, it simply downloads ...
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install apps from guest account

How can I install apps from apk files when I am on guest account? It asks install blocked from unknown sources and goes to security settings. But "unknown sources" option is not available in there. ...
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Can't install Aptoide

I'm having this problem since I was trying to upgrade Aptoide from 6.5.X to 7.X. I was trying to upgrade Aptoide from inside Aptoide: Installation failed. I was trying to adb install or pm install ...
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“App not installed” error

I installed Badland from Play Store. It worked. Then I uninstalled it and tried installing it from Amazon Appstore. Every time I try to install it, I get the installing screen for about a minute (long ...
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GALAXY S6: Can't Install APK, not enough storage: 46.6 GB free. HELP?

I have a Galaxy S6 64gb variant with 46GB of memory left. Whenever I try to install an APK file from somewhere other than the play store, a message pops up saying "OUT of space :APP NAME: couldn't be ...
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Make a app Package For android

I have made a "Security" phone for my personal use. I have about 49 apps and about 7 wallpapers. Can I make a package that when flashed in a Custom Recovery It installs all of the apps and make the ...
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Amazon Underground APK download location?

I am trying to download a game for my child in the Amazon Underground app store. The problem is, the Underground app refuses to install under my child's login (it claims to be incompatible with my ...
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“Apk Installation failed: ANDROID_BOOT_FAILURE” when installing an APK

I am trying to install Google Play Store 6.0.5 on my PC through BlueStacks APK handler. It shows "Installing APK", but after sometime it shows Apk installation failed: ANDROID_BOOT_FAILURE How ...
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What happen to file we downloaded in bluestack?

I go to bluestack. I download some files some apk. Then what? How can I install that apk? I click an icon that looks like a down arrow and nothing happens
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Execute APK in /data/local/tmp?

I built an APK using Apache's Ant. I also used Ant to install it on a Cyanogenmod device: $ cd Android-PRNG Android-PRNG$ ant debug install ... install: [echo] Installing .../AndroidPrng-debug....
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Is it possible to install Android app in Ubuntu phone?

I was searching to have a convenient way of installing Android apps (APK file) in Ubuntu phone. Can anyone help?
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my file manager uninstalled accidentally

i have xolo a500s jellybean version cellphone...i give root access... and by accidentally my file manager uninstalled... and i have a backup apk of my file manager...i try to install it but after some ...
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Uninstall apps installed from their APK

I'm developing a game from Unity for Android, I created the first version, uploaded the APK to the phone, tap it, installed, nice. Now I have a new build, if I do the same, it won't install because ...
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If an APK is labeled “for Android TV”, will it work with stock mobile phones?

I am looking for an APK for a specific application, and I found two APKs, both of which have the same version, but one has the minimum version 2.3 and the other has the minimum android version 5.0 and ...
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How can I manually download the Play Store APK from Google? [duplicate]

I have a Xiaomi Mi Note that doesn't come installed with Play Store. I'd like to install an APK for it manually, but all resources I've found on the web require me to install a binary from untrusted ...
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How does “LiPP” work?

Every single tweet right now seems to be about "Lipp": It says "LiPP is the app to dub your voice over the videos you like! Become your favourite character!" I'm interested to know how this app ...
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Deleted my only Launcher and APK - Black Screen. Please help!

I have a Lenovo A806. The device was rooted and I downloaded a root uninstaller from the PlayStore to uninstall some apps that I couldn't otherwise. In the process, among other apps, I deleted the ...
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APK Installation Error

I have downloaded 3 apks: 5.39 MB 1.04 MB 4.32 MB Now, the problem is when I tried to install the first 2 apks, I get an error message. Out of space The apk couldn't be installed. Free ...
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Is disabling an app functionally similar to unistalling it? [duplicate]

I don't know much about how apk and apps in android work. Title says it all. In my specific case, I installed icon packs from a playstore app to be used along with Nova Launcher. Now I want to get rid ...
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About Android and Facebook instances

I would like to confirm something. I downloaded the Facebook apk from here for my brand new HTC Hero. Now I can't run multiple instances of my Facebook accounts. I have one business, and another ...
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Download purchased APK from play store

I am using CyanogenMod on my Android devices without Google Apps (and consequently without the Play Store). Nevertheless, I have a Google account bound to my device ID and have purchased various apps ...
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How to reinstall Google download manager on rooted MOTO G X1032?

I'm on Android 5.0.2, rooted through Clockworkmod. I have Titanium Backup synced to my Dropbox and a Nandroid image. I deleted the default download manager (stupidly on my Titanium Backup as well) to ...
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How to download OBB files without using the Chrome/Firefox Extension?

First of all, let me emphasize that I AM NOT TRYING TO PIRATE ANYTHING. My situation is that I have this game which needs to be updated, but I have been failing to finish the update every single time....