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

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What's the cause of “Application not installed” error?

So I just downloaded the nightly version of Firefox (ARMv6) apk and when I install, I get the following error message:- This, isn't a very friendly message.. what could be the cause? How do I find ...
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Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread ...
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Is it “safe” to provide users with the apk file?

I was wondering, if I have an app that is available on the Play Store, is it "safe" to provide a direct download of the apk file to someone (either signed with the proper keys, or just debug-version)? ...
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How to check if an APK contains native code?

Is there a way to check if an APK file hosts native code? There are many reverse engineering tools (e.g. apktool, androguard) from which you can reproduce the source files of an Android app but I'm ...
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Installing custom apps on a Nexus 7

Does the Asus Nexus 7 allow me to create and install my own apps without using someone's app store (like Google Play or Amazon)? I want to create my own apps but not make them open for anyone else but ...
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Is there a simple way to undo an app update?

I'd like to revert to the previous version and stick with that permanently. Is that possible? I have Beautiful Widgets installed, and had it set to auto-update. It just did, and the 'update' is ...
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How to make a normal apk with .dex inside it from an apk which is odexed?

I had a file manager provided by my manufacturer as a system app. it was odexed. i have its apk and odex file both. I installed a custom rom now and want to install that filemanager. how do i do ...
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Unable to download/ install font apk

I made a font, but I didn't build it, instead I used this website to do it. The apk install seemed fine. I wanted to try it out on SG2, so I sent it to my Gmail account in an email, I tried to ...
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Where to download and install Google Apps on Android 4.0.4 device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I have an international android smartphone which doesn't have anything related to Google ...
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Installing downloaded apks from external site

I have just downloaded APK files of a software from a website to my laptop. My question is if I install this on my phone, will it be installed in the phone memory or in the SD card memory? I couldn't ...
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Extracting images from an APK

I've tried to extract the images of 2 different APKs, from the drawable folder. One of them contains PGT files, and the other one contains mostly TEX files and one ACT file. Couldn't open neither. ...
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How to detect who is downloading apk files in background?

At some point in time my Android phone start downloading some .apk files in background. I assume this is doing some of the free apps what I've installed on my new phone from Google Play (I've ...
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Is it possible to load only an .apk file on boot?

It is possible to override a step in the boot process (after all underlying dependencies have been met) to load an .apk file automatically? The optimal solution would be without something such as ...
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Get Source Code from an .apk file?

Having an .apk file, is there any way I can get its source code?
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Can I build an APK from an installed app and its data?

I would like to take an installed app, including its data, from a rooted Android device and produce from it an APK suitable for installing on a non-rooted Android device. Is this possible? Edit: ...
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Android emulator reports 0x501 error while using GPU Emulation with OpenGL ES

I am trying to run the ArcGIS for Android samples in Android Emulator. Based on the ArcGIS recommendation, I have installed the Intel HAXM and enabled the GPU Emulation as well. While running the ...
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How to access Android APKs without rooting

I recently bought a 7" Android ICS tablet as a gift for a friend. Unfortunately it's not a Store supported device, so I can't download from the Store. There are a number of sites that allow you to ...
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How do I view apk information in Mac OS X?

On windows, I have Android Commander installed so whenever I double click on an APK file, the information about it (ie: package name, version, etc) is displayed. I'm looking for something similar for ...
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How to push and install APK files from a PC over Internet?

I want to push AND INSTALL apk files from PC like Play Store does (when I send install signal from web interface). How to do this? Note: The PC and Android device may not be in same Wi-Fi network. ...
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Automatically replace app after opening APK

If I download an APK and open it, I get a "Not Installed" error if the app is already present on the device. Is there any way to automatically delete the old version? (Note I'm not trying to avoid ...
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How to pull the apks from my android phone

I have a rooted android phone. I am trying to pull the applications from /system/app/. However this simply does not copy the apk. What I have tried. adb shell su cd data cd app ls ...
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Get installed apps as APK within Android?

I'm looking for an application that will let me easily export any application I have to APK format (I'm not rooted). Normally, AirDroid does this easily and I love AirDroid for that. However, one of ...
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How to root Coby Kyros - mid7016 tablet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install apps on phone without using the Android Market? I am trying to install APK files which are not downloaded from Android Play/Market and they are not ...
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What .apk is missing for my htc wilfire s to be able to boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot my Htc Wildfire S after deleting Sense I have deleted some pre installed apps on my Htc Wildfire S. Now I am not able to start it, does anyone know which ...
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Deleted Google Talk on accident

Okay, got a bit carried away in Root Explorer and deleted GTalk. Cant access Google Play. I tried reinstalling versions online, those crashed instantly. Then, i grabbed my ROM zip and pulled out ...
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Is it ok to delete the Amazon .apk files?

I have backed up all of my .apk files to my laptop. Can I delete the .apks in the Amazon venezia cache folder without detriment and be able to put them back on the sd card and reinstall from there at ...
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Suspicious Permissions And A Safe Repository?

I have found older version of Facebook For Android app here which was hosted on geekfiles.in When i wanted to install 1.8.1 and checked permissions, the following arose my suspicions: Services that ...
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How to take backup of all installed APKs from Phone to PC?

How do I take backup of all installed apks from my sgs2 to PC using android sdk/ 3rd party tool etc? My phone is not rooted. I can install/uninstall apks using adb, but is there any similar command ...
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Android “loses” a game

I installed this game via APK on my Chinese tablet "Infotmic M799CA", created a desktop shortcut for it and noticed that after a (very frequent) device hang with consequent reboot, the game gets lost. ...
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Titanium Backup Locks Up When Trying To Restore System Upates (com.samsung.apk)

Okay, so in an attempt to stop the OTA notification, I un-installed System Updates 1.0.0 (com.samsung.apk) using Titanium Backup. Well, that didn't help, so I'm trying to restore the app in-case I ...
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How can I get an .apk file to my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install an app given only its APK file? I just made a 'Hello World' app using Eclipse. Now I'd like to know how I can actually put the app onto my phone. Must ...
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Where can i find the HTC EVO native camera apk?

A while back I put a Gingerbread [Deck] rom on my HTC EVO, and it came with another camera app (apparently the one that ships with the new Nexus S). While it does have some fun little features, I ...
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How do I install an apk as a system application?

I'm trying to install an application in the system/app folder of a device. It needs to be done since I'm writing a QAT program and the tests need to run with a few privileges not available to third ...
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How can I download an APK file from the Play Store?

I can't download apps from the Play Store on my Android device (maybe due to a network issue), so I'm wondering how could I download the APK file of an app on my PC from http://play.google.com/store?
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Download an APK without an SD card or computer?

I have an Archos 7 Home Tablet v1, with a Cyanogenmod 7 rom on it. I do not have an sd card for it yet, and was wondering, Is there any way I can install/download an APK file to it without an SD card? ...
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Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? I want to backup the .apk files to my PC so that if something ...
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How to get an apk file onto the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

I'm on a mac, and I have an apk file. When I connect the Tablet to the mac via USB, it does not show up in Finder. How can I get the apk transfered to the device? I have installed Astro File Manager ...
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Possible to install APK from personal website?

How can I allow a user to do web-install of Android APK file from my personal web page? Like to create a personal (private) APK repository where I could put APK files and send a client the link to the ...
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Is it possible to download an apk from an email onto an Android 2.2 phone, and then run it

The micro usb on my phone broke and I need to continue development of an application while I wait for the replacement. Can I send my program's apk package to myself then download it onto the phone and ...
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Will gingerbread system apk apps upgrade over froyo's?

On my froyo , I just found several apk files of gallery, FMradio, etc etc inside "/" directory using filemanager.. I was wondering if gingerbread's system apps can be used to "upgrade" over these ...
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Amazon App Store - Location of the downloaded APK

Where does this app store save the downloaded APK file? I have a problem where certain apps will only install when the sdcard is unmounted. The Amazon App store needs sdcard to be mounted
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Read APK permission by shell command

I want to read the requested permissions of an .apk file on the computer (android sdk is installed) via command line. I.E.: $ android read-permissions /path/to/someapp.apk I know this is possible, ...
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Why is “insufficient storage” wrongly reported when installing an .apk via adb? [duplicate]

I have an HTC Desire running Froyo. It is not rooted, nor have I installed any custom ROM. I get an "Insufficient Storage" error when I'm trying to install an app via adb/eclipse. The .apk is only ...
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Can i get .apk file of my application from a Qualcomm device?

I have deployed my apps .apk file on a Qualcomm device. Now due to my bad luck my laptop on which this app was developed got stolen.So i do not have my app code with me. However i have the device on ...
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How can I verify the authenticity of an apk file I downloaded?

The latest update of Google Maps is unavailable in my country, so I downloaded a version by googling for "Google Maps 5.4.0 apk". I did in fact find it, but now I wonder how I can tell if this is in ...
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Install APK from external_sd

I'm tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I've read that you can copy an APK file to the SD card and use the browser to activate the installer to install it with this: ...
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Is copying an .apk into /{system, data}/app sufficient to install an Android application?

If not, what else is done under the covers? Also, what are the differences when installing applications From the android market sideloaded from web download sideloaded using adb install sideloaded ...
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Android ASTRO Cannot Locate Download Directory

I have placed apk in download directory. I have also downloaded from web into download directory, but ASTRO does not seem to see this directory. In Astro I see / etc lib data (empty) and sd ...
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Install .apk on android phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install an app given only its APK file? First, as I understand, if I do not have the SD card slot on Android phone (e.g. Samsung Nexus S), the only way that I ...
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How to install an APK on an Android Tablet PC?

I had one normal Android apk. It is working fine on my Android mobile. Now I want to install the same .apk on an Android tablet PC; is it possible? If possible, how can I install it?