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

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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 ...
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How to transfer and install an older version of Whatsapp from one phone onto a another phone?

My whatsapp auto-updated to the new version yesterday which has the blue ticks. Since I am not a big fan of this version, I was wondering if I can install an older version of this app on my S4. One of ...
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Bluetooth and NFC APK CyanogenMod 11 Nexus 5

I copied a new bluetooth.apk and nfcnci.apk to my CyanogenMod 11 hammerhead on my Nexus 5. I copied a new Bluetooth.apk because my phone wouldn't recognize and connect to my wireless headphones but no ...
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Is it possible to add a file into an offline snapshots.img?

Now I have a snapshots.img, and use it to speed up booting the Android emulator. I also have an apk, whose size is 40M. If I use adb push, then the copy time will be 20 seconds. So, I want to copy ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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“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 ...