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 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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the system APK that handles the calls in ICS?

I'm trying to figure out what system APK handles the calls in Android ICS? I've found that Messaging is the one for SMS, but what is for phone calls? The reason I'm asking is because I'm adding them ...
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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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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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Is it possible to install Chromium on Android?

I really like the Chromium browser, it's quite speedy, but I can't find any functioning downloads for Android. All the sites I've tried so far have the following error while trying to install the APK ...
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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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Get Source Code from an .apk file? [closed]

Having an .apk file, is there any way I can get its source code?
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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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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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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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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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How do I properly install a system app given its .apk?

I removed a system app (com.android.mms) and I have the .apk needed to restore it, however it won't install through the standard channels (running the .apk gives me "application not installed"). ...
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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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“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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How can I compile an Android APK from source? [closed]

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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Cannot install unsigned 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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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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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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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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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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updating a game with Apk file?

Ok im new to android as I used to be an iphone user so this question may not make any sense. Im used to jailbreaking but now I have a sg note 10.1 and im so lost with a few things. However, I ...
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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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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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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 ...