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

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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 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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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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How to install Gmail apk on emulator (from Android Development Tools, ADT)?

I'm working on an email app for Android, and I'd like to install the Gmail apk on my emulator in order to test it. How can I do that? I have seen tutorials on how to do it on windows, but I'm ...
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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 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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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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Download and Install (aka sideload) Facebook Home APK

I'd like to try out Facebook Home however I don't have an approved device to install it from the Google play store. I've tried googling this to not avail...where can I download the latest version 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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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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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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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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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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“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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Package cannot be (re-)installed or uninstalled

My device is a non-rooted device. I was trying to install SDMove.apk (sideload) from my ICS tablet. Adb reported: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS] When I issue uninstall command, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I view/edit Java source code from APKs on an Android phone?

As an Android developer, I often need to browse Java source code of APKs. Is there any way or tool that lets me view Java source codes inside of .apk files and be able to edit them on the phone? I ...
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How to backup protected apps for later use?

I there any way i can backup the protected apps as apks as it is possible to backup free apps using the avilable backups apps for later use. why i want this: I don't want to download the apps again ...
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App not installed orphaned files

When an app attempts an installation, but results in "app not installed", do orphaned files still exist, or does android remove all traces of that App. I am running JB 4.3 stock on the Nexus 4 In ...
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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Not compatible app and “install failed missing shared library”

I am currently trying to get a game app running in windows and got some problems. Ive already tested Bluestacks, SocketQ, Android x86, Youwave and the official Android SDK Emulator. Now I'm trying ...
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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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“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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How capture/log API calls (function calls) made by an Android app?

I have installed an app on AVD (Android emulator). Is there a way to get to know the API calls (functions calls) made by the app when I play around with it on the AVD (emulator)? Is there a way I ...
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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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Replacing my default phone application with other one

Can I replace my phone.apk from system/app to a new Phone application such as Swipe Dialer Pro . will it do any harm.there is also one additional apk in system/app called phone service. Apk. what's ...
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When extactly does the hangouts_video_call.ogg extracted from hangout.apk?

Two ringtones are extracted from Hangout.apk to /storage/ringtones folder during some system setup phase. To analyze that, I manually deleted the ringtone files from my_files >> Ringtone. Now, no ...
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Installing Firefox on Android 2.3.6 failed

I trid to install the Firefox browser on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). After downloading, in installing progress, it failed with this message: Application not installed. I have enough memory. I ...
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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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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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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 ...