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Preventing apps from detecting other apps

I have an app that does not allow me to enable certain settings because another app is installed. Every time I try to enable these settings it says "You cannot because app x is installed". I know they ...
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Is CyanogenMod rooting the phone?

If I install CyanogenMod, will I have 'rooted' my phone? Is CyanogenMod a rooting program, or is the procedure of installing CyanogenMod rooting, and CyanogenMod is something needing root? Is ...
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Apps download but do not install

I'm using a two-week old HTC Sensation. A number of times now, I've tried to download apps (this is happening on multiple apps, not just one) and although they download, they never install. I can see ...
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Can I install Skype on my xperia?

I want to install Skype on my xperia x10 but I cannot find it in the market when I go to Skype.com/m and try to download it, I get the following message: item not found A friend of mine who has ...
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i cant install update, verification failed

so i rooted my mtn steppa wich is running android 2.3.5, i then installed an app that amazingly tweaked my phone , it made my phone perfom even better, i went on with the tweaks. then i switch off my ...
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Is there a way to know the actual permissions of an app now before installing?

I'm not a fan of the current so-called "simplified" permissions in the Play store, and would like a way to check the exact permissions of an app before installing. This need not be a tool that does ...
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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 ...
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Micromax Canvas A1 is unable to install apps from Google Play Store

I have a Micromax Canvas A1 device. I can open Play Store and can search the apps. But, when I click Install, it just shows (endless) download animation and no actual downloading happens. An example: ...
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How can i install aircrack-ng on an adroid device?

I want to make my android device to work as a pentest machine. How can I install aircrack-ng on it?Found an app. on play store but it don't support the kitkat. Found an another guide(ziggy) to ...
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Why does Android require porting to each device, unlike Windows? [duplicate]

Why does Android require porting to each device, unlike Windows? Or rather, why isn't there a way to simply download a setup program for pure AOSP and install it in any device? I already read this ...
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Apps won't install (silently fail after 100% downloaded)

I have a problem with installing apps from Google Play onto my Samsung Galaxy S Plus phone. It has Android 2.3.6. Yesterday I tried to download some apps. When I clicked 'Install', the app began to ...
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QB_OFFMODE_ALARM unexpected components

OTA Update Failure - HTC ONE M8 (tmobile) Updating from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 Update gets about 25% during install and then fails. If I switch to recovery I can see the error which states: "Unexpected ...
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Simultaneously install app on mulitiple devices registered with single Google Play account

I have multiple device registered on my Google play account. When I install an app I can select on which device I want to install the application. Can I select more than one device to install the app? ...
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What space am I running out of when trying to install an app?

I am trying to install a new app that is around 2MB (owncloud client), but it fails with "Insufficient storage space...". From the above screenshot I can't find a partition (other than the few ...
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Google play fails to install application with RPC:S-5:AEC-0

Someone has reported me that he cannot install or upgrade applications on Google Play. It fails with error RPC:S-5:AEC-0 What does that mean? How to fix this?
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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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How to reduce minimum internal storage free space when installing/updating applications

On my Nexus 4, if the free space on the internal storage goes below 500MB the phone is unable to install/update apps (reports "There is insufficient space on the device") From what I've found online, ...
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CyanogenMod 11 installer for Xperia SP

I downloaded the CyanogenMod installer from the Google PlayStore however on installation it says my device is not supported and if i should wish to continue, it will be at my own risk. Is there any ...
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Can't install new apps, all incompatible with Android phone (ZTE Blade)

After spending a few moments moving some apps from my phone's internal storage to my SD card, I'm no longer able to download/install apps. Every time I try to get one (like the Wikipedia app) I get ...
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Android 4.2.2 update error

After rooting with Cyanogenmod and updating my Galaxy Tab-p1000 into android 4.2.2 from Froyo 2.2, when I attempt to download apps from Play Store, the install button in the play store page for apps ...
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Some games won't install on Moto G (3g)

I have just bought my Moto G. However, while other games installed without any issues, any Temple Run games just took forever, so I had to give up, despite Google Play saying they had been installed. ...
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Maintaing a list of “must install” apps for new Android phones

Is there a option to maintain a list of must have apps which would always install on my phone when I loggin with that accounts email. For example when you factory reset a phone or by a new one, it is ...
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Set Android device default install location to external SD card [duplicate]

I have Samsung GalaxyS2. Is there a way to set the default install location to SD card of all downloaded apps from play store.
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Cal by Any.do won't install

My phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. I want to install cal from Google Play but whenever I click on install button the download begins after that the installation starts but it does not get installed ...
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Is it always possible to recover from a failed installation of a ROM?

in the past I changed the ROM from my phone and the installation was correct. Now I'm currently working in a custom ROM, where I'm doing some alterations on Android Source code. So, my question is: if ...
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Install two versions of the same app [duplicate]

I am trying to install the old (holo) version of Google Play Music on my device ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1477066&d=1352756915 - VERSION ...
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Installing/updating apps over mobile data

On my LG G2 device running Android 4.2.2, I can't seem to install or update any applications while on the mobile network. I can still access the Play Store but upon tapping "Update", the download ...
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Why can't I upload binaries to Android Sony Xperia Z?

I recently upgraded my Android to 4.4.4 via 4.3.? When I was on 4.2.* I had no problem either uploading apks and pictures via usb nor via adb install / push. Symptoms below, any help appreciated. I'd ...
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Custom Rom installation for defy

I have been trying to customize my current ROM in my Defy which runs 2.2 froyo currently as stock. I'm confused which how I can customize my ROM, such that my stock ROM is backed up and if I don't ...
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LG-9769 Install Apps on External SD Card

I have a LG-P769 Android phone with an external SD card installed. I would like to install my applications on the external card as my internal storage is insufficient to my needs. How do I do this ? ...
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How to upgrade or remove and install a new Android OS in Ubislate 7C+ Tablet [duplicate]

I want to install a new Android version in my Ubislate 7C+ EDGE Tablet. It has wi-fi, 3G Network support, 10 point touch screen, inbuilt SIM card slot, 4Gb internal memory and 512Mb of RAM, and a 7in ...
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What happens when an APK is installed on SD card?

Say we want to install an APK named x.apk to an Android phone. By default, at least two things will happen: 1. Copy x.apk to /data/app; 2. Create a package folder under /data/data as the private ...
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How do I fix “Unknown reason -110”?

Whenever I try to install/upgrade an application, I get an "Installation Error: Unknown reason -110" message. What does this error mean, and how do I fix it? HTC Incredible 2 [Verizon Wireless] ...
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Add manually installed android apps to Google Play account

I regularly install a number of frequently used applications on new android devices. Since I do this often, I download and the latest versions of these apps and sideload the APKs onto the devices in ...
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KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones

I had an iPhone for 4 years and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running KitKat 4.4.2. I've started the migration from the one to the other downloading my prefered apps. I've just downloaded 40 little ...
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Change pre-installed Skype.apk with a newer on on a Rooted device

Manipulation made with Device : Rooted and Remounted the system. Removed old Skype version 4.0.xxxx (it is obsolete and can't connect even with internet connection). Deleted old APK and put another ...
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Install Whatsapp on Android running under Virtualbox

I've just installed Android using Virtualbox on Ubuntu, and now I want to install WhatsApp on it. When I visit Google Play and try to install WhatsApp, it tells me that I have to associate a device ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

I don't know if there is already a thread about this particular issue, but if so forgive me. I would like to know how can I see the date when I installed and uninstalled a certain app some time ago ...
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Recover from boot loop without drivers installed

I have a Chinese TCL S720T brand new KitKat 4.4.2 device and boot looped it when I removed the Chinese keyboard. I can't get the USB drivers to handshake with the device because the bootloop ...
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I am using Samsung Galaxy Y and want to install Andriod 2.3 on it

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y and want to install Andriod 2.3 on it.Can someone please help me with the stepwise process of how to do it.
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How can I install an app given only its APK file?

I downloaded the APK file for an app to my PC. How can I install it on my phone?
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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
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Install application in sd card by default using Linux

I've seen plenty of tutorials related to installing applications directly to the sd card instead of using internal memory but none relate to using linux as a method to tweak the system and I'm not ...
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There is no os in my htc butterfly in recovery mode. Help! [duplicate]

I accidentally wiped all the data in the internal storage of my HTC Butterfly. Due to this incident, my smartphone is unable to connect with PC. The ROM cannot be copied into phones's internal ...
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How to make packages from f-droid to be treated as from a “known source” (if I have root)?

I usually get packages from http://f-droid.org/ repository through their package browser (because then I have a guarantee that I use free (= libre) software); and they are signed with their key. I ...
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Re-Installing an unpublished purchased app?

Can i install a purchased app from playstore even if its unpublished from store? I know it will be displayed on my apps list, but i think we can delete apps from that list too.In that case how I can ...
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Android system app: Installation of system apps on Htc One M8 fails

I want to install a system app on a Htc One M8 which is already rooted. On other devices I managed the installation process lots of times but on the M8 there is a strange behaviour. I placed the apk ...
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How install android on Tunsten E2 [duplicate]

I had posted this question in stackoverflow and there they said that I should post here so here is a duplicated from the question: "I have a Tungsten E2 Device with Palm Operative System (I think that ...
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How to force the installation of a programme?

How can I force the installation of a programme, specifically "Simple Sidebar-1.2" in place of "Simple Sidebar-1.3", in android 4.3, on a Samsung Galaxy GT-I9300. When I try to install it now it has a ...
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Check application install

I want to write a simple program (java) run on desktop to first check some application is already installed in the device and if not install it. For installation part I may be use to adb install ...