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Boot loop after flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on my Nexus 5

I had Android Lollipop installed on my Nexus 5 (Was Rooted, had TWRP and MultiROM installed) and wanted to simply start fresh with new clean install of Marshmallow. So I followed the instructions ...
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Problem installing paid app using google play on mobile

I have previously bought an app from google play and I am trying to install it on a new phone I just bought. On mobile: When I go on MY APPS on Google Play on mobile, it is there but asks me to buy ...
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Install completely clean Android version

/I have an Android phone. There is something weird pre-installed in my Android version so it keeps switching to the app store asking me to download and install a specific app. I don't want to install ...
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cannot reinstall app

A few weeks ago I've installed OpenVPN for Android from FDroid. Somehow it started to malfunction so I've rebuild the OpenVPN profile. While trying to activate the profile the device showed a screen ...
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Error -504 on appliation installation

Yes. I've read all other questions regarding this problem. Like this one: Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store? It's the same problem as this one but with more background information and an ...
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How to store list of installed (paid and unpaid) apps to a log file?

I would like to store a list of all paid and unpaid apps in a log file (which I would then upload to Google Drive or FTP to some other server). This way if my phone is lost, stolen, or breaks, I will ...
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Can't download this app even though I have more than enough storage

I can't download an app that is 155mb large even though I have 1.7 gb of space left in internal storage and 600+ in external storage. Everytime I try, it says that I do not have enough space. Apks ...
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How do I install CyanogenMod on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Wi-Fi?

I put off buying a tablet or smartphone, because they seem like a kind of toy (not bad per se) and a way for big companies to use you. Even a laptop is not always practical though, and modern tablets ...
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I can't install any apps when I don't have a SD Card in my phone!

I've a problem on my SM-G350. I once set my install location to extrenal via ROM Toolbox Lite. I took out the SD card one day and the other day I tried to install an app and it said that I can't ...
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F-Droid java.io.FileNotFoundException / won't update

I'm having the problem, that I can't install a new app from F-Droid, instead I get java.io.FileNotFoundException: ... update my package sources, I get something like unknown error ...
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Unable to click Next button when sideloading an APK [duplicate]

First of all my device isn't rooted. I use this device for development purpose: installing apps using ADB, starting activity, and more. What has possibly gone wrong? When I click on Next button ...
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Google Play Services error during reinstall: Unknown error code during application install. -501

I uninstalled Google Play Services and I'm trying to reinstall it. But I get this error message: "Unknown error code during application install. -501." How to install the app successfully?
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Android TV box won't finish installing new apps.

I have an MX2 Android TV box running 4.2.2. It was working fine till a few weeks ago and now it won't install any new apps. If I use Google Play it gets to x% and just stops going up no error message ...
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How to install kitkat in oppo?

I bought a smartphone in China, is an OPPO r5, the smartphone has the following settings: 4 GB RAM Android version: 4.4.2 Kernel version: eight core MT6592 Compilation number: MTK 6592 Personal ...
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Error: Application not installed, when trying to install Google Play Services APK

I'm using XOLO A500 running Android 4.0.4. Initially, it was showing this error: Then I tried installing Google Play Services through APK file(that was solution on many sites), but I am getting ...
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Cannot install Google Camera on Nexus 5 running CM 12, neither from Play Store, nor with ADB

I need to reinstall Google Camera, and I tried to remove it via Settings -> Applications. Everything went fine, but when I tried to install it back via Play Store, it said: Unknown error code ...
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Set up and install non play store apps to multiple devices?

I set up roughly 10 android tablets running version 4.4.2 a day, running through set up manually, customizing the settings and downloading an .apk and setting that up. I was wondering if there is an ...
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How to return to stock rom on huawei y300 [duplicate]

lately i've decided to unlock bootloader and try some custom rom on huawei y300, and I have tried a lot of roms but none of them was fully functional, on some rom messenger haven't work, some drained ...
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Understand why an app cannot be installed

I installed CM12.1 on my Samsung S3 mini and realised that there's no FM radio app. So I extracted it from the stock backup and tried to install it but the operation ended with a message "app not ...
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Unable to install software even with enough available space

When I try to update some of my applications, I get the error Unable to install *. Delete some items and try again. When I click manage applications, it shows that I have about 160 MB free space and ...
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Motorola Moto G 2014 (lollipop 5.0.2): `pm set-install-location 2' does not work

I have rooted my Motorola Moto G 2014 (lollipop 5.0.2), using TWRP to load SuperSU. I wanted to have all applications that could store some of their data on an external SD to do so automatically, ...
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How to run an .APK without installing it on the device with adb?

Is it possible to run a .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 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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How to bring back Wishlist option for an app which is showing as installed in playstore but not actually installed on my device?

I recently came across some apps in playstore and I want to install those apps. Since I don't have sufficient internal memory I can't install them. It says Error downloading app "xyz app". There ...
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How to prevent an app from being uninstalled?

Is there any permission or method to prevent an app from being uninstalled even after factory reset like system app that does not get uninstalled?
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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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Acer B1-A71 tab writes “Installation aborted” when updating OS from SD card [duplicate]

I am trying to fix a bootloop on my Acer B1-A71 tab but when I try to update the OS from SD card it writes Installation aborted. Can anyone help me to fix it? I have downloaded ...
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How can I install apps to 'Phone capacity'

I have a General Mobile Discovery 16GB, Android 4.2.1 -- Kernel 3.4.5 When I go to my storage settings, I have this screen. Click image for larger version Now my apps are installed on system ...
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How to flash TAB 900 Android Tablet

I have Sunstech TAB 900 tablet, and it ships with Android 4.0. I want to install Android Lollipop on it. I have tried to use "apply update from external storage", but it gives me "E: Short write of ...
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Installing Android on Linux set-top box

Ok.. here is where I stand. I have a STB that has an old version(12.4) of Ubuntu on it. I was told that it previously had Android 5 on it but it was overwritten when Linux was installed. What I would ...
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What is a “partial application install” via adb?

Android's adb has a "partial application install": $ adb install Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.32 ... adb install [-lrtsd] <file> adb install-multiple [-lrtsdp] <file...> ...
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No new COM port is found Auxus Beast

OTA update didn't resolve my problem for my Auxus Beast. It always says the system already has the latest version, but still the apps are crashing. I'm following this answer to update the firmware. ...
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Reverting refurbished devices to previous versions

I just purchased a few refurbished Samsung (S3, S4, S5) devices from Gazelle for a testing lab I'm organizing. The product listings for each said they had Android 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4 respectively. ...
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How to open Emacs window in Android L?

I have installed Emacs 1.0.1 from Google Play on Android 5.0.2 on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. When I try to run it all I'm seeing is a notification "Terminal session is running" but I don't have any ...
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Lollipop + Google Play - small application installs take 10 or more minutes?

The specs: Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop (new device, came with it) Installing small applications in Google Play Store take 3-15 minutes, Spotify has been "installing" for over an hour. ...
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Change installation directory on Android

So I have an Android 4.0.4 phone with an empty SD Card and I want to install apps on the SD Card but the apps are all keep getting installed on the phone memory. I have already searched on the web ...
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Cannot install applications on Galaxy S4

I cannot install any app that has been shared to me which I used to do. I can only install the apps that I download. When I press the "install" button, it doesn't do anything. I have checked the ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S5 AT&T - Stop 5.0 Lollipop update mid-download

I received an alert for a software update the other day that I kept putting off until today. Unbeknownst to me when I started the download, it was Android 5.0 Lollipop. I've read around that it still ...
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Install loop Android 4.4.2 Galaxy Core II

Yesterday I recieved an update for my Samsung Galaxy Core II(SM-G355HN). I downloaded the update and tried to install it. At about 94% I received an error code [6] in cache/fota/update.zip. I tried to ...
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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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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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App cannot be installed on Xperia Z3

I found an Android chess app with network here but I can't install it. For an unknown reason, the installation requires the program to be able to send SMS. When I try to install this app (I trust ...
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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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can't install app, because it's not supported in my country/area [duplicate]

I recently moved to another country and i would like to install bank appliation for my bank account in this country. however Play Store says i can't do that, because it's not available in my country ...
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Google Play insufficient space error

I am using RED MI Note. All my applications are installed in internal storage. I have 2GB of space available in internal device. But when i try to install Any.do and Greenify I am getting error ...
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Cannot install apps from Google Play Store due to insufficient space [duplicate]

I have an SD card which is 3 GB, but I only have 4 downloaded apps and the internal storage almost reach its capacity and thus yet I have an insufficient space problems.
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Install another Settings app?

Is it possible to install a different settings app than the one my phone came with? Specifically, I'd like the official Google one.