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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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What does error 923 when downloading apps from Google Play Store mean?

I've seen this error a few times just now, it seems to only occur when I install an app through the Google Play web interface. Haven't seen it when installing apps directly from my mobile device. ...
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Apps installed but not installed?

I was listen to music on Soundcloud and suddenly my phone restarted and it showed all of my apps installed on my SD card as Not installed, why is it saying this?
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is fastboot a part of firmware

I was thinking of installing kali linux on my phone but before that I just had few doubts. Is fastboot a part of firmware and can any one overwrite it to brick my phone?
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Is it possible to perform a complete reinstall on an Android smartphone?

I occasionally perform such a reinstall on my Windows PC. I repartition my hard drive, format the partitions, and then install Windows on a blank partition. Can this be done on an Android smartphone? ...
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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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How to install app on external SD card on Galaxy Note 3?

I have Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4 and it has a phone storage and internal storage. The apps are installed in these 2, but both are full. I bought a micro SD card but I can't install apps and games ...
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Application Installed Not Found in Android Folder?

I am not sure if i am missing something here, what i did was i installed an application and i want to batch some files inside the installed application folder. Usually all applications installed are ...
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CyanogenMod installer ignores build.prop values

I want to update my C2105 to newer CM version but when I try to run the updater I always get this error This package is for device: C2105, C2104, c2105, c2104, taoshan this device is . So I checked ...
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Can I install Android in Firefox OS Flame device? [duplicate]

I would like to install Android in my Firefox OS Flame device. Is it possible? If yes, then how?
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Cyanogenmod on alcatel one touch 990 [duplicate]

Can i install cyanogenmod to alcatel one touch 990 it is running gigerbread 2.3.4, here are the spec http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_ot_990-3799.php ...
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How can I install an android system on my HP Touchpad webOS? [duplicate]

I have seen articles that others have installed an android system on an HP Touchpad running the webOS. Apparently, both systems are operational on the tablet. No where am I able to find how the ...
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How Can I Access “Android Lollipop” [duplicate]

I'm looking to download "Android 5 Lollipop" for my Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505. I want the official "thing". My questions are... Where can I download this? Any methods of installation? Do I need to ...
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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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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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Unexpected reboot during app install has left phone with no space

My wife recently went to install a game on her phone (Sims Freeplay) from Google Play. She tells me the phone had enough memory for the install (~15MB free for a 13MB app), which is why she tried. ...
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Installation of BusyBox on panda board on Android ICS kernel [duplicate]

I am trying to install BusyBox on panda board which has an ICS Android kernel. I used the steps below: Download binary file which supports the panda board Push it into /system/busybox folder ...
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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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How do I disable the storage check?

How do I disable the storage check when installing apps? I recently started using mounts2SD as a workaround to some broken features in other artificial app2SD programs and encountered a bug with it: ...
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How to install Android completely as new to ASUS Eee pad transformer?

I have ASUS eee pad transformer. I used OLife to use Ubuntu on it, it worked but it crashed Ubuntu. Now when i boot it always goes to APX mode, so i have black screen only. No Android, No Ubuntu i ...
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A Google Play application installed and not installed in the same time

Few days ago I was asked to install Mailbox from Dropbox, Inc.. I went to Google Play and clicked on the Install button to request remote installation on my machine. Yesterday, I have realised, that ...
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Why is the app name under /data/app different from that under /data/data?

After I installed DiskInfo.apk through adb install DiskInfo.apk, under /data/app, there is an installed apk named: me.kuder.diskinfo.pro-1.apk However, under /data/data, there is a new directory ...
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How to solve “application not be installed” error

I am facing an application can not be installed error on my Samsaung Galaxy S Plus whenever I try to install applications. I have already allowed installation from unknown sources, but it didn't work. ...
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Difference between installing SuperSU using Play Store versus a custom recovery that installs it from a file?

I see that some rooting guides say that rooting involves: Download a SuperSU as a zip file that would be accessible to the phone (e.g. the sdcard). Unlock the phone's bootloader. Booting into a ...
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How to avoid silent app installations

I have gone through this post Silent app installation wherein it clearly mentions it's highly impossible to self install the application without going through the whole installer proceedure.But when i ...
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How can I bulk install apps with Play Store or App-Brain?

I'm trying to restore a new device with apps from my old device, but neither Android Market nor AppBrain seems to automatically bulk install them? When I use the Execute method in AppBrain it seems to ...
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How to push and install APK files from a PC over Internet?

I want to push AND INSTALL apk files from PC like Play Store does (when I send install signal from web interface). How to do this? Note: The PC and Android device may not be in same Wi-Fi network. ...
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Is it possible to install Android on a PC?

Is it possible to install Android on a PC? If so, how would this be accomplished?
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Linux Deploy: Making new disk image (size) … fail

I am trying to use Linux Deploy on my rooted Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3 / Slimkat 4.4.4. But when I press install: Updating configuration file ... done >>> begin install Checking mount ...
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Prevent app installation when switching phones

I would like to know if there is a way to prevent the auto-install of apps when switching to a new phone / device. Going in and uninstalling apps is a bit of a pain and I'd like to avoid it. I did not ...
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problem installing over an app installed from google play

I encountered The following issue on two samsung galaxy s4 devices: When trying to install a newer version of an by clicking an APK file in an email message it works o.k.. If trying to install ...
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Installing apps to phone storage

version 4.4.2. I have storage as follows. Internal storage-1GB(full) Phone storage-12GB(empty) External sd card-16GB. Now the internal storage is full, can i install my apps directly to phone ...
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How do I root my Vodafone Smart 4 Power?

I want to install some software like Cheat Engine on my Vodafone 985N (specifications are here) and they require rooting my phone.I heard that is very dangerous and I can brick my phone if I make a ...
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What are the build.prop settings for a modern tablet?

I want to install a tablet-only game via the play store, and I am at the build.prop file, only I don't know what to change the device to - does anyone know what values I can put in for the ...
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android lollipopupdate 5.0.1 [duplicate]

I am getting the latest OTA update(5.0.1) on my nexus 5, but when the phone restarts and goes to the recovery for the installation of the downloaded file, just 25% into the installation it gives me a ...
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“Insufficient storage available”. Ok, but where?

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.” Yet none of the partitions seem to be ...
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There is insufficient space on the device

My phone is rooted and I have android terminal installed. How can I fix this " There is insufficient space on the device" when installing from Google play. However when I install from Apk file it ...
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Install GMail 4.9 on 2013 Nexus 7 with Android 5 “Upgrade”

How can I install gmail 4.9 on my Android 5.0 tablet? I just (ignorantly) upgraded to Android 5.0 on my 2013 Nexus 7. Unfortunately, doing so also upgraded my gmail to version 5.0, which I do NOT ...
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Is it possible to install/update apps from Google Store via PC?

A few months ago I was forced to uninstall some apps in order to update other ones. Recently I've lost the ability to receive email notifications via Gmail (searching works, however). All because of ...
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Where do I store my files such that they can be found?

I'm trying to install an app from an apk file, and I've moved it to my phone via USB; however, I cannot locate it. What would be an easy location to which I could move the apk file such that it would ...
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Remove pre-installed configuration on Android phone

I have an Android phone which constantly tells me to install a specific app from Google Play. It's just a configuration which is pre-installed on my phone but I cannot figure out how to remove this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?