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How to determine the amount of app space available?

I have recently experienced the "Can't install app in default location" error (code -20), despite 700 MB still free on my phone (no SD card present). Having googled and read, I now know that not all ...
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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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Installed CM12 on Sprint Galaxy S4, GAPPS crashing upon start

So I just installed CM12 for my Sprint Galaxy S4 using TWRP 2.6.3.0, after doing the format of the internal SD and factory reset (guessing the factory reset after format is probably not needed). I ...
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Installing an app from Play Store using the command line

Is it possible to install an app from Play Store using the command line and if yes, how? What I am trying to accomplish is something similar to using adb install file.apk but instead of an apk file ...
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Oxygen OS apk installation Error : Cannot display pdf

When I try and install apk file by clicking from Files App, I get the error message "Cannot display pdf (.apk is of invalid format.)" The system tries and opens pdf reader app, instead of package ...
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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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Install multiple apps from Play Store with single click

The requirement goes like this. Requirement 1: Install parent app from Play Store with 2 or 3 feature buttons. Once clicked, it should download and install corresponding apps from Play Store. ...
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Can't transfer files to galaxy S3 from laptop?Kies not getting Installed in lap?

I am having a galaxy S3, I can't connect it to my laptop.When I connect it with USB it's not getting mounted and so unable to transfer any files. In my laptop Samsung kies is not installed, hope it ...
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insufficient storage even with marshmallow sd card formatted for internal space and plenty of space

When I try to install an app from the Play Store I am getting the "insufficient storage" message but I have 20 GB free on my SD card that is formatted for internal storage. I am using a Moto G 2nd ...
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App not compatible with 5.0 [duplicate]

I have galaxy s5 at&t running android 5.0 lollipop official. But still playstore won't show aa single app but when i search specific app on play store it will show results but i can't install any ...
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Can't install previously installed apps from Google Play

My Samsung Galaxy S2(I-9100) was upgraded to 2.3.6 by the technician at a Samsung Service Station. This resulted in a wiped-off of all the apps that I had installed along with some other data(like ...
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I have over 2GB of internal memory and can't install or update some apps

I tried to search for some answer but couldn't find anything. I'm using cyanogenmod-11 on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I am pretty sure I have enough space on the internal memory, but I still receive ...
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Android and DEX files handling at runtime

I'm trying to understand a few things around how dex files are handled by android. What I do know is that an APK ships a dex file, the system gets it, optimises it at install time, and stores the ...
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How to block all android application installation?

Is there a way to block (by a password/PIN code or what else) all kinds of software installation on an Android tablet/smart phone by third-application or codes? I want to customize a android OS for my ...
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No Move to SD Card or Move to USB option in android 4.2.2

I have a Carbonn Phone (model: A18+) http://www.karbonnmobiles.com/karbonn-A18+-proid-193.html Android Version is 4.2.2 Under Settings -> Storage -> 'Preferred install location' and it has three ...
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Is it possible to rebuild a Huawei (or other) phones firmware from a existing installation?

I wondered, if you can install a firmware to a Huawei phone from a update.app file, could it be possible to reverse it and build the update.app back? I mean it like create a update.app from the ...
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How application detects previous installation (and country)?

I have nexus 7 with Android 5. I installed Asphalt 8: Airborne. I choose country (which I don't live in) and I was told that I can not choose it again later. I stopped Asphalt 8: Airborne service ...
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App not installed .. What does mean?

I have Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, plus I have much free space .. some apps have trouble to be installed which end after press install; at telling me "app not installed"! Please I need a sulotion for this ...
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How to install Yii framework in an android device?

I am studying Yii framework in my android phone. I have an application called AndroPHP. It has a LightHttpd, MySql and PHP. I can run CodeIgniter, Wordpress and Smarty in my phone but I don't have an ...
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File “has unexpected contents” error when sideloading Android 5.0

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) (wifi) and am trying to update the software to Android 5.0. When I try to sideload I get this error: Installing update... mount: failed to mount ...
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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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How to find all previously installed apps deleted from history?

I'm looking for a game I played in the past that I'm willing to pay for today. I usually delete my history when you go to the Play Store - My Apps - All. That means all I have there are the currently ...
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Is it possible to install an app and exclude some of its requested permissions?

Occasionally I want to install an application which requires certain permissions that I feel it really shouldn't need. Can I install the app without giving it these permissions? For example, GPS ...
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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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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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Cannot install any Custom ROMs on Xperia Ray ST18i: assert failed: getprop Status 7

When I try to install any of the roms of that page: http://get.cm/?device=urushi I always get this error: Finding update package... Opening update package... Installing update... assert failed: ...
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Installing Android on Nokia N96 need help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I am using Nokia N96 mobile phone with S60 OS. Is it possible to load Android OS in my phone. From where can I download ...
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How do I install android in iBall 701 tablet [duplicate]

iBall i701 is a great tablet for it's specification, however some have suggested that Android could be installed for test purposes. I would really appreciate if anyone here could enlighten me a way ...
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APK won't install

I have a Moto X running Android 5.0.1 and can't install an APK that i've received on my e-mail from a developer on my company. I already researched a bit about this and none of the similar problems ...
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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 Android on my non-Android device?

Many people want to try/use Android without buying a new Android phone. How can I install Android on my current phone or device running Nokia Symbian, Maemo, or MeeGo; Microsoft Windows Mobile or ...
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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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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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How to solve “application can 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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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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errer downgrading from cm 12 to stock rom from sd card

I recently flashed my samsung Galaxy s3 to cm 12. But, now I need to flash back stock ROM again. My phone's charging port is broken, so I have to use SD card to flash. For that, I have downloaded the ...
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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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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 can I view history of application updates/installations?

I erroneously updated an application in the Google Play store. The update appears to have deprecated some features and I'd like to revert back (e.g. sideload the APK) of the previous working version. ...
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Setup of app in Android 6.0.1 prevented by “draw over other apps” message, how to fix?

I have the new "M" 6.0.1 OS installed on my new Nexus 5X phone (not rooted). Some apps I have installed recently prevented full installation and setup, with a popup message telling me I must first ...
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Can it be specified that an application install to the user's home screen?

When installing an apk I noticed that the application's icon tends to be placed in the last available slot in the last page of the application navigation window (i.e. not the main window). At least on ...
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Can't sideload some apps on some kernels (idlekernel, Cyanogenmod kernel)

I always wanted to use idlekernel but once I install it, the apps would disappear (also happened on Cyanogenmod kernel). Usually the apps that it doesn't want me to sideload are the ones that gets ...
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How to install SDK packages offline after download is complete?

I'm trying to setup my Android development environment and for some reason I would rather do that offline instead of using SDK to download the packages. So far I managed to grab a list of packages ...
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Remote mass installation

We are about to develop an application for one of our client, to be deployed on over way over hundreds of new phones. I would like to know if can could use google for work (or any other method / ...
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Where should I install Toybox?

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running stock Android 4.1.2. If you have Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" or better, then you have Toybox. This is a package of command-line tools, handy for ...
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Installing apps issue

I have Samsung Note 2. I can install neither play store apps nor APK. I can simply download APK, but the installation is never finished. When I download apps from play store, it simply downloads ...
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Installing APK file causes the screen to just flash and returns to previous page

I use Micromax Bolt Q324. The problem is that no apps get installed, its not getting into recovery mode or safe mode. I tried Factory Reset but it's also not working. When I open Apps for app info or ...
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Insufficient storage available but have enough space

I read all other questions of "Insufficient storage available" but none of solution works for me. I have Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300). I have 5GB free space on internal memory. A couple days ago ...
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“App not installed” error

I installed Badland from Play Store. It worked. Then I uninstalled it and tried installing it from Amazon Appstore. Every time I try to install it, I get the installing screen for about a minute (long ...
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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 ...