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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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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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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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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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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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Setting default storage location in 4.0.4?

My sister got a tablet for Christmas which runs 4.0.4. The internal storage is measly, but she has a big enough SD card. Going to Settings > Storage should give the option to set the 'Default storage ...
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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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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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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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Port System Apps

I really like Samsung Stock Music Player . but my Galaxy A300H doesnt have Stock Music Player. I just download A300FU (Lte ver) Firmware to take the Samsung music player to my Galaxy A3 . install in ...
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Re-install app without losing personal data

How do you re-install an app without losing personal data? In this case its Plants vs. Zombies 2 that hangs when loading the game. I thought a re-install might solve the issue. But I don't want to ...
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Error installing apps

I'm trying to install a game on the Play store, and I get the following error every time: Sorry, we had trouble processing your request. We're working on fixing the issue. Please try again later. ...
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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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Reinstall OS on GT-S5830i

Is it possible to re-install the OS (Android 2.3.6) on to my GT-S5830i? If yes, how can I get that done?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Install an app on android without SD card

How can one install an app on an android with no SD card? I tried doing so with dropbox but I was unable to download the file. I'm thinking astro file manager might let me but I've been unable to ...
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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy-s blocks the app to install after download

Why I can not install the app after download on galaxy s, if the app is not from the play store it blocks the app to install. I know there is an option on new models of galaxy, if it blocks your app ...
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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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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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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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Changing install location to 2 with `adb shell pm set-install-location 2' results in 'insufficient memory' errors when installing apps

I am using Galaxy Grand GT-19082. I used latest android sdk and unpartitioned new 32 GB SDHC Card. I used adb shell pm set-install-location 2 and it shows that It selected 'External 2'. After ...
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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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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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Why can't I press the Install button when installing applications from unknown sources?

I'm trying to sideload an application, as seen in the picture below. I have allowed the installation of applications from unknown applied actions in settings, but I can't seem to press the install ...
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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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Reinstall Gallery app on Samsung Galaxy S3

I accidently uninstalled the Gallery app that came with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I installed another gallery, but I cannot choose a photo for lock-screen. Is it possible to reinstall the Gallery app? If ...
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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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Where to put supersu zip file while rooting HTC One M8

I'm following the instructions at http://htc-one.wonderhowto.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-root-your-htc-one-m8-0154444/ and have found a stage where I don't have enough information, which is at Step 9 ...
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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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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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Can I install non-market apps on my AT&T phone directly (without a PC)?

I've installed non-Market apps on my AT&T Captivate using adb, but it'd be nice if I could download an APK directly and install it locally. I've heard of "App(s) Installer" and about a hundred ...
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How to fix installation error -504?

I'm using Moto G second generation. My device is unable to install Facebook app after completion of download from play store. I checked few solutions, even removed my google account, but didn't work. ...
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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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QFOTA always downloading always 0%

I saw the question about the qfota download update package is always loading but never is complete. I have turned my tablet off and back on. No help. Called Verizon customer service and they had me ...
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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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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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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 ...