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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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False insufficient memory error with an specific App

Before posting I've read all the topics under insufficient memory tag and nothing helped or didn't understand very well.... Like lot of users, im getting the "insufficient memory" error, but im ...
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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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/system/app/music2/music2.apk has unexpected contents when trying OTA method updating android 6.0.1

I tried factory reset and wiping my cache still aint working. I place the ota file in my sd card and tried installing from there. plus when I reboot the os, its stuck in a loop when it completes ...
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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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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 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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After factory-reset, I cannot install apps anymore

I did factory-reset to my Huawei Y550 and now I can't install any app. Facebook isn't working anymore, please help me. I have no idea what i must do.
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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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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 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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Sony Xperia L CyanogenMod install fails 'incompatible data'

I've got a issue while installing CyanogenMod 12 on my SOny Xperia L. I was able to install the CyanogenMod recovery via fastboot and successfully loaded it. I did wipe the cache and did a factory ...
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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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 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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1answer
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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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“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 ...
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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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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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Is CyanogenMod easier to install in rooted device?

I have failed to install CyanogenMod a few times in my Samsung Galaxy 4 (GT-I9605, Android 5.0.1 lollipop) in unrooted device. I still want to get CyanogenMod in my device so I am thinking to root my ...
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GALAXY S6: Can't Install APK, not enough storage: 46.6 GB free. HELP?

I have a Galaxy S6 64gb variant with 46GB of memory left. Whenever I try to install an APK file from somewhere other than the play store, a message pops up saying "OUT of space :APP NAME: couldn't be ...
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Flash stock ROM on Amlogic Android Smart TV Box

I have a Amlogic S805 Quad Core TV Box - which went "south" on me during a ROM update. I tried to reset it, but then noticed the reset button had come away from the internals. I managed to get it to ...
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Make a app Package For android

I have made a "Security" phone for my personal use. I have about 49 apps and about 7 wallpapers. Can I make a package that when flashed in a Custom Recovery It installs all of the apps and make the ...
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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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format and install new OS to get rid of viruses

I have an android phone (my uncle's) that is full of viruses that display adds and reinstall themselves I'm guessing there is no important/needed data on the phone I tried factory reset, after used ...
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1answer
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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 do I force reinstallation of an apk with different signature on rooted Android?

Normally I can reinstall (reserving application data) APK only when it's signature matches the previous one. How do I force upgrading of apk (from distribution to self-compiler version, for example) ...
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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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Get new installed app name with Tasker

I'm trying to set up the following Tasker project: when a new app is installed on one of my devices, send a notification to all the other devices with the name of the app. Ideally, if I find a ...
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Is it possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS. I know that Android images usually come only with the drivers for the particular device they're design for ...
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“Apk Installation failed: ANDROID_BOOT_FAILURE” when installing an APK

I am trying to install Google Play Store 6.0.5 on my PC through BlueStacks APK handler. It shows "Installing APK", but after sometime it shows Apk installation failed: ANDROID_BOOT_FAILURE How ...
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How to install Android from scratch

So I bought a phone from Aliexpress. It's a J5 Mini phone with Android 4.2.2. Problem is that it doesn't have Google Play services installed on it. When I open settings and try to Add Account, ...
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How can we install the root package through stock recovery in android, even though it is not signed

I've read that for some signature verification and signing reasons in android, The stock recovery doesn't allow us to install a custom rom directly using "Update from SD Card". And so we need to have ...
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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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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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How to install games directly to SD card without going through phone or internal memory

I have a Micromax Canvas A177 Android device which has 4GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. Currently, I only have 700 MB of storage available and I cannot install any more applications. I have a SD card ...
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Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store?

My device is Motorola Xoom MZ604. The internet connectivity is 4G WiMax via my laptop as hotspot. The problem is when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it gives me an Error 504 ...
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Application doesn't get installed : insufficient storage available

I have around 50MB of internal storage left and some 1.7 GB of external storage left in my phone. But when I try to download and install any application from google android store,I get a message ...
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Re-install settings application.

I have compiled Android Source codes and get settings.apk now I wonder can I install that application on my phone ? When I try to do that my phone say "CAnnot install application" what can I do to ...
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Link2sd made apps unable to re install after sdcard currupted

I was using Link2sd and linked some of my apps to sd card including internal data. Recently the second partition somehow got currepted. I deleted the partition and re formated it. Now I cant install ...
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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 ...