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I am trying to download an app on my tablet (running KitKat 4.4) but it keeps coming up with this error saying "duplicate provider authority".

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    – user43185
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 19:37

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A provider authority appears to be similar to a package name, in that it must be unique1 2. Probably, the developer made a mistake when compiling the app3, and if you contact them they'll release a fixed version.

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