So, android 5.0.2 doesn't allow side loading of apks for 2nd user (irrespective of whether it is guest or standard user). "Unknown Sources" is disabled and is uncheckable. And I use a pure Cyanogen Mod 12 (android 5.0.2) without any Google apps. So, there is no Play Store app.

But I have root access.

As shown in the pics, Unknown Sources is Uncheckable and installation is blocked.

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IMG: install-blocked IMG: unknown sources uncheckable

With this situation, how can i install apks on to the 2nd user account??


It seems Google intentionally (in the name of security) blocked sideloading apks for 2nd user in android 5.0.2. There is a bug report here. And sideloading was reenabled in android 5.1.

I will post how to sideload apks on lolipop 2nd user using adb. If this can be done without adb please post.

  • enable sideloading – Schwertspize Aug 15 '15 at 5:52
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    How? Unknown sources is untickable in 2nd user in lolipop 5.0.2 . – Bharat G Aug 15 '15 at 6:40
  • amd first user? I think it's untickable because the main user has disabled it. so any other user can't active it – Schwertspize Aug 15 '15 at 6:41
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    Main user has it enabled. 2nd user has only option to install apps from play store. Device without gapps are affected... – Bharat G Aug 15 '15 at 6:44
  • it's working on cm 12.1. I tried it right now. – Schwertspize Aug 15 '15 at 6:48

Using the command,

adb install -r whatever.apk

will install the application in 2nd user of android 5.0.2 .


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