I was checking /system/app folder structure in Android L and realized that it has a new folder structure. It has introduced a new folder with APK name between app folder and the APK, e.g. /system/app/test/test.apk

If I want to install test.apk as a system app, how can I install it without installing it via "User app"? Can I just copy and paste test.apk from /sdcard to /system/app folder and give desired permission?

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    Very related, or duplicate of: How do I properly install a system app given its .apk?, though there's no answer explaining the difference on Android Lollipop.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 7:57
  • I have already read that thread but can't satisfy with......
    – raviindia
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 8:02
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    Yes, do it and reboot as well. Done. Oh, don't give desired permission but the appropriate permission, which would be same as the rest of the APKs have.
    – Firelord
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 8:10
  • Okay i will do this and let you know, that it is working or not
    – raviindia
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 8:20


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