When I download an app from play store, The download process is completed (100%) but the app disappeared and silently failed to install on my phone.

I would like to know where the source file of the app is downloaded so that I can reach it and install it manually.

Phone Type: Techno P5

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Phone storage: 2GB ( 1GB free )

SD Card: 8GB (3.6GB free)

512 MB of RAM

1.2 GHz dual core processor

App size: 100 MB

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    Can you link the app what you are trying to install on your device? Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 12:15
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    @BálintBabics - This question is well-formed, and almost all other information is freely provided. My guess is that the app we are being covert about is probably cracked, or something else.
    – wbogacz
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 12:31
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    Is the app in question a theme?
    – Grimoire
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 12:40
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    @wbogacz well, without knowing the exact app (e.g. theme, icon packs, game), we can't give the exact answer though....
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 13:07
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    Can you find the app on the Android's app managers (from Settings)? If not, then it's not installed, and the source file (e.g. APK) is not stored on the device.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 13:10

1 Answer 1


It appears there is an issue with your phone with Google Play not installing correctly.

  • If the app is in Google Play you can't install it manually
  • When you go back into Google Play and search for the app you have installed, do you see the button Install or Open?
    • If the buttons Uninstall & Open show the app is installed
    • if the button Install shows you will have to reinstall

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