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I have a game called mindustry on my phone, and want to use the .apk for the current version separately from the beta version. What would I need to do to make my device not install the newer .apk as an update?

Sorry if my question is unclear. If you need clarification I will do my best to provide it, this is just a weird problem and I could not think how to ask it.

EDIT: repackaging the app worked, app functions normally, only had to change the app package and nothing else

  • What you want to to is called app repackaging. Android identifies apps based on the packagename in the androidManifest.xml file. – Robert Mar 19 at 19:07
  • Uh, there are other ways that are on-topic here (repackaging is developer stuff and thus off-topic here). Maybe better rephrase along the lines of "how to use two versions of the same app in parallel". There are some ways, I remember (but not enough to answer). – Izzy Mar 19 at 21:25
  • Thank you very much, I will see if this works. – Vortetty Mar 20 at 1:08

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