Im trying to download an apk file for a game that I cant access on Play store, but whenever I try it keeps saying APP NOT INSTALLED or there was a problem with the package, I read about a thing where sometimes it tries to install it into the SD card which I don't have a.
There are two main reasons why you don't see an app in Google PlayStore:
- The app is not available in your country. In such a case you may be able to install the app manually via APK.
- The app is not compatible with your device. If that is the case you can do what you want but the app installation will always fail. Unfortunately the on-device APK installer doe snot display the error message to you so it is not easy to understand why the installation fails. If you have Android Debug Bridge enabled (
adb) you can try to install the APK from your PC via USB and adb (
adb install <apkfilename>). Then you will see an more detailed error message why the installation fails (e.g. Android version too old or other hardware features required by the app are not available).