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My device is a non-rooted device. I was trying to install SDMove.apk (sideload) from my ICS tablet.

Adb reported:

Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

When I issue uninstall command, it reports Failure too.

When I try to browse all installed apps on phone (via launcher or via Settings>App menu) the application "SDMove" does not show up.

How can I fix this error?

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  • Could it be the app is already (pre-)installed as a system package? That would be the easiest explanation: A package with that name already exists (so it cannot be installed) -- but being a system packe, you cannot uninstall it. If you know the package name (something like com.foobar.app), try an adb shell "ls /system/app/com.foobar.app" to check if it's there (hopefully this doesn't require root ;)
    – Izzy
    Jan 10, 2013 at 7:41
  • @Izzy, thanks, but I confirm in negative. It is certainly not a system app. Continue to be stumped.
    – bdutta74
    Jan 10, 2013 at 7:55
  • Include me with your confusion -- the above was the only reason I can think of at the moment, sorry.
    – Izzy
    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:17

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