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APK is the file format used to distribute and install software on Android. APK stands for "Application Package File".

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How to get an older version of an app from F-Droid?

I used https://f-droid.org/ to search the F-Droid repository for an app and to download the respective APK file. I did find the app, however, the newest version has unwanted changes or requirements ...
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How to install APKs on Gabb Plus?

I would like to install an APK (specifically Google Maps and a few others) on my Gabb Phone Plus. It uses a modified version of Android, and Samsung made the phone itself. I downloaded the APK from ...
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Keep user settings/cache after updating app without Google Play

I have developed an app for the school where I work. It is hosted on Google Play, but some of the students have Huawei phones without GMS. I would like them to have the option to download the apk from ...
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Is it possible to install game apk on SD storage without root?

Maybe install it to internal storage first then transfer it to SD storage?
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copy play services from one device to another

I have an Android device (fire tablet) without playstore/playservices. By googling, I found tons of howtos to download and install the 4 necessary apk packages. Since I have several "offcial ...
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Converting APKM to APK so that I can install it manually by a default installer

As written in the title, I just downloaded an official app from APK Mirror, it has 2 files apk and apkm and since the apk version didn't work, I tried to download the second one i.e. the apkm one. I ...
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adb install: downloaded apkm file from ApkMirror.com doesn't end with .apk

I'm attempting to install, via adb, Chrome Beta 104.0.5112.55 downloaded from APKMirror. The filename is com.chrome.beta_104.0.5112.55-511205534_5lang_7feat_fdd8ce962abf141ecf575852ba260e4f_apkmirror....
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Get PKCS#8 key from .jks storage

Previously I used jarsigner tool for APK signatures. But jarsigner provides v.1 sign only. So, I'm trying to move signing process to apksigner because I need v.2 signature as well. And it works well ...
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Cannot install apk to my device manually, got error "App not installed"

I'd like to publish my app to Google Play Store; but first, I would like to do a last testing with the signed apk to ensure that all of the used API keys are working correctly with the release version ...
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Help with decompiled apks

when I decompile an apk I get several folders with weird names like a b a0 b1 and so on. same for Java source and smali file names. Is it possible to reconstruct the source hierarchy and resources ...
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Three different APK file sizes for the same version/build app?

I'm getting three different APK file sizes for supposedly the same version/build app: Version 1 from Evozi: 22.485.694 bytes Version 2 from Apkpure: 22.766.408 bytes Version 3 from Aptoide: 18.641....
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What is the official Android repository containing APKSIGNER?

What is the official source for apksigner as referenced e.g. in this answer? People are citing Android Studio, Android SDK Build Tools/Platform Tools/Command Line Tools etc. (as well as some shady ...
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APK files download will not work

In Facebook Messenger, I found this slot machine I wanted to download. I use iPhone 8 Plus for everything along with my Windows 10 computer at home/work computer, plus I'm always on Google as my main ...
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Why are there Yandex apps' APK files inside of my Samsung Galaxy A20s?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy A20s (the model is SM-A207F/DS). I was using FX File Explorer (without root) to explore the Android filesystem of my phone. If some file was interesting, I would copy it ...
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Warcraft Arclight Rumble crash issue

I am using Bluestacks Pie 64 bit to install Warcraft Arclight Rumble with APKMirror. When it was done installing I opened the app, first it shows the Blizzard logo then suddenly it crashed and showed &...
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Mark apk as installed from playstore

I want to install apk which due to some bug is not available for my country. I know that there is some flag for the adb to mark application as installed from Play store so it will get properly updated....
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Since when it is no longer possible to download APKs directly from Google Play?

As far as I could search on the site, this has always been the case. I could be totally wrong, but I remember being able to download directly from the "Android Market" back then (unless it ...
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How to force Android to install app with date or security problem?

I want to install an app on my new Samsung phone. The app was already working on my old Samsung phone. It seems that it cannot be installed due to security reasons. I get the following errors with ...
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App not installed error

When i try to install a minecraft apk it tells me app not installed after further digging it shows me this error: INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE: Package com.mojang.minecraftpe signatures do not ...
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recovering contacts from apk file

I have backups made using OAndBackupX from my android phone and would like to recover my contacts from there. From looking around, I see that I have a directory called com.android.contacts which has ...
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How to install Termux on old Android 5 devices ? (using the official archive)

Context : Hello, I have a GPD XD console under Android 5 with a complex launcher. I would like to install the very good Pegasus frontend (install and play, no tweaks), and for that they require to run ...
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External webcam connected to android phone as main camera in every application?

I would like to use a webcam as main camera on my Android phone. I have found some tutorial, but in them it works only within specific application. I would like to use the external USB webcam as main ...
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Can't click on apk's transferred from computer

I can't click on apk's transferred from my computer over mtp. There are no error messages and i can click on downloaded ones fine. I'm using Android 12 and the stock file explorer. Any ideas?
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Back up officially purchased app as APK (no root)?

Version: Android 11 Context: The app has been de-listed from the Play Store but I have the app installed from an official purchase. I want to move the app to another device. I found this related ...
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Is it possible to enjoy online app in offline mode in this problem?

This is not about changing the online app into offline by Lucky Patcher so that I don't bother with ads. No, it's not. The app is a dictionary which requires the internet to open each entry. Actually ...
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Unsigning and resigning apk inside apks makes an app don't work in some features

(It's optional to read) Let's say I have an app called X, this is the older version of the apk that I got from google. I have important data in the app, thus, if I uninstall it, I'll lose them. ...
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Google Play Protect shows warning when installing an APK

I have tried signing the app with the Android debug key and also I have tried signing the APK with my private key (whose APK is present in Play Store) but still used to get this warning. I don't want ...
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apk install fails due to REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES

I am having issues with installing an apk that is compiled from an ionic project. After transferring the file to my phone, nothing happens when I tap it. Logcat gives me the following error: E/...
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Updated Telegram from APK - why after the installation, it asks for phone number?

I face IMO strange issue with Telegram. The notification says Google Play Services need Phone permission to work, but it has that permission when I go there, however the update of Telegram via Google ...
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Is it possible to recover apks after a wipe?

Today, I unlocked the bootloader of my old Oneplus One, which wiped the data partition of my phone. I had a backup made with adb backup -all but I discovered only after the procedure that apks were ...
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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION when trying to install Google app on Moto e5 go

How do I install Google on my Moto e5 go when there is an error message on the ADB saying: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox attempting to ...
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Where is the installed applications are stored in android 9?

I have seen few examples in the internet but couldn't find the right answer about my phone. In my phone how does a file manager app finds the base.apk of an installed app? and how can I find them ...
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Why do OEM headunits come with a bunch of .apk files that break functionalities?

I'm curious as an end user, what is the functional purpose of these .apk files scattered all across the root directories of the headunit? Most, if not all, of these appear to break various functions ...
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No app found to open .apk file

I turned on unknown source installations, downloaded Confluence 1.71.13 apk via browser. When the download finished I tapped on the notification to sideload it. A message popped up saying: No app ...
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What does the -g global flag do when using pm install -g

I'm trying to get google play store to work on a proprietary custom ROM. I was given a hack to do this with my device. It's very hit or miss but I can get it working sometimes. When I install Google ...
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How to install APK on Gabb Z2?

I would like to install Spotify on my Gabb Z2 phone. The Gabb phone runs a modified version of Android that is programmed to have only default apps and no store. They somehow managed to get their own ...
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How to do Batch install multile apks from windows computer to Android box

I want to batch install apks from my desktop directly. Such as I downloaded many apks on the windows desktop i also have them on a USB stick and want to install apks without actually touching my ...
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Cant install apps from Play store or using APK file and MIUI storage calculates 0 free space

First time asking so please correct me if I am wrong,Also please suggest me title for this question I have redmi 8 running miui 12 , Recently I cant install apps from playstore it keeps pending and ...
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Installing an app (.apk file) from the native Android HTMLViewer 8.1

I have a tablet that's locked up pretty good (Android 8.1). Locked bootloader, managed android OS, proprietary apps, etc... I'm trying to see if I can get an app to install on it. One way I've thought ...
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App knows I'm using fake GPS

I am using an android app, i was using fake gps app to show my location wrong. But now the app understands that I am using fake location app. I'm using nox player on the computer, the app has its own ...
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🤔❓APK components - services, activities, broadcast & content receivers where's their data Stored?

As I understand Every APK install is associated with these components. Trying to figure out precisely where they are stored. Services Activities Broadcast receivers Content receivers For most apps ...
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Can't install an APK from OneDrive on Android

Installing an APK from the Google Drive app on Android works fine for me after setting Google Drive on the "Install from external sources" list under Security settings to 'yes'. But the ...
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How do i move a folder to the root of my Android Device?

I'm trying to install a GPS apk (igo primo), I have the apk and all the files i need but i cant access the root folder the instructions specify. The instructions say this : "Move this folder to ...
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How do I get "My APK" app to find my APKS file

I have installed My APK app on BlueStacks. It is very small but just barely readable. I enabled its access to the local computer. The app is supposed to handle APKS, but in the APKS tab, it says no ...
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Enable Package Installer

I have rooted OnePlus 5t, I used Lucky Pacher to disable Package Installer and when I reboot my device I got boot loop... Is there something I can do beside factory rest? is there an option to enable ...
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Securely Sideloading In-House Apps

I am working in a secure environment where we do not have wireless communication of any kind, so the only way of installing an app on our Android devices is to sideload it - the original sideloading, ...
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How to find PID of test runner

I have my app and my tests saved as following: App package name: com.my.app Test runner: com.my.app.test When I run the app by itself, I can use adb to see the pid of my app: adb shell ps | grep com....
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Can I edit an Apk for removing Ads even getting updates?

There are various sources for downloading an apk. After installing an apk, Play Store detects the app. And it shows updates, if any update is available. After updating the app, the app starts ads. Can ...
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How can I see request and network profiling on an app that is decompiled by Android studio?

I chose "Profile or Debug APK" in Android Studio and chose a downloaded apk. Then, when I try to profile it, I see spikes in network tab, but I cannot see network requests and responses. ...
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How to install XAPK packages on Android 4.4 (API 19)?

There is an Android 4.4 (KitKat, API version 19) device, that should get some external programs with XAPK packages. These XAPK packages does not contain any OBB files, they just have a "main"...
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