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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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Is there a website hosting verified apk files of android applications for download? [duplicate]

Is there a website hosting verified apk files of android applications for download? When I searched for the apk file of an app, I was not sure which website in the search results is reliable.
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What does the package called "com.example.rftuner" do?

What does the package "com.example.rftuner" do? It is commonly found in "debloat" lists on the Internet, but I haven't found its actual use.
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What could be potential reasons for Android to not copy .obb to Android/obb during deployment through USB?

I'm deploying a mobile game through the Unreal Engine platform (Quick Launch) to my Xiaomi through a USB cable. When it's installed, the game runs automatically but it's immediately closed. After a ...
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What is t mobile diagnostics version "80231-808927712-REL-DIAG-2023.01-dark-release" used for?

My phone has been sending messages without my knowledge as well as erasing certain abilities such as being able to pull up my keyboard while messaging someone,it seems like as something or someone is ...
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App icon does not display

I have installed the highly-regarded Solflare app (com.solflare.mobile) on a rather ordinary Android 7 device (the app supposedly supports Android 6 and later). Instead of the correct icon for the app,...
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Cannot install APK on Android 14 because of compatibility issues [duplicate]

I have an old APK (the app is internal and subject to an NDA) that can be installed and functions properly on Android 13. It continues to work if I install it on Android 13 and then upgrade the phone ...
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How to prevent apps for second user showing in list of apps for first user?

How can I make sure that the apps in my secondary space don't appear in the list of apps in my primary profile? I would like it to appear only the installed apps according to active space, I looked ...
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Getting inside of an APK

Is there any way to interrogate another app's internal parameters? Long story short; a backgammon app is using cheating dice, if I can grab the RNG seed it's using (and then manipulating) I can test ...
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(Android) Hide installation source from app

I tried to install a banking app on my device. The issue is not actually root detection (which I expected); it does not seem to care about my device being rooted. What is an issue though, is that I do ...
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"App not installed as app isn't compatible with your phone" when installing APKs on Android 14

I have an APK of Unlimited Call Log 3.1.1, but I am unable to install it on Samsung Galaxy S24+ running Android 14. When I tried to install it, an error comes: App not installed as app isn't ...
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Does Google get a list of APK packages installed outside of Google Play?

I use Gmail on my Android 11 phone, not only for email but also for some other services of Google such as Maps). Due to privacy concerns, I've been thinking about installing some applications (such as ...
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Can I Install the Newer Samsung DeX Version on a Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F?

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F) and am interested in utilizing Samsung DeX to connect my phone to a Windows PC via USB-C, leveraging the newer DeX features that allow for a more integrated ...
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How can I make an APK designed for a newer version of Android work on older android?

I have a tablet running Android 2.1, and I really want to have the S Memo app on it. However, all the APKs of S Memo from the web are for Android 4.0 and above. But, S Memo was originally designed for ...
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"package installer keeps stopping"

I have a rooted (Magisk) Fairphone 5 running the Fairphone ROM. I installed F-Droid using adb. I cannot update F-Droid itself from with in F-Droid. From F-Droid I have tried to install OI File ...
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Not able to install APK after removing the device from Intune company portal

After enrolling my Android device in the Intune company portal, I removed it from the company portal. Now, if I install any APK from other sources downloaded via Chrome, it keeps saying Unkown apps ...
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Where do I go to allow restricted settings?

In an app called App Cloner, I am trying to toggle ON "Install automatically." When I try to toggle, I get a message of being redirected to Android Accessibility, where I can enable or ...
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How do I find an .apk file that's not even installed?

There is an .apk file when I use Google Files. But it says it's not installed. It is taking up over one MB of memory. How do I remove it? Better yet how do I find it?
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What determines the language splits installed with apps?

I have an Android 10 device that I recently updated the (custom) ROM on, and now (for apps that have splits that include language splits - for example, config.en.apk) when installing or updating an ...
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Is it possible to install an app through normal Samsung recovery?

I was trying to install an app through recovery by flashing apk in flashable zip but it is not working. It is showing an error. What should I do?
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Howto get ONLY uninstalled packages list with associated apk (if any)?

(rooted galaxy j5 7.1.1) As pm list packages -u shows ALL packages including uninstalled (at least on my system), what should be the right command to show ONLY uninstalled apps? Or is this an ...
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APK updates showing on Aurora (3rd-party store) before Play Store

I noticed this yesterday. I went onto Play Store and had "10 app updates available". I then went on to Aurora Store and there were "125 app updates available". I checked the ...
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Sharing APK of app I made myself to my other phone tells me "App not installed as package appears to be invalid"

I use my old phone (Redmi 6 running Android 9, MIUI 11, armv7 architecture) for teaching myself mobile programming and my new phone (Redmi 10C running Android 13, MIUI 14, aarch64 architecture) as my ...
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"INSTALL_FAILED_ABORTED: User rejected permissions" when installing apk from storage on Android 12

Edit: I notice this error when installing split apks using custom app installer from storage. But now I found this error also occurs when installing normal .apk file (I didn't notice this because I am ...
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Where to find the size limit for installing .apk

You can install new app on your Android device using apk files. Those apk files however must be below a size limit. Where can I find out this limit?
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PlayStore does not update APKMirror apps

I have an Android device where I have not assigned any Google account to it, just because I don't like/trust Google. Since I cannot use the PlayStore to get apps without assigning an account (thanks ...
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App acting differently on 2 different devices

I have a streaming app which has an internal player (not great) but it also allows us to use MX Player. The app is installed on my Android TV and also my Nvidia shield. On the android TV, if I chose ...
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Force install APKs without ADB or Play Store or PackageInstaller app on a phone (Gabb Z2) [duplicate]

The phone is Gabb Z2. How would I go about forcing an install of an APK without ADB or Play Store or PackageInstaller app on a phone?
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Samsung Gallery don't work on stock android. Solution?

I really liked Samsung Gallery on my old phone. However, I got a new phone that doesn't have One UI, but purely stock android. Unable to find Samsung Gallery in Google play. Of course, I can download ...
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How to get the real reasons for an incompatible app/.apk?

Play Store tells me: “Your device isn't compatible with this version.” Aurora Store tells me: “Download Failed” “App not supported” Why do these stores think it is not supported? If I get the .apk ...
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APK backup with data Anybooks app

Non-techie here. I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and installed the Anybooks app which is now discontinued. Since I had downloaded 1 GB of books, I need to migrate the app and data to a new phone. The ...
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How do you edit an APK file so the app won't show ads?

It's one of those thoughts you have just before nodding off to sleep. How would I do this?
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"The package conflicts with an existing package" error when updating YouTube ReVanced with APK

To clarify, my problem isn't that I can't install an app because I have a similarly-named app; I am trying to update an app I installed via APK with another one of a later version. I had previously ...
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Gabb Phone Plus third party app installer

I am trying to download apps to my Gabb Plus and it once said (KPE INTERNAL ERROR) which might be different since I took out the SIM card and retried it. Is there a way to hook the phone up to a ...
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How to prepare full APK ready for side loading?

I've just bought HiSense A5 Pro CC (no Google Play) so I have to side load apps. Maybe it is only a coincidence but so far I have mixed results with creating APK files from my other phone (Samsung ...
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Can APK cause any harm on open (without installing)?

We downloaded some APK files and attempted to open them only to encounter the "There was a problem parsing the package" error. So it didn't even make through to the Install screen. However, ...
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How to detect cpu architecture and deliver correct apk?

There are a variety of CPU architectures that android systems use such as arm64-v8a, armeabi-v7a, armeabi, x86_64 and x86. Is there a way for adb or any other tool to detect the architecture of a ...
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Getting google/google play to work on an android 4.04 tablet

Currently, the tablet seems to be in a chicken and egg situation: Can't login to google (presumably) because of outdated software (we get a "invalid login" message, but the credentials are ...
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How to find HTTP requests in apk source code

I've extracted an apk(react native) with dex2jar and jar to java through jd-qui and also with apktool, and I can view the source code but there is no clue where are the HTTP requests in the source ...
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Failed installing a large game (APKs) but still take up so much storage

I tried to install a large game (3.2 GB) in APK format from my SD card (the place where I save the APK file) using ZArchiver. I clicked install and waited for like 10 minutes but there was nothing, no ...
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How can I edit APK's library files (.so files)?

I want to install 2 different versions of an app. I researched a little and found that I need to change APK's package name with APK Editor. I decompiled the APK with APK Editor and changed everything ...
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Check what website is my app displaying. It was created with appcreator24

I have an app that is basically a container of a browser opening a website but I am unable to see what website it is so I can open it through a normal browser. I have tried to trap the network traffic ...
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How to view these no file extension files exist in the android>data>xyz app>files folder?

I have installed an app from play store, which contains pdf files. When I click on download button the app download them in such way that these files are only able to be opened in that app. (Like how ...
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Apk android with signature scheme v2

Is it possible to unpack an application and re-pack it with changes and make it work on Android 11? I unpacked and recompiled an app without making any changes. I later signed it following this guide, ...
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Rolling back an APK install to a previous version

I have been using APKMirror update which helps me see if any app updates are available. I had it connected to only check Google Play which worked great for a long time My problem is that there was an ...
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Samsung A42 5g, when i try to open an APK file it says i need to sign in to save file, where do i sign in?

I am trying to download an APK file, when I try to open it I get a message at the end to say I need to sign in before I can save the file, where do I sign in?
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Why does Android mark my applications as unsafe?

While downloading unsafe modded .apk files from the internet and while installing them there is no prompt of "unsafe app being downloaded". But when I install an apk that I made, there is a ...
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adb install-multiple: Update to package <pkg> doesn't support multi arch

I'm attempting to install Chrome 100.0.4896.127-489612710 (arm-v7a, Android 6.0+) on a Pixel 3 running Android 9. It's a .apkm file so I unzipped it and ran adb install-multiple -r -d *.apk However, ...
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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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