Questions tagged [apk]

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 hide login in apk by putting id passwords insite it? [closed]

I am new to apk editing. I have an app in which we login with id passwords to its server. I want to put id passwords inside apk so that it gets login without showing on screen. or if it is not ...
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how to install split apk

I want to download the apk file of an android app from Google Play, change it (for unstance, modify some assests) and then install it on a phone. I managed to download apk using a tool called Raccoon -...
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Will this Remove a Permission from an App?

So I downloaded an app from the web today, but it had some permissions I was uncomfortable with granting. So, I used APKTool to decompile the APK, removed the suspicious permission from the manifest, ...
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Does the use of apk files from the Internet affect the phone system? [duplicate]

Does the use of apk files downloaded from the Internet affect the phone system? Are they safe when not downloaded from Play Store? I am trying to use Lucky Patcher from some websites that provide apk ...
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App from playstore run but same apk crashes on sideload install

On my noughat device, I have downloaded app from playstore, which is running great. Extract apk from install app, uninstall it and again succussfully install with package installer. But second time on ...
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I'm trying to download Blue Kik, but it keeps giving me the 'App not installed' message

I'm using a TCL LX (which I wouldn't doubt is the problem, due to how bad the phone is) and I'm looking for a simple solution. I've tried installing it multiple times, deleting and re-downloading the ...
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i am trying to install an apk using abd shell on my huawei p30 lite

My display and touchscreen is broken and I am trying to get a number from my contacts and I am trying to install vysor.apk on my phone to use it using my pc. I am using adb shell to install the apk, ...
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Parse Error on external GMS APKs

I want to install external google service APKs on my Chinese Honor 9x, which doesn't have them from scratch. The current guides provide a set of 6 APKs to install from. However, 3 of them raise the "...
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i'm not member anymore in groups after moving from the modified to official whatsapp

I installed whatsapp plus year ago or so. I entered several groups did some conversions. a month ago whenever I press or go to the app it showed me you can't use it anymore after the 1st of April and ...
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How to combine ODEX and VDEX files with an APK file?

I have an .apk file, also comes with it two files, one .odex files, another .vdex file. The files were pulled from the /system/app folder of another phone. The files hierarchy on the original system ...
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How to install split-apk as system app?

I would like to know if its possible to convert a split-apk user app to a system app. One example is the google messaging app, it has a couple of apk files, lib and oat folders and base.dm file in its ...
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disabling sideloading APK'S via disabling the packageinstaller

i have a moto x4 running on lineage OS ver. 16 that i wanna disable installation of APK'S, so after searching online i found that deleting or disabling the packageinstaller (via debloater or adb pm ...
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How GBWhatsApp works?

I came across an application named GBWhatsApp. It is developed by some unknown people and there are many sites from where you can download the APK. It's not officially on the Play Store for some ...
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Possible spyware or normal behaviour for Aptoide? [duplicate]

I want to express a strong warning regarding Aptoide, a page which claims to be a safe source for side-loading authentic APKs. I tried their service and downloaded a German online banking app. The ...
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How to verify sideloaded APKs?

I have sideloaded APKs, which are not available on sites like APK Mirror or APK Pure, from Google Play via the Evozi APK downloading service. It is an online banking app, so I want to verify it. How ...
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How to embed an Android app's data together with the app into a new apk file?

I found this Windows program to embed an Android app's data into a new apk together with the app. https://github.com/And42/SaveToGame/releases But it seems it uses old smali, baksmali, apktool files. ...
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How to install xapk, apks, or multiple-apks via adb?

xapk, apks, or multiple-apks is the new standard for apps that is basically one folder and multiple apks in it. I know there are apps like apkpure or SAI that can do it, but I want to know how to it ...
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Question About Google Play

It seems it is not possible to update apk installed games using Play Store anymore. Is there any way to bypass this problem?
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Root - patch/change installed application's smali code

I want to modify an existing android application, but I want to have it keep its original signature, or at least its capabilities of auto updating and using Google Play services. I am aware of Lucky ...
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Can't press “install” on apk files

My phone got broken so I had to use my brother's old phone. His phone/the phone I'm using right now is a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0.1. I don't know what happened to this phone and although I'm ...
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Where does Android store the binaries of the apps themselves?

In operating systems like windows there is a special folder like Program Files where the executables themselves are stored. But in android it's kind of amazing that the binaries themselves are hidden ...
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How to block app silent installation

Recently I noticed I have opera browser installed. I definitely did not install it because I was sleeping at that time. I checked installation time and revealed it was the day before yesterday ...
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Auto install an APK file after I saved it on SD Card From laptop

Is there any way to install an APK File in android that was placed in SD Card from laptop? For example: I accessed my phone storage in my laptop through a cable connector and saved the APK. When I ...
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Does `adb install` do APK signature verification?

When using adb install something.apk, does the Android Package Manager verify the signature of the APK? adb install seems to bring up nothing up on the phone's screen, so it's hard for me to know if ...
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Phone manufacturer prevents installation of apps signed by third paries, does anyone know a way around this?

I'm trying to put apps on an LG Exalt VN220, which is a flip phone that runs on a limited version of android. Whenever I try to install an apk using adb I get the following message: ...
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Can't install Facebook Less Clutter (LC) - existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed

When trying to install Facebook Less Clutter (LC) v15.3, I get this error message when installing through ADB (adb install -r facebook-lc-v15.3.apk): Failure [...
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Install arbitrary apk from filesystem on Android 10?

Looks like in Android 10, "install from unknown sources" was changed from a global setting to a per-app permission. Apparently in order to install APKs now I need to whitelist each app that I'm trying ...
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Install button not appearing on an APK file

Motorola e5 Play, Android 8.1.0. I downloaded an APK file off of Google Chrome, and when I click on it in downloads, the install button is just completely gone. I can install other APKs without ...
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How to calculate/verify SHA-256-Digest from META-INF/*.SF file?

I'm trying to manually verify an APK file in the way Android would do when such file is installed in some old system (<7). I have one problem I can't really solve. They say the following: As ...
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Paid app accidentally deleted and now can't re-download: says I “already own” the app

I paid for and downloaded an app from the Play Store. Afterwards, I accidentally deleted this app with Titanium Backup instead of a different app that I intended to delete instead. Now, when I go to ...
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Why doesn't nova launcher remain as my default launcher in Vivo Y51L?

I am using Vivo Y51L ( Andriod 5.0.2 ) and when ever I set nova launcher as my default launcher, it works. But when I open the nova settings and after that remove it from the background, the launcher ...
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Is there an non-engineer-friendly auto-“convert apk architecture” tool for linux/anbox?

Non-android entheausist here, just wondering why "convert apk architecture" returned no search results on duckduckgo, as did my search for an x86_64 version of the Kindle.apk...
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How can I add apps from different regions? [duplicate]

I want to install apps from another region (example Nabobil), but can't, because I have a different region on my phone. I'm using Google Pixel 2 running on Android 10 (latest Android version at the ...
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Is it possible to install a Wear OS apk from an Android phone?

I develop Wear OS apps and watchfaces at home with Android Studio, then use adb to install them to a physical watch. I'm currently on a trip, and connected to my home development machine (via my ...
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Potentially Malicious APKs [duplicate]

In theory, should it be possible to root your device with an APK file? Or possibly create a potential harmful application? I know that APKs can be used as apps you can install offline, but I'm ...
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APK install getting: “none of your apps can open this file”

I'm trying to install an apk. It has worked before but now not at all. Trying to open it with different other apps. In "Files" selecting "Open With" gives me the error None of your apps can open this ...
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No download link for Adblock Plus

The page https://adblockplus.org/android-about from the Adblock Plus website discusses Adblock Plus for android. It clearly refers to the version that runs in the background and blocks all ads (and is ...
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Exploiting Janus (CVE-2017-13156) - what do these error messages mean?

I am working on a school research project about the Janus vulnerability (CVE-2017-13156). Janus is a vulnerability of the signature scheme v1 while installing APKs. I know this does not correspond ...
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Strip /lib from installed apk

Most apks have a /lib dir inside with .so files that can be several megabytes. Some even come loaded with libs for different architectures (arm, mips, x86). Libs for relevant arch are copied in /data/...
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File installer not recognising correct app .apk

Some apps that I'm trying to install via .apk file are recognised by my file installer as File Downloader and not the correct app. I'm using a P30 lite, Android 9 / EMUI 9.01 unrooted. I hope there's ...
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How can I extract all apks (both system and user) from rooted android device? [duplicate]

I would like to backup all apks on my android device. Even the system ones. I know how to extract one apk, but I didn't know if there was a tool or a script or a command that I could use to grab all ...
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How to clear android cached .apk data

I'm developing a mobile application for android and testing with a physical device. I have two versions quite different but same name etc. When I desinstall one apk to test the other, the old one is ...
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Local equivalent to adb install

With a PC connection and adb, I can install packages by running adb install foobar.apk There is also an option to downgrade a package to an earlier version and keep data (as long the app itself did ...
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Is it possible to get the SHA256 of an APK solely through ADB?

I am currently working on a project which will identify malware that are residing on a device. My aim is to make a hash-based detection of Android malware on a device by only accessing the ADB port ...
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How can I install apk that allowing only installing from google play?

I have apk that I want to edit the assets on him and upload that back to the device. The apk downloaded originally from the google play, and I used apk extractor to get the apk of the app. But when I'...
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Does Google Play Store change apks with time

I have a trivial app up at the Play Store. It calculates its own keyed checksum and displays the results. The Play Store checksum is always different than that of the uploaded apk file. I understand ...
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How can I install apk on device without google play

I have a problem with apk install. I have a device without google play. The device is not preinstalled with google play. This is running android 7. I downloaded apk and copied to device. I allowed ...
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why after uninstall package I still need to delete the apk?

I check the path for an APK $adb shell pm path com.example.someapp uninstall the APK root@G4:/ # pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.example.someapp then I check on the path and the app is there, is ...
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How do I unpack APKs? [duplicate]

I'm trying to extract some assets from an application, I do have the APK file but I don't know exactly how to extract those in order to get those assets like icons and music files, Help would be ...
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What is the proper method to manually odex an apk?

I am looking for a proper and simple method to odex an apk file. I have an upgraded apk file from a ROM with which I want to replace the older one and it is located in the /system-priv directory. The ...

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