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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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Error Installing tshark using APK file

I am trying to install the tshark-3.4.3-r0.apk that I downloaded from https://pkgs.org/download/tshark on my Android Studio emulator. When I run the command "adb install tshark-3.4.3-r0.apk" ...
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How to extract a raw apk out of installed application?(Raw for reverse eng purpose)

So I developed an application but my hard drive failed and I lost access to project resources, but I had it previously installed on my phone through android studio debugging process. Now I want to ...
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How to solve problem in APK Tools

I'm trying to decompile an apk with the apk tools and I'm not getting it. When I run apktool -d myapp.apk it displays this error to me: Exception in thread "main" brut.androlib....
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Faster Install on a bulk of devices

I am currently faced with installing a large amount of applications on a bulk of devices (100+ at a time). The biggest issue I am having is the download time of apps and the effect it is having on the ...
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Installing google play services from APKmirror by command line

APKmirror provides many modern apps as split apk tar files. For example, if I want to install the android webview apk, I can download it from here, and un-tar the .apkm file to produce the following ...
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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy S9+ install unsigned applications?

I have root on my phone, and also Lucky Patcher patched the signature verification stuff (both of them). I have rooted my Galaxy with Magisk and Odin (using PC). I can't patch "dalvik-cache" ...
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How to Find the files downloaded from an Android app? [duplicate]

I have been using the following app for a while: Economist a modded version, which allows me to read the Economist for free, download the articles for offline use as well as getting the audio for the ...
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How does deodexing work?

As far as I understand, odexed apps come in two: the "apk" and the "odex" files, both containing different information. And I understand that the odex file has crucial information ...
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Where are the libraries/dependencies for an Android app stored on the file system?

I found a file path from Where Android apps store data? /data/app/<pkg>*/lib/<arch>/*.so (shared libraries) However, this only shows libraries for some apps. Is there another location ...
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APK Mirror update

I recently updated the google play system via APK mirror and now have the January 1, 2021 version. However some others told me that the only thing the APK mirror update does is change the date (in my ...
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How to use an old version of an app that wants to get updated

I was using an old version of the eBay app and everything worked fine but now as soon as I open the app, it shows a pop-up telling me to update the app which will not let me use it. Changing the ...
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What privacy sensitive metadata does an APK package contain?

What information possibly sensitive information is included in apk files? The obvious metadata are of course the fields in the signing certificate. But what about (absolute) file paths, user names ...
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Backup all installed APK's from phone using ADB

I have done many reinstalls of my OS on my Android phone in the last few months for various reasons. Every time, the biggest hassle is manually searching, downloading and installing all the apps I had ...
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Signature of two different apps are being compared inside the code of an app

For a particular Mobile App, I am trying to understand the client-side code of an apk by decompiling the apk using Jadx-GUI. While I was going through the code, I found out interesting code snippet (...
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App doesn't show on emulator playstore

I've installed the SDK + emulator with both Android 11 and 8 images (separate AVDs). The app that I'm interested in running isn't showing in the playstore but it shows just fine on my physical phone: ...
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How to install Google Camera on Nokia TA-1053

My phone Nokia TA-1053 is almost stock android with a couple of apps from them here and there. I really dislike their camera app. So, I tried to install Google Camera(since all other apps are from ...
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How can I install keyboard for android 4.0.4 on android 5.1.1?

My phone with android 4.0.4 is rooted and I got the SamsungIME apk and odex files, moved them to the phone with android 5.1.1, but when I try to install, it simply says "App not installed". ...
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Is anyone familiar with “chimera” modules being used with Google Play Services?

Google Play services is a split apk on my stock device. When I decompile the split package, I saw the word "chimera" used, and immediately it threw up red flags. I have found no proof that ...
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APK exported and re-imported back into Nox player crashes

I have an issue with importing APKs into Nox player. I have initially exported an apk directly from Nox player using the export function supplied, but when I re-import that exact apk, unmodified, into ...
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App getting crashed even if no modification done to the code and the stack trace is same as the repackaged version of original app

My question is related to the repackaging of a mobile app. This app uses v1 signing scheme and I did the following: I fetched the apk file from the playstore using adb and I signed with my keystore ...
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Password-protected APK installation?

I am seeking ways to disable installing apps with APK, i.e. make the setting "Allow apps from unknown sources" password-protected or disable completely for user. Is there a way? Maybe it's ...
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Any easy and free way to install One app Two times in Android

I have seen some other way such as using Pro editor apk. or using root, but I want any other way which is free to install One app two time in my android device. Thankyou Your answers and comments are ...
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Creating universal APK form multiple APKs without having *.aab (Android App Bundle) file

My question is related to Android apps whose developers push their app to the Play Store in the Android App Bundle format (i.e, *.aab file) Consider a scenario I installed an app from the Play Store ...
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How to send .apk file over mobile Gmail?

Since .apk is a regular executable file, I was more than sure that I will be able to trick mobile Gmail in the same way as I was able to trick PC version of Gmail years ago to force it to send a PC ...
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APK signature verified but warns file “not protected by signature”?

I'm using apksigner to verify the authenticity of a Google Podcast apk that I downloaded from an apk mirror. This apk (and older versions) verifies successfully (v1/v2/v3) and returns exit code 0 but ...
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How do I translate an application that is protected and cannot be translated by AllTrans Xposed Module?

I've been trying to translate this application using AllTrans, yet I don't know how to do it by extracting and recompiling the APK?
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How to run Python interpreter embedded in apk and run script?

I would like to know how I can go about running a Python interpreter that is embedded inside an Android Apk and making it run a .py script, or a pyc script. How can all this be configured from code?
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How to put restrictions on android?

Is it possible to install android on a tablet and then restrict its use case scenario? What i mean is can i make it so that no apps can be installed (Not even by using an external apk) except the one ...
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Add D-Pad Support To App

Nowadays, flip phones run android. You are able to install any app, as long as it supports the framework. But, the one problem is that there is no touchscreen on flip phones. Is there a way to add &...
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Oppo mobile blocks button clicks with hyperlink

I have developed an android app, which has a button that opens a website link on click. The function works in Motorola, Samsung, some Redmi phones.But, the function doesn't works on oppo phones. ...
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How to fix the error “This app was built for an older version of Android and may not work properly…”?

I want to install an APK that is no longer compatible with the current version of my Android (V.10). The error that appears when I install on my device and try to open the App is this: This app was ...
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How to sniff android app connected URLs

I want to intercept a traffic and found out some streaming URLs from an android app. When I tried to use Packet Capture, the app says "please turn off VPN connection" once started. So I can'...
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Where are the download images for Android?

I'm attempting to update my older Samsung 10.1 to a newer version of Android (7.1) which has been confirmed on a few sites that it's working. However, the only download links I've found are on sites I'...
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Install specific versions of AOSP Calendar

I would like to use an older version of AOSP Calendar. Namely a good version before the 2019 update that is described here as follows: New events cannot be created and existing events cannot be ...
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Google Family link uninstall automatically YT kids apk

Google Family link and YT kids are not available in my country, but I managed to download and install and configure Family link in both my phone and my kid's tablet and then install the YT Kids APK in ...
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Unable to install apk signed with debug key on one android, but able with the other

So I need desperate help here as I signed using uber-apk-signer tool (I don't have developer license to sign it legit). I had tested it on my own phone by installing apk and it worked, and now am on ...
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How to get a split apk from a device via adb?

There is a well-known question on how to get APKs from an Android device with adb. However, this fails for split APKs, because there, adb shell pm path com.example.someapp does list you not only one ...
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How do IDE apps on Android build APK?

Apps like AIDE, SketchWare, and AppBuilder can build APK files directly on Android devices. How do those apps do it?
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Unable to install a modified apk file

I want to monitor the https traffic of an Android app downloaded from google play. This app can only be run at Android N and above. So I use Charles proxy and follow this document to modify the apk ...
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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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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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