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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 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Currently, the tablet seems to be in a chicken and egg situation: Can't login to google (presumably) because of outdated software (we get a "invalid login" message, but the credentials are ...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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Installing a large game (APKs) but it wont install but still take up so much storage but i haven't the game installed?

I installing a large game (3.2gb) with APKs format from my sd card (place where i save the APKs file) using zarchiver. I click install and waiting for like 10 minute but there nothing. No app ...
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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 ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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