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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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Download and Install (aka sideload) Facebook Home APK

I'd like to try out Facebook Home however I don't have an approved device to install it from the Google play store. I've tried googling this to not avail...where can I download the latest version of ...
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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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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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App not installed error on Huawei Mate 9

I downloaded apk files from Chrome. After the downloads completed, I pressed Install. But after 2~3 seconds, it just said App not installed. For example, I downloaded an app called "TutuApp". It won't ...
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How to install Gmail apk on emulator (from Android Development Tools, ADT)?

I'm working on an email app for Android, and I'd like to install the Gmail apk on my emulator in order to test it. How can I do that? I have seen tutorials on how to do it on windows, but I'm ...
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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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Download manager apk [closed]

I made a mistake... I incorrectly thought the "download manager" apk was a worthless Virgin Mobile stock one, so I deleted it. Well, I'm a bit wiser now, and I now know that the Google play store ...
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“app not installed” Replace Rom based app with mod apk without root

I'm facing trouble installing a modded .apk if the same app is already provided in stock Rom. I'm using Micromax canvas E481, not rooted yet. Which has saavn app already installed. I uninstalled it ...
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On android, how can I unzip more than one zip files at once?

In PC you can choose more than one separate zip files and extract to "zipname" folder all by selecting at once, how can I do the same in Android. I've tried ES file explorer, Z Archiver etc but they ...
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Backing Up Apps With allowBackup=false

I'm trying to back up the apks and preference data for all of the apps on my device, but it only backs up about a third of them; the remainder all have allowBackup=false in their manifests, which ...
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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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How do you download an apk file on sd card?

I want to download an apk file to my sd card so I can take that sd card and put it in my nook to get google play? I honestly don't know what I'm doing and I have an older model of the nook color. I ...
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Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread 2.3....
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Andoid App install workaround, country device not valid

I have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (P905 with Sim) and the device itself is great, but I do regularly encounter "This app is incompatible with your device." and "This item cannot be installed in your ...
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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 to download OBB files without using the Chrome/Firefox Extension?

First of all, let me emphasize that I AM NOT TRYING TO PIRATE ANYTHING. My situation is that I have this game which needs to be updated, but I have been failing to finish the update every single time....
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How to batch install apks from computer to android without actually touching my android

I want to batch install apks from my desktop directly. Such as I downloaded many apks on desktop and want to install apks without actually touching my android
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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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How can I download an APK file from the Play Store?

I can't download apps from the Play Store on my Android device (maybe due to a network issue), so I'm wondering how could I download the APK file of an app on my PC from http://play.google.com/store?
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How to backup locked apps?

Device: Huawei Y300 Android: Jelly Bean; no root I'd like to backup apps (their APKs). There are some apps that can't be backuped with ES File Explorer. AppMonster marks them as locked, and I've ...
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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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Replacing my default phone application with other one

Can I replace my phone.apk from system/app to a new Phone application such as Swipe Dialer Pro . will it do any harm.there is also one additional apk in system/app called phone service. Apk. what's ...
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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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Installing Firefox on Android 2.3.6 failed

I trid to install the Firefox browser on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). After downloading, in installing progress, it failed with this message: Application not installed. I have enough memory. I ...
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“Application not installed” on Android 2.3.5 based Videocon Mobile Devices-APK

I am trying to install non market applications on Videocon mobile, i am getting the "Application Not installed" Done . Even I enabled access for non-market apps in the settings. But rest of all the ...
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How to emulate a mouse?

I am running Android 4.3 "jelly bean" in a VirtualBox VM. Google has released an ISO of an x86 port on code.google.com. It's a fairly straightforward installation, and easy to setup. You can find a ...
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Can't install app from APK

I have a Jadoo4 USB-stick that runs on Android, similar to Chromecast. It has an app to watch live TV from East Asia. I made an APK of that app, but whenever I try to install it on other devices (...
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“App not installed” when trying to install APK

I'm trying to install an apk file on my device, and I'm able to press the Install button, but after a few seconds, I keep receiving this error: App not installed. What is the root cause of this ...
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How can I verify the authenticity of an APK file I downloaded?

The latest update of Google Maps is unavailable in my country, so I downloaded a version by googling for "Google Maps 5.4.0 apk". I did in fact find it, but now I wonder how I can tell if this is in ...
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Is it possible to install Chromium on Android?

I really like the Chromium browser, it's quite speedy, but I can't find any functioning downloads for Android. All the sites I've tried so far have the following error while trying to install the APK ...
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Install APK from ADB and bypassing the prompt on Redmi

Device = Redmi 5 Plus. I have 250 apps as a .bak created by PC app. But the cheater PC app is asking for premium to restore it now. So, I can extract the .bak and find my apps. I wanted to batch ...
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If I update the play store with an apk to a newer version, will play store update itself automatically when an even newer version is available?

The play store app on my phone takes longer to get the latest version than other phones so I updated it with an apk to the latest stable build. I wonder, since I have updated play store with an apk ...
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Opening an .apk on Android shows a file list instead of installing

For a client I build a private app which their employees can download on their tablet and use. To get the app, the employee opens Chrome on his tablet and navigates to an URL to start the .apk ...
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Installing a homebrew/linuxbrew formula on an Android device

How would one go about installing a simple homebrew/linuxbrew formula on an Android device via adb? Specifically, I want to install this formula which contains a cli tool called aamath that translates ...
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How can I change the icon, icon name that lays under the icon, notification name, and notification icon for an Android app?

I'm running Android 5.1. I'd like to change the icon for a few apps on my device. I'd also like to change the app name both on the desktop and on the notification window that the OS makes pop up ...
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Unable to install .apk from /system/priv-app

I moved my apk file to /system/priv-app just as you adviced me in this thread. When I'm trying to install it through clicking this .apk, Android said me that "The application has not been installed". ...
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To move data like videos media picture etc from internal memory of Lyf wind. 1 to external 32 GB SD card.?

I bought a new Lyf ls-5010 on 15 Aug 2016 . in it all setting of picture camera browser are set to internal 4gb it shows no space while capture photo or download something. No I inserted a 32 GB ...
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Download, install, and run Android App that is not available in my country

I am actually interested to download certain apps from Play Store. However, the app that I wanted to download (in this case, Android Auto) is not available in my country. Previously, I managed to ...
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Cannot install any APK file due to “Out of Space” misleading error (plenty of space)

I know there are tons of questions about this, but I have tried many possible solutions to no avail. I believe the "Out of space" error is misleading... I have a problem: I cannot install any .apk ...
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Install/Run Android Skype on ARM LInux?

I have a Chromebook with an ARM processor. I have installed Ubuntu on that Chromebook. However, since there is no Skype-binary for ARM Linux, is it possible to use the version of Skype of the ...
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pixys os android 9 lost Instagram

I have upgraded to pixys os android 9 and certain apps like Instagram and es zip file explorer have disappeared from play store. It says "your device isn't compatible with this version" Any ...
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Delete unused apk files from system memory

I own a Xperia M running on Jelly Bean 4.3. I have uninstalled unwanted apps like PicsArt, Cricbuzz, Xperia privilege and so many so on... a long time ago. Now I found the apk files of those apps here ...
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Convert system app to a user app without root

Is there any way to make a system app a user app using adb and without root?
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Cant install apk, remove apk and install apk again, it fails

I have an issue that Im a bit curious about. When I do the following with a self-signed APK it wont install. Use case: Download APK Open apk inbrowser and install it Allow unknown sources in google ...
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How to keep track of updates to APK

I use only a handful of apk that are not from Google Play store (for whatever reason). For example Youtube Vanced, GCamera, Blokada. But since they are not in the Play store, is there any way I can ...
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I can't open my apk file

I downloaded an apk from the web that is a paid app in the Play Store, but I can't use the app cause the app knows I downloaded it without paying. I tried it with 2 different apps and these happened: ...
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Install APK on Bluestacks for Mac

How do you install .apk file on Bluestacks for Mac? More specifically, where is the directory for Bluestacks kept and do I have the 'APK Handler'?
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Not able to install app using adb command

I have a broken screen in my device due to that i am not able to take back of contact and other data. I am trying to use vysor chrome plugin which installs an app and cast the screen in to web ...
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clone app and do auto-update on the cloned app like Parallel Space

Is it possible to create something like Parallel Space by oneself? There a well described to procedure how to clone an app How to keep two versions of an app installed? How to Install and Run ...