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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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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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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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Android doesn't give me option to install APK

I have an Alcatel 1S (2020), running Android 10. I have "install from unknown sources" enabled. I've been trying to install APK files but when I click on the downloaded file, the option to ...
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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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Applications are not installed with adb restore

I have non-rooted Android 7.0 device (NVIDIA Shield Tablet) which was previously backed up with adb backup -apk -shared -all -nosystem -f mybackup.ab But restoring it with adb restore mybackup.ab ...
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How to change color of an app?

I don't know programming,but I know that we can change color of an app by going to res>>values>>color and editing it there with the app "apk editor". But this app is not working ...
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How to remove ads from an app and stop its update?

There are various related links at Android Enthusiasts. I am not so techie so that I can do programming in APKs. Moreover, I don’t want to unlock bootloader or root my android phone. Some APKs are not ...
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Apk Files Do Not Appear On File Manager

15 minutes ago - I could download apk files & they would immediately show up in the file manager & all I had to do was install them. I seemingly deleted some relevant files (I cannot remember ...
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Is there a way to make a short cut icon that executes a sh file in android?

I made a sh file for being executed in termux, i want to make an icon that opens termux and execute that sh file. Kind an apk icon, that when you mash it executes the program
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How to disable recapcha in an apk?

I downloaded CryptoTab Pro and I want to automate itm but every three hours I have to do a recaptcha. Any way of removing this at all?
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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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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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Can't verify SHA256 fingerprint using apksigner

Just wondering if anyone can help me with the apksigner command line tool. I have just installed 'android-sdk-build-tools r30.0.3-4' on my linux machine and have subsequently tried to run the command '...
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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 extract data from an .APK file?

I want to extract or copy every detail that .apk contain, like for example extracting data from whatsapp.apk or linked-in.apk or twitter.apk. Please note that I dont want to extract my personal data ...
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How to edit/copy game data

I've seen posts like this before but they don't mention things I'm used to seeing. I'm looking to see how to get the .apk file of a game to bring it over to my pc to edit. The game in question is FNAF:...
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What is needed to have an Android app as a copy for test mode [migrated]

Is there a way to have same app twice on same device using some simple patch? One copy is current version downloaded from the store A testing copy is an APK coming out of a CI/CD system (built using ...
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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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Is it possible to install an app compiled for ARM on an x86 emulator image

I tried to install an apk from online on a virtual device, but it wouldn't install due to INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS. I'm able to install it on an ARM image, but ARM images are super slow on my ...
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Debugger to a non-debuggable Android app

I want to know can we attach a debugger to an app running on the smartphone which is published over Google Play Store without modifying the original app? The reasons for asking this is by default the ...
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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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Is there a standard way to identify if a mobile application is native or hybrid by looking at the apk file?

I'm a beginner learning mobile appsec. I just wanted to know if there is a standard way to identify if a mobile application is native or hybrid by looking at the apk file?
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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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SystemUI.apk and framework-res.apk causes bootloop after being modified

Hi I'm using a stock LineageOS rom specifically android Pie (LineageOS 16) and I've been modifying system applications, such as SystemUI, framework, gallery, sms etc. before (on samsung ROMS) and so ...
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How to automate user actions?

I've seen a few questions similar to this before, but they all seem to be concerned with performing tasks in apps rather than actually simulating user action (e.g. swipes, taps, keypresses, etc.) in a ...
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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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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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Where does APKMirror.com get its apks?

APKMirror.com hosts complete split apks, containing not just the base.apk but also many languages/multiple architecture support/vr apks etc. Take for example the contents of this chrome split apk: ...
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Can not install apks from File Manager or browser?

In the answer to this question I specifically discovered that I could not install the VLC nightlies. It had nothing to do with that answer, which was on a question about which version of VLC was right ...
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Why would an APK contain DLL files?

I used Archive Manager on Linux Mint to open the APK of a game made with Unity. To my surprise, inside the archive, there is a folder under the path /assets/bin/Data/Managed/ that contains almost 10MB ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 the desktop and want to install apks without actually touching my android. How to do this?
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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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Getting “Error code -507” from the Play Store and “Install failed, user restricted” when installing an APK

I have a Chinese-branded phone from Spreadtrum. I can't install any apps both from the Play Store and APK. Play Store gives "Error code: -507". Installing an APK using ADB gives "Failure [...
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USB Drivers for Dragon Touch E70 (or how to install an APK from PC on this device?)

I purchased a Dragon Touch E70 tablet from Tablet Express. I am developing an app, but I cannot get Eclipse to detect the device. I can't find where to download drivers for this device either. Any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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