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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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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How to regain control of my phone? Possible RDP [closed]

I'm not a developer so please be patient with me, I don't know the right terminology. My home network has been infiltrated, laptops, chromebook, android phones and Xbox all affected. There is lots of ...
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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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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION when trying to install Google app on Moto e5 go

How do I install Google on my Moto e5 go when there is an error message on the ADB saying: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox attempting to ...
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Some apps will not run on Virtual Device

I have noticed recently, newer versions of some apps wont run on a Virtual Device, even with proxy disabled. Example app: com.soundcloud.android If you start the app and try to sign in, you get a ...
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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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Why do OEM headunits come with a bunch of .apk files that break functionalities?

I'm curious as an end user, what is the functional purpose of these .apk files scattered all across the root directories of the headunit? Most, if not all, of these appear to break various functions ...
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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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How to test scan check MULTIPLE BULK apk app installers for spyware malfunction malware coding

Question How to test scan check MULTIPLE BULK apk app installers for spyware malfunction malware coding I am installing r&d with advertising 300-400 video apps to test and try and check which are ...
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How to do Batch install multile apks from windows computer to Android box

I want to batch install apks from my desktop directly. Such as I downloaded many apks on the windows desktop i also have them on a USB stick and want to install apks without actually touching my ...
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Cant install apps from Play store or using APK file and MIUI storage calculates 0 free space

First time asking so please correct me if I am wrong,Also please suggest me title for this question I have redmi 8 running miui 12 , Recently I cant install apps from playstore it keeps pending and ...
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Installing an app (.apk file) from the native Android HTMLViewer 8.1

I have a tablet that's locked up pretty good (Android 8.1). Locked bootloader, managed android OS, proprietary apps, etc... I'm trying to see if I can get an app to install on it. One way I've thought ...
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App knows I'm using fake GPS

I am using an android app, i was using fake gps app to show my location wrong. But now the app understands that I am using fake location app. I'm using nox player on the computer, the app has its own ...
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"app not installed" error on installing rebuild recompiled resigned after editing modifying app manifest through Apk editor?

How to solve "app not installed" error on installing rebuild recompiled resigned after editing modifying app manifest through Apk editor for changing Android storage location? I was trying ...
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🤔❓APK components - services, activities, broadcast & content receivers where's their data Stored?

As I understand Every APK install is associated with these components. Trying to figure out precisely where they are stored. Services Activities Broadcast receivers Content receivers For most apps ...
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Can't install an APK from OneDrive on Android

Installing an APK from the Google Drive app on Android works fine for me after setting Google Drive on the "Install from external sources" list under Security settings to 'yes'. But the ...
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How do i move a folder to the root of my Android Device?

I'm trying to install a GPS apk (igo primo), I have the apk and all the files i need but i cant access the root folder the instructions specify. The instructions say this : "Move this folder to ...
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How do I get "My APK" app to find my APKS file

I have installed My APK app on BlueStacks. It is very small but just barely readable. I enabled its access to the local computer. The app is supposed to handle APKS, but in the APKS tab, it says no ...
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Enable Package Installer

I have rooted OnePlus 5t, I used Lucky Pacher to disable Package Installer and when I reboot my device I got boot loop... Is there something I can do beside factory rest? is there an option to enable ...
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Securely Sideloading In-House Apps

I am working in a secure environment where we do not have wireless communication of any kind, so the only way of installing an app on our Android devices is to sideload it - the original sideloading, ...
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How to verify that an application is untouched?

What are some ways to verify that an app is untouched? I see things that are released with the apk file like: PGP Signature Build Log guaranteed to correspond to source tarball If you would like to ...
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How to find PID of test runner

I have my app and my tests saved as following: App package name: com.my.app Test runner: com.my.app.test When I run the app by itself, I can use adb to see the pid of my app: adb shell ps | grep com....
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Can I edit an Apk for removing Ads even getting updates?

There are various sources for downloading an apk. After installing an apk, Play Store detects the app. And it shows updates, if any update is available. After updating the app, the app starts ads. Can ...
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How can I see request and network profiling on an app that is decompiled by Android studio?

I chose "Profile or Debug APK" in Android Studio and chose a downloaded apk. Then, when I try to profile it, I see spikes in network tab, but I cannot see network requests and responses. ...
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How to install XAPK packages on Android 4.4 (API 19)?

There is an Android 4.4 (KitKat, API version 19) device, that should get some external programs with XAPK packages. These XAPK packages does not contain any OBB files, they just have a "main"...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Are updates from APK Mirror legit the same as Google Play Store?

I recently updated the Google Play Services 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 changing the date (...
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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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