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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Why doesn't nova launcher remain as my default launcher in Vivo Y51L?

I am using Vivo Y51L ( Andriod 5.0.2 ) and when ever I set nova launcher as my default launcher, it works. But when I open the nova settings and after that remove it from the background, the launcher ...
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Is there an non-engineer-friendly auto-“convert apk architecture” tool for linux/anbox?

Non-android entheausist here, just wondering why "convert apk architecture" returned no search results on duckduckgo, as did my search for an x86_64 version of the Kindle.apk...
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How can I add apps from different regions? [duplicate]

I want to install apps from my home region (such as Nabobil), but can't, because I have a different region on my phone. I'm using Google Pixel 2 running on Android 10 (latest Android version at the ...
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Is it possible to install a Wear OS apk from an Android phone?

I develop Wear OS apps and watchfaces at home with Android Studio, then use adb to install them to a physical watch. I'm currently on a trip, and connected to my home development machine (via my ...
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Potentially Malicious APKs [duplicate]

In theory, should it be possible to root your device with an APK file? Or possibly create a potential harmful application? I know that APKs can be used as apps you can install offline, but I'm ...
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''App not installed'' when trying to install from an APK, but the same app can be installed from Play Store

This happens sometimes on my Alcatel Tetra running Android 8.1 (Oreo), I would go to install an APK file, but it says App not installed For example, I've been trying Nova Launcher. It works fine ...
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APK install getting: “none of your apps can open this file”

I'm trying to install an apk. It has worked before but now not at all. Trying to open it with different other apps. In "Files" selecting "Open With" gives me the error None of your apps can open this ...
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No download link for Adblock Plus

The page https://adblockplus.org/android-about from the Adblock Plus website discusses Adblock Plus for android. It clearly refers to the version that runs in the background and blocks all ads (and is ...
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Exploiting Janus (CVE-2017-13156) - what do these error messages mean?

I am working on a school research project about the Janus vulnerability (CVE-2017-13156). Janus is a vulnerability of the signature scheme v1 while installing APKs. I know this does not correspond ...
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Strip /lib from installed apk

Most apks have a /lib dir inside with .so files that can be several megabytes. Some even come loaded with libs for different architectures (arm, mips, x86). Libs for relevant arch are copied in /data/...
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File installer not recognising correct app .apk

Some apps that I'm trying to install via .apk file are recognised by my file installer as File Downloader and not the correct app. I'm using a P30 lite, Android 9 / EMUI 9.01 unrooted. I hope there's ...
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How can I extract all apks (both system and user) from rooted android device? [duplicate]

I would like to backup all apks on my android device. Even the system ones. I know how to extract one apk, but I didn't know if there was a tool or a script or a command that I could use to grab all ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Install Split APK Manually

Recently I got to know a thing called split apks, and found the slices as invalid apk files, only the base is. Unfortunately, this means the usual default package installer is unable to handle this, ...
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I can't install showbox apk into Huawei P10

I installed showbox apk to my xiaomi phone it works well. But, when i install it to my other android phone (huawei p10) it just get stuck near at the end. i have enabled install from unknown sources ...
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How to control distribution of an app over EMM devices

We are continuously developing an Android (Ionic v1) app for a company private usage. We have been publishing it on Google Play setting its availability only to one company. That company gives to ...
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Access Google Now launcher

Google closed their Google now launcher and all devices shows incompatible on Google play store. But I can find its apk on internet. After installing app it won't show up in my settings for default ...
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Can't install APK's that have been installed before

I've build an app in Unity which has been working fine for months. I then decided to reinstall the app because of an issue that later turned out to be a problem with a CSV file the app needed to ...
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How to copy apk and data from old device to new device

I purchased an app via Google's play store about a year and half ago. Basically, I got a new phone, transferred data from my old phone to the new one. The app I'm referring to is there but as the "...
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How to install Split APK as system app?

I have copied it's APK to /system/app, but it crashes after a restart and also tried using Lucky patcher to move to system, but failed. Android 7.0 Rooted with SuperSU.
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Installing downloaded APK after accidentally denying [duplicate]

I was trying to install a downloaded APK onto my Pixel 3. During the initial install attempt I was presented with a screen that looked approximately like this one (without the added emphasis on the ...
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How to install two versions of the same app so Android wont install it as an update

I have a game called mindustry on my phone, and want to use the .apk for the current version separately from the beta version. What would I need to do to make my device not install the newer .apk as ...
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How to download apk file of telegram app on android? [duplicate]

Telegram allow to install app only on Google Play Store but I want to download apk file and send to my friend because his Android device which does not have access to Google Play Store. Is it ...
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Moving app from “/data/app” to “/system/priv-app” leads to reboot (Magisk, Android 8.1) [duplicate]

I have a rooted device Samsung SM-T590 (Galaxy Tab A, 2018, 10.5, Android 8.1.0) I have Root Explorer app installed When I try to move some app from "/data/app" to "/system/priv-app" (using Root ...
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On Kindle Fire 8, granting permission to Android apps

This is a modified cross-post from ebooks, but perhaps more of an Android question since Kindle Fire runs on a bespoke Android build. I have a Kindle Fire 8 (7th gen) running on Fire OS 5.3.6.4, ...
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How can I find preinstalled apps via adb?

Is there a way to find for example a preinstalled WhatsApp? So before I delete WhatsApp I can check if for example Samsung has a pre-version installed on the device (and so I can’t fully remove it)? ...
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Blocked by app states no internet but I do everything else works

Whenever I try to connect to this one app it opens and then says no internet connection My internet is working just fine only problem is just this one app and it's for work so I need to get it ...
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How to activate a BASIS watch

I've a BASIS watch that was kept on its box for years, completely forget that I've one for a long time until now. Now BASIS after been acquired by Intel was shutdown soon after (I guess around 2016). ...
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App can't install. Error 910 on Google Play Sotre and conflicting packages when sideloaded, even though the app isn't already installed [duplicate]

Alright, first, I should point out that I'm not a developer or hacker, I've never worked with adb and so on, which means I didn't mess with advanced system settings or anything like that. I'm posting ...
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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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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 ...