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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to tell what architecture an APK is intended for?

I am writing a script to test a large quantity of apks. Some run on x86 and some run on arm. Is there a way I can tell which apks are intended for which architecture? I have looked through the ...
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Why does Android keep APK files of installed apps?

Android keeps APK files of installed user apps in /data/app directory and system apps in /system/app directory. Does it mean Android extracts the dex files from the APK files every time the app is ...
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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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Why WhatsApp is suddenly unable to open any APK shared by users?

As of 13-11-18, I was sharing APK files on WhatsApp, for testing apps within a circle of people, with no problem whatsoever. But as of today, if I try to open an apk, I get an error toast saying: ...
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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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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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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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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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Apk file not installing in android says “You may not have proper app for viewing this content”

I'm trying to install apk file in Samsung but it says "You may not have proper app for viewing this content". I've checked "allow installation from unknown source" option in security, but no luck. ...
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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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Possible to install APK from personal website?

How can I allow a user to do web-install of Android APK file from my personal web page? Like to create a personal (private) APK repository where I could put APK files and send a client the link to the ...
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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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APK Installation Error

I have downloaded 3 apks: 5.39 MB 1.04 MB 4.32 MB Now, the problem is when I tried to install the first 2 apks, I get an error message. Out of space The apk couldn't be installed. Free up ...
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comparing signatures of apks

I have two .apk files that are supposed to be different versions of the same app. What is the best way to check if they where both signed with the same key? (I want to make sure no mistakes where ...
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Verify that an APK has been built from given source code

For the same app, I have: an APK from an app store, what is claimed to be the source code for the same version. With a pretty usual Gradle build script and structure. I want to check whether the APK ...
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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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Install older version of apk on to newer installed version or root SH-06E 1.00.08

Is it possible to install an older version of an app (via .apk), when a newer version is already installed on the device ­– without rooting and patching system with Lucky Patcher or previously ...
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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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I can't install apk file: App Not Installed

I recently got a HTC One M9, and I wanted to replace it's gallery with my old phone's gallery because I loved one of the filters that it had. This led to me having to download a third party APK file, ...
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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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Can't install apk from Package Installer

I have downloaded an apk from a site, but now I cannot install it; when I'm trying to install, it just returns me an alert / toast message with: Sorry, no application available The Package Installer....
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Can not install apk, got navigated to Security page when tap on apk

I need to install apk on my Motorola android 7, no root. I did enable allow install app from unknown source I dont have any screen filtering app running on my phone (so other thread on this topic ...