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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 to send .apk file over mobile Gmail?

Since .apk is a regular executable file, I was more than sure that I will be able to trick mobile Gmail in the same way as I was able to trick PC version of Gmail years ago to force it to send a PC ...
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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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How do I translate an application that is protected and cannot be translated by AllTrans Xposed Module?

I've been trying to translate this application using AllTrans, yet I don't know how to do it by extracting and recompiling the APK?
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APK signature verified but warns file “not protected by signature”?

I'm using apksigner to verify the authenticity of a Google Podcast apk that I downloaded from an apk mirror. This apk (and older versions) verifies successfully (v1/v2/v3) and returns exit code 0 but ...
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How to run Python interpreter embedded in apk and run script?

I would like to know how I can go about running a Python interpreter that is embedded inside an Android Apk and making it run a .py script, or a pyc script. How can all this be configured from code?
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Installing the Xperia Keyboard on non-Xperia devices

I recently went from a Sony Xperia phone to a Huawei P10 Lite. I very much appreciated the Xperia keyboard I had, and would like to install it on this phone. I thought that it would work on all ...
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How to put restrictions on android?

Is it possible to install android on a tablet and then restrict its use case scenario? What i mean is can i make it so that no apps can be installed (Not even by using an external apk) except the one ...
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Add D-Pad Support To App

Nowadays, flip phones run android. You are able to install any app, as long as it supports the framework. But, the one problem is that there is no touchscreen on flip phones. Is there a way to add &...
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Oppo mobile blocks button clicks with hyperlink

I have developed an android app, which has a button that opens a website link on click. The function works in Motorola, Samsung, some Redmi phones.But, the function doesn't works on oppo phones. ...
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How to sniff android app connected URLs

I want to intercept a traffic and found out some streaming URLs from an android app. When I tried to use Packet Capture, the app says "please turn off VPN connection" once started. So I can'...
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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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Where are the download images for Android?

I'm attempting to update my older Samsung 10.1 to a newer version of Android (7.1) which has been confirmed on a few sites that it's working. However, the only download links I've found are on sites I'...
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Galaxy s2 stuck in flight mode

I am attempting to unlock my old galaxy s2 without needing to reset it. My original plan was to get the pin wrong 5 times, then unlock using google account. However, when I inserted the sim card I ...
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Cannot use FTP to download BT Notifications.apk for Android Watch

I bought Yuntab Bluetooth Smart Jogging Watch U8 from Amazon. The printed directions say to download an APK from an IP address with FTP: thufir@doge:~/.bluetooth$ thufir@doge:~/.bluetooth$ ftp 120.24....
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Google Family link uninstall automatically YT kids apk

Google Family link and YT kids are not available in my country, but I managed to download and install and configure Family link in both my phone and my kid's tablet and then install the YT Kids APK in ...
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Unable to install apk signed with debug key on one android, but able with the other

So I need desperate help here as I signed using uber-apk-signer tool (I don't have developer license to sign it legit). I had tested it on my own phone by installing apk and it worked, and now am on ...
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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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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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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 do IDE apps on Android build APK?

Apps like AIDE, SketchWare, and AppBuilder can build APK files directly on Android devices. How do those apps do it?
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Unable to install a modified apk file

I want to monitor the https traffic of an Android app downloaded from google play. This app can only be run at Android N and above. So I use Charles proxy and follow this document to modify the apk ...
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Call recording problem

I use a Samsungs Galaxy Star Pro GT-S7262 with Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I have installed quite a few call recorder apps from Google Play and though they are recording all the calls, whenever I play back the ...
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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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Uninstall apps installed from their APK

I'm developing a game from Unity for Android, I created the first version, uploaded the APK to the phone, tap it, installed, nice. Now I have a new build, if I do the same, it won't install because ...
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Will this Remove a Permission from an App?

So I downloaded an app from the web today, but it had some permissions I was uncomfortable with granting. So, I used APKTool to decompile the APK, removed the suspicious permission from the manifest, ...
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how to install split apk

I want to download the apk file of an android app from Google Play, change it (for unstance, modify some assests) and then install it on a phone. I managed to download apk using a tool called Raccoon -...
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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 were done ...
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App from playstore run but same apk crashes on sideload install

On my noughat device, I have downloaded app from playstore, which is running great. Extract apk from install app, uninstall it and again succussfully install with package installer. But second time on ...
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i am trying to install an apk using abd shell on my huawei p30 lite

My display and touchscreen is broken and I am trying to get a number from my contacts and I am trying to install vysor.apk on my phone to use it using my pc. I am using adb shell to install the apk, ...
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Parse Error on external GMS APKs

I want to install external google service APKs on my Chinese Honor 9x, which doesn't have them from scratch. The current guides provide a set of 6 APKs to install from. However, 3 of them raise the "...
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i'm not member anymore in groups after moving from the modified to official whatsapp

I installed whatsapp plus year ago or so. I entered several groups did some conversions. a month ago whenever I press or go to the app it showed me you can't use it anymore after the 1st of April and ...
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How to combine ODEX and VDEX files with an APK file?

I have an .apk file, also comes with it two files, one .odex files, another .vdex file. The files were pulled from the /system/app folder of another phone. The files hierarchy on the original system ...
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How to install split-apk as system app?

I would like to know if its possible to convert a split-apk user app to a system app. One example is the google messaging app, it has a couple of apk files, lib and oat folders and base.dm file in its ...
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How can I add data to apk?

What I know is: I can get .apk of installed application from /data/app I can get data of installed application from /data/data What I want is: Add/pack this application-data into .apk so-that when ...
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Can I get .apk file of an installed app?

I have deployed my apps .apk file on a Qualcomm device. Now due to my bad luck my laptop on which this app was developed got stolen.So i do not have my app code with me. However i have the device on ...
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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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How to verify sideloaded APKs?

I have sideloaded APKs, which are not available on sites like APK Mirror or APK Pure, from Google Play via the Evozi APK downloading service. It is an online banking app, so I want to verify it. How ...
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Can't install game through apk and obb file

I can't install a game through apk and obb file in my Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I have Samsung Grand Prime Plus and I have recently tried rooting my device several times but it failed. I'm wondering if ...
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How to embed an Android app's data together with the app into a new apk file?

I found this Windows program to embed an Android app's data into a new apk together with the app. https://github.com/And42/SaveToGame/releases But it seems it uses old smali, baksmali, apktool files. ...
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Question About Google Play

It seems it is not possible to update apk installed games using Play Store anymore. Is there any way to bypass this problem?
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Where does Android store the binaries of the apps themselves?

In operating systems like windows there is a special folder like Program Files where the executables themselves are stored. But in android it's kind of amazing that the binaries themselves are hidden ...
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Root - patch/change installed application's smali code

I want to modify an existing android application, but I want to have it keep its original signature, or at least its capabilities of auto updating and using Google Play services. I am aware of Lucky ...
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How to block app silent installation

Recently I noticed I have opera browser installed. I definitely did not install it because I was sleeping at that time. I checked installation time and revealed it was the day before yesterday ...
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How can I add apps from different regions? [duplicate]

I want to install apps from another region (example 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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Does `adb install` do APK signature verification?

When using adb install something.apk, does the Android Package Manager verify the signature of the APK? adb install seems to bring up nothing up on the phone's screen, so it's hard for me to know if ...
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How to make packages from f-droid to be treated as from a “known source” (if I have root)?

I usually get packages from http://f-droid.org/ repository through their package browser (because then I have a guarantee that I use free (= libre) software); and they are signed with their key. I ...
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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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Install arbitrary apk from filesystem on Android 10?

Looks like in Android 10, "install from unknown sources" was changed from a global setting to a per-app permission. Apparently in order to install APKs now I need to whitelist each app that I'm trying ...
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How to calculate/verify SHA-256-Digest from META-INF/*.SF file?

I'm trying to manually verify an APK file in the way Android would do when such file is installed in some old system (<7). I have one problem I can't really solve. They say the following: As ...

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