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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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Accumulation of APK's?

I just noticed a folder on the internal memory of my Samsung Galaxy S4 with name SmsContactsBackup that has an accumulation of APK's. You'd think that folder name indicates one of those Android backup ...
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Cannot download apps

I recently have received error 495 on my Nexus 6P running Nougat, causing none of my apps to update. I tried common solutions like clearing cache and signing in, but they didn't work. I eventually ...
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Importing APK Files from google play console , then making it run on Android Studio

I am currently working for my professor and there was a programmer before me that built the app. I am trying to convert his APK file into my own Android Studio for the full code so I can make updates ...
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What are some fast ways to install same apks on 400 android tablet?

I work at a school who wants to implement a modern education system with tablets. There will be around 400 tablet all should have a few applications installed for students to use. I'm planning to ...
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Can an apk file be written to any type of NFC tag

Is it possible to write an apk file to a NFC tag for it to be downloaded when a user desires? bWe are trying to create a solution in which our reps in the field can simply turn on NFC in specific ...
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Query editing apk name

Will it effect working of app if I change name of apk using apk editor? It's an VPN app and I want to change apk package name. I'm not the owner of the apk and using apk editor app to modify the name.
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APK version downgrade impossible on Rooted Nougat 7.0?

From the title it's weird that i've removed a system app and it's data folder from system and data locations by using this batch : abd root adb remount adb shell rm -r /system/app/apkfolder adb ...
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Installing apk files on Kyocera Dura XE (flipphone running android)

The Kyocera Dura XE is a flip phone running Android Lollipop 5.2. I've enabled developer mode, usb debugging and all the "verify stuff" options are unchecked and "Unknown Sources" is on in Security ...
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Android APK installing method

I want to know how the APK installing in Android exactly works. E.g. a downloaded APK is installed when I press 'install' but there is some process, right? I want to know that. Inside the APK of the ...
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Problem of rebuilding apps after changing

I decompiled an app using apktool and it worked,but when I made my change and tried to recompile it with apktool it threw exception at smiling smali stage. If any change isn't made apktool can rebuild ...
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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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What about Android App Bundles' language support?

You can find out everything you need to know about Android App Bundles here. As this is a new way to deliver apk's I am very interested in how it works. When taking a look at the explanatory video ...
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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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APK won't install

I have a Moto X running Android 5.0.1 and can't install an APK that i've received on my e-mail from a developer on my company. I already researched a bit about this and none of the similar problems ...
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Using same google account on multiple devices

So I have a digital signage application installed on my android tv devices, which I install at various offline stores, which show ads at their stores (remotely configured by me) with my apk (...
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Changing App Installer to Flashable Installer?

Hello There Everyone!, To clarify the title... Is there a way to change, modify, convert, etc... an App Installer (.apk) to a Flashable Installer (.zip). I'm not referring to just creating a zip ...
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My own signed APK now warning of “unrecognised developer” when installing locally

This warning has started showing up literally in the last day or so, whereas previously my own APK (signed with a keystore/password that I have successfully used on currently released software) would ...
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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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Languages that an App is available for, on Play Store?

I am not sure when it changed but as of right now I am unable to see what language an App is available for on Play Store. I wanted to compare size of some Apps on App Store vs Play Store and was ...
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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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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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Remove a package (upday) from stock theme

I'm new to android so please forgive my maybe trivial questions. So far I've been able to root my J3-2017 (TWRP+SuperSU+Nougat) and now I can access the internal file system using adb shell. My ...
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How to run two Messenger applications logged into different accounts?

I have done a bit of research, and that, coupled with some programming knowledge, leads me to believe that it should be perfectly possible to run two separate applications of Facebook Messenger. Is ...
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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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Should I redownload apps for 64bit version?

I had a 32bit mobile(Snapdron 400) now i have a 64bit(625). I have apks from the old phone. Can I install the apks (converted downloaded apps to apk using “Es_file_explorer”) from old phone.Or I need ...
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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 can I install APK file on Bluestacks app player?

I have created an Android application using Eclipse, and now I'd like to install the APK on Bluestacks which is running on Windows 7. How can I install an APK on the Bluestacks player?
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What is the APK (and package) name of the Google App?

On my Android 4.1.2 I can see force stop, uninstall updates, clear data, clear cache and view permissions of my installed apps via Settings > Manage apps but I am unable to tell their APK and/or ...
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Is there a Google play store apk available somewhere? [duplicate]

Everyone keeps telling me that such apk has never been published by Google. Is that so? I need to put Google Play Store on a Chinese mobile, but I cant root nor flash it with a custom recovery ROM. I ...
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How to install apk in 2nd user of android 5.0 without playstore

So, android 5.0.2 doesn't allow side loading of apks for 2nd user (irrespective of whether it is guest or standard user). "Unknown Sources" is disabled and is uncheckable. And I use a pure Cyanogen ...
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Can I install an APK on a new Android device before the setup wizard runs?

We got a bunch of Google Pixel 2 (Android 8.1) devices for our employees. We want to install the Microsoft Intune Company Portal for Android app and a LOB application. To save time, we don't want to ...
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About apk installation

I have doubt on installation of apk file. Where does the apk file store RAM or ROM ? As we know that RAM is volatile memory and ROM is secondary storage and also when is system shutdown, is the ...
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Schedule automatic updates - not from Google Play?

I don't use Google Play with my Android-based phone; mostly I use APKPure and its app. However, I do want to be able to schedule periodic updates of all apps (or of some apps) - instead of me having ...
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APK & Bluestacks

I just downloaded Bluestacks and am trying to open an APK file, but everytime I download an APK my Windows 10 saves it as a PDK. Also, I don't see the option on Bluestacks to handle the APK file. ...
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Cant install a APK of an pre-installed app (Samsung galaxy a5)

I'm trying to download a APK for Spotify premium but because of my phone service (fido) Spotify came pre-installed. When I install the APK it trys to update the pre-installed spotify even though it's ...
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What process happens when there is a system optimization?

My question is the following: Not long ago I was moving apk, data and .dex files to the directories / data, and they did not show the applications I had manually installed, if not until I rebooted on ...
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How do I know which version of Google Play Services to update to?

I have an Android 5.1 system on a Doogee X5 phone, but this question is a bit more general. Suppose I want to update my "Google Play Services" manually, without having a Google Account of any kind. ...
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2 apk files for same app

I've noticed that several of my applications have 2 apk files (different versions). Why are there two? And is it safe for me to delete the older one? For example, on my phone I see: "Google Play ...
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How to clone and application with all its files in the same device?

Basically what I want is to have the same app twice, but if I use APK Cloner the new app doesn't have the original's app saved data, so what I want is to clone the data of the original APK to the ...
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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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can't install APK on Android device running kernel version 3.10.49

I am trying to install the Android Terminal Emulator by Jack Palevich (https://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator) I have tried installing various versions of this application, including ...
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How to get camera and gallery working for android 5.1

My phone recently couldn't use Camera neither the front or rear camera. It would show black screen and freeze I cleared cache and did a hard reset. It didn't solve it. So I thought of uninstall both ...
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Disable auto correct in smart typing apk - without settings

I have a samsung - android 6- with no settings in it (yes I deleted it) .is there any apk where I can control the smart typing or auto correction (ON/OFF)?
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Can APK Editor be used to increase the location/GPS Fix Interval?

I want increase location fix updates for Google Maps location history (currently 10-15secs) and other location calls on my android Marshmallow device. Can this be achieved by something like APK Editor?...
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How to block from installing APK?

there are apps to blocks Play Store from installing apps but how to block APK from being installed. I want like user needs to input password before downloading or use pre-downloaded apps and not ...
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How can I install an app from GitHub on Android without a PC or root?

I would like to install this fork of Phonograph. How can I install it on Android without any PC or Rooting? Also, is there any way that I could compile the data into an APK file?
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Chrome extension won't install [duplicate]

Hi I'm trying to install betfair's extension for chrome but when i press "Install" on the screenshot nothing happens. It is an apk and I've got android 5.1.1 on my phone. I've enabled the "unknown ...
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How do i fix this

I cant install this software. I bought a smartwatch from China, this is the screen i am getting:
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Is there a simple way to undo an app update?

I'd like to revert to the previous version and stick with that permanently. Is that possible? I have Beautiful Widgets installed, and had it set to auto-update. It just did, and the 'update' is ...
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Will Play Store update a SideLoaded APK

We have created an android App, and we wish to share the APK with a few friends and family before publishing it to the Play Store. Our concern is that, if they install the APK, and then later we push ...