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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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Developing Android apps from within Android [duplicate]

I want to be able to develop Android applications from my Nexus 6p. Basically, just have a project, and compile it into an installable apk, but from within Android itself. I have heard of AIDE and ...
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Sign apk as system application while flashing

I have created an application which uses interfaces and classes as well as permissions from the hidden API. Now I would like to create a flashable zip file which installs the apk as system app. If I'm ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore an app with data via ADB?

Basically, I want to install an app with my settings already configured to a bunch of phones. My thinking was Install app on phone 1 Configure Dump app and Data to PC ADB app and data to phone 2 ...
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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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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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Possibility of installing two versions of Google Play Store

Few days ago I tried to install two version of Google Play Store simultaneously. I used APKTool in order to change package name (it's a standard procedure for this purpose). I aligned and signed new ...
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Third party apps installation when 'unknown source' option is disabled

Instead of using my company phone, I set up my company email account (MS Exchange Active) on my personal phone. So now I can organise and overview my private and work events in the calendar etc. Also ...
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Downgrade skype on Android to before Microsoft ruined it

I have downloaded a few apk's from APKmirror removed skype from my Nexus 5x adb install -r -d com.skype.raider_7.34.0.114-119668850_minAPI15\(armeabi-v7a\)\(nodpi\)_apkmirror.com.apk 5486 KB/s (...
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How do I install an apk as a system application?

I'm trying to install an application in the system/app folder of a device. It needs to be done since I'm writing a QAT program and the tests need to run with a few privileges not available to third ...
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Is there a non-app tool for batch backup of APK files?

Just as the other times, an answer to my question shall not contemplate an app from either the Play Store, or any other source. What I'm after, is a tool capable to backup user apps, system apps or ...
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Not compatible app and “install failed missing shared library”

I am currently trying to get a game app running in windows and got some problems. Ive already tested Bluestacks, SocketQ, Android x86, Youwave and the official Android SDK Emulator. Now I'm trying "...
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How to access Android APKs without rooting

I recently bought a 7" Android ICS tablet as a gift for a friend. Unfortunately it's not a Store supported device, so I can't download from the Store. There are a number of sites that allow you to ...
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How to remove all Google-specific apps from a rooted Android?

Some time ago I read somewhere that Chinese carriers are removing Google-specific software (Google Search, Google Play, etc) from Android devices they carry. What I wanted to know is if this is ...
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How to extract icons/iconography from APKs

I just want to know if it's possible to break open an APK (say from Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram, YouTube) to get their unique iconography sets (for personal UX concept works and uses only, ...
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Share apk via bluetooth

I have to receive an apk by bluetooth to my phone, but i can't do it, because in my phone(nexus 5 running android 6.0.1) blocks the file, the devices are paired, I tried with others files like images, ...
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TWRP recovery: “pm install /path/to.apk” not working

I'm making a flashable zip for TWRP, to debloat my phone. I also want to install apps in the same script. However, when I do "pm install /path/to.apk" (whether in a script or through the terminal) I ...
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How are “ShareIt”,“Xender” etc able to install APK without requiring “unknown source” permission?

Normally, if I have to install an apk(say from SD card), I need to enable “Unknown Sources” in my phone's settings. But when I transfer and install any APK from another phone using "ShareIt", no such ...
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Why does the Play Store's download percentage never reach 100%?

I've owned two Android phones so far. While both are HTC ones, I've used several customised ROMs on the older one, so the following does not seem to be specific to one maker or installation. I've ...
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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App breaks after resigning apk?

For fun and giggles, i got the latest musical.ly apk, i then used this ( https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3267216/can-i-resign-an-apk-with-a-different-certificate-than-what-it-came-with ) to delete ...
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Installing APK signed with different key possible through adb install -r?

Android will refuse to upgrade a package, if it is signed with a different key, making me to uninstall first (and lose user data) and re-install. If I install the new APK via adb install -r XYZ.apk, ...
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Amazon Underground APK download location?

I am trying to download a game for my child in the Amazon Underground app store. The problem is, the Underground app refuses to install under my child's login (it claims to be incompatible with my ...
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Minimum required apps for Android AOSP? [closed]

I am building AOSP Android 5.1 to run on custom hardware that should run a single APK application (as a launcher). The hardware has a camera, speakers, microphone, wifi and LCD screen. There is no ...
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Download purchased APK from play store

I am using CyanogenMod on my Android devices without Google Apps (and consequently without the Play Store). Nevertheless, I have a Google account bound to my device ID and have purchased various apps ...
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Why is this app install failing as incompatible and can it be force installed?

I've used the Yell app for ages (com.yell.launcher2). It's recently updated and should be compatible with modern android (and is listed as compatible with 4+). I'm using LineageOS (=7.1) on a rooted ...
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Google Play Services: Wrong Architecture. Can't change

So I've got a problem with Google Play services where it's stuck in an arm64-v8a architecture while my phone's is armeabi-v7a. It happened when I tried installing a beta version of Google Play ...
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BT Notifications.apk — cannot ftp this apk

I bought an android watch from Amazon, the printed directions say to download an apk from an IP address with ftp: thufir@doge:~/.bluetooth$ thufir@doge:~/.bluetooth$ ftp 120.24.66.245 Connected to ...
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Can I build an APK from an installed app and its data?

I would like to take an installed app, including its data, from a rooted Android device and produce from it an APK suitable for installing on a non-rooted Android device. Is this possible? Edit: ...
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android app install overwrites /data/data/com.my.app

Background: As part of an upgrade to A6/MM, I ended up having to wipe my phone. I did however back up /data/app and /data/data before I wiped. After the upgrade I rsync'ed /data/data back to the phone....
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Settings Bootloop

So I rooted my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd Gen, and accidently uninstalled the settings apk. Now my Kindle is stuck in a bootloop,and cannot go back. I have no custom recovery installed, and the stock ...
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Error while installing APK without Play Store

I've downloaded some app* from the play store via the bluestacks emulator and then copied the apk off the emulated system to my android phone. But when I want to install it, I'll get an error which ...
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Is apkmirror.com safe?

Is it safe to download and install Google Play from apkmirror.com? How can I check this is a safe download? Backstory: I had to factory reset my original Samsung Galaxy Tab as it refused to start up....
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Decompile/Recompile Apk on Android device

So I am running Phoenix OS and I have installed Termux. Is there a way to decompile and then recompile an apk inside of android. I see this required for Apps here and there but I don't have a ...
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Is there some way to get the new APK from Google Play Store sooner?

For example, Pokemon Go 0.57.2 was available on apkmirror.com for 4, 5 hours now, but still it is not on Google Play. Is there any way to get it from official source sooner? I mostly trust apkmirror....
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Will Google play store auto update in future if I install latest store APK manually for now?

I'm desperately waiting for play store to update to 4.9.13, now it's been three weeks since update release and I'm losing control now. I want to ask that for now if I update play store manually with ...
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Download apk with x86 native binaries

Is there a way to download APKs with x86 native binaries (from google play)? With raccoon, I can download APKs directly, but it only add an Note 5 as a device. That causes, that the APKs I download ...
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Where to get com.android.calendar for Android 4.0.3 from?

I accidentally deleted the package com.android.calendar. Now it refuses to sync my Google Calendar. Where can I get this specific package to install it back to /system using Link2SD? Model ...
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Best backup strategy (apks and app data)?

I would like to backup my phone a regular basis. TWRP provides a full system backup and recovery option. This is fine but too inflexible for me and bound to the phone itself. I want to backup all ...
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How can I securely install an older version of Chrome on a device that won't support newer versions?

I have an Android device that runs Android 4.0.2 and can't be updated any further. When I tried to install Chrome from the Play Store, I was told: Your device isn't compatible with this version. ...
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What's the cause of “Application not installed” error?

So I just downloaded the nightly version of Firefox (ARMv6) apk and when I install, I get the following error message:- This, isn't a very friendly message.. what could be the cause? How do I find ...
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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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How can I find out the developer of an app from its APK file?

Given only an APK file, how can I find out the developer of a non-market Android application?
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How can I compile an Android APK from source? [closed]

There are a couple of tutorials or even questions here about creating an application for Android. But I was wondering, if I just want to compile an application from the available source on Github, I'm ...
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APK install error “App Not Installed” Unity App

Im not particularly sure where to go for this question but this seems to be an error more with Android than my development software. I have created a Unity Application that does not seem to take much ...
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google play services is not supported by kindle fire

I installed google play services on my kindle fire 6. Except whenever I try to launch it, it always crashes. And when I try to launch another app, YouTube for example, it says "Google Play Services, ...
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Where is the apk file stored in android phones?

Where is the apk file stored when it is downloaded from 9apps? I can't find it.
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Can I make a flashable ZIP containing one or more APKs

Is it possible to make a ZIP that can be flashed onto a device to add a bundle of applications (.apk files) to the /system/app directory such that it can be flashed after the OS (e.g. CyanogenMod) in ...
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Install multiple apk packages with a single apk file

I've noticed that some system android apps (or packages) contain more than one apk. For example, with the following command you can see that the LG's bluetooth app contains two apks: adb shell pm ...
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Is it possible to install/update apps from Google Store via PC?

A few months ago I was forced to uninstall some apps in order to update other ones. Recently I've lost the ability to receive email notifications via Gmail (searching works, however). All because of ...
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Re-sign APK to prevent updating - crashes “divide by zero”

I'm using an app that has been updated, but doesn't work on my phone on the current version. So I'm currently using an older one. But of course it always shows up with an update in the PlayStore. Now ...