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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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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 ...
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Android 5.1 : Cannot install, but I can Cancel

I have a tablet named Samsung Galaxy Edge Max, I need to download and install Minecraft , and Install button doesn't works, while Cancel Button works in Android 5.1.
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Apks files download but will not install?

I wanted to downgrade my YouTube app so I got a few APK files from previous versions, and they downloaded successfully . When I clicked on them to install, the page showing install and cancel came up. ...
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Why wont apk files download

I used to be able to install apk files on my phone before I factory reset it and now it does not work I have a sony m5
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Why do APKs never seem to be available directly from the developers, but only through third-parties?

I'm playing with my first Android device. First thing I discovered is that Google Play isn't installed. If I search for an APK for Google Play Store, the results are from third parties such as ...
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Is it possible to install Android app in Ubuntu phone?

I was searching to have a convenient way of installing Android apps (APK file) in Ubuntu phone. Can anyone help?
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How come apps showed up in apkmirror before I can download it in Google Play Store?

I have been checking and waiting for Pokemon Go 0.45 for several hours, and now it is 11pm Pacific Time and it is still not available on my Android phone or on the Google Play website. However, it is ...
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APK file keeps getting deleted after receiving via SHAREit

My APK files are getting deleted automatically from QieZi folder after receiving them via SHAREit app and this is happening when I don't install them instantly. Why this is happening? Is it Clean ...
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What are the official APKs sites? [duplicate]

Where can I find the official APKs to download them, in order to install them later on my phone without using my Samsung phone data? Regards.
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Unable to Install and move APK files on SD-card

I have an E-tel(curiosity i110) mobile device running on android 4.42. I tried to install Apps using APK files to my SD card but i couldn't. My problem is that I cannot move Apps which already ...
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com.android.contacts - need apk file

I want to install standard android contacts app to phone which does not have such. I could not find com.android.contacts package via google search. Where can I get it? (or it's part of android ...
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Does verifying the apk signature fingerprint guarantees it has no malware? [duplicate]

I want to check if an apk file is really from a specific developer and that the whole apk has no malware in it. I unzipped the apk and in the sub-folder META/INF I used the following command in ...
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I can get Internet Connection, However I cannot download APK File (Kitkat and Lollipop)

I have problem related on internet connection in Android x-86 version 5.1 (Lollipop) and version 4.4 (Kitkat). I run that android emulators on VM-ware. I use android-x86-4.4-r5.iso for Kitkat and ...
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Can I install FM radio APK in another phone?

I have the FMRadio's APK of an old phone with recording feature and I would like to install it in a phone that comes with FM Radio but doesn't have recording feature. I've tried but it says app was ...
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Android x86 UI Dead on Boot

I was able to install android x86 on my laptop with a 20GB partition and configure the system according to my tastes yesterday. Also yesterday, I tried using this app to uninstall some bloatware on ...
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Manually instaling apk

Long story short: I don't have google services, and I accidentally deleted the backup. I can't install any apk no more via package installer. When I click "install" it just says "Application not ...
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Can I use an external USB Adapter with Airmon on Android?

I have an Android phone and it doesn't support monitor mode internally. I have an external Alfa AWUS036H and I ordered a cable for it to plug into my phone. My question is, what app should I use to ...
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“App not installed” error

I installed Badland from Play Store. It worked. Then I uninstalled it and tried installing it from Amazon Appstore. Every time I try to install it, I get the installing screen for about a minute (long ...
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chrome uninstall left behind com.android.chrome[noinfo] apk with active connections

I have an unrooted Samsung Note phone (active service with AT&T). It is almost two years old and became slower and slower. I do not have any unnecessary apps and I mostly use my phone for email ...
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Can't install Aptoide

I'm having this problem since I was trying to upgrade Aptoide from 6.5.X to 7.X. I was trying to upgrade Aptoide from inside Aptoide: Installation failed. I was trying to adb install or pm install ...
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“10387” using up battery

I have absolutely no clue what this process is. I've never seen it before, and I check the battery usage tab a lot. I'm worried it's a virus or something, although I do have CM Security installed, I ...
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App installer not finding the apk's

I just installed Marshmallow. I have apk files on my SD card and have in the past used Easy Installer to install them. For some reason it doesn't detect any. I tried another apk installer and it ...
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Is it possible to install packages in a zip file without recovery?

I have downloaded "Google Apps" for my device (using CyanogenMod) from this link: Google Apps for CyanogenMod It is a zip file which includes some folders and files: Archive: gapps-kk-20140606-...
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Deleted my only Launcher and APK - Black Screen. Please help! [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo A806. The device was rooted and I downloaded a root uninstaller from the PlayStore to uninstall some apps that I couldn't otherwise. In the process, among other apps, I deleted the ...
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How does the rooting apps (like kingroot) roots the android phones

I rooted my android kit-kat with kingroot. This process took almost 2-3 minutes and it successfully rooted. But what is the process involved in rooting an android phone? I want a very clear ...
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Amazon App Store - Location of the downloaded APK

Where does this app store save the downloaded APK file? I have a problem where certain apps will only install when the sdcard is unmounted. The Amazon App store needs sdcard to be mounted
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Is there a way for a signature to be spoofed?

What I'm asking is, can someone modify an app to make it malicious and have it retain the original signature? Not sure how app signing works so I figured you would know best.
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Change desktop icon of an app (.apk file)

I have an app that I like very much, I use it everyday, but I dislike its desktop icon. How can I change the desktop icon of this app ? Should I do it directly by opening the .apk file (with which ...
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Why are APK'S buggier than Play store downloaded apps?

I had downloaded an early copy of some game, as its apk was put on apitoide after the app was available for 15 mins. Its an app that allows you to fling spheres at imaginary monsters. Anyway (Ha-Ha!)...
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How do I properly install a system app given its .apk?

I removed a system app (com.android.mms) and I have the .apk needed to restore it, however it won't install through the standard channels (running the .apk gives me "application not installed"). What'...
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Finding Downloaded APK files in nexus 5

I have a unrooted nexus 5 and i want to analyze google play downloaded app source code but i cannot find any of my apps when i connect my phone to the computer... any one know how can i: Save google ...
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I updated to Google Play Services 6.5 and I want to revert back to actual official version

I found the latest 6.5 release for the Google Play Services here. I installed it hoping the smart lock position feature would work and sadly it does not. Since it was the only one for Lollipop I ...
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Can't reinstall correct version of google play services

I accidentally installed the wrong version of Google Play Services via an apk, and now it's crashing every 5 minutes and the Google apps don't work. I tried installing the apk for the right Google ...
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How do I view apk information in Mac OS X?

On windows, I have Android Commander installed so whenever I double click on an APK file, the information about it (ie: package name, version, etc) is displayed. I'm looking for something similar for ...
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How to detect if an apk is from the Play Store or Sideloaded?

I understand that apps are signed by both Google and the developer. How do I detect if an apk is from the Play Store or if it is sideloaded. I'd prefer if the method worked on all major platform ...
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how to convert android APK file to JAR file and run it on pc with java runtime? [duplicate]

Here is the deal, I have a Apk file, just can run on android phone. Now I take the Apk I want, decompile it or do something can change Apk file to Jar file. Jar file will be a java execution, can run ...
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Android app size showing different on play store app than from play store website [duplicate]

I have my app on play store. When I check the listing from the desktop my app size is shown as 8 MB, while if I check the same on the device's play store app, it is shown as 6.75 MB. I checked this on ...
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Discrepancy between sizes of apps listed in Play Store vs. actual installed app size

The Play Store lists the size of all apps available in their store. When a user downloads and installs apps, the actual sizes reported by Android are often larger than the sizes listed by the Play ...
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How to detect who is downloading apk files in background?

At some point in time my Android phone start downloading some .apk files in background. I assume this is doing some of the free apps what I've installed on my new phone from Google Play (I've ...
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Oxygen OS apk installation Error : Cannot display pdf

When I try and install apk file by clicking from Files App, I get the error message "Cannot display pdf (.apk is of invalid format.)" The system tries and opens pdf reader app, instead of package ...
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Why Do I Have .APK Files in Every App Folder?

I have noticed .APK files in /Apps/[app name]/ directories and while I thought it supposed to be in /System/Apps/[app name]/ directory would it cause errors if I delete .APK files? I am also ...
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Update APK Installed App

I recently installed an app to my phone using an APK, because this app is not available in my country. When I looked it up in my Google Play Store (I only get to view this app in my wishlist, because ...
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How safe is it to upgrade apps using Aptoid?

I know that there are issues with using Aptoide to install apps on Android. There's a pretty good discussion about this in this other question. If only regarding legal issues, Aptoide is definitely a ...
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Where can I download the stock clock apk for LG G3?

I deleted the stock clock app on the LG G3 (Model D855) without knowing that I need it for the Quick Circle Case to correctly display the Clock Faces when the lid is closed. Do you know a place where ...
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Removing permissions from apk

I'm trying to remove permissions* from certain bank app to prevent abuse. I've managed to download apk file using emulator (AVD) and appextractor. I've used toolapk to extract the apk file and ...
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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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How to run an .APK without installing it on the device with adb?

Is it possible to run a .apk on an Android device without installing the app? I can do something like this: adb install com.your.app and then: adb shell am start -n com.your.app/com.your.app....
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How to transfer and install an older version of Whatsapp from one phone onto a another phone?

My whatsapp auto-updated to the new version yesterday which has the blue ticks. Since I am not a big fan of this version, I was wondering if I can install an older version of this app on my S4. One of ...
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How can I install an app given only its APK file?

I downloaded the APK file for an app to my PC. How can I install it on my phone?
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How to hide winrar or other apk files in general?

I have stored some important files in my android phone in rar format. I've hidden these files in .nomedea folder. I've also enabled password for these files via win rar. The problem is for opening ...