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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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Is it “safe” to provide users with the apk file?

I was wondering, if I have an app that is available on the Play Store, is it "safe" to provide a direct download of the apk file to someone (either signed with the proper keys, or just debug-version)? ...
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How to check if an APK contains native code?

Is there a way to check if an APK file hosts native code? There are many reverse engineering tools (e.g. apktool, androguard) from which you can reproduce the source files of an Android app but I'm ...
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Android emulator reports 0x501 error while using GPU Emulation with OpenGL ES [closed]

I am trying to run the ArcGIS for Android samples in Android Emulator. Based on the ArcGIS recommendation, I have installed the Intel HAXM and enabled the GPU Emulation as well. While running the ...
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How to make a normal apk with .dex inside it from an apk which is odexed?

I had a file manager provided by my manufacturer as a system app. it was odexed. i have its apk and odex file both. I installed a custom rom now and want to install that filemanager. how do i do ...
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Where to download and install Google Apps on Android 4.0.4 device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I have an international android smartphone which doesn't have anything related to Google Play ...
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Unable to download/ install font apk

I made a font, but I didn't build it, instead I used this website to do it. The apk install seemed fine. I wanted to try it out on SG2, so I sent it to my Gmail account in an email, I tried to ...
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Installing downloaded apks from external site

I have just downloaded APK files of a software from a website to my laptop. My question is if I install this on my phone, will it be installed in the phone memory or in the SD card memory? I couldn't ...
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Extracting images from an APK

I've tried to extract the images of 2 different APKs, from the drawable folder. One of them contains PGT files, and the other one contains mostly TEX files and one ACT file. Couldn't open neither. ...
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Where are the .apk files of currently installed apps stored on my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? How can I view the .apk files of currenly installed apps on my android phone?
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Automatically replace app after opening APK

If I download an APK and open it, I get a "Not Installed" error if the app is already present on the device. Is there any way to automatically delete the old version? (Note I'm not trying to avoid ...
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What does APK stand for? What is the internal format?

Is APK an abbreviation for Android Package Kit? What about the file itself? Is it an archive such as ZIP where during install the installer extracts and copies the files onto the file system?
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Get installed apps as APK within Android?

I'm looking for an application that will let me easily export any application I have to APK format (I'm not rooted). Normally, AirDroid does this easily and I love AirDroid for that. However, one of ...
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How to root Coby Kyros - mid7016 tablet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install apps on phone without using the Android Market? I am trying to install APK files which are not downloaded from Android Play/Market and they are not installing ...
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Is it ok to delete the Amazon .apk files?

I have backed up all of my .apk files to my laptop. Can I delete the .apks in the Amazon venezia cache folder without detriment and be able to put them back on the sd card and reinstall from there at ...
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What .apk is missing for my htc wilfire s to be able to boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot my Htc Wildfire S after deleting Sense I have deleted some pre installed apps on my Htc Wildfire S. Now I am not able to start it, does anyone know which .apk ...
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Suspicious Permissions And A Safe Repository?

I have found older version of Facebook For Android app here which was hosted on geekfiles.in When i wanted to install 1.8.1 and checked permissions, the following arose my suspicions: Services that ...
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Android “loses” a game

I installed this game via APK on my Chinese tablet "Infotmic M799CA", created a desktop shortcut for it and noticed that after a (very frequent) device hang with consequent reboot, the game gets lost. ...
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Can i get .apk file of my application from a Qualcomm device?

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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Is it possible to download an apk from an email onto an Android 2.2 phone, and then run it

The micro usb on my phone broke and I need to continue development of an application while I wait for the replacement. Can I send my program's apk package to myself then download it onto the phone and ...
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How can I get an .apk file to my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install an app given only its APK file? I just made a 'Hello World' app using Eclipse. Now I'd like to know how I can actually put the app onto my phone. Must all ...
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Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? I want to backup the .apk files to my PC so that if something happens ...
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Copying apk's from phone to tablet

I have a Marketless tablet (Coby Kyros), and I bought a Samsung Captivate (AT&T). Will I be able to copy the apk's I download from the phone into the tablet?
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Is copying an .apk into /{system, data}/app sufficient to install an Android application?

If not, what else is done under the covers? Also, what are the differences when installing applications From the android market sideloaded from web download sideloaded using adb install sideloaded ...
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Where can i find the HTC EVO native camera apk?

A while back I put a Gingerbread [Deck] rom on my HTC EVO, and it came with another camera app (apparently the one that ships with the new Nexus S). While it does have some fun little features, I don'...
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Android - how to install apk from SD card

Is it possible to install an app to an Android phone from an SD card? To install it without a data connection, the marketplace, or using ADB? I've tried searching for this but no luck so far.
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Will gingerbread system apk apps upgrade over froyo's?

On my froyo , I just found several apk files of gallery, FMradio, etc etc inside "/" directory using filemanager.. I was wondering if gingerbread's system apps can be used to "upgrade" over these ...
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Android ASTRO Cannot Locate Download Directory

I have placed apk in download directory. I have also downloaded from web into download directory, but ASTRO does not seem to see this directory. In Astro I see / etc lib data (empty) and sd (empty)....
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Install .apk on android phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install an app given only its APK file? First, as I understand, if I do not have the SD card slot on Android phone (e.g. Samsung Nexus S), the only way that I can ...