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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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“App not installed” when trying to install APK

I'm trying to install an apk file on my device, and I'm able to press the Install button, but after a few seconds, I keep receiving this error: App not installed. What is the root cause of this ...
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I side loaded an apk game which now asks me to update but I don't know how to do that. Please help. I have three games now wanting updates. Thanks. AB

I side loaded some games on my Android phone and all are now asking for updates. What do I do? I cannot get past the update screen.
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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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How do you download an apk file on sd card?

I want to download an apk file to my sd card so I can take that sd card and put it in my nook to get google play? I honestly don't know what I'm doing and I have an older model of the nook color. I ...
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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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Is it safe visiting Droidmodapk.com?

Should I visit Droid Mod Apk site for Android Apps?
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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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Unable to install .apk from /system/priv-app

I moved my apk file to /system/priv-app just as you adviced me in this thread. When I'm trying to install it through clicking this .apk, Android said me that "The application has not been installed". ...
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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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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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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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Not able to install app using adb command

I have a broken screen in my device due to that i am not able to take back of contact and other data. I am trying to use vysor chrome plugin which installs an app and cast the screen in to web ...
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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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Why does Android keep APK files of installed apps?

Android keeps APK files of installed user apps in /data/app directory and system apps in /system/app directory. Does it mean Android extracts the dex files from the APK files every time the app is ...
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Download, install, and run Android App that is not available in my country

I am actually interested to download certain apps from Play Store. However, the app that I wanted to download (in this case, Android Auto) is not available in my country. Previously, I managed to ...
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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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Can't install app from APK

I have a Jadoo4 USB-stick that runs on Android, similar to Chromecast. It has an app to watch live TV from East Asia. I made an APK of that app, but whenever I try to install it on other devices (...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...