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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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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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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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Andoid App install workaround, country device not valid

I have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (P905 with Sim) and the device itself is great, but I do regularly encounter "This app is incompatible with your device." and "This item cannot be installed in your ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to tell what architecture an APK is intended for?

I am writing a script to test a large quantity of apks. Some run on x86 and some run on arm. Is there a way I can tell which apks are intended for which architecture? I have looked through the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to emulate a mouse?

I am running Android 4.3 "jelly bean" in a VirtualBox VM. Google has released an ISO of an x86 port on code.google.com. It's a fairly straightforward installation, and easy to setup. You can find a ...
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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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I can't install apk file: App Not Installed

I recently got a HTC One M9, and I wanted to replace it's gallery with my old phone's gallery because I loved one of the filters that it had. This led to me having to download a third party APK file, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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To move data like videos media picture etc from internal memory of Lyf wind. 1 to external 32 GB SD card.?

I bought a new Lyf ls-5010 on 15 Aug 2016 . in it all setting of picture camera browser are set to internal 4gb it shows no space while capture photo or download something. No I inserted a 32 GB ...
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On android, how can I unzip more than one zip files at once?

In PC you can choose more than one separate zip files and extract to "zipname" folder all by selecting at once, how can I do the same in Android. I've tried ES file explorer, Z Archiver etc but they ...
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Verify that an APK has been built from given source code

For the same app, I have: an APK from an app store, what is claimed to be the source code for the same version. With a pretty usual Gradle build script and structure. I want to check whether the APK ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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. ...