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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 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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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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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 ...
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“Apk Installation failed: ANDROID_BOOT_FAILURE” when installing an APK

I am trying to install Google Play Store 6.0.5 on my PC through BlueStacks APK handler. It shows "Installing APK", but after sometime it shows Apk installation failed: ANDROID_BOOT_FAILURE How can ...
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How does “LiPP” work?

Every single tweet right now seems to be about "Lipp": It says "LiPP is the app to dub your voice over the videos you like! Become your favourite character!" I'm interested to know how this app ...
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How to download OBB files without using the Chrome/Firefox Extension?

First of all, let me emphasize that I AM NOT TRYING TO PIRATE ANYTHING. My situation is that I have this game which needs to be updated, but I have been failing to finish the update every single time....
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Mute an APK file

How to patch an APK file so that its permanently mute? For example if I want to send a game to my friend but don't want him to hear its sound? Can I edit permissions related to Audio?
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Cannot install Google Camera on Nexus 5 running CM 12, neither from Play Store, nor with ADB

I need to reinstall Google Camera, and I tried to remove it via Settings -> Applications. Everything went fine, but when I tried to install it back via Play Store, it said: Unknown error code ...
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Can't install apps Waze/Walmart but can install other apps

I'm struggling to figure this out. I've got an HTC Evo V running KK using link2d. Link2sd shows internal (/data) as having 43% Free (517MB of 1.15GB). I can install some apps, but I am not able to ...
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How to install system app on Lollipop as su doesn't exist

I want to install a system apk (its the Dialer.apk) on Lollipop and am following these instructions How do I properly install a system app given its .apk? However after doing adb shell I get an ...
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Device randomly restarts and has battery drain after .apk file installation

I'm developing an Android app, and at the moment I let to install as an .APK file from my webpage to my close friends. On the device of one of them, the installation causes an error and the App doesn'...
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What is the system APK that handles the calls in ICS?

I'm trying to figure out what system APK handles the calls in Android ICS? I've found that Messaging is the one for SMS, but what is for phone calls? The reason I'm asking is because I'm adding them ...
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How to backup protected apps for later use?

I there any way i can backup the protected apps as apks as it is possible to backup free apps using the avilable backups apps for later use. why i want this: I don't want to download the apps again ...
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App not installed orphaned files

When an app attempts an installation, but results in "app not installed", do orphaned files still exist, or does android remove all traces of that App. I am running JB 4.3 stock on the Nexus 4 In ...
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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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Download and Install (aka sideload) Facebook Home APK

I'd like to try out Facebook Home however I don't have an approved device to install it from the Google play store. I've tried googling this to not avail...where can I download the latest version of ...
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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy S9+ install unsigned applications?

I have root on my phone, and also Lucky Patcher patched the signature verification stuff (both of them). I have rooted my Galaxy with Magisk and Odin (using PC). I can't patch "dalvik-cache" ...
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Getting “Error code -507” from the Play Store and “Install failed, user restricted” when installing an APK

I have a Chinese-branded phone from Spreadtrum. I can't install any apps both from the Play Store and APK. Play Store gives "Error code: -507". Installing an APK using ADB gives "Failure [...
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Debugger to a non-debuggable Android app

I want to know can we attach a debugger to an app running on the smartphone which is published over Google Play Store without modifying the original app? The reasons for asking this is by default the ...
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Error Installing tshark using APK file

I am trying to install the tshark-3.4.3-r0.apk that I downloaded from https://pkgs.org/download/tshark on my Android Studio emulator. When I run the command "adb install tshark-3.4.3-r0.apk" ...
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How to solve problem in APK Tools

I'm trying to decompile an apk with the apk tools and I'm not getting it. When I run apktool -d myapp.apk it displays this error to me: Exception in thread "main" brut.androlib....
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Signature of two different apps are being compared inside the code of an app

For a particular Mobile App, I am trying to understand the client-side code of an apk by decompiling the apk using Jadx-GUI. While I was going through the code, I found out interesting code snippet (...
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Is anyone familiar with “chimera” modules being used with Google Play Services?

Google Play services is a split apk on my stock device. When I decompile the split package, I saw the word "chimera" used, and immediately it threw up red flags. I have found no proof that ...
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APK exported and re-imported back into Nox player crashes

I have an issue with importing APKs into Nox player. I have initially exported an apk directly from Nox player using the export function supplied, but when I re-import that exact apk, unmodified, into ...
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App getting crashed even if no modification done to the code and the stack trace is same as the repackaged version of original app

My question is related to the repackaging of a mobile app. This app uses v1 signing scheme and I did the following: I fetched the apk file from the playstore using adb and I signed with my keystore ...
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How do I translate an application that is protected and cannot be translated by AllTrans Xposed Module?

I've been trying to translate this application using AllTrans, yet I don't know how to do it by extracting and recompiling the APK?
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How to run Python interpreter embedded in apk and run script?

I would like to know how I can go about running a Python interpreter that is embedded inside an Android Apk and making it run a .py script, or a pyc script. How can all this be configured from code?
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How to put restrictions on android?

Is it possible to install android on a tablet and then restrict its use case scenario? What i mean is can i make it so that no apps can be installed (Not even by using an external apk) except the one ...
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Add D-Pad Support To App

Nowadays, flip phones run android. You are able to install any app, as long as it supports the framework. But, the one problem is that there is no touchscreen on flip phones. Is there a way to add &...
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Oppo mobile blocks button clicks with hyperlink

I have developed an android app, which has a button that opens a website link on click. The function works in Motorola, Samsung, some Redmi phones.But, the function doesn't works on oppo phones. ...
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How to fix the error “This app was built for an older version of Android and may not work properly…”?

I want to install an APK that is no longer compatible with the current version of my Android (V.10). The error that appears when I install on my device and try to open the App is this: This app was ...
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How to sniff android app connected URLs

I want to intercept a traffic and found out some streaming URLs from an android app. When I tried to use Packet Capture, the app says "please turn off VPN connection" once started. So I can'...
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Google Family link uninstall automatically YT kids apk

Google Family link and YT kids are not available in my country, but I managed to download and install and configure Family link in both my phone and my kid's tablet and then install the YT Kids APK in ...
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Unable to install apk signed with debug key on one android, but able with the other

So I need desperate help here as I signed using uber-apk-signer tool (I don't have developer license to sign it legit). I had tested it on my own phone by installing apk and it worked, and now am on ...
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How do IDE apps on Android build APK?

Apps like AIDE, SketchWare, and AppBuilder can build APK files directly on Android devices. How do those apps do it?
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how to install split apk

I want to download the apk file of an android app from Google Play, change it (for unstance, modify some assests) and then install it on a phone. I managed to download apk using a tool called Raccoon -...
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App from playstore run but same apk crashes on sideload install

On my noughat device, I have downloaded app from playstore, which is running great. Extract apk from install app, uninstall it and again succussfully install with package installer. But second time on ...
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i am trying to install an apk using abd shell on my huawei p30 lite

My display and touchscreen is broken and I am trying to get a number from my contacts and I am trying to install vysor.apk on my phone to use it using my pc. I am using adb shell to install the apk, ...
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Parse Error on external GMS APKs

I want to install external google service APKs on my Chinese Honor 9x, which doesn't have them from scratch. The current guides provide a set of 6 APKs to install from. However, 3 of them raise the "...
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i'm not member anymore in groups after moving from the modified to official whatsapp

I installed whatsapp plus year ago or so. I entered several groups did some conversions. a month ago whenever I press or go to the app it showed me you can't use it anymore after the 1st of April and ...
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How to combine ODEX and VDEX files with an APK file?

I have an .apk file, also comes with it two files, one .odex files, another .vdex file. The files were pulled from the /system/app folder of another phone. The files hierarchy on the original system ...
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Root - patch/change installed application's smali code

I want to modify an existing android application, but I want to have it keep its original signature, or at least its capabilities of auto updating and using Google Play services. I am aware of Lucky ...
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How to calculate/verify SHA-256-Digest from META-INF/*.SF file?

I'm trying to manually verify an APK file in the way Android would do when such file is installed in some old system (<7). I have one problem I can't really solve. They say the following: As ...
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Is there an non-engineer-friendly auto-“convert apk architecture” tool for linux/anbox?

Non-android entheausist here, just wondering why "convert apk architecture" returned no search results on duckduckgo, as did my search for an x86_64 version of the Kindle.apk...
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Is it possible to install a Wear OS apk from an Android phone?

I develop Wear OS apps and watchfaces at home with Android Studio, then use adb to install them to a physical watch. I'm currently on a trip, and connected to my home development machine (via my ...
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APK install getting: “none of your apps can open this file”

I'm trying to install an apk. It has worked before but now not at all. Trying to open it with different other apps. In "Files" selecting "Open With" gives me the error None of your apps can open this ...
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How can I change the icon, icon name that lays under the icon, notification name, and notification icon for an Android app?

I'm running Android 5.1. I'd like to change the icon for a few apps on my device. I'd also like to change the app name both on the desktop and on the notification window that the OS makes pop up ...
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Install APK from ADB and bypassing the prompt on Redmi

Device = Redmi 5 Plus. I have 250 apps as a .bak created by PC app. But the cheater PC app is asking for premium to restore it now. So, I can extract the .bak and find my apps. I wanted to batch ...
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I can't install showbox apk into Huawei P10

I installed showbox apk to my xiaomi phone it works well. But, when i install it to my other android phone (huawei p10) it just get stuck near at the end. i have enabled install from unknown sources ...