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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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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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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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File installer not recognising correct app .apk

Some apps that I'm trying to install via .apk file are recognised by my file installer as File Downloader and not the correct app. I'm using a P30 lite, Android 9 / EMUI 9.01 unrooted. I hope there's ...
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How can I install apk on device without google play

I have a problem with apk install. I have a device without google play. The device is not preinstalled with google play. This is running android 7. I downloaded apk and copied to device. I allowed ...
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why after uninstall package I still need to delete the apk?

I check the path for an APK $adb shell pm path com.example.someapp uninstall the APK root@G4:/ # pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.example.someapp then I check on the path and the app is there, is ...
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If I update the play store with an apk to a newer version, will play store update itself automatically when an even newer version is available?

The play store app on my phone takes longer to get the latest version than other phones so I updated it with an apk to the latest stable build. I wonder, since I have updated play store with an apk ...
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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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pixys os android 9 lost Instagram

I have upgraded to pixys os android 9 and certain apps like Instagram and es zip file explorer have disappeared from play store. It says "your device isn't compatible with this version" Any ...
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Convert system app to a user app without root

Is there any way to make a system app a user app using adb and without root?
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Cant install apk, remove apk and install apk again, it fails

I have an issue that Im a bit curious about. When I do the following with a self-signed APK it wont install. Use case: Download APK Open apk inbrowser and install it Allow unknown sources in google ...
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clone app and do auto-update on the cloned app like Parallel Space

Is it possible to create something like Parallel Space by oneself? There a well described to procedure how to clone an app How to keep two versions of an app installed? How to Install and Run ...
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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 ...
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How to control distribution of an app over EMM devices

We are continuously developing an Android (Ionic v1) app for a company private usage. We have been publishing it on Google Play setting its availability only to one company. That company gives to ...
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Can't install APK's that have been installed before

I've build an app in Unity which has been working fine for months. I then decided to reinstall the app because of an issue that later turned out to be a problem with a CSV file the app needed to ...
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How to install Split APK as system app?

I have copied it's APK to /system/app, but it crashes after a restart and also tried using Lucky patcher to move to system, but failed. Android 7.0 Rooted with SuperSU.
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How to install two versions of the same app so Android wont install it as an update

I have a game called mindustry on my phone, and want to use the .apk for the current version separately from the beta version. What would I need to do to make my device not install the newer .apk as ...
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Blocked by app states no internet but I do everything else works

Whenever I try to connect to this one app it opens and then says no internet connection My internet is working just fine only problem is just this one app and it's for work so I need to get it ...
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How to activate a BASIS watch

I've a BASIS watch that was kept on its box for years, completely forget that I've one for a long time until now. Now BASIS after been acquired by Intel was shutdown soon after (I guess around 2016). ...
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SystemUI.apk and framework-res.apk causes bootloop after being modified

Hi I'm using a stock LineageOS rom specifically android Pie (LineageOS 16) and I've been modifying system applications, such as SystemUI, framework, gallery, sms etc. before (on samsung ROMS) and so ...
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App not installed error on Huawei Mate 9

I downloaded apk files from Chrome. After the downloads completed, I pressed Install. But after 2~3 seconds, it just said App not installed. For example, I downloaded an app called "TutuApp". It won't ...
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Can not install apk, got navigated to Security page when tap on apk

I need to install apk on my Motorola android 7, no root. I did enable allow install app from unknown source I dont have any screen filtering app running on my phone (so other thread on this topic ...
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Importing APK Files from google play console , then making it run on Android Studio

I am currently working for my professor and there was a programmer before me that built the app. I am trying to convert his APK file into my own Android Studio for the full code so I can make updates ...
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Query editing apk name

Will it effect working of app if I change name of apk using apk editor? It's an VPN app and I want to change apk package name. I'm not the owner of the apk and using apk editor app to modify the name.
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Changing App Installer to Flashable Installer?

Hello There Everyone!, To clarify the title... Is there a way to change, modify, convert, etc... an App Installer (.apk) to a Flashable Installer (.zip). I'm not referring to just creating a zip ...
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My own signed APK now warning of “unrecognised developer” when installing locally

This warning has started showing up literally in the last day or so, whereas previously my own APK (signed with a keystore/password that I have successfully used on currently released software) would ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“app not installed” Replace Rom based app with mod apk without root

I'm facing trouble installing a modded .apk if the same app is already provided in stock Rom. I'm using Micromax canvas E481, not rooted yet. Which has saavn app already installed. I uninstalled it ...