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Opening an .apk on Android shows a file list instead of installing

For a client I build a private app which their employees can download on their tablet and use. To get the app, the employee opens Chrome on his tablet and navigates to an URL to start the .apk ...
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Is there a way to specify a default download path for Google Drive/Chrome to an external microSD card?

I have a 512 GB external microSD card that's connected to a smart phone. For speed reasons, I would like some functions like the camera to still use the on-board phone memory, but would like files ...
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Sequential download is disabled in LibreTorrent, yet it is partly downloading sequentially. Why?

I use LibreTorrent to download torrents on Android. Sequential download is disabled, yet it is partly downloading sequentially. Why? Example:
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Voice Access taking forever to download language update

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I am new to Voice Access. I have been following the tutorial to try and set it up, so that I can operate my phone and the user interface that it and its ...
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Location of, or how to view downloaded Telegram files

I have an Infinix Note 12 (X670) running Android 13. Starting a few weeks ago, I could no longer see downloaded files in the /data/org.telegram.messenger/files directory. Where are downloaded files ...
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How to make Android app always run in background in Huawei Honor 6X?

I am having Huawei Honor 6X in which if I open any app and minimize it, after 1 minute it automatically closes. For example, I want to download using ADM (Advance Download Manager) where I plan ...
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Download file from Android shell

I am making a shell script for Android to run on ADB, however, the script should download a file. Commands like wget and curl aren't available in /system/bin. Here are a few possibble solutions that I ...
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How can I switch from WiFi to mobile data without interrupting my current download in Chrome?

I am currently downloading a roughly 50 GB file in Chrome for Android (10). I am on my home WiFi. Given the speed of my network it should take roughly 8 hours. It is a regular file download which is ...
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Android keeps downloading an unknown file

about a few days ago i discovered an unknown file in my downloads on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S21FE). It could not open it on my phone so i just transfered it onto my pc to open it. It contains ...
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What is the best way to get the Android SDK reference offline on my Android device?

I want to study the Android API on my phone during my frequent and long metro rides (where I cannot connect to the internet). What would be the best way to make the documentation available (I would ...
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Why are files suddenly disappear after downloaded on Unihertz Jelly Star?

I tried to use Videoder to download some music, but they immediately disappeared as soon as the download was finished. I'm on a Unihertz Jelly Star, and I tried downloading the files to many different ...
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Is there any way to ensure that any images downloaded from social media apps automatically get saved to the Locked Folder in Google Photos?

I was curious if there was any way to ensure that all images downloaded from social media apps like Instagram or Twitter or Reddit are automatically saved in the 'Locked Folder' in Google Photos, ...
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What are the functions and differences of Android's Download Manager and Downloads native apps?

I would like to know what are the functions and differences of the Download Manager and the Downloads native apps of Android OS? For example, I have downloaded and set Firefox as my default browser, ...
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Chrome doesn't require permission to download files and install web apps?

Chrome for Android seems to require no permission to download files and install web apps. Disabling storage permission does not prevent the browser from downloading the EICAR test file, and disabling ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

Is it possible to limit searches within the Google Play Store to apps (gratis or paid) that do not contain ads? If it's not possible within the Google Play store, is there another effective way to ...
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Block game download from ads

How do I keep a senior citizen from downloading and installing every game from ads that pop up from games that are installed? He has a few games he likes and ads pop up and he cannot be told about ...
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Download location of Aurora Store?

Working on an Android 6 (stock ROM) phone, which has only internal storage (no external sd card), and is not rooted. Aurora Store is installed and updated on this phone via F-droid. Aurora Store has a ...
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Play Store downloads failing for subset of apps

I have an issue where Google Play Store will not download updates for a specific subset of my installed apps. I'm using a Sony Xperia Z5 with Android 7.1.1. When the problem apps attempt to update in ...
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How do I find the origin of downloaded files?

I downloaded a file from Chrome. It shows the download URL in Chrome downloads mv-downloads.s3.eu-west-1.… However, this is only the domain and I'd like to see the full URL. Samsung Files shows a ...
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F-droid: keep partial downloads

I am trying to install OSMAnd~ which is 43 MB, but I am sitting on a crappy connection that cuts out after 10-20 MB. Can I somehow ask F-droid to keep the partially downloaded file and continue ...
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How to download old app using Play Store?

I want the old version of a particular software from the Google Play Store. Is there any way to get the old version of that software?
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How to cancel file download on Chrome?

I accidentally clicked the download button of a 1.2 GB (my WiFi speed is slow so it's a problem) file from the Chrome browser on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Now I want to cancel this download package, but ...
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Is there Downloads app on Android 11?

I recently moved to Android 11 from Android 7 and noticed that there's no app that handles downloads, shows full list of files being downloaded, their size, estimated time etc. Instead, all downloads ...
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How to allow downloading multiple files again in Chrome?

When I was recently downloading files from a website, Chrome warned me, that website tries to download multiple files. I haven't seen that warning before and I guessed, that this may be security ...
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ADM (Advanced Download Manager) is not grabbing links automatically [duplicate]

In my previous Android phone, when I to copied any link, there was a popup window of ADM asking whether I wanted to download the specific file or not. It required that ADM should be running in the ...
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Samsung A42 5g, when i try to open an APK file it says i need to sign in to save file, where do i sign in?

I am trying to download an APK file, when I try to open it I get a message at the end to say I need to sign in before I can save the file, where do I sign in?
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Is Qualcomm safe to keep on phone or is it a security threat?

I have a lot of stuff downloaded on my phone like com.qualcomm.qti.simsettings, all starting with Qualcomm. Should these be on my phone? What little I did read it said security threat. Should I delete ...
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How to download ebooks from Google Play Books for offline reading on other ebook reader apps?

I use Ebook Reader. I attempted to use the download option on the MyBook list (the three dots). The file that came was incompatible with my ebook reader. It was: Warriors_2_Fire_and_Ice-epub.acsm I ...
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How can I list which TCP Congestion Control Algorighm my Android device is using?

How can I enumerate the complete list of TCP Congestion Control Algorithms that my Android device supports? And how can I see which apps are using which algorithm? I'm trying to figure out why some ...
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Chrome (Android) auto download pdf every week (is it a virus ?)

A year ago i've been fighting against an hacker that had access to a lot of my accounts (not very difficult since my passwords were record with google account). Somehow he archives to get the codes ...
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Live Transcribe & Notification offline languages

I can not find it anywhere. Is list of languages supported for download and offline transcribe published somewhere? When I check languages on my current old phone, none of them are shown as available ...
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Why can't I download anything on my phone? [closed]

I can download and install apps from Google Play but I can't download any zip file, 7z file, Google Drive website file, mp3, torrent, etc on my phone. I haven't changed any settings as far as i know ...
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"File too large" when merging a video file on TubeMate

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I'm using TubeMate 2.1.2 to download an HD video on YouTube. After the download finished, there is a merging file problem, and an error appeared: File too large ...
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Need later Samsung-specific posts to get a photo from dropbox to Gallery

Can't believe how hard this is and the lack of recent posts with current menu options. I have a photo modified on the PC, saved in dropbox and cannot set it as my wallpaper on my Samsung S8. Every ...
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How to get latest version of Google Play Store

I'm trying to solve a problem I'm having with Google Play Store. (Specifically, a continual "Error checking for updates" and an empty "Installed" list. I tried clearing the cache.) The version I have ...
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How do I stop a download?

I accidentally clicked on a download link and started a download. Once the download started, I didn't know how to cancel it. Later, it occurred to me that I could have ended the connection. Either ...
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Oneplus 3T Chrome/Downloads app on Android - "Can't open file"

When I download a doc or docx file via Chrome, it often happens that I can't open it directly. Where with, say, a pdf, the file will open in e.g. Acrobat straight after i tap 'download', doing the ...
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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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How to stop mobogenie auto-download in Android?

mobogenie application auto download in my mobile. My cellphone is Sony Xperia J and my Android version is 4.1.2. Once, I removed it from my device, but it's downloaded automatically again. How to stop ...
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Flashing Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Verizon branded)

We are attempting to flash a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Verizon branded) with a cutom ROM. We get to the following screen: Followed by First, where is it looking to download? Second, why is it hanging? ...
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Downloaded images/music files not appearing

I've been having problems with my gallery and music app on my lg g2. I recently initiated a factory-rest on my phone and I wanted to download an image to see if it would work appropriately, but it ...
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Download a file without SD card on android 2.3.4

So I just booted up my old Xperia Neo and found myself to be unable to do almost anything. I actually just wanted to download an app from the Playstore and test it. But when I open the Playstore, I ...
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Where are music files downloaded from the Google Play Store stored on an Android device?

I am wondering how music files, downloaded from the Google Play Store, are stored on an Android device. In other forums on this site, I found that they are located in the /sdcard/Android/data/com....
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Can I force an app to download its data to the SD card?

I recently downloaded Vrse for messing around with VR stuff. To function, the app needs to download 360 degree video "scenes". The files are relatively large; generally a few hundred MBs. I'm ...
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Audible does not download audiobook on mobile data

I'm using Audible for Android, and when I purchased a book, I'm not able to download it over mobile data. I have ensured that background data is enabled both system-wide and for Audible, but Audible ...
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how to change the default download folder on android pad

From time to time, you need to download files into your android device, but the downloaded files always end up in the default folder. Is there any way I can change that default folder or make the ...
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When I try to download pictures from phone to computer, "no pictures found on this device"

I have an LG-X Power. I have tried to download the pictures from my phone to my computer. When I connect through a USB cord - I receive a message on my computer that reads: "No pictures found on this ...
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Download queued and stuck

I have Android 5.0.2. A notification showing in Line 1 "Downloading English (US) and Line 2 "Queued". I long touched on it and the text changes to Download Manager. How to get rid of this annoying ...
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Download Manager does not stop . Cannot clear cache and data

I have tried stopping download manager . But as soon as I stop it , it starts again . I cannot even clear its data and cache . Tried rebooting the phone, it doesn't work.
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Unwanted Apps (Maybe malware) downloaded and installed on Android device

Off late, I have been observing some unwanted apps getting downloaded and installed on my Android device without my knowledge. Upon noticing I uninstalled those apps. However, the next time I switch ...

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