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How to fix app downloading but not installing

I have a Motorola g7 and as of late, I have experienced issues with installing one application. I can install ANY other application, except this one. I click the install button and it goes through the ...
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Can the Termux environment be put on an external SD card?

I would like to install my termux environment (usr folder) to an SD card. is this possible? I have seen this post Can I install packages to external SD card on Termux in Android?. From what I ...
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Huawei Y7 is frozen on 'installing update …5%'

this phone all of a sudden froze on update failed and now its frozen on installing update...5% ive tried numerous times to reboot it by pressing the volume down and power buttons but it still does the ...
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Problem reinstalling system app (Media Manager)

So at first my intention was to fix some other problem with DownloadManager but it ended messing up MediaManager which was crashing in loop. I reinstalled it and at first it was reinstalling fine but ...
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Looking for a way to prevent my phone from installing a specific app?

As the title says, I'm wondering if there is a way to prevent your phone from installing an app. The method would have to be irreversible, or nearly irreversible (i.e takes significant time), not ...
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Running Android OS in docker

I am trying to run Android OS in docker as a school project but all I found on the web is different methods of running emulator in docker based on ubuntu or other os. As I know android is open source ...
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Install android on an windows tablet

I got an old TrekStor SurfTab Duo W1 with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (x86) processor and want to install andoid on it. But I got a problem in finding the correct android version. Till now it crashes every ...
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How to install the play store applications not available in my country [duplicate]

I am a student reviewing multiple COVID tracing applications deployed in various countries around the world. Although I'm located in the US, I'm also interested in applications that other countries ...
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Installing android 9 or 10 on iphone 4

Is it possible to install Android 9 or 10 on iPhone 4? If no, what are the missed requirements and what is the last Android version that can be installed on iPhone 4?
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kyocera dura xe install blocked, help please

Uknown sources is on and it keeps saying install blocked "your administrator does not allow installation from unknown sources" please help. I just want to be able to install whatts app, ...
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Install Error - kids mode not functioning on Amazon Fire

I followed the instructions here: https://www.addictivetips.com/android/remove-ads-bloatware-from-the-amazon-fire-7-tablet-no-root/ to uninstall the bloatware, but did not uninstall com.amazon....
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Can I install Android using Android studio on any supporting devices?

I have a Samsung phone. I don't know anything about installing Android and about Android Studio. Can I install Android on it using Android Studio?
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Blocking apps to be installed in AVD environment?

Is it possible for developers to block their Google Play apps to be installed at AVD or am I just picking the unsupported AVD profile? I'm trying to install the app into the AVD and debug in a more ...
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How do I revoke permissions that are preventing an App reinstalling on Android Pie

I am trying to re-install File Commander in Android 9 but Office Suite is creating a conflict with the permissions. I tried uninstalling Office Suite but no change. File Commander isn't installed. ...
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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'm trying to download Blue Kik, but it keeps giving me the 'App not installed' message

I'm using a TCL LX (which I wouldn't doubt is the problem, due to how bad the phone is) and I'm looking for a simple solution. I've tried installing it multiple times, deleting and re-downloading the ...
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How to manually install 3rd party shared library to android phone?

I'm trying to install xiaomi get apps on my xiaomi mi a2 Lite phone. I downloaded the apk from the internet and it failed when I tried to install it. So I used adb from my computer and I got this ...
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Unable to install an APK file downloaded from a webserver

Im trying to download an apk file for a game that I cant access on Play store, but whenever I try it keeps saying APP NOT INSTALLED or there was a problem with the package, I read about a thing where ...
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How do I prevent the installation of just a few specific apps on my android phone?

I basically want to prevent myself from installating VPNs and a few social networking sites like Quora and Reddit , every other app is fine
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How are apps installed on Android ? context - symbolic links of only some apps disappear after reboot

I am using Apps2sd to move some apps to ext4 partition mmcblk1p2. It successfully moved 1 app ( see code below ) but after linking another , the symblink for app gets deleted but data folder's ...
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multipe profiles on marshmallow: how to use apps in both accounts

i have a tablet with android marshmellow and primary and secondary profile. Appararently apart from the standard apps i can not install apps paralell on the first and the second profile.if i install ...
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How do I stop the clearing of an app's data?

I have a game on my phone that is called World of Tanks Blitz, it's around 2GB It started lagging a lot so I wanted to clear its cache to stop it from lagging So I pressed wipe data instead of wipe ...
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disabling sideloading APK'S via disabling the packageinstaller

i have a moto x4 running on lineage OS ver. 16 that i wanna disable installation of APK'S, so after searching online i found that deleting or disabling the packageinstaller (via debloater or adb pm ...
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How to install ROM and Gapps through Adb & Fastboot without TWRP support?

I have a Motorola One Macro, I leave the firmaware for you to see what it is, https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/lima/official/ I want to install a ROM according to this site: https://www....
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“Blocked by your IT admin” Samsung Galaxy 8

I'm trying to install Android Auto from apk but I get the message "Blocked by your IT admin. Unknown apps can't be installed on this device." In the last 18 months I have downloaded that app already ...
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How to block app silent installation

Recently I noticed I have opera browser installed. I definitely did not install it because I was sleeping at that time. I checked installation time and revealed it was the day before yesterday ...
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How to install new Python modules in the Dcoder app?

The Dcoder app supports the Python programming language. However, for a code that requires 3rd-party modules (e.g. mlxtend), it will show the following error when running: Traceback (most recent call ...
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How to get installation log (either from adb install or manual install)

The question is what to grep/filter? adb logcat | grep what? adb install file.apk tried with grep apk and manual install, but it contains no useful information: 01-25 17:29:05.721 4241 6322 I ...
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Auto install an APK file after I saved it on SD Card From laptop

Is there any way to install an APK File in android that was placed in SD Card from laptop? For example: I accessed my phone storage in my laptop through a cable connector and saved the APK. When I ...
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How accurate is Google Play installs measure?

When you look at app listing in Google Play there is "Installs" section: How accurate is that? What values can be found there? Does is take uninstalls into consideration?
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Does `adb install` do APK signature verification?

When using adb install something.apk, does the Android Package Manager verify the signature of the APK? adb install seems to bring up nothing up on the phone's screen, so it's hard for me to know if ...
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/data/system/packages.xml does not update after install/uninstall of apps. Is that expected?

I am using a android board with a custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2. I was trying to override a /system/priv-app/ app by installing an updated version in normal partition. While testing I realised ...
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Unable to edit (uninstall / open / reinstall) app on non-present SD card

reference: How to uninstall app installed on non-present SD card I have read the above question but it doesn't help in my case. I have a LG G6 at android 9. My SD card slot recently encountered some ...
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why there is no affect of Setting Default location to external sdCard through pm set-install-location command?

I have android lolipop 5.1.1 and have 8 gb internal memory there is no option to make external to internal storage i tried to move apps but still my internal memory gets fulled up on installing ...
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How can I get an Amazon Fire HD 8 to be listed as an installable device on the Play Store?

I have side-loaded the Play Store on an Amazon Fire HD 8 using the Amazon Fire Toolbox. No problems, and I can install apps from Play Store on the device itself. Now I'd like to be able to browse the ...
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Can't install Facebook Less Clutter (LC) - existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed

When trying to install Facebook Less Clutter (LC) v15.3, I get this error message when installing through ADB (adb install -r facebook-lc-v15.3.apk): Failure [...
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Paid app accidentally deleted and now can't re-download: says I “already own” the app

I paid for and downloaded an app from the Play Store. Afterwards, I accidentally deleted this app with Titanium Backup instead of a different app that I intended to delete instead. Now, when I go to ...
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How to go about installing opkg from source in an Android noArt device?

Below is data to get info about distribution and architecture of the Android noArt device output of cat '/proc/version' : Linux version 4.4.22+ (user@domain.com) (gcc version 4.8 (GCC) ) #xx SMP ...
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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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Exploiting Janus (CVE-2017-13156) - what do these error messages mean?

I am working on a school research project about the Janus vulnerability (CVE-2017-13156). Janus is a vulnerability of the signature scheme v1 while installing APKs. I know this does not correspond ...
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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 To Install New Android Apps without Uninstalling Other Installed Apps?

I'm using Android 8.1.0 on my latest Huawei smartphone. I'm constantly using several apps at a time & installing new ones as required.. but this problem (a sort of nuisance) is that I need to ...
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Unable to install/update apps from Play store on Xiaomi A3 on data plan

I am trying to download update/install apps from the Play store on my MI A3 Jio connection, but it has been unsuccessful. All services like Facebook, Whatsapp, etc are working fine. The apps I am ...
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Why can't I install anything? No error given, just endlessly “tries”

I have been unable to install anything on my Moto E5 Play (Android 8.0). It never gives an error, or any indication that something's wrong, it just eternally spins the loading circle around the app's ...
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Local equivalent to adb install

With a PC connection and adb, I can install packages by running adb install foobar.apk There is also an option to downgrade a package to an earlier version and keep data (as long the app itself did ...
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Make an android app keep its spot on the home screen on uninstall/reinstall

When developing android apps, I will often end up reinstalling the app I'm working on (deliberately after uninstalling it, or when the build signatures are different). It's bothersome to always put ...
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Why do I have to always clear the cache of the Download Manager in order to download 1 app?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy J4 Core with Android 8.1.0 Go. When ever I want to download an app on Google Play, I first have to clear my data/cache for my Download Manager and restart my phone. It then ...
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Error after error in booting and in recovery mood

My tablet brand is ASUS and its android's version is 5.0.1. It shows many error likes Unfortunately com.android.setings has stopped, Unfortunately UI has stopped, Unfortunately Launcher has stopped ...
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adb install apk successful on device (or emulator), but not found

I am using command line to install apk on devices and emulators. There is only one device at one time, so I don't have to specify the device's name. adb install file.apk output: Performing Streamed ...
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“There was a parsing error” installing AmazonFlex Apk. Android v5 installed

Tried following many threads online telling me to move APK to my systems root folder, other folders etc etc. Ofc I have "Unknown Sources" checked. Downloaded the apk from official Amazon website (...

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