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Does Google get a list of APK packages installed outside of Google Play?

I use Gmail on my Android 11 phone, not only for email but also for some other services of Google such as Maps). Due to privacy concerns, I've been thinking about installing some applications (such as ...
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Can I Install the Newer Samsung DeX Version on a Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F?

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F) and am interested in utilizing Samsung DeX to connect my phone to a Windows PC via USB-C, leveraging the newer DeX features that allow for a more integrated ...
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Replace a system app with a different releasekey (Android 10)

I want to replace (modding) a system apk, but I don't have the private releasekey. So... I signed my apk with a custom generated one and replaced the .apk in /system/priv-app/ and reboot but that didn'...
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Not able to install APK after removing the device from Intune company portal

After enrolling my Android device in the Intune company portal, I removed it from the company portal. Now, if I install any APK from other sources downloaded via Chrome, it keeps saying Unkown apps ...
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Can an app install be triggered solely via a script, without GUI interaction?

This current question is indirectly related to the following other question here: Checking via a script whether a given app is prohibited from installation on a given device? I'm running stock rooted ...
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Deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune from alternative sources

Has anyone experience or knowledge of whether it is possible to deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune when the source of apps is e.g. the F-Droid app store? I am considering setting up fully ...
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Install phone version of app on tablet instead of tablet version?

Is there any way to force an app to install its phone version rather than the tablet version on a device? The particular app I have in mind is Microsoft Edge, whose tablet version is missing several ...
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Downgrade an apk with different signature, without root

I'm trying to do the following things to an Android app without root access: De-compile the apk with adb d xxx.apk (done) Modify some files in /res/xml/ (done) Re-build the apk with adb b xxx (done) ...
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What determines the language splits installed with apps?

I have an Android 10 device that I recently updated the (custom) ROM on, and now (for apps that have splits that include language splits - for example, config.en.apk) when installing or updating an ...
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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.ar.core attempting to redeclare permission

After the deletion of Google Play Services for AR I can't install it anymore. Google Play Store shows an error when I'm trying to install: Can't install Google Play Services for AR I have checked ...
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Is it possible to install an app through normal Samsung recovery?

I was trying to install an app through recovery by flashing apk in flashable zip but it is not working. It is showing an error. What should I do?
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Who or what can trigger an app installation from Google Play Store?

I was more then sure that my actions in the Google Play Store (either mobile app or through website) are the only way to trigger installation of some app. My phone was lying alone and dark for the ...
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Viewing list of downloaded apps, in the order they were downloaded

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. How can I view my apps in the order in which I've downloaded them from the Google Play store (instead, of alphabetically, in the phone's app drawer)? I ...
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How to use `adb push` after mounting /system R/W without losing R/W permissions to install app as /system/apps?

I'm using a rooted Revvl 6 5G - TMAF025G_0.05.29 - MT6833 - Android 12. Without a recovery.img, I rooted using Magisk_Patched-boot_a.img. After this, I used the RO2RW module to aid in making the ...
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Android source code for extracting entries from an APK during installation process

I am trying to understand the exact details of how Android extracts the entries from an APK during the installation process. First some background info: The installation may occur either through Play ...
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Is there Android for ARM (Windows) laptops?

I'm thinking of buying an ARM laptop as a second laptop for programming and hacking experiments. Ideally I would set it up to multiboot Windows, Linux, and Android. I've seen several articles and ...
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Google Wallet not installing

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. When trying to install Google Wallet from the Google play store, I get the following screenshots: In the end, after the third screen below I land on ...
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Is there a way to get this version of Hackenbush on an Android device?

The game Hackenbush is a fun, two-player game from combinatorial game theory, an area of mathematics. I am aware of this app; it scratches an itch. But I'm after more. The following programme was ...
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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 install Artic Wolf Agent on Android?

I would like to install Artic Wolf Agent on Zebra VC8300 and MC930B mobile computers that use Android 11. Here are the instructions I have and I'm trying to figure out which ones to follow for that ...
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Percentage reach a certain number then stop when trying to download an app from Play Store

When I try downloading an app on Play Store (even if it doesn't take up a big space), it would reach a certain percentage and then just stop. I tried waiting for a bit however; when I do, I get a ...
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Prevent play store from installing apps

The Google play store has a line in their TOS that gives them the right to install arbitrary apps/updates without consent of the user. Sadly, some apps appear to require play store to be enabled to ...
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Sharing APK of app I made myself to my other phone tells me "App not installed as package appears to be invalid"

I use my old phone (Redmi 6 running Android 9, MIUI 11, armv7 architecture) for teaching myself mobile programming and my new phone (Redmi 10C running Android 13, MIUI 14, aarch64 architecture) as my ...
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"You don't have another device" when trying to install Android apps on ChromeOS [duplicate]

This is a weird situation: since I don't have a smartphone, I installed PrimeOS on a USB stick and booted on a laptop. Under this live system, I installed some apps in Google Play Store just to test ...
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"INSTALL_FAILED_ABORTED: User rejected permissions" when installing apk from storage on Android 12

Edit: I notice this error when installing split apks using custom app installer from storage. But now I found this error also occurs when installing normal .apk file (I didn't notice this because I am ...
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How to install an app that is available on older and newer Android versions but not on mine?

I have Bluetooth MIDI Connect installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet which is currently running on Android 10. My kids are using it to connect to the Bluetooth piano. My understanding is that ...
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What are the absolute minimum required Permissions I need to download from Play Store?

I have a tablet I bought for work, and as I don't really need most of the apps on it, I am shutting down and disabling all the Google/Android Services I don't need. Seeing how I need to download some ...
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How to install an app consisting of multiple apk using the `pm` android’s command?

In order to get a specific visa, I need to verify my ɪᴅ using a government official app. I went on the play store and it first showed as not being compatible because it requires ɴꜰᴄ which my phone ...
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Can I install old paid apps from Play Store on Android 14?

I have some older paid apps, mainly games, which I bought through Play Store. These older apps won't meet the requirement of targetSdk >=23 from Android 14: Minesweeper Pro (com.xxstudio....
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Getting Android Auto on car head unit running Android 4.4.2

I got a 2018 car recently (Suzuki SX4) and it's got Android 4.4.2 with no Android Auto installed. When plugging into the right USB port in the car (and enabling debug USB mode on my phone, OnePlus) it ...
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How to install netcat on Termux?

I want to use WireGuard on my phone to connect to WireGuard on my Desktop's WireGuard server. On another website, I have been advised to execute in Terminal (I use the Termux app) on my phone, the ...
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Force install APKs without ADB or Play Store or PackageInstaller app on a phone (Gabb Z2) [duplicate]

The phone is Gabb Z2. How would I go about forcing an install of an APK without ADB or Play Store or PackageInstaller app on a phone?
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Manually moving an app back to internal storage

I am using Android 11 on a Fairphone 3. I have added a microSD card that I use as storage for apps, and have some apps installed on the SD card. But some of those apps does not work properly, these ...
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Android 12: App gets installed for multiple users, even though I disabled multiple users in settings

I enabled multiple users in Settings -> System -> Multiple users, but later I disabled it. Now, when I install an app with Android Studio, it gets installed to multiple users, and I can only ...
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Error installing Aircrack in Termux (E: Unable to locate package aircrack-ng)

An error is occurring when I try to install aircrack-ng in Termux. E: Unable to locate package aircrack-ng When I try to use apt or pkg to search for aircrack, it doesn't find anything either. Here ...
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"This app is not compatible with your device" after APK install

I tried to download an APK from the web because the App is no longer available in the Play Store and the App is vital for my 360° cam. It worked fine on my Huawei P20 Pro (Android/EMUI 12), but I ...
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"The package conflicts with an existing package" error when updating YouTube ReVanced with APK

To clarify, my problem isn't that I can't install an app because I have a similarly-named app; I am trying to update an app I installed via APK with another one of a later version. I had previously ...
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Gabb Phone Plus third party app installer

I am trying to download apps to my Gabb Plus and it once said (KPE INTERNAL ERROR) which might be different since I took out the SIM card and retried it. Is there a way to hook the phone up to a ...
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Is AndroidManifest necessary after app installation

As I understand during app installation the Java dex code is converted to native code (oat) which is basically native .so library. Is the manifest file still needed/used after that, or not? Can you ...
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How to detect cpu architecture and deliver correct apk?

There are a variety of CPU architectures that android systems use such as arm64-v8a, armeabi-v7a, armeabi, x86_64 and x86. Is there a way for adb or any other tool to detect the architecture of a ...
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Installing "wrong" WhatsApp on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

My friend purchased a new tablet, "Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite", to replace their current "Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016)". I am trying to help them move WhatsApp over. However, all my ...
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Failed installing a large game (APKs) but still take up so much storage

I tried to install a large game (3.2 GB) in APK format from my SD card (the place where I save the APK file) using ZArchiver. I clicked install and waited for like 10 minutes but there was nothing, no ...
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Phone bricks when I uninstall package installer - can I block app install?

I have a phone that I am trying to block from being able to install apps. I tried removing package installer via ADB, but when I did that the phone bricked upon being restarted, and had to be hard ...
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Compared to APK file, are apps installed from AAB (Android App Bundle) impacting their performance?

I'm just a normal Android user. My phone is Samsung Galaxy S10 (Qualcomm S855 variant). I'm satisfied with this phone, but I always felt that the Android version of some Apps are laggy when using, ...
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Can you install Google Play Store with adb after it was uninstalled? [duplicate]

I have a non-rooted Samsung phone that runs android version 9 as shown in the image below. Some time ago I uninstalled Google Play Store from my phone because I thought that I could reinstall it if ...
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Rolling back an APK install to a previous version

I have been using APKMirror update which helps me see if any app updates are available. I had it connected to only check Google Play which worked great for a long time My problem is that there was an ...
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Why am I not able to install the Signal app onto my Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G and the Signal app is seemingly unavailable for this device. I didn't have ANY issues with Telegram, so it's quite baffling to me. Does anyone know why? Do I need ...
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Why does Android mark my applications as unsafe?

While downloading unsafe modded .apk files from the internet and while installing them there is no prompt of "unsafe app being downloaded". But when I install an apk that I made, there is a ...
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How do I block an app from ever installing in Android 12?

There is one notorious app. That gets installed every now and then. How do I stop it from happening in Android 12. Is there a way to block it from ever installing from google play store?
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adb install-multiple: Update to package <pkg> doesn't support multi arch

I'm attempting to install Chrome 100.0.4896.127-489612710 (arm-v7a, Android 6.0+) on a Pixel 3 running Android 9. It's a .apkm file so I unzipped it and ran adb install-multiple -r -d *.apk However, ...
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