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Warcraft Arclight Rumble crash issue

I am using Bluestacks Pie 64 bit to install Warcraft Arclight Rumble with APKMirror. When it was done installing I opened the app, first it shows the Blizzard logo then suddenly it crashed and showed &...
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How to change my install directory on Android 10?

I have an Alcatel phone that has Android 10 on it. I want to change the installation directory from phone memory to SD memory but it doesn't have such an option in it's settings. So I want to know ...
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How to Enable Developer Mode (USB Debugging) for a Gabb Phone Z2?

I've been looking around the internet trying to find a way to enable USB Debugging. Looks like there was a way until Gabb patched it. I've tried all of these ways Searching for the autofill on the ...
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Reinstalling Huawei system apps in ADB doesn't work

Problem I did the usual adb uninstall -k --user 0 PACKAGENAME and accidently deleted com.google.android.overlay.settingsProvider and com.google.android.overlay.modules.permissioncontroller. Yeah ...
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How to reinstall (or install) android 6 (7) on HTC one m9 plus?

My HTC one m9 plus OS is not working properly (e.g. It reboots several times when I turn on WIFI or data, etc) So I decided to install Android 6 or 7 on it. But after downloading this file During the ...
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How to force Android to install app with date or security problem?

I want to install an app on my new Samsung phone. The app was already working on my old Samsung phone. It seems that it cannot be installed due to security reasons. I get the following errors with ...
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How is an APK prevented from making security changes during their installation process

What if the APK installation ran a few scripts? Overwrote files outside it's designated folder? Edited a few files? etc? What would prevent it from doing so?
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How do I switch to an older version of a build for Google Play Store Internal Testing

In Apple Testflight the app allows me to switch to an older build so long as it hasn't expired. What's the equivalent of that on Google Play Store?
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adb install to android emulator shows success but app not found

im trying to find an emulator that can run an apk I renamed the apk to .zip and saw armeabi-v7a in the lib folder so i chose the below emulator image as it was stated that android 9.0/11.0 works with ...
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App not installed error

When i try to install a minecraft apk it tells me app not installed after further digging it shows me this error: INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE: Package com.mojang.minecraftpe signatures do not ...
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What info/data can a fresh installed app without permission gather?

If I just install an app BUT DON'T OPEN it, can it do/get something? Maybe during installation process, even if I didn't open it yet? If I didn't give the app any permission, what can it do/know? Can ...
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Can an app be installed AUTOMATICALLY and SILENTLY without popup/confirmation of install? How can this be possibile?

Is this behaviour doable? How? I have an app which keeps reinstalling. How can I track what is causing the installation? Are there any logs that I can check to see what is really causing this to ...
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There's this app that keeps installing automatically from Google Play Store

The app itself is a bank app. It's also a famous bank (Relax Banking by BCC).. The notification says installed from Play Store, and if I open Play Store and go to the page app, says in fact installed.....
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Cannot uninstall app via adb

I'm trying to update an app on a smartwatch, but whatever I try, I ran into errors. adb install newversion.apk => [INSTALL_FAILED_VERSION_DOWNGRADE] adb install -r -d newversion.apk => [...
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Google Play Store showing an app on "All apps" but not on any of the devices

It is possible to see where an app is installed on a device on the Google Play Store web. I go to Apps - My Apps, and have a drop-down menu with all the devices. However, there is one particular app ...
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Google Play Protect shows warning when installing an APK

I have tried signing the app with the Android debug key and also I have tried signing the APK with my private key (whose APK is present in Play Store) but still used to get this warning. I don't want ...
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How to install OS in Samsung smg531f which is without OS?

I have a samsung SMG531f Grand Prime. I accidentially deleted my OS in Team Win by selecting the System option coming under Wipe option in the main menu. Now when I switch on the phone it will show ...
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apk install fails due to REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES

I am having issues with installing an apk that is compiled from an ionic project. After transferring the file to my phone, nothing happens when I tap it. Logcat gives me the following error: E/...
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Is there a way to setup multiple devices and/or synchronize apps or even manage multiple devices?

So, imagine you had 100 or more Android devices and you're asked to install 10 specific apps on each of them. What would be the fastest way to do this? Is there any way to manage multiple devices at ...
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How can I install Slack app on an old Galaxy S6 phone?

I am near certain that Slack works (or worked) on Galaxy S6 phones back in the day, but now when I try to install it, it's not available as supported in the Google Play store. Is there any way I can ...
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Updated Telegram from APK - why after the installation, it asks for phone number?

I face IMO strange issue with Telegram. The notification says Google Play Services need Phone permission to work, but it has that permission when I go there, however the update of Telegram via Google ...
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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION when trying to install Google app on Moto e5 go

How do I install Google on my Moto e5 go when there is an error message on the ADB saying: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox attempting to ...
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How to turn off or bypass or uninstall Sophos Mobile Control?

My uncle has a work phone which has Sophos Mobile Control installed. I can't uninstall that app and can't install new ones, like Facebook even through package manager. I even tried to enable USB ...
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Cannot install app from Play store - fail to connect

Installing an application from the Play store fails to download, a brief message states "please open my apps to establish a connection with the server" Search and update work as expected. ...
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Why does Signal is not availlable for installation on Samsung Tablet

I want to install Signal on a Samsumg Galaxy Tab A (2016) with Android-Version 8.1. According to Signal official page, Android 4.4 or superior is required (so, this should be no problem) But in the ...
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Where is the installed applications are stored in android 9?

I have seen few examples in the internet but couldn't find the right answer about my phone. In my phone how does a file manager app finds the base.apk of an installed app? and how can I find them ...
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Stuck On "Detecting Android-x86.. found at dev/sda1" While installing Android 9.1-r2 (x64)

First of all, I'm frustrated as hell, I'm facing this problem for the last 6 months when I first thought to try android on a PC. Till then, I've tried multiple iso's from android 7 to android 9 but ...
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Q: Deploying file to Android filesystem from Intune

We have an Android apk that we are deploying from InTune. Currently when users first start the app, they need to enter a few pieces of information for configuration purposes. This information is the ...
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How to install Another Term, an alternative to Termux for Android 6.0 and below?

I am running a lower Android version and need to install a Linux proot container in Android. Another Term is the closest alternative, but how do I install it? It seems pretty hard.
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Can I disable OEM lock from computer?

Can I disable the OEM lock of my Samsung Galaxy S8+ from my computer?
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Bulk and auto install apps + phone configuration

I'm looking for a solution (free or paid) that allows me to e.g. connect an Android phone to a PC, launch a piece of software and wait until the phone is fully configured (settings, wallpaper, ...
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Linux on Android

I'm currently working on Android applications development. The projects are majorly about management and integration of Android applications on linux. and deployment of the codes on my applications, ...
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No app found to open .apk file

I turned on unknown source installations, downloaded Confluence 1.71.13 apk via browser. When the download finished I tapped on the notification to sideload it. A message popped up saying: No app ...
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What does the -g global flag do when using pm install -g

I'm trying to get google play store to work on a proprietary custom ROM. I was given a hack to do this with my device. It's very hit or miss but I can get it working sometimes. When I install Google ...
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How to install APK on Gabb Z2?

I would like to install Spotify on my Gabb Z2 phone. The Gabb phone runs a modified version of Android that is programmed to have only default apps and no store. They somehow managed to get their own ...
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How to get library installation path

Some Android apps require libraries to be linked against by specifying <uses-library> in their Manifest (in the application element): <uses-library android:name="com.example.customlib&...
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How to do Batch install multile apks from windows computer to Android box

I want to batch install apks from my desktop directly. Such as I downloaded many apks on the windows desktop i also have them on a USB stick and want to install apks without actually touching my ...
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Cant install apps from Play store or using APK file and MIUI storage calculates 0 free space

First time asking so please correct me if I am wrong,Also please suggest me title for this question I have redmi 8 running miui 12 , Recently I cant install apps from playstore it keeps pending and ...
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App not installed. (App has requested a shared library that is not installed on the device)

Recently i installed pixel experience on my poco x3. Before doing that i did a backup of the stock camera apk that comes with miui to install on pixel experience. But while installing it shows App ...
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Installing an app (.apk file) from the native Android HTMLViewer 8.1

I have a tablet that's locked up pretty good (Android 8.1). Locked bootloader, managed android OS, proprietary apps, etc... I'm trying to see if I can get an app to install on it. One way I've thought ...
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Unable to set removable SD card as the default location using ADB

I have a Sony Xperia (E2303) running Android 6.0.1. I have a 32 GB removable SD card. I got Android to format it. I think it is still a FAT32 file system. I was not given an option to format as ...
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Can't install an APK from OneDrive on Android

Installing an APK from the Google Drive app on Android works fine for me after setting Google Drive on the "Install from external sources" list under Security settings to 'yes'. But the ...
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"Could not find a part of the path 'C:\ProgramData\DroidExplorer\assets\[DEFAULT].png'" error message when trying to run Droid Explorer

I installed Droid Explorer. When trying to run it, I got an error that says Could not find a part of the path 'C:\ProgramData\DroidExplorer\assets[DEFAULT].png'. I put it manually at /ProgramData ...
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Why does GrapheneOS use signify instead of PGP to sign their releases (GPG, cryptographic signatures)?

Why is it that the GrapheneOS (Android ROM) project crypographically signs their releases with signify instead of PGP? The install documentation for GrapheneOS instructs the user to install the ...
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Problem in installation of PrimeOS

When I want to install PrimeOS, I see a black page with a bash like command line instead of choices for choosing. Is it normal? If it is normal, what should I do and type in the page? In all PrimeOS ...
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Prevent app auto-install when accidentally clicking an ad

I have Samsung Galaxy S20. When I get an ad on something like a game or whatever, I'm obviously going to click the X (close button) in the corner. The problem is, sometimes I miss it because they make ...
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Read input from stdin when using `pm install`

I would like to install an application using pm install but not provide the APK path and rather provide application data using stdin as shown in the documentation below: install [-rtfdgw] [-i PACKAGE] ...
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Can't reinstall apps from SD card after reboot

This is the first time my phone randomly rebooted, I didn't think much of it until all my apps disappeared. The apps in the internal storage is still there but the apps that was moved to the SD were ...
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Is this Doro Liberto forever stuck with Android 4.4.2?

My wife made the mistake of buying a Doro phone, under the impression it was 'easier to use'. Actually, it's made updating the OS close to impossible, which is why I'm seeking the help of the experts ...
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Put Termux environment on external SD card

Following this answer, I formated my sdcard as ext4-fs. Then tried mounting the sdcard into termux home as the link above says mount /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /data/data/com.termux/files/home/ext4-fs I ...
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