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How to build smartmesh android app [closed]

I want to build an android app called smartmesh in android studio on windows. I have no idea how to do it.
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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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How to install android on a blank phone? [duplicate]

Say I have a phone that I have wiped completely (all storage on the device has no data on it). Is there any way to install android on a phone without using a bootloader? like can I take an android ISO ...
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Was unable to install any app - how to find out what was blocking the installs?

I was unable to update/install any apps earlier today, using either Play Store, F-Droid, or Play Store in my work partition, even though I had over 500MB free on my phone (Pixel XL running Android 9.0)...
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How to fix “signatures do not match previously installed version” error?

I'm using a Moto G6. With the latest update to android 9, they removed the capability of using the built-in Dolby Audio equalizer for some stupid reason. I found this Reddit post that had a way to ...
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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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Question on installation of android-x86-8.1-r2.x86_64.rpm on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the android-x86-8.1-r2.x86_64.rpm package on Ubuntu 18.04 using the following commands as suggested by Release Note 8.1-r2 but it didn't add boot entries to the grub2 menu. sudo apt ...
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“agrep” for Android Terminal?

How can I do this (agrep) in the Android Terminal? This program allows elastic text searching, which means that searchqwery would match searchquery, and searching Android would also match Anfroid or ...
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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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Installing a homebrew/linuxbrew formula on an Android device

How would one go about installing a simple homebrew/linuxbrew formula on an Android device via adb? Specifically, I want to install this formula which contains a cli tool called aamath that translates ...
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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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Stop using an app during work hours

I need to avoid using a personal messaging application in my android phone during work time. One way is to uninstall the app before work starts, and install again after the work time. Or use some ...
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How to debug error on installation from APK?

I'm working in a project. We are in a testing cycle and we are experiencing something that I don't know how to debug. I built the APK. I installed it in my phone (S9+) and in many others with no ...
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Can’t install or repurchase an app I own from Google Play

I bought an app and then uninstalled it and removed it from my account's app list. I decided to install it again, but it says I need to buy it again. When I try to buy it, it says I already own it. I'...
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Does installing, deleting and reinstalling an app make your phone slower?

I recently bought my oneplus 7 pro and I was wondering if installing a certain app, deleting it, and reinstalling it again makes my phone slower. I was forced to do this to a certain application today....
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App not shown in Android app list

I am trying to install one app(updated version) but when I install it it says this app can not be installed because same kind of app is already installed but when I check apps on android phone I do ...
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Put GApps file on Android bsp for nxp development board

I have an embedded system development board nxp MCIMX7ULP-EVK with Android BSP (Android 8.1) installed on it (link). The board by default does not have google play service on it. I downloaded ...
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Cannot move app to SD card: “Not enough storage space”

Disclaimer: There are many similar questions, but: 1) No answer there helped me, 2) This one provides additional info and questions, 3) Others seem to be related to Android versions < 8, so the ...
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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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Can't reinstall an app uninstalled through ADB

I recently got a Huawei P30 and used adb to remove some preinstalled apps I didn't want to use. I went a bit too far and removed the system gallery app (com.android.gallery3d) which turns out to be ...
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Install Split APK Manually

Recently I got to know a thing called split apks, and found the slices as invalid apk files, only the base is. Unfortunately, this means the usual default package installer is unable to handle this, ...
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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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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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where kernel modules are installed?

I am trying to find Linux kernel modules on my nitrogen board. I have unpacked kernel config from /proc/config.gz and I see kernel was compiled with a lot of modules. I see only one in /vendor/lib/...

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