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Play Store can download but not install apps; getting error code 927

On my Pixel phone, apps will download on Play Store, but once the download completes, it doesn't install. After some time, there's a notification from the Play Store that says Google Play isn't ...
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File "has unexpected contents" error when sideloading Android 5.0

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) (wifi) and am trying to update the software to Android 5.0. When I try to sideload I get this error: Installing update... mount: failed to mount /dev/block/platform/msm.sdcc.1/...
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How to prevent an app from being uninstalled?

Is there any permission or method to prevent an app from being uninstalled even after factory reset like system app that does not get uninstalled?
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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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No Move to SD Card or Move to USB option in android 4.2.2

I have a Carbonn Phone (model: A18+) http://www.karbonnmobiles.com/karbonn-A18+-proid-193.html Android Version is 4.2.2 Under Settings -> Storage -> 'Preferred install location' and it has three ...
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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 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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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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Can't install or update apps

Whenever I try to install or update an app, it downloads to 100% and then just sits there. It won't proceed naturally from a completed download to app installation. Sometimes, if I leave it alone for ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can't transfer files to galaxy S3 from laptop?Kies not getting Installed in lap?

I am having a galaxy S3, I can't connect it to my laptop.When I connect it with USB it's not getting mounted and so unable to transfer any files. In my laptop Samsung kies is not installed, hope it ...
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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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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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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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Can't install app from APK

I have a Jadoo4 USB stick that runs on Android, similar to Chromecast. It has an app to watch live TV from East Asia. I made an APK of that app, but whenever I try to install it on other devices (like ...
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Cannot install some apps on Galaxy Note 10.1: parse error

I downloaded Awesome note Hd and Awesome note-jujuburi. But I can't install both of them on my Galaxy Note 10.1: my device showed "parse error". I activated Unknown sources, and cleared data/cache in ...
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Not enough space error when trying to install on my Xperia M2, but drastic

I could perfectly install apps on my Xperia M2 (D2303) until I tried to update SnapLock through their own app. Not enough space error. I deleted a couple of things, tried again. Nothing. More than 1 ...
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Termux - help installing a package

I am trying to install TeX Live using Termux. It's in the Package Manager, but unfortunately the package has some faulty instructions. Specifically, the package calls wget with a faulty option. If ...
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How to install game resources without Wi-Fi?

I am trying to install FIFA 14 from my PC because I don't have Wi-Fi to download it. I recently got a new 16GB SD card, formatted it, created /Android/obb folder, and put the cache files therein. I ...
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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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Android Emulator - INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113

When I try to install an apk file through the monkeyrunner Python script, getting the error INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113. How can I resolve this issue? ...
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How do I stop Android to auto enabling allow unknown sources?

Every time I restart my android 5 lollipop phone It auto enables allow installation of apps from unknown sources option. I switch it off manually then in a few seconds a pop up for an unknown app to ...
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Installed CM12 on Sprint Galaxy S4, GAPPS crashing upon start

So I just installed CM12 for my Sprint Galaxy S4 using TWRP 2.6.3.0, after doing the format of the internal SD and factory reset (guessing the factory reset after format is probably not needed). I ...
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Insufficient storage available but have enough space

I read all other questions of "Insufficient storage available" but none of solution works for me. I have Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300). I have 5GB free space on internal memory. A couple days ago ...
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Installing apps on external SD card on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

I am using Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on TI OMAP 5 platform. I want to install applications on an external SD card, but even if a lot of space is free (more than 25MB), I am getting an error "...
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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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Cannot install Facebook Messenger app

A few days ago my Messenger app was crashing all the time - every time I tried to open it, it would say "Unfortunately, Messenger has stopped". In the end I uninstalled it, but now cannot reinstall it....
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Will installing a file manager app void the device/Android warranty?

One of the frustrating things about HTC is that I cannot manage my files which have been downloaded. On the marketplace, there are some apps which allow you to do this such as: Astro File manager ...
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"Software installation failed" error when booting up

I got stuck at Huawei Logo and it won't start, then I followed this instruction Download the same build you had before getting stucked or newer one, Extract it and transfer "dload" folder to the ...
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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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How to avoid silent app installations

I have gone through this post Silent app installation wherein it clearly mentions it's highly impossible to self install the application without going through the whole installer proceedure.But when i ...
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Play store stuck on 'Download Pending' or 'Waiting to Download'. How to fix?

TL;DR - How to uninstall the Google Play store? A friend of mine deleted my Google Account as a prank (don't know how it is a prank). When I came home, I just logged in and tried to install some apps,...
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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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Getting "Error code -507" from the Play Store and "Install failed, user restricted" when installing an APK

I have a Chinese-branded phone from Spreadtrum. I can't install any apps both from the Play Store and APK. Play Store gives "Error code: -507". Installing an APK using ADB gives "Failure [...
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USB Drivers for Dragon Touch E70 (or how to install an APK from PC on this device?)

I purchased a Dragon Touch E70 tablet from Tablet Express. I am developing an app, but I cannot get Eclipse to detect the device. I can't find where to download drivers for this device either. Any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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