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Is there a minimal installation of ADB?

When it comes to troubleshooting, I often read recommendations like "Use adb logcat to find some more details". Looking for a good way to backup all my apps including their data, Full Backup of non-...
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Can I install Android on my non-Android device?

Many people want to try/use Android without buying a new Android phone. How can I install Android on my current phone or device running Nokia Symbian, Maemo, or MeeGo; Microsoft Windows Mobile or ...
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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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"Insufficient storage" when trying to install new app

Every time I go to install a new app, I get the message "Insufficient storage", and an unable to install anything! I am using Samsung GT19060 my internal memory is 8GB. I have not downloaded anything ...
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How can I install an app given only its APK file?

I downloaded the APK file for an app to my PC. How can I install it on my phone?
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Is it possible to install an app and exclude some of its requested permissions?

Occasionally I want to install an application which requires certain permissions that I feel it really shouldn't need. Can I install the app without giving it these permissions? For example, GPS ...
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Why can't I press the Install button when installing applications from unknown sources?

I'm trying to sideload an application, as seen in the picture below. I have allowed the installation of applications from unknown applied actions in settings, but I can't seem to press the install ...
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Why can't I install apps when I have enough storage?

In "Settings" > "SD card & phone storage settings" under "Internal Phone Storage" it lists "Available Space" as 13.78MB. I'm trying to install an app that is 2.38MB. Why do I get the "...
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Why is "insufficient storage" wrongly reported when installing an .apk via adb? [duplicate]

I have an HTC Desire running Froyo. It is not rooted, nor have I installed any custom ROM. I get an "Insufficient Storage" error when I'm trying to install an app via adb/eclipse. The .apk is only ...
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Google play fails to install application with RPC:S-5:AEC-0

Someone has reported me that he cannot install or upgrade applications on Google Play. It fails with error RPC:S-5:AEC-0 What does that mean? How to fix this?
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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
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Discrepancy between sizes of apps listed in Play Store vs. actual installed app size

The Play Store lists the size of all apps available in their store. When a user downloads and installs apps, the actual sizes reported by Android are often larger than the sizes listed by the Play ...
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Can I install apps on phone without using the Android Market?

I have this Huawei Device that does not come with the Android Market installed. Is there any work-around for this? As in how can I install Android Apps without the Android Market? Is there a way to ...
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Can I install Skype on my xperia?

I want to install Skype on my xperia x10 but I cannot find it in the market when I go to Skype.com/m and try to download it, I get the following message: item not found A friend of mine who has a ...
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Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store?

My device is Motorola Xoom MZ604. The internet connectivity is 4G WiMax via my laptop as hotspot. The problem is when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it gives me an Error 504 ...
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Where should I install Toybox?

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running stock Android 4.1.2. If you have Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" or better, then you have Toybox. This is a package of command-line tools, handy for ...
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Get new installed app name with Tasker

I'm trying to set up the following Tasker project: when a new app is installed on one of my devices, send a notification to all the other devices with the name of the app. Ideally, if I find a ...
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Can not install apks from File Manager or browser?

In the answer to this question I specifically discovered that I could not install the VLC nightlies. It had nothing to do with that answer, which was on a question about which version of VLC was right ...
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Error -504 on appliation installation

Yes. I've read all other questions regarding this problem. Like this one: Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store? It's the same problem as this one but with more background information and an ...
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unknown error code -24 [duplicate]

I have Android 4.1.2 on Samsung galaxy S2 I install an app and get this error: unknown error during appliaction install -24 googling this line should clearing Google play cache might help but it ...
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Batch install apks from computer to Android without actually touching my Android

I want to batch install apks from my desktop directly. Such as I downloaded many apks on the desktop and want to install apks without actually touching my android. How to do this?
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Apps won't install (silently fail after 100% downloaded)

I have a problem with installing apps from Google Play onto my Samsung Galaxy S Plus phone. It has Android 2.3.6. Yesterday I tried to download some apps. When I clicked 'Install', the app began to ...
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How to block any app from being installed?

My mom has an android tablet and she doesn't even know what a site is, her e-mail, or even the password of her facebook account. She's an average user. The internet is facebook in her eyes. She has no ...
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Difference between installing SuperSU using Play Store versus a custom recovery that installs it from a file?

I see that some rooting guides say that rooting involves: Download a SuperSU as a zip file that would be accessible to the phone (e.g. the sdcard). Unlock the phone's bootloader. Booting into a "...
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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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Possible to purchase (buy) an Android app from the Google Play store web site without installing it on any device?

Is it possible to purchase (buy) an Android app from the Google Play store web site without causing that app to be automatically installed on a device?
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Is it possible to install Android on a PC?

Is it possible to install Android on a PC? If so, how would this be accomplished?
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How can I make an Android app "forget" that it installed on my phone before?

Some apps, like Facebook, LinkedIn, Tinder, etc., seem to have a mechanism to remember which Android phone installed their app. So if a user is banned on these apps, the next time somebody creates an ...
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Installing .apk as system app directly (with root)

I'm wondering is it possible to install .apk file as system app directly (with root)? Without converting user app to system app.
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Why is Play Store showing "Can't install app...Error Code: 910"?

I am using Android Lollipop mobile. I have uninstalled preinstalled Youtube app updates. Now I tried to update the app from Play Store. It is giving the error "Can't install app" with error code 910. ...
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Disable all software installation

Is there a way to block (by a password/PIN code or what else) all kinds of software installation on an Android tablet/smart phone? I understand it is possible to block by a PIN code Market app ...
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How to change country? [duplicate]

I want to install this application https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scoompa.callrecorder.open but I can't, because I'm in a wrong country. I would like to change country. Do I need ...
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Install WhatsApp on Android running under Virtualbox

I've just installed Android using Virtualbox on Ubuntu, and now I want to install WhatsApp on it. When I visit Google Play and try to install WhatsApp, it tells me that I have to associate a device ...
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Where does Google Play Store put downloaded apps?

I want to know where Google Play stores downloaded .apk files. I've heard that Google Play doesn't send you an .apk file and installation is completely online. Is it true?
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How do I create a ClockworkMod installation package?

I'm a seasoned Linux veteran and recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile. I've been feeling the tinkering bug, so I opted to download the source code from Samsung's site and start fiddling. ...
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How to run Android in Virtualbox on Linux?

For days I try to get Android 5 or higher running inside Virtualbox on Linux (here: Mint 18.1), without success. At best, I get past the boot menu (Grub), the system switches to graphics mode, and I ...
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What does error 923 when downloading apps from Google Play Store mean?

I've seen this error a few times just now, it seems to only occur when I install an app through the Google Play web interface. Haven't seen it when installing apps directly from my mobile device. ...
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How do I fix "Unknown reason -110"?

Whenever I try to install/upgrade an application, I get an "Installation Error: Unknown reason -110" message. What does this error mean, and how do I fix it? HTC Incredible 2 [Verizon Wireless] ...
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Where are kernel modules 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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Boot loop after flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on my Nexus 5

I had Android Lollipop installed on my Nexus 5 (Was Rooted, had TWRP and MultiROM installed) and wanted to simply start fresh with new clean install of Marshmallow. So I followed the instructions (...
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How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? My phone (Orange San Francisco) came with Android 2.1 and has not been officially updated in the UK so I'm now ...
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Google Play insufficient space error

I am using RED MI Note. All my applications are installed in internal storage. I have 2GB of space available in internal device. But when i try to install Any.do and Greenify I am getting error ...
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What is MIUI optimization?

In MIUI (an Android ROM), there is an option in developer settings called MIUI optimization. When this option is enabled, an app can't be installed via USB (i.e. from Android Studio). What is the use ...
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“Insufficient storage available”. Ok, but where?

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message “Error: Insufficient storage available.” Yet none of the partitions seem to be ...
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Minimal .apks for play store

Introduction I just installed CyanogenMod 10.2 on HTC One X+ and I want to install ONLY the Google Play Store. I know there is Gapps, but I want to have even less apps on my phone than what is in ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

I don't know if there is already a thread about this particular issue, but if so forgive me. I would like to know how can I see the date when I installed and uninstalled a certain app some time ago (...
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insufficient storage even with marshmallow sd card formatted for internal space and plenty of space

When I try to install an app from the Play Store I am getting the "insufficient storage" message but I have 20 GB free on my SD card that is formatted for internal storage. I am using a Moto G 2nd ...
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How can I bulk install apps with Play Store or App-Brain?

I'm trying to restore a new device with apps from my old device, but neither Android Market nor AppBrain seems to automatically bulk install them? When I use the Execute method in AppBrain it seems to ...
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Applications are not installed with adb restore

I have non-rooted Android 7.0 device (NVIDIA Shield Tablet) which was previously backed up with adb backup -apk -shared -all -nosystem -f mybackup.ab But restoring it with adb restore mybackup.ab ...
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Are APK files saved on my device when I install from the Play Store?

I used a Nexus 7 for a couple of years and got a Nexus 10 earlier this year. I installed a number of kids books/games on the 7 and wanted to transfer them to the 10. Now I can't find some of them at ...
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