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How do I force Google Play Store to download new apps on a roaming mobile connection?

I am often on a roaming mobile connection, and I have found that Google Play Store does not allow you to install apps while roaming. Clicking the "Install" button puts the app in a "Downloading..." ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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/sbin/sh: pm: not found

I was trying to install apk files from adb. I used the command adb install <app-name>.apk command. But it returned /sbin/sh: pm: not found But if I login to the shell with adb shell and do ...
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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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How to install Android Package manually (without Google Play, adb install, or "Install" click)

Backstory Before we get into question, I will explain what happened in my android. Earlier, I got random bug in my Android that causing my OS got "Half-restored factory settings." By the means Half-...
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Why do certain apps always try to install to a specific Google account?

I have 3 Google accounts on my Android phone: gmail and 2 Google Apps accounts (one at my full-time job and one for my small business). I want all my apps to install under the gmail account, so I've ...
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Whenever I try to download an app, it keeps wanting to download it to my old Android phone

I bought a used Coolpad, but like new. Whenever I try to download an app, be it an old one already installed on old phone or a new, never before loaded one, it keeps wanting to send data to old phone, ...
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Why is suggested to OEM unlock when LinageOS can be installed without it

I have a "LENOVO Tab 2 A10-30" which got frozen after the update in the startup loop - did not start after displaying the Lenovo logo. I decided to reinstall it with the LineageOS, and for ...
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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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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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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 keyboard for android 4.0.4 on android 5.1.1?

My phone with android 4.0.4 is rooted and I got the SamsungIME apk and odex files, moved them to the phone with android 5.1.1, but when I try to install, it simply says "App not installed". ...
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Cannot install any APK file due to "Out of Space" misleading error (plenty of space)

I know there are tons of questions about this, but I have tried many possible solutions to no avail. I believe the "Out of space" error is misleading... I have a problem: I cannot install any .apk ...
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Package installation in Termux

I'm reading this guide that describes how to install the statistical language R on Termux. My installation journey is briefly outlined below. I need to determine why nothing happens at Step #2 ...
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How to install apps to SD with adb when SD is formatted as internal storage

LOS 14.1, small internal storage, large SD card formatted as "internal". Now when I adb install -s whatever.apk it fails with java.lang.IllegalStateException: ☃No suitable external storage available ...
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Unable to free up space on internal storage, removing cache & apps has no effect

new to Android Stack Exchange. - Average Android user. I have a storage problem on my phone. When I try to install an app via Play Store it says there isn't enough free space available, e.g. it is ...
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Is there a way to install a Magnetometer or Compass Sensor in a phone?

I found out a little too late that my new phone (Motorola Moto G4) does not have a compass sensor in it. I love this phone otherwise, but I have apps that I use quite a bit that require a compass. ...
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Possible to install a 1 GB game into external storage, how?

I am using Android 6.0 marshmallow. I have 8 GB internal memory and 64 GB external memory (storage). Now I got a game from a friend which needs 1 GB of storage and I have only 400 MB as internal ...
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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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"INSTALL_FAILED_INTERNAL_ERROR" when installing an app on BlueStacks

I need some help with installing an app that I want to use using the BlueStacks App Player. I've downloaded the APK and I have a problem when I was trying to install it. I tried deleting it and ...
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Mysterious "Installation Failed" and reboots

Non-programmer here. I've noticed recently a message popping up on my 4.1.2 Galaxy S3 running stock firmware (except I have root) build number JZO54K.T999UVDMD5. This was happening before I rooted it ...
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Which Android x86 image from the official site will work for Dell XPS 15?

I want to try to install Android x86 on my XPS 15. However, I don't know which image I should select. Which one would be close to my configuration? Also, is there a custom image I can use as a general ...
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Galaxy Tab Multi Device App Installation

I am planning on having a few labs of Galaxy Tabs (60+ tabs), and I need a way to manage all of these. Primarily I need a way to automatically install apps on all of these at once. I know there is a ...
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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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How can I successfully run this script on a emulated terminal on Android?

Background I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my Acer Iconia A500 using VNC and this application called Complete Linux Installer. My tablet is rooted and I have found several sources saying they have ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't install apps anymore - only via adb

I recently tried to extend my internal memory of my Moto G5 with a 128 gb sd card, so I backed up the previous smaller card to my pc, switched cards, formatted the new card as internal, copied back ...
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Installing full YouTube app on Tecno phone (Android Go) failed silently

I have a Tecno phone with Android 8.1.0 Go. YouTube Go is my system app, however, I grew tired of using it because of its limited features and decided to install the YouTube app. But that's when the ...
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Phone keeps rebooting on Volume Up + Power (trying to install ROM)

I tried to install Android's ROM and got ERROR 7, then I wiped out cache, data, internal storage, where was twrp.apk installed. After that I cant get into boot menu (with Install, Wipe... buttons). ...
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Android "managed device" recognized as mass storage device. adb doesn't see device. How do I do I determine drivers?

I have an android "managed device" that seems to have been some company tablet. No discernible brand. When I boot, it gives a screen with only a settings app. The settings app is very ...
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Can't install any apps that were previously saved on SD card

Recently my SD card stopped working and all apps that were saved to the SD card were obviously gone however the problem is while the phone, LG G6, still works and I'm able to install apps through ...
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How do I prevent apps from getting installed onto my Pixel?

I'd like to prevent any apps from being installed on my Pixel. I tried this with Google Family Link, but you can install apps rated E. I also tried this with AppBlock, but I can install apps from play....
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Install android on an windows tablet

I got an old TrekStor SurfTab Duo W1 with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (x86) processor and want to install andoid on it. But I got a problem in finding the correct android version. Till now it crashes every ...
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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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