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"App not installed" error when trying to replace ROM-based app with modified APK without root

I'm facing trouble installing a modded APK if the same app is already provided in stock ROM. I'm using Micromax Canvas E481, not rooted yet. It has the JioSaavn app already installed. I uninstalled it ...
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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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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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Android Install button inactive, cancel works

Unable to tap on the INSTALL button for an app (that I created). Cancel button works fine. I have looked into other answers and they all seem to be talking about screen dimming / blue light filter ...
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"App not installed" when trying to install APK

I'm trying to install an apk file on my device, and I'm able to press the Install button, but after a few seconds, I keep receiving this error: App not installed. What is the root cause of this ...
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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 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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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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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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Is there Android for ARM (Windows) laptops?

I'm thinking of buying an ARM laptop as a second laptop for programming and hacking experiments. Ideally I would set it up to multiboot Windows, Linux, and Android. I've seen several articles and ...
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"Error: failed to write, posix_fallocate failed: ENOTSUP (Operation not supported on transport endpoint)" when installing APK on Android-x86

So, I've been wanting to play PUBG for a while now, but my PC is pretty awful, then Mobile came out, and TGB didn't work properly. I've been trying out several different Android OS, but all of them ...
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Is there a website hosting verified apk files of android applications for download? [duplicate]

Is there a website hosting verified apk files of android applications for download? When I searched for the apk file of an app, I was not sure which website in the search results is reliable.
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APKs installation failed (stuck), but still takes storage spaces afterwards

I wanna ask regarding the problem I've got after failing to install an app through an external store (TapT*p). I tried to retry it a few times until I had enough, and it happened that my storage ...
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I installed a large app & it won't install but takes my storage! Now I have full storage but haven't the app?

I installed a large app (1.25GB game) but it won't install. Because of my low storage, it won't install. The said app not installing just like this; but it takes my storage. Now I have full storage ...
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Installing Polaroid Cube app onto a OnePlus 12 with Android 14

I recently bought a (currently discontinued) Polaroid Cube+ off eBay and I want to be able to use all its features. The instruction manual and other places mention there is an app (package name com....
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How do I stop Android from auto-enabling "allow unknown sources"?

Every time I restart my Xolo Era 4g, 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 ...
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Can I Install the Newer Samsung DeX Version on a Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F?

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F) and am interested in utilizing Samsung DeX to connect my phone to a Windows PC via USB-C, leveraging the newer DeX features that allow for a more integrated ...
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What could be potential reasons for Android to not copy .obb to Android/obb during deployment through USB?

I'm deploying a mobile game through the Unreal Engine platform (Quick Launch) to my Xiaomi through a USB cable. When it's installed, the game runs automatically but it's immediately closed. After a ...
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"App not installed as app isn't compatible with your phone" when installing APKs on Android 14

I have an APK of Unlimited Call Log 3.1.1, but I am unable to install it on Samsung Galaxy S24+ running Android 14. When I tried to install it, an error comes: App not installed as app isn't ...
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Is it possible to reinstall Android recovery?

I have a phone which I unlocked the bootloader. Somehow it seems the recovery app disapeared, any chance I can reinstall it from adb or fastboot ?
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Error installing Aircrack in Termux (E: Unable to locate package aircrack-ng)

An error is occurring when I try to install aircrack-ng in Termux. E: Unable to locate package aircrack-ng When I try to use apt or pkg to search for aircrack, it doesn't find anything either. Here ...
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How to reinstall an uninstalled system app through ADB?

My phone is an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge running Oreo 8.0. Yesterday when removing bloatware from my phone, I accidentally uninstalled a system app using the adb command: pm uninstall -k --user ...
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Installing Android

I currently have a Samsung SM-P610 tablet running Samsung's version of Android 13. I'm tired of all the bloatware associated with it and would like to install a clean version of Android. How can I do ...
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Does Google get a list of APK packages installed outside of Google Play?

I use Gmail on my Android 11 phone, not only for email but also for some other services of Google such as Maps). Due to privacy concerns, I've been thinking about installing some applications (such as ...
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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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Android M: Application does not require any special access?

I have a question with Runtime Permission Model on Android M. My app requires Location and External Storage permission. The above permissions are supposed to be requested from the user as required i.e....
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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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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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Android source code for extracting entries from an APK during installation process

I am trying to understand the exact details of how Android extracts the entries from an APK during the installation process. First some background info: The installation may occur either through Play ...
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Google Play Services deleted, how to repair without Play Store?

I somehow destroyed Google Play Services while clearing cache and search history because the Play Store kept hanging up indefinitely when trying to download apps. My Google account then kept pinging ...
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Deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune from alternative sources

Has anyone experience or knowledge of whether it is possible to deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune when the source of apps is e.g. the F-Droid app store? I am considering setting up fully ...
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Not able to install APK after removing the device from Intune company portal

After enrolling my Android device in the Intune company portal, I removed it from the company portal. Now, if I install any APK from other sources downloaded via Chrome, it keeps saying Unkown apps ...
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Can an app install be triggered solely via a script, without GUI interaction?

This current question is indirectly related to the following other question here: Checking via a script whether a given app is prohibited from installation on a given device? I'm running stock rooted ...
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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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Install phone version of app on tablet instead of tablet version?

Is there any way to force an app to install its phone version rather than the tablet version on a device? The particular app I have in mind is Microsoft Edge, whose tablet version is missing several ...
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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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Downgrade an apk with different signature, without root

I'm trying to do the following things to an Android app without root access: De-compile the apk with adb d xxx.apk (done) Modify some files in /res/xml/ (done) Re-build the apk with adb b xxx (done) ...
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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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What determines the language splits installed with apps?

I have an Android 10 device that I recently updated the (custom) ROM on, and now (for apps that have splits that include language splits - for example, config.en.apk) when installing or updating an ...
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"The package conflicts with an existing package" error when updating YouTube ReVanced with APK

To clarify, my problem isn't that I can't install an app because I have a similarly-named app; I am trying to update an app I installed via APK with another one of a later version. I had previously ...
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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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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.ar.core attempting to redeclare permission

After the deletion of Google Play Services for AR I can't install it anymore. Google Play Store shows an error when I'm trying to install: Can't install Google Play Services for AR I have checked ...
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Is it possible to install an app through normal Samsung recovery?

I was trying to install an app through recovery by flashing apk in flashable zip but it is not working. It is showing an error. What should I do?
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Who or what can trigger an app installation from Google Play Store?

I was more then sure that my actions in the Google Play Store (either mobile app or through website) are the only way to trigger installation of some app. My phone was lying alone and dark for the ...
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Viewing list of downloaded apps, in the order they were downloaded

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. How can I view my apps in the order in which I've downloaded them from the Google Play store (instead, of alphabetically, in the phone's app drawer)? I ...
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How to use `adb push` after mounting /system R/W without losing R/W permissions to install app as /system/apps?

I'm using a rooted Revvl 6 5G - TMAF025G_0.05.29 - MT6833 - Android 12. Without a recovery.img, I rooted using Magisk_Patched-boot_a.img. After this, I used the RO2RW module to aid in making the ...
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Google Wallet not installing

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. When trying to install Google Wallet from the Google play store, I get the following screenshots: In the end, after the third screen below I land on ...
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Chrome doesn't require permission to download files and install web apps?

Chrome for Android seems to require no permission to download files and install web apps. Disabling storage permission does not prevent the browser from downloading the EICAR test file, and disabling ...
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Failed installing a large game (APKs) but still take up so much storage

I tried to install a large game (3.2 GB) in APK format from my SD card (the place where I save the APK file) using ZArchiver. I clicked install and waited for like 10 minutes but there was nothing, no ...
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Is there a way to get this version of Hackenbush on an Android device?

The game Hackenbush is a fun, two-player game from combinatorial game theory, an area of mathematics. I am aware of this app; it scratches an itch. But I'm after more. The following programme was ...

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