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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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How to install Google Play or other repo's on Waydroid?

Having just installed waydroid, how is the Google Play Store installed? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo waydroid shell /system/bin/sh: No controlling tty: open /dev/tty: No such file or ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does Signal is not availlable for installation on Samsung Tablet

I want to install Signal on a Samsumg Galaxy Tab A (2016) with Android-Version 8.1. According to Signal official page, Android 4.4 or superior is required (so, this should be no problem) But in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent play store from installing apps

The Google play store has a line in their TOS that gives them the right to install arbitrary apps/updates without consent of the user. Sadly, some apps appear to require play store to be enabled to ...
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Can I install old paid apps from Play Store on Android 14?

I have some older paid apps, mainly games, which I bought through Play Store. These older apps won't meet the requirement of targetSdk >=23 from Android 14: Minesweeper Pro (com.xxstudio....
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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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Phone bricks when I uninstall package installer - can I block app install?

I have a phone that I am trying to block from being able to install apps. I tried removing package installer via ADB, but when I did that the phone bricked upon being restarted, and had to be hard ...
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Rolling back an APK install to a previous version

I have been using APKMirror update which helps me see if any app updates are available. I had it connected to only check Google Play which worked great for a long time My problem is that there was an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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"INSTALL_FAILED_ABORTED: User rejected permissions" when installing apk from storage on Android 12

Edit: I notice this error when installing split apks using custom app installer from storage. But now I found this error also occurs when installing normal .apk file (I didn't notice this because I am ...
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Manually moving an app back to internal storage

I am using Android 11 on a Fairphone 3. I have added a microSD card that I use as storage for apps, and have some apps installed on the SD card. But some of those apps does not work properly, these ...
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Is AndroidManifest necessary after app installation

As I understand during app installation the Java dex code is converted to native code (oat) which is basically native .so library. Is the manifest file still needed/used after that, or not? Can you ...
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Compared to APK file, are apps installed from AAB (Android App Bundle) impacting their performance?

I'm just a normal Android user. My phone is Samsung Galaxy S10 (Qualcomm S855 variant). I'm satisfied with this phone, but I always felt that the Android version of some Apps are laggy when using, ...
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Why am I not able to install the Signal app onto my Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G and the Signal app is seemingly unavailable for this device. I didn't have ANY issues with Telegram, so it's quite baffling to me. Does anyone know why? Do I need ...
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Why does Android mark my applications as unsafe?

While downloading unsafe modded .apk files from the internet and while installing them there is no prompt of "unsafe app being downloaded". But when I install an apk that I made, there is a ...
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