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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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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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Play store apps downloading forever after factory reset

Steps before the problems : The tablet was inactive, whitout recharging, for arround 1 year and half. Acidentaly pressed the keys to 'Download a custom os', and restarted the tablet during the ...
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How to put restrictions on android?

Is it possible to install android on a tablet and then restrict its use case scenario? What i mean is can i make it so that no apps can be installed (Not even by using an external apk) except the one ...
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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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The emulator process for AVD Pixel_2_API_30_2 was killed

I have just installed Android Studio on Windows 10. I am having all sorts of issues. The first, of many, is that I cannot get the emulator to work. I have tried the following: Clicked software ...
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Install specific versions of AOSP Calendar

I would like to use an older version of AOSP Calendar. Namely a good version before the 2019 update that is described here as follows: New events cannot be created and existing events cannot be ...
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How can I re-flash stock firmware for my Nokia 6.1?

I've developed an issue since the last Android 10 OS update where the phone doesn't charge unless it's in 'USB Controlled by device' mode, which it usually fails to switch to. I'd like to try flashing ...
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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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Looking for a way to prevent my phone from installing a specific app?

As the title says, I'm wondering if there is a way to prevent your phone from installing an app. The method would have to be irreversible, or nearly irreversible (i.e takes significant time), not ...
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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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How to install the play store applications not available in my country [duplicate]

I am a student reviewing multiple COVID tracing applications deployed in various countries around the world. Although I'm located in the US, I'm also interested in applications that other countries ...
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Installing android 9 or 10 on iphone 4

Is it possible to install Android 9 or 10 on iPhone 4? If no, what are the missed requirements and what is the last Android version that can be installed on iPhone 4?
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Can I install Android using Android studio on any supporting devices?

I have a Samsung phone. I don't know anything about installing Android and about Android Studio. Can I install Android on it using Android Studio?
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Blocking apps to be installed in AVD environment?

Is it possible for developers to block their Google Play apps to be installed at AVD or am I just picking the unsupported AVD profile? I'm trying to install the app into the AVD and debug in a more ...
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App from playstore run but same apk crashes on sideload install

On my noughat device, I have downloaded app from playstore, which is running great. Extract apk from install app, uninstall it and again succussfully install with package installer. But second time on ...
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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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Unable to install an APK file downloaded from a webserver

Im trying to download an apk file for a game that I cant access on Play store, but whenever I try it keeps saying APP NOT INSTALLED or there was a problem with the package, I read about a thing where ...
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How do I prevent the installation of just a few specific apps on my android phone?

I basically want to prevent myself from installating VPNs and a few social networking sites like Quora and Reddit , every other app is fine
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How are apps installed on Android ? context - symbolic links of only some apps disappear after reboot

I am using Apps2sd to move some apps to ext4 partition mmcblk1p2. It successfully moved 1 app ( see code below ) but after linking another , the symblink for app gets deleted but data folder's ...
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multipe profiles on marshmallow: how to use apps in both accounts

i have a tablet with android marshmellow and primary and secondary profile. Appararently apart from the standard apps i can not install apps paralell on the first and the second profile.if i install ...
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disabling sideloading APK'S via disabling the packageinstaller

i have a moto x4 running on lineage OS ver. 16 that i wanna disable installation of APK'S, so after searching online i found that deleting or disabling the packageinstaller (via debloater or adb pm ...
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How to install ROM and Gapps through Adb & Fastboot without TWRP support?

I have a Motorola One Macro, I leave the firmaware for you to see what it is, https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/lima/official/ I want to install a ROM according to this site: https://www....
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"Blocked by your IT admin" Samsung Galaxy 8

I'm trying to install Android Auto from apk but I get the message "Blocked by your IT admin. Unknown apps can't be installed on this device." In the last 18 months I have downloaded that app already ...
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How to block app silent installation

Recently I noticed I have opera browser installed. I definitely did not install it because I was sleeping at that time. I checked installation time and revealed it was the day before yesterday ...
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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 get installation log (either from adb install or manual install)

The question is what to grep/filter? adb logcat | grep what? adb install file.apk tried with grep apk and manual install, but it contains no useful information: 01-25 17:29:05.721 4241 6322 I ...
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How accurate is Google Play installs measure?

When you look at app listing in Google Play there is "Installs" section: How accurate is that? What values can be found there? Does is take uninstalls into consideration?
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Does `adb install` do APK signature verification?

When using adb install something.apk, does the Android Package Manager verify the signature of the APK? adb install seems to bring up nothing up on the phone's screen, so it's hard for me to know if ...
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/data/system/packages.xml does not update after install/uninstall of apps. Is that expected?

I am using a android board with a custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2. I was trying to override a /system/priv-app/ app by installing an updated version in normal partition. While testing I realised ...
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Paid app accidentally deleted and now can't re-download: says I "already own" the app

I paid for and downloaded an app from the Play Store. Afterwards, I accidentally deleted this app with Titanium Backup instead of a different app that I intended to delete instead. Now, when I go to ...
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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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How To Install New Android Apps without Uninstalling Other Installed Apps?

I'm using Android 8.1.0 on my latest Huawei smartphone. I'm constantly using several apps at a time & installing new ones as required.. but this problem (a sort of nuisance) is that I need to ...
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Unable to install/update apps from Play store on Xiaomi A3 on data plan

I am trying to download update/install apps from the Play store on my MI A3 Jio connection, but it has been unsuccessful. All services like Facebook, Whatsapp, etc are working fine. The apps I am ...
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Why can't I install anything? No error given, just endlessly "tries"

I have been unable to install anything on my Moto E5 Play (Android 8.0). It never gives an error, or any indication that something's wrong, it just eternally spins the loading circle around the app's ...
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Local equivalent to adb install

With a PC connection and adb, I can install packages by running adb install foobar.apk There is also an option to downgrade a package to an earlier version and keep data (as long the app itself did ...
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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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Why do I have to always clear the cache of the Download Manager in order to download 1 app?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy J4 Core with Android 8.1.0 Go. When ever I want to download an app on Google Play, I first have to clear my data/cache for my Download Manager and restart my phone. It then ...
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Error after error in booting and in recovery mood

My tablet brand is ASUS and its android's version is 5.0.1. It shows many error likes Unfortunately com.android.setings has stopped, Unfortunately UI has stopped, Unfortunately Launcher has stopped ...
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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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Was unable to install any app - how to find out what was blocking the installs?

I was unable to update/install any apps earlier today, using either Play Store, F-Droid, or Play Store in my work partition, even though I had over 500MB free on my phone (Pixel XL running Android 9.0)...
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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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How to fix "signatures do not match previously installed version" error?

I'm using a Moto G6. With the latest update to android 9, they removed the capability of using the built-in Dolby Audio equalizer for some stupid reason. I found this Reddit post that had a way to ...
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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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Question on installation of android-x86-8.1-r2.x86_64.rpm on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the android-x86-8.1-r2.x86_64.rpm package on Ubuntu 18.04 using the following commands as suggested by Release Note 8.1-r2 but it didn't add boot entries to the grub2 menu. sudo apt ...
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“agrep” for Android Terminal?

How can I do this (agrep) in the Android Terminal? This program allows elastic text searching, which means that searchqwery would match searchquery, and searching Android would also match Anfroid or ...
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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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Installing a homebrew/linuxbrew formula on an Android device

How would one go about installing a simple homebrew/linuxbrew formula on an Android device via adb? Specifically, I want to install this formula which contains a cli tool called aamath that translates ...
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Install APK from ADB and bypassing the prompt on Redmi

Device = Redmi 5 Plus. I have 250 apps as a .bak created by PC app. But the cheater PC app is asking for premium to restore it now. So, I can extract the .bak and find my apps. I wanted to batch ...
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Stop using an app during work hours

I need to avoid using a personal messaging application in my android phone during work time. One way is to uninstall the app before work starts, and install again after the work time. Or use some ...
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