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"Side loading" is shorthand for installing applications from places other than the official Android Market.

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ADB sideload regularly loads LineageOS ROM, but gets stuck at 0% with stock firmware, why?

I'm trying to restore the stock firmware for a Samsung S10e. It's currently setup with the LineageOS recovery image, and the LineageOS firmware. I've rebooted in the (LineageOS) recovery, factory ...
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How to exit `adb sideload` mode in recovery mode?

I accidentally chose to apply a package with adb sideload. I have tried pressing all the necessary buttons at once but nothing seems to be working. How do I exit?
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How to prepare full APK ready for side loading?

I've just bought HiSense A5 Pro CC (no Google Play) so I have to side load apps. Maybe it is only a coincidence but so far I have mixed results with creating APK files from my other phone (Samsung ...
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ADB Sideload stuck on serving update.zip at 0%

I'm using adb sideload update.zip command, but it is stuck on serving at 0% (Verifying update package ... on phone). I tried adb usb command, but the error is closed. The device state is sideload. ...
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ADB sideload lineageOS Samsung J530F: E3004 This package is for device: j5y17ltexx; this device is

Context While trying to sideload this LineageOS from this link, on a Samsung J530F I'm getting the error: E3004 This package is for device: j5y17ltexx; this device is . Normally that message can be ...
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OnePlus 7t - Device unauthorized in recovery mode (but authorized when turned on)

I would like to install a clean Android 11 with adb sideload, but I've encountered a problem. When I rebooted to recovery and tried adb sideload rom.zip it gives me this error: adb: sideload ...
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How to flash something if the data partition is encrypted?

Problem The data on my phone is encrypted and I do not know how to flash something without decrypting it by using Disable Force Encryption. When the data partition is decrypted I can just copy a file ...
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Reviving a Samsung Galaxy III Mini (GT-I8190N)

I have an old Samsung Galaxy III Mini (GT-I8190N) that was running O2 (UK telco) firmware and the latest Jellybean browsers: Chrome 42, Firefox 68 etc., that worked with TLS 1.2. I've flashed the ...
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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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Three different APK file sizes for the same version/build app?

I'm getting three different APK file sizes for supposedly the same version/build app: Version 1 from Evozi: 22.485.694 bytes Version 2 from Apkpure: 22.766.408 bytes Version 3 from Aptoide: 18.641....
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adb sideload stuck at 36%

I am struggling to flash lineage-14.1-20181216-nightly-i9100-signed.zip , on a old S2 the installation gets stuck both with adb sideload and manual 'install' on TWRP, with message on phone logs ...
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How to install LineageOS on the Fairphone 3+

This is my third attempt to install LineageOS (I've tried already with two other apparently supported devices, to no avail). I'm close to giving up. So I'll try to be as clear as possible. I'm very ...
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Sideloaded Wear Os App On Device But Can't Launch It

I am trying to gift my watch to my 10 yr old. However, google doesn't allow kids to install the wear os app, so I am trying to hack around it. I have installed it successfully to the device (pixel 3 ...
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No app found to open .apk file

I turned on unknown source installations, downloaded Confluence 1.71.13 apk via browser. When the download finished I tapped on the notification to sideload it. A message popped up saying: No app ...
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Couldn't unlock phone and stuck in a reboot loop after my battery completely died once, sideload doesn't fix

So one day my Pixel 3a's battery died (and since I quite urgently need the phone) I force it to boot up (cause sometimes you can still juice out a few minutes) but as it booted up, the wallpaper ...
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Error with `adb sideload`when trying to install Android 12 in recovery mode

According to Google's "Get Android 12" guide, The easiest way to get Android 12 Beta on a Google Pixel device is to enroll your device in the Android Beta for Pixel program. but also ...
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PIN locked Pixel with broken screen and USB debugging OFF, OTG keyboard doesn't unlock it

I got a Google Pixel 1 with a smashed dead black screen locked by a known PIN that I would like to recover some photos from. Nothing vital but now it has become a personal crusade to do it! The good ...
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Securely Sideloading In-House Apps

I am working in a secure environment where we do not have wireless communication of any kind, so the only way of installing an app on our Android devices is to sideload it - the original sideloading, ...
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How to install LineageOS in TWRP using `adb push`?

Question (TL;DR) How can one (manually) sideload a LineageOS zip file that is pushed on the phone using TWRP? Context while installing this lineage-17.1-20210430-nightly-FP2-signed.zip, with the ...
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Why can't i turn on installation from unknown apps on my androidtv

I went to settings, then security and restrictions, then unknown sources. After that i couldn't press on a single thing except back. They're all in gray
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Bad screen resolution permanently crashes Poco F1

In short: I used SecondScreen app and changed the screen resolution to a bad one. The app autostarts and changes my resolution automatically. This causes a boot loop. What can I do? In detail: This is ...
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Faster Install on a bulk of devices

I am currently faced with installing a large amount of applications on a bulk of devices (100+ at a time). The biggest issue I am having is the download time of apps and the effect it is having on the ...
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Nexus 9 stuck in reboot loop

Few days ago I started my Nexus 9 and it didn't manage to load. It started looping. The loop goes like this: The four colored dots circling around and then loops again - 5-6 times then it shuts down. ...
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Sideload non-'Android TV' app to show on the home screen

I've sideloaded an app on my Xiaomi Mi Box adb install myapk.apk. It worked and I can start it. My problem is, that it got installed as system app, which is only accesible over the settings and ...
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TWRP tells me: adb: sideload connection failed: insufficient permissions for device: user in plugdev group; are your udev rules wrong?

❯ adb sideload lineage-17.1-20201108-nightly-guacamole-signed.zip * daemon not running; starting now at tcp:5037 * daemon started successfully adb: sideload connection failed: insufficient permissions ...
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Apply update from ADB: how to use it when you are locked out of the device

My cousin's kid has played with his Samsung A8 (2018) phone and has changed his unlock pattern. So, nobody knows the pattern the child has set. The phone has no Google account set up The USB ...
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Why does ADB sideload always stop at 47%?

When I sideload stuff (like Google Apps) or LineageOS through LineageOS Recovery, it always stops at 47% with the adb sideload command. Why is that?
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Phone not listed when using 'adb devices' command on mac

My Google Pixel 2 is stuck in a boot loop and after searching for ways to fix this online I found that applying a Rescue OTA to the device has solved a few people's issues. Initially I downloaded ...
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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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Android OnePlus 3T stuck on boot logo, how can i recover data?

My OnePlus 3T recently got a bootloop issue (stuck on boot logo). Bootloader locked, stock ROM and unrooted device. How can I recover my data? I've already tried wipe data and reset system setting ...
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How to verify sideloaded APKs?

I have sideloaded APKs, which are not available on sites like APK Mirror or APK Pure, from Google Play via the Evozi APK downloading service. It is an online banking app, so I want to verify it. How ...
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TWRP: No OS flashed after flashing LOS 16.0 on Samsung S5

I want to install LOS 16.0 on my Samsung S5 SM-G901F. According to the LOS installation wiki, I did from an ArchLinux OS: installation of TWRP 3.2.3-0 with heimdall wipe -> format data wipe -> ...
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Install arbitrary apk from filesystem on Android 10?

Looks like in Android 10, "install from unknown sources" was changed from a global setting to a per-app permission. Apparently in order to install APKs now I need to whitelist each app that I'm trying ...
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Is SIM network unlocking using app normal if phone simply expects a code?

I bought a rare version of Galaxy S10 which was out-of-stock in my country so the distributor got it for me from another country. But by mistake the phone is locked to original network operator in the ...
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What is adb error on Android?

I want to send a file from my PC in Android recovery mode, but I can not get an error. The error is as follows: adb push file.zip *daemon not running; starting now at tcp:5037 could not read ...
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App not shown in Android app list

I am trying to install one app(updated version) but when I install it it says this app can not be installed because same kind of app is already installed but when I check apps on android phone I do ...
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Honor play won't install apks and apps from unknown sources

can't find any specific info on the honor play and why I cant install apks and unknown sources apps. The menus seem to be a little different to general android advice and I feel I've got the right ...
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TWRP: adb devices works in recovery but fails in sideload mode

I want to install a custom rom (LineageOS with microG) on My Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. I followed every steps detailed in the tutorial (enable debugging, unlock bootloader, run fastboot, flash TWRP, ...
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How to install an unsafe APK after allowing Play Protect to block it?

I was just wondering, when installing an APK from an unknown source and you click OK to allow Play Protect to block it, is there a way of installing that app without fully disabling Play Protect? ...
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Would disabling the package installer prevent updates?

If so, how can I disable the ability to sideload apps while still being able to update apps already installed?
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Sideploading apps in multi-user setups

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Tab Pro 12.2 with several users defined. I would like to side-load on-device some APKs not available in the Google Play Store to the other accounts — specifically, to ...
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Can I install an APK on a new Android device before the setup wizard runs?

We got a bunch of Google Pixel 2 (Android 8.1) devices for our employees. We want to install the Microsoft Intune Company Portal for Android app and a LOB application. To save time, we don't want to ...
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Installing apk files on Kyocera Dura XE (flipphone running android)

The Kyocera Dura XE is a flip phone running Android Lollipop 5.2. I've enabled developer mode, usb debugging and all the "verify stuff" options are unchecked and "Unknown Sources" is on in Security ...
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Why is Install button still greyed out in absence of screen filter apps?

As you can see in the image, the Install button is greyed out. I have Unknown sources enabled and no screen filter app or Twilight or Lux are installed in my phone. I am using Samsung 6 Edge latest ...
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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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I side loaded an apk game which now asks me to update but I don't know how to do that. Please help. I have three games now wanting updates. Thanks. AB

I side loaded some games on my Android phone and all are now asking for updates. What do I do? I cannot get past the update screen.
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Is it possible to flash an app via custom recovery? If it is, will it become a system app?

I wanted to have an app as a system app without rooting it. I was wondering if it's possible to flash/install an app through custom recovery as we do with Gapps and other stuff. So, I came up with an ...
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"System Update Available" after already sideloaded Oreo

I recently sideloaded Oreo onto my Nexus 5X, and everything went smoothly. However, today I received a "System Update Available" notification to "upgrade" to Android 8.0. I'm a bit confused; if I go ...
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ADB Sideload is stuck, can I flash zip manually instead?

I'm trying to root my phone. I managed to unlock bootloader and flash TWRP. Next thing guide says is to boot into TWRP (which I managed too) and then enable sideload and flash SuperSU via adb sideload ...
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How to create a flashable ZIP from FlashTools backup?

I have this backup that I presume was created using FlashTools from a stock MINT 140. How can I create a flashable ZIP from that backup, that I can later flash to the device with $ adb sideload rom....
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