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

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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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Keyboard won't open for sideloaded apps on my Sony Bravia VU1

I've sideloaded both Chrome and Firefox on my Sony Bravia VU1. I have LeanKey Keyboard installed as the default keyboard and it works fine everywhere in the system except in Chrome and Firefox. All I ...
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How to replace /dev/block/bootdevice/config with a blank one?

Is there a way to sideload the empty file, or access shell with root anyhow so I can dd if zero /of it? The phone is an old moto E4. Encrypted. OEM not unlocked. Can't install TWRP either I don't know ...
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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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How do I update ADB on my phone

So my phone was stuck in a boot loop. Last time this happened, I just simply used adb sideload after wiping my phone to flash a new rom. It worked fine. This time, however, it won't let me use adb ...
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How do I flash SuperSU to my encrypted Wileyfox on COS 13.0.1?

Yesterday my WileyFox Spark+ came in, which is still equipped with COS13.0.1, based on Android 6.0.1. When I tried rooting the phone though, I got stuck at the point of using the TWRP recovery for ...
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Seeing Wi-Fi password on Android 6.0/EMUI 4.0

I couldn't find nothing on Google, nor Stack Exchange, sorry for duplicate. So, I want to see a password to an connected Wi-Fi, without rooting my Huawei P8 Lite (ALE-21). Is it possible to access /...
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How to fix “There is a problem parsing the package” when sideloading WhatsApp?

I downloaded the apk from here with WhatsApp version 2.17.106 (size 34601974 bytes). There, it says: "Android OS 2.3.3 or above". I can extract the APK's contents without errors, so the file is not ...
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Corrupt framework-res.apk causes boot loop in KitKat 4.4.2

My device is soft bricked due to a corrupt framework-res.apk, it’s stuck in a boot loop but it can be put in recovery mode. In recovery it gives the option to install updates via adb sideload and the ...
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Sideload a downgrade

I side loaded 7.1.1 from 6.0, on my 2014 Nexus 6. I would like to downgrade to 7.0 (because of issues such as speakerphone echo). Can this be done via side loading?
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Unable to install ROM with adb sideload or other methods on LG G3 d855

I have an LG G3 (d855) phone on which I had Cyanogenmod 14 and which I wanted to upgrade to LineageOS. I booted to recovery, wiped everything and tried using adb sideload to load the image, but it ...
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How do I authorize my device for ADB if I have only the recovery installed (no ROM)?

I'm using a Nexus 5 (hammerhead) and was running CyanogenMod 13. I used CyanogenMod Recovery to wipe /data and /system, but to sideload a different ROM, a quick Google search told me I needed to ...
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How can I create a backup ROM compatible with ADB sideload?

Can someone explain how to backup a rooted Android device into a ZIP file that would be compatible with adb sideload? Is it possible without having a custom recovery installed? Is there a specific ...
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Can a failed sideload take up storage?

I have a stock Nexus 5, newest firmware, no root. Usually, I maintain 500 MB free space (have to clear cached data sometimes) to avoid error messages. Since yesterday, I have done these things: ...
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Is sideloading same as flashing via custom recovery?

Recently, I side-loaded the latest nougat release on my nexus 6p. Which was almost identical to how one would go about flashing via recovery. This brings me to the question- is there any off the hand ...
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Updating to N from custom ROM

I'm currently rooted and have PureNexus 6.0.1 install on my N5X. If I want to update to N, can I download the OTA file and just sideload it? I've looked at instructions on websites and they don't ...
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Android - Rename file via sideload?

In an effort to get a WiFi adapter working I was following instructions on replacing a file called 'linker' in system/bin. Before copying the new linker file you gave I renamed my old one to linker2 ...
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Stuck into bootloop, adb sideload failing

I got a Nexus 5X, completely stock, no root or unlocked bootloader. So, yesterday I remember installing a couple of games. A bit later, out of the blue, my phone reboots and I get "Your device is ...
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“Restarting adb… Installation aborted.” without any further details after abd sideload

I'm trying to setup a bulk of tablets with a custom ROM (as a kind of kiosk mode tablets for my company). In short all I'm doing is deleting all kind of stuff from the tablet and then I'm installing ...
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Can I safely install Android system updates with disabled Gapps?

On my Nexus 5x for personal choices I disabled all the Gapps (Google apps) via the Settings menu, included "Google Play Services" and "Google Services Framework". With these two apps disabled the ...