Questions tagged [side-loading]

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

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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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Download and Install (aka sideload) Facebook Home APK

I'd like to try out Facebook Home however I don't have an approved device to install it from the Google play store. I've tried googling this to not avail...where can I download the latest version of ...
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App not installed error while sideloading and Install failed UID changed via adb [Not rooted]

I am having hard time getting an app installed since none sideloading nor adb install work...since I dont have root i cant delete the app's data folder from the data/data folder.. seems delete that ...
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update.zip just for fixing file permissions, possible?

I soft bricked my colorfly g808 by following this guide (Japanese) http://bl.oov.ch/2012/12/android-421-mvno-sim.html I didnt do it using adb shell but using a terminal emulator in the phone itself, ...
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Wear OS: Sideloading Android App, missing maps library

I wanted to sideload the Polar Beat app to my Wear OS smartwatch but when i was sideloading it with ADB i got this error message: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_SHARED_LIBRARY: Package couldn't be installed ...
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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 do I safely install an app not from the Play store?

I have always installed apps from the official store but today I wanted to install an app from SlideMe so I clicked "download" but it didn't install automatically. It just downloaded an .apk file and ...
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Can't flash stock MIUI ROM, Updater process ended with signal: 7

Okay so, I've tried multiple guides and seen multiple questions and problems similar to mine, but none of them helped me in any way. I'm trying to flash the stock MIUI rom on a Pocophone F1 via adb ...
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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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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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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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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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Possible to install APK from personal website?

How can I allow a user to do web-install of Android APK file from my personal web page? Like to create a personal (private) APK repository where I could put APK files and send a client the link to the ...
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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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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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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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Can I still update apks currently on my android device with an apk updater app if I uninstall the package installer?

If I were to find a way to disable install via ADB, install an APK updater app that auto updates apps and then uninstall the package installer, would the apk updater still be able to update apps ...
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Can I install apps on phone without using the Android Market?

I have this Huawei Device that does not come with the Android Market installed. Is there any work-around for this? As in how can I install Android Apps without the Android Market? Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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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ADB sideload and fastboot uses. What's the difference?

1) If i want to flash a stock rom what should I use adb sideload or fastboot. I have seen on youtube people using both of these. Are both of these similar or different. Sorry if this sounds stupid but ...
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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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How to install apk in 2nd user of android 5.0 without playstore

So, android 5.0.2 doesn't allow side loading of apks for 2nd user (irrespective of whether it is guest or standard user). "Unknown Sources" is disabled and is uncheckable. And I use a pure Cyanogen ...
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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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adb sideload does not transfer data

Just to clarify, it's my first time trying to unlock and root my phone, so I'm not very knowledgeable in this matter. I basically followed the steps to unlock the bootloader. Everything worked ...
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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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“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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Flashing ROMs with adb sideload

Can I flash roms with adb sideload without rooting my android device ? I have tried installing custom recoveries once, but it didn't work. I had rooted my android device before, but due to some ...
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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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Can I install non-market apps on my AT&T phone directly (without a PC)?

I've installed non-Market apps on my AT&T Captivate using adb, but it'd be nice if I could download an APK directly and install it locally. I've heard of "App(s) Installer" and about a hundred ...
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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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Why can't I press the Install button when installing applications from unknown sources?

I'm trying to sideload an application, as seen in the picture below. I have allowed the installation of applications from unknown applied actions in settings, but I can't seem to press the install ...
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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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Stop Android from displaying “Install blocked” prompt

I am continually getting prompts for installing apps, such as Clean Master and or 9 apps on my Android phone. I turned off the option "Install apps from unknown sources" in security settings but ...
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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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Where to find “adb” version 1.0.32 to install on Ubuntu?

My laptop has Ubuntu 14.04 as OS. I installed latest version of "android-adb-tools" available in "Synaptic Package Manager". After installation, adb command --help says that adb's version is 1.0.31. ...
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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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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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ADB doesn't recognize my device in recovery mode

I have an ASUS ZenFone 2. I have tried using ASUS USB drivers and Google Android composite ADB drivers on my computer, but neither recognize the device while it is in recovery mode. Can anyone help ...
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Can applications be downloaded without a Google Account and without disabling security features?

If I wish to install applications such as Skype, DropBox, etc however without registering for a Google account, is that possible? If so, how do I install them without a Google account?
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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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adb>shell returns “error: closed” - how to “open” adb shell access through adb sideload

my device got broken but i am still able to connect usb in the stock recovery mode. if i try to start a shell via adb while the device is in recovery mode, i fail. my terminal echos the line: "error: ...
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Add manually installed android apps to Google Play account

I regularly install a number of frequently used applications on new android devices. Since I do this often, I download and the latest versions of these apps and sideload the APKs onto the devices in ...