Questions tagged [side-loading]

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

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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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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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Is it possible to build an OTA update from two system images?

I am impatiently waiting for someone to capture the download link for the Android 6.0.1 OTA update for the Nexus 6 so that I can sideload it, but I've been wondering if it would be possible to build ...
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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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Mounting encrypted partition from PC - is there anything I can do?

Okay, so basically I have the same problem identified here, except instead of a broken screen, I accidentally broke the UI with this bug. And all I want to do is mount the encrypted partition so I ...
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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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Package cannot be (re-)installed or uninstalled

My device is a non-rooted device. I was trying to install SDMove.apk (sideload) from my ICS tablet. Adb reported: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS] When I issue uninstall command, it reports ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can't sideload some apps on some kernels (idlekernel, Cyanogenmod kernel)

I always wanted to use idlekernel but once I install it, the apps would disappear (also happened on Cyanogenmod kernel). Usually the apps that it doesn't want me to sideload are the ones that gets ...
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Nexus 6 has Still not Received Android Marshmallow November Update

Whenever Google released Android Marshmallow, I sideloaded it on to my Nexus 6 using adb sideload. After the release of Android Marshmallow, it took Google a few days before they released the OTA ...
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Protocol fault (no status) or Device not found error when sideloading

I'm using the Moto G 1st gen, mfastboot and Cyanogenmod. I've turned off MTP, enabled usb debugging and have set the android device to use the motorola adb interface in device manager. If i kill the ...
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Device disappears from ADB devices when entering sideload

I'm installing a rom on my Oneplus One, so I go in TWRP, wipe, plug in my phone and use ADB devices. The device lists as usually. When I enter sideload in TWRP though, my phone disappears from the ...
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How to check for updates of sideloaded apps

And if possible also check if there is a beta/orevennewer version of the app. I often flash new rom or restore and I have to use a backup application to restore apps and other things(The best I know ...
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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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Getting “Installing…” for too long, during any app installation attempt

I cannot install any app on my Galaxy Note 8 N5100 tablet which is rooted and uses Android 4.4.2. It takes too much time with no result. (Click image to enlarge) And this is the status of my ...
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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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Redmi Note 7s Stuck on Boot Loop Need back of my files before I reset to factory mode

I have Redmi note 7s which is stuck to boot loop after uninstalling "Mi Security Centre" using adb. Now the phone is not rebooting. I need back up of my files. What I have tried already: Recovery ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Sideload Factory OS via ADB

I have a nexus 6 which failed when updating to 6.0.1. I can no longer boot into the Operating System as the /system partition is corrupt. I ran a factory reset - but this didn't fix the problem ...
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Devices disconnect from CWM when trying to sideload

c:\Users\jim2\Downloads>adb devices List of devices attached F5AZFG27S553 device c:\Users\jim2\Downloads>adb sideload UL-Z00A-WW-2.20.40.165-user.zip loading: 'UL-Z00A-WW-2.20.40.165-user....
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adb sideload Throws error: closed on Nexus 6

I am trying to sideload the Android Marshallow OTA on my Nexus 6 using adb sideload "<android marshmallow OTA>.zip", but the console keeps printing out error: closed with no success. I verified ...
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Is it possible to downgrade firmware via ADB sideload?

I have an Asus zenfone 2. I want to downgrade it from firmware 2.19 to 2.18. They both are built on Android 5.0
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Can a looped Android be rooted?

I deleted a system file from my Android (com.android.providers.settings.apk) and now my Android is in a loop. It is a KitKat tablet and I am able to use adb sideload. Is there a way to root the tablet ...
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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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getting “E: failed to verify whole-file signature” and “E: signature verification aborted” when updating from 5.0 to 5.1

I have a Nexus 5 that I am trying to update from 5.0 to 5.1 via a sideload ADB update. The OTA update within Android fails at about 30% so I am trying to do it manually.I downloaded the file but when ...
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Recover LG G2 (VS980) Phone Using Only Sideload

In an effort to resurrect my phone I have tried to sideload a number of things but always end up with one of three options. Oddly, although I "had" TWRP, the only thing I can get is Android System ...
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If the owner installs an app can a secondary profile use it?

It appears that in Lollipop secondary user profiles can no longer install APKs from unknown sources. So, if I install an APK from the owner profile, can I give a secondary profile access to that app? ...
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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 ...