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ApkMirror.com just accepts APK uploads from users. Anybody can extract APK files from their device and upload them to APKMirror.com. However it is not guaranteed that every upload is published. For ensuring security of uploading APK files each upload is automatically checked regarding it's cryptographic signature if it matches the signer of other versions of ...


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I've adapted niels' script a little to fix some issues with it: #!/bin/bash set -e if [ $# -ne 1 ]; then echo "Usage: $0 <package-name>" exit 1 fi echo -n "Enter password: " read -s password echo java -jar abe.jar unpack $1 $1.tar "$password" tar -xf $1.tar --wildcards '*/base.apk' rm $1.tar for apk in apps/**/a/...


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Here is a guide on how to install an XAPK file to your Android device via adb on a Windows machine: Rename your .xapk file to .zip. Unzip the file to a new folder. In the new folder, you will see a few .apk files, and sometimes also a folder Android which includes a .obb file (you can ignore the following files: icon.png and manifast.json). Open a Command ...


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If it's just the APK files, you could use the getapk script provided in the tools/ directory of my little helper Adebar, calling it e.g. with getapk user to retrieve all user-installed apps. You won't be interested in system apps, but for completeness: $ getapk getapk Extracting APK files from a connected device. getapk lets you extract a single app's APK, ...


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The Play Store enabled emulator images are x86 images so they can be executed faster on an Intel/AMD CPU. Physical smartphones at the moment all use ARM CPUs (armv8a 64 bit to be precise). If an app uses CPU specific native libraries it needs to include one version them for each CPU architecture it plans to support. Therefore if the app you want to install ...


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To see the actual package name of the Google App installed on your device, connect to a PC, enable USB debugging, download the adb source from https://developer.google.com and run the following commands. launch the adb Shell: adb shell Show a list of all the packages: pm list packages Scroll through the list of packages, you should see package: com.google....


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The issue happens with an incorrect HTTP header. If the request has the right Content-Type header: application/vnd.android.package-archive, the APK will be installed correctly.


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APK files usually don't contain much of that data unless the developer explicitly has added them or used unusual third party programs to edit resources contained in the app e.g. images. You can simply check that by unzipping an APK file ready to be released. Use full text search tools on all unzipped files and search for data you consider sensitive. If you ...


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The "others" should provide you a source/citation of where they heard that APKMirror changes dates. As already stated on a previous answer: Apkmirror.com is run by the same people behind AndroidPolice.com, one of the biggest Android news websites. All uploads are manually vetted and approved, and only free apps are allowed so you won't find any '...


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An APK is the same as a JAR file which is the same as a ZIP file. Rename the .APK to a .ZIP and then extract the .ZIP


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