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"App not installed as app isn't compatible with your phone" when installing APKs on Android 14

The app is very old and therefore most likely uses a targetSDK value that is no longer allowed on Android 14: Android 14 blocks Apps developed for Android 5 and before Android 14 has introduced a new ...
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"App not installed as app isn't compatible with your phone" when installing APKs on Android 14

You may be able to sideload the apk with adb install --bypass-low-target-sdk-block "apk-path" This is from an Android developer page, I have not tried it. But it might give you a clearer ...
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What is the cost of Android apps?

For apps there are is only one possibility to start a subscription: If Google Play Store asks you before you download an app if you want to purchase an app for a certain amount of money, then this is ...
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Do AOSP users have "usernames"?

It is well known that Android uses the Linux user system as simple sandbox system to separate the apps form each other. The Android user id like u0_a272 (UID 10272) can be interpreted this way: u0 ...
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How to see the developer of an app?

"Developer info" is not something that is usually shown inside Android OS, but mostly only related to the app store. On recent Android versions, in the App Info screen, there may be a menu ...
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How to sign out of Google Play Games?

I found how to sign out per-game. It seems to test that workflow. Open the Play Games app Go to ⋮ (menu) > Settings > (Your Data heading) > Change account for games Find your game in the ...
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How does the app SD Maid find leftover files from apps that the user has already uninstalled?

First, this app has two versions - SD Maid (which is quoted in the link, recognizing by app logo since I have both versions on my device) and SD Maid SE. I can't link them (see next bullet). The ...
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Does Google get a list of APK packages installed outside of Google Play?

Try installing an application through other means apart from the Play Store. If the app matches the version in the Play Store, the Play Store will recognize it as installed (you can then even update ...
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Google Sheets cell value as a widget

This Q&A page has an answer close to what you mentioned: First, you can set up your Google Sheet to be "published," which essentially makes it a web page, so the caveat here is that you'...
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Installing Polaroid Cube app onto a OnePlus 12 with Android 14

If GSM Arena's page on the OnePlus 12 is correct, it can only run ARM64 native code: the processor cores in its Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC can't run in 32-bit mode. For more about this, see here. If the ...
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"batch" removal of EXIF MPF data on Android phone before uploading to Google Photos

As you are familiar with Linux and scripting, you may want to try something similar on Android with Termux from github or F-Droid. You should be able to access the photos that are located in storage. ...
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Are iOS apps faster than android apps since android apps are interpreted?

Short answer: Android only executes native machine codes and not VM bytecodes. Codes are compiled to byte-code by software developer (apk files) During app installation, the phone byte-codes are ...
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How to check if a package is enabled via shell?

There are apps that have similar names, so just a simple grep might be problematic. Take the following apps for instance. com.amazon.dcp com.amazon.dcp.contracts.framework.library If the short one is ...
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How do I have different sound output for different apps?

If you have a Samsung device, this feature is included with SoundAssistant; note that this application isn't usually installed out-of-box. Other devices may vary based on OEM/model/etc, but if there'...
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Emacs on Android

There is now an official release on F-Droid. Binaries can also be downloaded directly from the project page on SourceForge. The official wiki page is also available.
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How to use `adb push` after mounting /system R/W without losing R/W permissions to install app as /system/apps?

adb push is never affected from calling su from within a shell. If you execute su within a shell a new shell instance is created that get the root permissions. However adb push does not use a shell at ...
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How to bypass country restriction on some apps like HelloTalk?

Apps can use information from your carrier, location of cell tower and the GPS to figure out where you are. I can get most apps to work this way. Create a Google account Add a payment method with ...
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Can an app tell if it's been downloaded through an unofficial store?

Android saves for each app by which other app the app had been installed. This information can be queried via Android API and it can be queried using pm on adb level: First list the packages installed:...
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Create a complete backup of the Whatsapp "Media" folder by deleteing all the .nomedia files in all the subfolders

When you make a backup to Google drive from the chats option or schedule it, everything (including all media) is backed up and the same when restored on a new device. IMO, the purpose of that ....
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How to quickly factory reset an Android phone

Each OEM (and likely individual model) will have their own custom MMI codes, which IMO would be among the fastest methods. For example, here's the applicable codes for OnePlus 8T+ 5G: Reset Your ...
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I can't send captured screenshot on Redmi 11S

Part answer (Does) MMS requires mobile data even if device has Wi-Fi connection to the Internet? Quoting from SE Software Engineering Why do MMS require "mobile data" to be sent/received? ...
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Viewing list of downloaded apps, in the order they were downloaded

Usually phone OS does not offer this feature. Many third party apps do this. APPs history is one such app that is simple in it's interface. From the app description A list of your applications, last ...
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App flickers and won't start on Pixel Fold foldable screen

Rotating the screen fixed the problem. However, the app still has the same problem if I try to use it in Split Screen mode. So I guess I can't use it in Split Screen mode.
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Minimum Android version on kid's device required for parents to set per-app application time?

Answer below was before the question was edited. Retained to help someone searching for device level compatibility. Google Family Link FAQ has your answer. Can children or teens be supervised by ...
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How to turn off system-level push notification from phone vendor's message Flyme?

Provider I think that they are coming from your Provider / Telco. Some of them can push ads. The last time I had this was when I was visiting India and had a local SIM. If they do push ads, you can ...
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How do I have different sound output for different apps?

I believe this will work as long as your device is indeed an Android, but do you know what version you're running? Just in case it makes a difference, these are the steps for Android 13 and I believe ...
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Cannot open PDF files when the extension is in capital letter

As usual, you can't fix the misbehavior exhibited by any app. This is unlike Windows, where you could edit the registry to resolve such issues. With Android, Google effectively owns your phone, and ...
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How to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

MPV for Android continues playing audio as well. If you connect an external keyboard, you can adjust the volume independently of other apps with the 9 and 0 keys.
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View app's full package name?

On the phone, you can use Package Name Viewer 2. You can browse through installed apps or search by app name.
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