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TWRP: adb devices works in recovery but fails in sideload mode

Eventually, I found a workaround (which is not a fix but it allowed me to continue the installation). Since my device was detected in discovery, I did not used sideload. I just pushed the image to ...
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ADB doesn't recognize my device in recovery mode

Had the same problem, plus the device was shown with a yellow exclamation mark in the device manager but only when in recovery mode. Solution was to install the Google USB drivers for this device ...
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App update process

It's important to note that Android apps don't get installed in the same way as on Windows or on GNU/Linux systems. The app runs entirely from the APK file. Installing an app for the first time ...
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Stop Android from displaying "Install blocked" prompt

You're better off with Izzy's advise and find and weed out the app trying to install that Clean Master app. Anyhow, there you go with an another solution. When you attempt to sideload an apk using UI ...
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Is SIM network unlocking using app normal if phone simply expects a code?

Such unlock apps aren't official. They employ various methods of unlocking based on the information they gather from the app installed and querying from supposedly authentic database of unlock codes. ...
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Would disabling the package installer prevent updates?

Disabling the package installer would prevent apps from making the user request to install an app. Technically, they would still make the request but it would not show up, with the installer being ...
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"App not installed" when trying to install APK

I figured it out myself. The issue was that I had another version of the same application I was trying to install already on my device. After deleting it, the installation worked fine.
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Phone stuck in ADB sideload

if you can't take out the battery of your device and if longpressing whatever does not solve it install adb on pc. connect device with usb cable to pc enter following command on pc adb sideload /dev/...
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Unable to install ROM with adb sideload or other methods on LG G3 d855

So I was finaly able to solve my problem : Apparently the failure of adb sideload at exactly 47% is a known bug on TWRP, so I would assume that it's the same bug bitting me on Cyanogen recovery. ...
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Is it possible to flash an app via custom recovery? If it is, will it become a system app?

Yes, it is definitely possible and has been done many times. The method to do so is explained in this article. Briefly, the main steps from the provided link are following: Download any similar zip ...
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Installing apk files on Kyocera Dura XE (flipphone running android)

You'll get more information about your problem by using: adb logcat -v * > mylog.txt you'll find the file mylog.txt in the directory where you've executed the adb command. (you can share it to ...
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Install arbitrary apk from filesystem on Android 10?

To disable /enable this permission : Settings → notifications→ Special app access→ Install unknown apps →your app AFAIR, this change came about from Oreo (Android 8) Solid ...
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How do i find apps which weren't installed from Android Market

The whole answer relies on the fact that when this query is made (requires adb) : adb shell pm list packages -3 -i the installer for an app is listed in the output next to app's package name. We can ...
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How to install LineageOS in TWRP using `adb push`?

To answer the headline only: only block partition images can be flashed with adb push extract zip file convert sparse file into partition image brotli --decompress --in system.new.dat.br --out ...
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Bad screen resolution permanently crashes Poco F1

I fixed it* by letting the phone bootloop until fully discharged. I then plugged the phone into the computer and turned the phone on as soon as it charged enough to allow me this. At that point there ...
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Sideload non-'Android TV' app to show on the home screen

I found a working solution for me. As I cannot add the sideloaded app to my home screen, I used this service to generate a launcher app which can be added to the home screen and will start the main ...
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How to flash something if the data partition is encrypted?

TWRP (Recommended) TWRP allows you to temporarily decrypt your data by using your phone's password Why is this solution recommended? Flashing incidents I was trying to uninstall NikGapps by renaming ....
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How to flash something if the data partition is encrypted?

First, let's clarify the terms 'decrypted' and 'unencrypted': When data on the phone is encrypted, one must (online) decrypt it with the proper PIN/pattern/password in order to access files. When ...
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Error with `adb sideload`when trying to install Android 12 in recovery mode

It turned out that I had not completed the final part of step 6 of the guide, namely, after selecting "Apply update from ADB" in Recovery Mode, I had not pressed the power button one more ...
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TWRP: No OS flashed after flashing LOS 16.0 on Samsung S5

if you wiped all partitions under TWRP advanced wipe. You need to flash Samsung factory firmware because you wiped the framework that the ROM is built over.
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TWRP: adb devices works in recovery but fails in sideload mode

I have this issue when the adb server is running without root permissions. Try: $ killall adb $ sudo adb devices This will run the adb server with the correct permissions, then you'll be able to ...
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Why is Install button still greyed out in absence of screen filter apps?

It means Your Device Doesn't Support the app
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"System Update Available" after already sideloaded Oreo

As far as I can see it'll be a new build update, but simply prefaced with the android Oreo blurb. I had exactly the same thing... And after updating compared the previous sideloaded build to the new ...
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ADB Sideload is stuck, can I flash zip manually instead?

With my experience I've learnt the side-load feature from TWRP is pretty finicky. I've only managed to get it working once and I had to do a lot of downgrading. I would load the file onto an SD card ...
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ADB Sideload is stuck, can I flash zip manually instead?

Certainly. In fact, ADB isn't at all necessary. First of all, to save you a lot of worries, I will inform you about FlashFire. It's easily the best way to install ROMs and other such things if you do ...
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How do I update ADB on my phone

Flash the latest TWRP from bootloader, then try sideloading, if that still doesn't work format the SDcard as NTFS and make sure to safely eject it! tell us if it works.
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How do I flash SuperSU to my encrypted Wileyfox on COS 13.0.1?

TWRP allows you to format data, this will clear the encryption and ALL your data of course, then you can mount the clean partition with mtp pass zips and flash the usual way.
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How to fix "There is a problem parsing the package" when sideloading WhatsApp?

File from https://www.whatsapp.com/android/ version 2.17.251 has minSdkVersion="15" which means that it supports android 4.0 and later. Declaration "Android OS 2.3.3 or above" is on the same place. ...
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How do I authorize my device for ADB if I have only the recovery installed (no ROM)?

I learned that fastboot requires the phone to be in the bootloader, not recovery. I was able to flash a new recovery using fastboot flash recovery recovery.img.
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Is sideloading same as flashing via custom recovery?

ROM Flashing refers to flashing the OS ROM. Usually involves installing a new image of the OS. Side-loading usually refers to installing a single app that is not delivered from the Google Play Store (...
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