Tag: apk

How to prevent the easy extraction of APK app installed on the phone

Is very easy extract the apk app from the phone through application managers (like Astro). Google had a base protection that has been abandoned in favor of the more effective license managing, however the old protection made more complicate the indiscriminate share of the apk outside the Google Play market. The LVL has an opensource […]

Why does Android allow an APK with an expired certificate to be installed?

I made an APK signed with a certificate which has a validity of 1 day. My aim is to give a trial app to some people, but preventing them copying the application after the expiration date. If they copy the application before the expiration date that is okay. I thought that the Android OS would […]

How to avoid unused resources and code from an Android Library Project getting into my APK?

I have an Android Library Project in my Eclipse workspace, that I use as a unique toolbox. By chance(1), I just discovered that resources from the library (xml animations, xml layouts, even drawables!!!) are packed into the APK’s of the projects that use the library, even if I don’t use them. After reading Does android […]

Qt Android: Why is a QtApp-debug.apk created for a Release build?

I’m building my Qt/C++ Android application in Release build, however the following APK files are produced: Release/android-build/bin/QtApp-debug.apk Release/android-build/bin/QtApp-debug-unaligned.apk I found this question which implies that the APK files are built in debug mode even for Release builds. The answers there imply that Release builds are possible only if you have a Certificate. I followed the […]

Cordova does not actually install app on android device

I’ve setup cordova 5.0.0 + android SDK API 22 ( Android 5.1.1 ) on ubuntu 12.04 to develop an app. When I run the command cordova run –device it builds without errors the APK and shows Total time: 3.177 secs Built the following apk(s): /var/www/tmp/test-app/platforms/android/build/outputs/apk/android-release-unsigned.apk Using apk: /var/www/tmp/test-app/platforms/android/build/outputs/apk/android-release-unsigned.apk Installing app on device… Launching application… LAUNCH […]

Android project: Export proble Launch canceled! Proguard returned with error code 1. See console

I un-commented below line in project.prperties proguard.config=${sdk.dir}/tools/proguard/proguard-android.txt:proguard-project.txt to work progard and it was working fine. But when I added android-support-v4.jar library, got error while Exporting signed application project Launch canceled! Proguard returned with error code 1. See console Note: there were 316 duplicate class definitions. Warning: com.google.android.gms.common.images.ImageManager$a: can’t find superclass or interface android.content.ComponentCallbacks2 Warning: com.google.android.gms.maps.MapFragment: […]

Is it possible to run .APK/Android apps on iPad/iPhone devices?

All- I recently published an android app on Google Play. I also made it available on my website as an .apk file. I hate to ask this as I am not a big fan of Apple but could an Apple user download my app from my website. Just wondering as a lot of my friends […]

Eclipse installation failed due to invalid APK file?

I use Eclipse for develop android apps, but when run projects see this error: Installation failed due to invalid APK file!

Installing apk , adb command not found

I want to install apk on my emulator, I found this page how to install apk and This thread and my problem is when I type adb in my command line I got this: ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external commands i set the path on windows advance, the path is the […]

Changing the package name of an upgraded Android application

During the upgrade of my android application, I changed the package name. But Android market doesn’t allow to upload the changed package name application as an upgrade. If I upload the application as a new application, will the user have two applications on his/her device? How can I make sure that the user doesn’t have […]

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