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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: what is android apk? Reply with quote

Hey guys,
Can anybody tell me what is android apk and how to use it?
is this a app ?

please hurrey?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

an apk is the package format that Android uses for its apps
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an Android application. You can usually install these on your phone manually if you disable security settings. These things contain the application code, a manifest of what permissions are needed, and any cryptographic signatures.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just copy it to your phone and open it. It should install
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I search "android apk" in play store but didn't find anything. If this is for android then isn't it available in play store?
If no then where how can i install in my phone?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike222 wrote:
I search "android apk" in play store but didn't find anything. If this is for android then isn't it available in play store?
If no then where how can i install in my phone?
everything in android is available in apk, it's the only format the packages are in. Everything you see here comes in <application>.apk
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

APK is equivalent to Microsoft Windows msi which contains malware.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
mike222 wrote:
I search "android apk" in play store but didn't find anything. If this is for android then isn't it available in play store?
If no then where how can i install in my phone?
everything in android is available in apk, it's the only format the packages are in. Everything you see here comes in <application>.apk

ok ok, but how can we install a new android apk in phone?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dE_logics wrote:
APK is equivalent to Microsoft Windows msi which contains malware.

yeah, got it!

thanks.
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