Errors While Installing APKs

How to Fix the Errors While Installing APKs

Now it is not the early 2000s. Now the world has been changed, and technology has grown in a light-speed manner. So unlike the early ’90s, modern Android devices are made of high-quality features created with high-quality programming, where the bugs and errors are rare.

So they always provide their users with the best user experience. But still, rarely are there instances where those programs run into bugs and give errors leading to a poor user experience. So in this content, we will discuss how to fix the errors while installing APKs.

So remember the times you’ve experienced those errors, or you came here to find a way to solve an issue you got right before now. After reading this article, you will find almost all the successful methods of fixing errors while installing APKs. One of the most common errors you get when installing APKs is the App not installed issue.

Before we get deeper, let’s discuss some common possible reasons for the App not installed issue.

Possible Reasons for App Not Installed Issue.

1.Not Enough Storage

This problem is one of the most common reasons for the errors while installing APKs because your device’s usable memory is running low. So whenever you get this error, first check for your device’s memory in the Settings> Storage. If it says the memory is running down, try deleting some unwanted applications or large files to free up the space which is relevant for the installation.

2.Installation File Contains Corrupted Files.

If your installation file contains corrupted or damaged files or missing some files, you will get the error message, and the App will not be installed. So in this kind of an issue, you can try downloading the whole file again and re-installing it. 

In this case, you have to make sure to download the files from a trusted source, preventing you from most of those errors. And also, a virus attack or ransomware can cause this error.

3.Trying to Install Unsigned APKs.

Errors While Installing APKs, 
Apps2fire error installation failed.

You know there are both signed and unsigned APKs. Most Android devices do not allow you to install unsigned APKs on your device because they believe those APKs can be a threat to your device’s security. So check for it.

4.Your Device May Not be Compatible with the Version of APKs.

Whether this came to the third point, this is the first thing you need to check before downloading the APK file. If the APK file version is not compatible with the Android version of your device, the APK will not be installed. So, check and download the compatible version.

FIX; Error While Installing APK Android Studio Emulator.

Suppose you face an error while installing the APK Android studio stimulator. In that case, you can follow the following steps to fix/recover the errors.

Check your connection with the PC.

Link your Android phone to your computer with a USB cable. First, make sure that your phone is plugged into your computer correctly. Your Phone should be charging if it’s connected correctly.

Check for the driver software installation.

Check to see whether your device’s driver software has been updated: Right-click Computer in the File Explorer and choose Properties. Then, click on Manage (requires administrator privileges). Find a tab on your Computer Management window’s left pane labeled “Device or Device Manager” and click on it. From there, look for your device.

You should be able to discover your gadget under Portable Devices, and the name begins with SAMSUNG. Using a right-click on the device, choose Update Driver Software… Because it’s simpler, I selected the option to search for updated driver software automatically.

Enable USB debugging.

Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB debugging. For Samsung Galaxy S11, this was located there. USB Debugging may be allowed from here. For those who can’t locate their Developer Options, touch your build number seven times. [You can find yours in, under Settings > About Phone > Software Information.]

However, even if your USB Debugging option may be set, you still need to allow USB debugging for the individual machine you’re using. Allow USB debugging? Should display in a popup window, along with the computer’s RSA key fingerprint. To avoid going through this process again, select the Always allow from this computer box before hitting OK.

Revoke USB debugging authorization in ‘Developer Options’ if you’ve already done this and your device still shows as OFFLINE. Finally, allow USB Debugging to be enabled on your machine again. Attempt to reconnect your phone to the computer if the popup doesn’t show up. (reconnect the cable).

Try rebuilding or cleaning your project.

In Android Studio, pull to the Build tab at the top left and try both the Clean and the Rebuild choices.

What if nothing works?

If nothing works above, you can try uninstalling and installing the software back again. Just keep focused on the installation for any errors or important notifications. Make sure you are not affected by the virus which interrupts the process.

So now, let’s talk about some other essential notifications of errors while installing APKs.

So now you know how you can fix the Error While Installing APK Android Studio Emulator.


The application could not be installed; INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_INCONSISTENT_CERTIFICATES; 
Errors While Installing APKs
  • This problem comes out mainly due to the same App being previously installed and signed with another key [release key, debug key]. So, in this case, deleting the last installation files manually and installing the APK again will solve the issue.

Also, this can happen because your APK is not correctly signed. So to fix that, Build it using Eclipse or SDK Ant tasks and then compare the APKs. Alternatively, you may use Jarsigner to verify that the signature is exactly what you want it to be.

The installation didn’t succeed, the application couldn’t installed: INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK; 

  • there can be so many possible reasons. What are those?
  1. Check out the Manifest file for text errors like invalid spaces and characters. 

[Like “com.example.test” instead of “com.example.test”]. And also the package name.

  1. Remove the last APK [android/app/build/outputs/apk/debug/app-debug.apk in the folder]. It is done.
  2. Make sure that, the App is compatible with your device.
  3. Check your manifest for the MinSDK and TargetSDK values.

Session app’: installation did not succeed. The application could not be installed. 

  1. Try running “gradlew.bat clean” and then restarting android studio to fix this problem.
  2. Uncheck the instant run in File >Settings >Build,Execution,Deployment > Instant Run.
  3. Try cleaning and rebuilding.
  4. Also, be sure that your Phone is connected for file transfer rather than simply charging through USB.

Apps2fire error installation failed.

Android debugging option on Windows laptops may no longer be supported in Android 10, or ADB may require an upgrade to be compatible. Thus you may have to uninstall and re-install applications using ADB from the Windows laptop.

Vysor error installing APK.

If you have to face this kind of error, you can try the following things to fix the error.

  1. Go to Permissions – Install through USB in Settings: If your App is mentioned, uncheck it.
  2. In Settings – Additional Settings -Privacy – Unknown Sources: check the box.
  3. Go to Settings – Developer Options: Look for “USB Install in the Install menu.” [check it]

In this context, we have discussed the ways to fix some common errors while installing APKs. If you face some other problems where you cannot find a fix, come back and leave a comment. We are looking forward to assisting you until the error is fixed.

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