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Android apps won't update [not relevant]

asked 2013-12-29 15:13:05 +0200

updated 2016-08-17 14:54:35 +0200

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I seem to be having this problem that my Android apps will download the update but they won't install it. Is this because Jolla currently does not support overwriting from Android apps?

The only way I can update my Android apps currently is uninstalling the Android app and then re-installing it.

(Not talking about Yandex.Store! Problem is with 3rd party App Stores, since they are not able to overwrite files)

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I was wondering the same thing.

tapio.oling ( 2013-12-29 16:12:53 +0200 )edit

I think you're talking about Yandex store. I don't use it but I can say that it is the same for Aptoide store. I have to go to the app launcher, remove the app myself and then, Aptoide is able to update it (reinstall it actually).

Elioty ( 2014-01-02 05:43:08 +0200 )edit

For me 1mobile market isn't able to update too. And I'm running newest firmware.

jaine ( 2014-01-03 18:23:35 +0200 )edit

yeah same here with Aptoide. It doesn't install anything, just it prompts for an update. when updated it crashes doing it recurrently

debexpert ( 2014-01-17 21:56:15 +0200 )edit
3 didn't bring any change here :(

tad ( 2014-02-01 14:05:00 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-02 12:33:33 +0200

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For me , yandex is be able to update, Aptoide marks the app to be updated but the update do not start.

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Yesterday I did a few updates from Google Playstore and that worked without a problem.

Sailor ( 2014-01-02 13:15:30 +0200 )edit

Google Playstore is be able to update apps without any problem.

pizzulicchio ( 2014-01-02 16:04:42 +0200 )edit

For me 1Mobile Market is unable to update any app but it is possible to download the app... really annoying issue.

Alex ( 2014-02-26 12:55:39 +0200 )edit

For me most of the apps downloaded from 1Mobile don't work. Once I downloaded the same apps from Amazon, they started working.

AnaT ( 2014-02-26 17:49:22 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-02-04 22:07:44 +0200

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I tested and it works, but kind of fuzzy, so... you've been warned ;-)

  1. Enable adb.
  2. Login as root (preferably with WinSCP or something like that).
  3. Go to /usr/share/applications.
  4. Open apkd-mime-handler.desktop.
  5. Comment out Exec option.
  6. Add new option: Exec=/opt/alien/system/bin/adb install -r %F
  7. Save

The whole file should look like something this:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Install APK files
#Exec=/usr/bin/apkd-install %F
Exec=/opt/alien/system/bin/adb install -r %F

As I said it works, but behaves a bit strange. When you click on apk file in transfers the first click shows no popup and the app icon will disappear. After second click the app will be installed and all data will be preserved (or it seems so after my testing).

You can also do this from command line (can be run as "nemo" user):

/opt/alien/system/bin/adb install -r /path/to/your/updated/application.apk
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answered 2014-01-02 14:51:45 +0200

CsTom gravatar image

With which firmware it is (not) happening? The release notes says:

"What's new: Updating/uninstalling apps from Yandex store"

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The problem is not Yandex, but installation of downloaded apk files. You click on the apk and nothing happens. You have to uninstall the application and install again.

Nux ( 2014-01-17 16:11:36 +0200 )edit

Which in reality makes the whole idea of android compatibility a nonsense

Cosmic_Kakapo ( 2014-02-01 13:56:36 +0200 )edit

@Cosmic_Kakapo I think you've misunderstood the problem. You can easily work around the problem of updates. Just remove old version of application and install new application.

Nux ( 2014-02-03 19:03:59 +0200 )edit

@Nux Exactly, this is why I think it is a permission issue, it seems that android apps are not allowed to overwrite current files.

Mauritz ( 2014-02-03 19:49:01 +0200 )edit

I think the problem is within the installer script. Updates through adb (also remote made from Netbeans) work fine.

Nux ( 2014-02-04 01:17:48 +0200 )edit

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