I have a Google Pixel 7a running Android 14. I made a simple testing app which runs fine, but when I try to install the .apk I get a message saying 'The app wasn't installed', I have allowed the installation from unknown sources.
What am I doing wrong?
How are you trying to install the apk ?
Is there any security alert during installation?
Thanks for the reply,
I open the 'Files' app, navigate to the .apk in the Downloads folder, click on it, it asks if I want to install it, I answer 'yes', it then warns me that the app may be unsafe, I select 'Install anyway' and then I get the message 'The app wasn’t installed'.
Try uninstalling a previous (old) app version beforehand.
If that doesn't fix things, share the apk via Google Drive for others to test....
Here is a link to the .apk file. It will be interesting to find out if it is just me.
[Mod edit: apk files should not be posted directly to the community]
When you get the Play Protect dialog, press on on More details, scroll and it will say "Install Anyway"
Press on "Install Anyway"
You are a STAR!. Thanks. So many options that I missed that one.
The question is rather why it happens (i.e. why "Unsafe app blocked" appears)?
Try this version, which is identical and just recompiled by me.
@cogiercogier (uninstall the previous app beforehand)
The mind of Google is beyond me.
Google has a mind ? Perhaps an AI one....
I feel the same. However, I suspect that Google is doing many things to further restrict our freedoms.
I have installed 'your' version in the same way as before. The process was the same as before, and it works just fine, thanks. Now I need to create something a little more useful.
Hmm, I don't get the "Unsafe app blocked" message, but I can install my app (Testing_2.apk) directly on all my test devices.
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