what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

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mgnewman
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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by mgnewman »

I am having the exact same issue. APKPure will not update apps. If you remove the app it will no longer install with messages about installation failed. This seems to have broke on the last APKPure update but need to confirm with other users. I am going to try to remove APKPure and reinstall to see if that fixes it.

Update: I do have a little more information although it may not be that useful (no fix). I cleared storage for APKpure, no luck. Cleared storage, removed APKPure, rebooted, no luck. I repeated #2 above but installed the beta version of APKPure, no luck. I downloaded an APK from APKmirror and utilized airdroid to move the APK over and the APK installed just fine. This appears to be an issue with APKPure at this point in time.

Update: Installed Aptoide (using airdroid) and updating/installing of app's works like a champ. Can't say that I like Aptoide due to the ads within the app. Really appears to be an issue with APKPure.

Update: I have installed the latest Karoo software update. Still the same issues. I have also noticed that installation of apps from APKPure is very random in working. For example Komoot will not install (I was able to download the straight apk and install) but Zwift companion installed fine.
c0d3man
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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by c0d3man »

Any successful play with the Karoo 2?
OlivierCM
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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by OlivierCM »

Today i installed ZwiftCompanion3.21.0 on Karoo 2 (through adb dos commands on windows 10) and it is fine.
I then installed Spotify1.40.0.apk installation was said to be successfull but it won't open : actually it just turn the screen 90 degrees :-/
So I ask to uninstall spotify but it says unknown package. the icon is still visible on karoo 2.
Any help appreciated!
An other question how to disconnect the karoo from computer? is there any adb command to type? i used adb kill-server. is it fine? adb disconnect didn't work
OlivierCM
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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by OlivierCM »

so After some help from FaceBook Karoo Forum i installed Amazon app (through adb command) and then Omsand+ (paid version) through Amazon. It is ok now (K2) I could i can switch between Karoo or Omsand for navigation during a ride. I uploaded dropbox too so I can synchronize gpx and load them then on Osmand
Coconuut
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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by Coconuut »

Hello, first of all thank you very much for your work, you are a great help, congratulations and thank you again.
I have installed the oruxmaps app on the karoo 2 without any problem and working, but the audible alarms of the app do not work (do not hear). I do not know if I need another app to make them listen or there is a problem that I do not know. Please ask for help to solve it since being able to install that third-party app was one of the causes of the purchase of karoo2.
Kind regards and thank you again.
OlivierCM
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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by OlivierCM »

So today I installed successfully apkpure.apk v3.17.16 through adb command. Then after and through apk app i could successfully (and finally!) install spotify and windy apps.
Petemarshall
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Re: what apps did you sideload on the Karoo

Post by Petemarshall »

Swapps, great app gives a sidebar for swapping between apps.
GoPro app also works brilliant giving live view and full control.
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