Updating Side loaded apps with APK Pure

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dabrown16
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Updating Side loaded apps with APK Pure

Post by dabrown16 »

I have been trying to update the Komoot app using APK Pure. I'm able to download the pkg, extract it, approve the new access settings and click install. However, APK Pure returns with 'Installation Failed'.
Is there a specified way to update an app?
Thanks,
Dan

ZenTurtle
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Re: Updating Side loaded apps with APK Pure

Post by ZenTurtle »

Don't have an answer but I'm interested in the same question. How do people update side loaded apps?
If I wipe the app and reinstall it I lose all the settings, kinda non ideal

How's Komoot Working for you?

dbareis
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Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:17 am

Re: Updating Side loaded apps with APK Pure

Post by dbareis »

From a comment posted elsewhere:
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(2) Uses Android 6, which means more and more 3rd party apps are now incompatible and this list is growing day by day as authors update their apps to the latest API levels or use “XAPK” format files.

(3) 3rd party apps can’t display standard Android Notifications. I believe the “standard” karoo would benefit from actionable notifications as currently there are some tricky/dubious Karoo UI decisions and I couldn’t work out for an hour after I’d padded my destination how to stop it trying to navigate back to it (tried all logical things while on the group ride).

(4) To fix (3) without a Karoo software change, you have to install “Google Play Services” , this is not possible as you can no longer unlock the bootloader.

ZenTurtle
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Re: Updating Side loaded apps with APK Pure

Post by ZenTurtle »

I was able to install older version 9.x, but newer versions still support Android 6+ so the problem must be different.

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