Problem parsing the package while installing an apk file

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Hello there,

I am trying to install an apk file from my SD card and I'm getting a 'Parse Error: 'There is a problem parsing the package' error. I was able to install apps in the past without getting any problems, until now. What is causing this problem and what can I do to resolve this issue?

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Problem parsing the package while installing an apk file

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Hi,

I have read your parsing error issues. Generally, this error happens when you try to install an app with a different API than the one your phone have. For example, if you try to install an app in Android Kitkat, which was compiled for ICS, you can face this error.

You can solve it using a file manager-

  1. Download and install ES File Explore from the store.
  2. Open the app, and go to settings.
  3. Scroll down to find App manager.
  4. Tick "(un)install apk automatically".
  5. Remember, you will need root access to your phone and have to turn on the root explorer option in ES File Explorer.

Another option can be using Google Drive-

  1. Upload your apk file to Google Drive.
  2. Install the app from there.

Hope that it solves your problem.

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