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By Cyclops1055, Senior Member on 6th February 2014, 03:43 PM
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I have been using an HTC One (KitKat 4.4.2) for a few days now and discovered that I am unable to install apps that aren't from the app store.

Example: I download an .apk from the internet to my SD card and when I try to install it, the install button doesn't work, only the cancel button works. I then reboot my phone and once it's back up I am able to install the .apk. I would need to reboot again if I wanted to install another .apk file.

I have search and found some solutions but none of them have worked.

How can I fix this issue.
 
 
6th February 2014, 07:06 PM |#2  
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I have been using an HTC One (KitKat 4.4.2) for a few days now and discovered that I am unable to install apps that aren't from the app store.

Example: I download an .apk from the internet to my SD card and when I try to install it, the install button doesn't work, only the cancel button works. I then reboot my phone and once it's back up I am able to install the .apk. I would need to reboot again if I wanted to install another .apk file.

I have search and found some solutions but none of them have worked.

How can I fix this issue.

Have you got an unlocked bootloader and rooted already? If so, then you can get into the file Explorer with root option to delete the apk files directly from the folder..

Hit thanks if this has helped you :thumbup:

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6th February 2014, 07:10 PM |#3  
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Have you got an unlocked bootloader and rooted already? If so, then you can get into the file Explorer with root option to delete the apk files directly from the folder..

Hit thanks if this has helped you :thumbup:

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I think you miss understood my issue, I do have an unlocked bootloader and my phone is rooted, my issue is installing apps not deleting them.
6th February 2014, 07:15 PM |#4  
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I think you miss understood my issue, I do have an unlocked bootloader and my phone is rooted, my issue is installing apps not deleting them.

My bad... Was falling asleep..

Btw, could be a stupid question.. Did you check the option "Allow installation of apps from Unknown sources" in the setting option?

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My bad... Was falling asleep..

Btw, could be a stupid question.. Did you check the option "Allow installation of apps from Unknown sources" in the setting option?

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I had a similar issue but I had to completely wipe the device and flashed the custom rom later it worked..

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6th February 2014, 07:16 PM |#5  
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My bad... Was falling asleep..

Btw, could be a stupid question.. Did you check the option "Allow installation of apps from Unknown sources" in the setting option?

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It's not a stupid question but yes I did check and it's set to "Allow from Unknown sources"
6th February 2014, 07:16 PM |#6  
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I think you miss understood my issue, I do have an unlocked bootloader and my phone is rooted, my issue is installing apps not deleting them.

1) backup all apps
2)factory reset
3)restore apps
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6th February 2014, 07:23 PM |#7  
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1) backup all apps
2)factory reset
3)restore apps

I wanted to avoid that option, but I'll give it a try.
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There has to be an options in settings or security somewhere which is blocking it.
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1) backup all apps
2)factory reset
3)restore apps

Well doing a factory reset fixed my problem.
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