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By funky0308, Inactive Recognized Themer on 3rd October 2013, 09:46 AM
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Hi guys...

Day by day we have more and more apps from XZ, Z1, ZU and other devices.

I'll show you the easiest way how to install them without restarting your device or manually changing permissions.

App in this tutorial is called ZIPSIGNER and it's easiest way to sign app directly from your device...

And instead of this:


We'll have this:


Here we go :




1. Download this app from play store
ZipSigner: Download

This is ZipSigner app.
App we use to sign app when we are editing app or changing apps manifest but it'll help us here as well.

2. Download and extract your new file.
I'll use new Album from XU device.

3. Open ZipSigner app


Choose In/out...
And find your apk file.
In "key/mode" select "platform" or "media" (we'll use "platform" for system files.


4. Click "Sign the file", wait a bit.....

.....and that's it, now you can open your browser, find file which will look like this (it's in same folder as your original file)


5. Install newly created file like any other app

And that's it...you can open and use your app without restarting your device.

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3rd October 2013, 09:46 AM |#2  
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Just in case I need it...

@moderators
If I should remove thread to "general section", please move it.
Tnx

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can you share your framework?, i realy like the battery icon .
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can you share your framework?, i realy like the battery icon .

Thats a honami systemui mod.. U don't need whole framework for that


@funky0308 bro

Really nice share.. U saved my time.. From today i will not waste my time to put it in system /app with permission and reboot and blah blah.. Great share mate
Works perfectly in ma Xperia SP
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I know, i used this to share app

This app have a little bug: you can't again edit the apk after the sign

IMPORTANT : THE APP SIGNED MUST HAVE ANOTHER PACKAGE NAME TO INSTALL LIKE NORMAL APK, IF IS THE SAME PACKAGE NAME THE INSTALLATION RETURN ERROR
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Originally Posted by xperiasblack

I know, i used this to share app

This app have a little bug: you can't again edit the apk after the sign

IMPORTANT : THE APP SIGNED MUST HAVE ANOTHER PACKAGE NAME TO INSTALL LIKE NORMAL APK, IF IS THE SAME PACKAGE NAME THE INSTALLATION RETURN ERROR

Yep.. U r correct bro.. I cant edit the apk..
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Originally Posted by xperiasblack

I know, i used this to share app

This app have a little bug: you can't again edit the apk after the sign

IMPORTANT : THE APP SIGNED MUST HAVE ANOTHER PACKAGE NAME TO INSTALL LIKE NORMAL APK, IF IS THE SAME PACKAGE NAME THE INSTALLATION RETURN ERROR

That's not true...
I'm using ZipSigner all the time and I decompile app after signing without any problems...

ZipSigner will create another file with "signed" added to original name so you only need to click on it and install.

If you have problems after signing you have wrong framework and semcgenericuxp.apk installed on your PC.

When you sign apk file you are "linking" apk to your current framework so it's important to work with same framework sources on your PC.

If you still have problems and can't recompile/decompile apk after signing, then decompile your original file, don't decompile already signed...or try with different key - "media" for album, music and others.

I'm working on settings.apk and I decompiled same signed file over and over without any problems...
System files should be signed with "platform" keys and multimedia with "media" keys - even I could work with "platform" keys all the time...

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4th October 2013, 11:01 AM |#8  
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Awsome share man...it really save time...

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Nice one! @funky0308 would it work with the SMS app I shared the last time?

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Nice one! @funky0308 would it work with the SMS app I shared the last time?

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That will work with all apps for Android.

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I just tried with the 3 apps and I get the "not installed message "

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