1. Engadin's Avatar
    my BB Classic told me today for installing APK files: "unable to open ***.apk"
    I havent made any changes recently and the OS is the latest one: 10.3.3.

    Even, previously sucessfully installed APKs won't install anymore. The message is the same "unable to open ***.apk"

    The Menü "Allow Apps from Oher sources to be instaled" is set to ON.
    What could it be?
    05-13-21 09:34 AM
  2. conite's Avatar
    my BB Classic told me today for installing APK files: "unable to open ***.apk"
    I havent made any changes recently and the OS is the latest one: 10.3.3.

    Even, previously sucessfully installed APKs won't install anymore. The message is the same "unable to open ***.apk"

    The Menü "Allow Apps from Oher sources to be instaled" is set to ON.
    What could it be?
    Reboot phone by holding down the power button, then don't touch it for 15 minutes.
    05-14-21 07:15 AM
  3. Engadin's Avatar
    thank you, rebooted many times, have had a pause for 15 minutes - no changes so far.
    again "unable to open .....apk"
    05-14-21 10:03 AM
  4. Tutur's Avatar
    This app is probably simply not running on Android 4.3 ...
    LaGrua00 likes this.
    05-14-21 11:32 AM
  5. LaGrua00's Avatar
    This app is probably simply not running on Android 4.3 ...
    I agree, make sure that the APK file that you have can be ran on 4.3 Jelly Bean. You might have to verify through Google play on a computer or an Android Device to make sure the app is compatible with that software version. Unfortunately not all apks may not work for 4.3 so I’d just double check. Now for the other apps I’d try to uninstall and reinstall them again and see if that fixes it. Hope for the best!
    05-14-21 11:50 AM
  6. conite's Avatar
    I agree, make sure that the APK file that you have can be ran on 4.3 Gingerbread. You might have to verify through Google play on a computer or an Android Device to make sure the app is compatible with that software version. Unfortunately not all apks may not work for 4.3 so I’d just double check. Hope for the best!
    Jelly bean.
    LaGrua00 likes this.
    05-14-21 11:52 AM
  7. LaGrua00's Avatar
    Jelly bean.
    Right! my mistake
    05-14-21 11:53 AM
  8. Engadin's Avatar
    the point is, that no APK can be installed anymore. even rpreviously installed (currently on the Classic) apps
    I have tried again to install, but wont start.
    Not a specific APK is not running, but all, what I have downloaded from the years 2016...
    05-14-21 01:20 PM
  9. conite's Avatar
    the point is, that no APK can be installed anymore. even rpreviously installed (currently on the Classic) apps
    I have tried again to install, but wont start.
    Not a specific APK is not running, but all, what I have downloaded from the years 2016...
    Can you run Android apps that are already installed?
    05-14-21 02:32 PM
  10. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    You didn't try to install any Android Runtime updates did you?

    Might simply be time to start fresh and run an Autoloader.
    05-14-21 03:00 PM
  11. Engadin's Avatar
    yes, all the apps what the Classis currently has run normally.
    Even new app download from BB-World and installing is okay.
    05-14-21 03:02 PM
  12. FortressBB10's Avatar
    It sounds like the Android runtime is corrupted, right? This would require a full reinstall if it is. I've had this before I think.

    Posted via CB10
    05-18-21 07:20 PM
  13. Ben xfg's Avatar
    It sounds like the Android runtime is corrupted, right? This would require a full reinstall if it is. I've had this before I think.

    Posted via CB10
    Maybe.
    05-18-21 09:16 PM
  14. Engadin's Avatar
    Resume: Today I made a factory reset of the BB.
    Now the APKs run again.
    Nobody know what was the problem, now it is OK.
    05-21-21 11:10 AM
  15. brookie229's Avatar
    Resume: Today I made a factory reset of the BB.
    Now the APKs run again.
    Nobody know what was the problem, now it is OK.
    Must have had a borked runtime.
    05-21-21 03:30 PM

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