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  1. 2lSAB

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    Every time I try to install TAP an APK file within ES, I get this error message (bottom message in pic).

    HTC One M9 stock rom N7 rooted And ES File Explorer Pro (play store version - paid) has SU grated

    I've contacted the dev to no avail
     

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    Maybe the APK file is not compatible with your device?
    If you're not installing from the play store your risking your security
     
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    It's part of many apks and I like to keep the mods I make.
    I've never had this issue with other file managers.
    Using ES means I have to open up the app in an uncomfortable way.
     
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    It's part of many apks and I like to keep the mods I make.
    I've never had this issue with other file managers.
    Using ES means I have to open up the app in an uncomfortable way.
     
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    This is a similar situation. I get failed to install...
     

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    Failed to install an APK, is often a compatibility issue between the particular app and your whatever it is phone or tablet. Maybe it's something that only the developer can fix?
     
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    I would understand if it was just that particular app but this is for all the apps handled by ES File Explorer
     
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    If it works with other file explorers, why not just use one of those? It's not as if there haven't been privacy concerns with ES over the years anyway.

    At some point Android changed from having a global "install from unknown sources" option to authorising individual apps to install. I don't know at what point that was because I skipped a few versions, but if your phone has software after that point maybe you need to authorise ES? Though I'd expect it to tell you if that was the problem, rather than it just failing, so I expect that isn't it.
     
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    I hadn't heard anything about the Android app security change, probably because it's not related to the Android 7 using the M9 . But thanks anyway. The problem is within the app I believe and not OS related.

    I think the poster that mentioned app permission BUT I'm fairly new to root and superSU.
     
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    I've never used 7 - I jumped from 5 to 8 (currently 9). But if you have the "install from unknown sources" option in your Settings and have enabled it that should be enough.

    But the file explorer doesn't do the installation itself anyway: it invokes the system package installer to do that. So if that works with other file explorers all I can think of is that for some reason ES on your device isn't doing that. If it's trying to use something else to do the installation maybe that's where the problem lies? Just speculating.
     
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    That's good speculation. Can we <span style='background-color:#B4B4B4;'>fix</span>
     
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    Yep.
    ES is not to be trusted.
    Rumors?
    It's pretty much fact.
     
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    It is also unfortunate because it was simply superb before the problem arose.

    I now use … Solid Explorer File Manager … that includes a very handy dual screen option showing the from and to folder.

    … Thom
     
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    Thanks everyone
     
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    Probably your apk file will be corrupt.
     
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    Update: the problem was everytime I reinstalled es, I would use a corrupt settings file to restore all my cloud an local directories .. problem solved. <span style='background-color:#B4B4B4;'>Ty</span>
     

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