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    How can I convert .tar files to .apk files on an iMac computer in order to transfer them to Droid Razr cell phone, which does not support .tar or .jar files?
     

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    Are they actually apk files? IOW, are the contents of the file what a normal apk file have? If yes, just change the name. If no, you'd have to change the contents of the file. (An apk file is actually a zip file with a different extension.)
     
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    .apk files are special Android files (application package files) that contain applications.

    You can rename a file to have a .apk extension, but that won't make it an Android application.

    A .tar file is simply a Unix (or Linux) tar (utility) archive.
     

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