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Yep, same problem here. Installing from ADB works fine, can't install from any file manager on the device. Parsing failed when parsing the manifest or something along those lines.

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- When Motorola assistant asks for data safety (just before the Google accounts question comes up), don't click accept, but tap on "data safety guidelines" and tick both settings to off. Then accept.

 

 

try it after reset  :unsure:

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- When Motorola assistant asks for data safety (just before the Google accounts question comes up), don't click accept, but tap on "data safety guidelines" and tick both settings to off. Then accept.

 

Has anyone used this tip and fixed the app installing parse error yet?..

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Hi all I have just rooted and have su root access in adb I can install apps from Google Play and via airdroid no problem in adb i only have read only and also es file explorer it wont let me enable root access.     

 

 

Huge thanks to Paul

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Did a factory reset last night, went through all the initial setup procedures and installed all the default Google stuff then added file explorer to try out an apk install and it seems the method of turning off the Motorola security features did the trick. Will look in to it a bit further and try out a few more installs just to double check it's still okay to install apks not through play store or Google drive...

Thanks to Benowit for the tip!.. ;-)

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Did a factory reset last night, went through all the initial setup procedures and installed all the default Google stuff then added file explorer to try out an apk install and it seems the method of turning off the Motorola security features did the trick. Will look in to it a bit further and try out a few more installs just to double check it's still okay to install apks not through play store or Google drive...

Thanks to Benowit for the tip!.. ;-)

Where are you turning off Motorola security features?

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done that 3 times and deselected those 2 options at a start as says and still get same thing.... can anyone help me out ???

where are you finding these two options?

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where are you finding these two options?

You get asked whether or not to enable them in the setup wizard when you power on for the first time/after factory reset.

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You get asked whether or not to enable them in the setup wizard when you power on for the first time/after factory reset.

This is what I get/do once it turns on after reset:

Confirm language - English uk

Connect to wifi

"About your privacy" screen shows - tap "privacy settings" - turn off Privacy Controls "Help Improve Motorola Products" and "Moto Care" - back - accept and continue.

Got Google - no (also tried yes)

Make it Google - not now

Asks for Moto migration - not now.

Settings - security - tick unknown sources. Also tried with a combination of unticking Verify Apps

Open chrome - download Amazon AppStore (or any apk) - try and install and get parsing error.

Anything else I can try?

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put it in developer mode: settings- about phone - click build number 7 times

-dev options - enable usb debugging

 

reboot

 

thats the only other thing i can suggest for now

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fwiw what worked for me without hard reset was to go into:

 

settings - > security

 

.untick verify apps

.tick/untick/retick unknown sources

 

reboot

No joy :-(
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fwiw what worked for me without hard reset was to go into:

 

settings - > security

 

.untick verify apps

.tick/untick/retick unknown sources

 

reboot

 

put it in developer mode: settings- about phone - click build number 7 times

-dev options - enable usb debugging

 

reboot

 

thats the only other thing i can suggest for now

tried all that and guess what - no joy :(

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If you upload the apk to your google drive, it'll install from there. You don't even have to wait until it's finished uploading if you're doing it from the phone. Nutty, but that works on the mrs' phone.

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If you upload the apk to your google drive, it'll install from there. You don't even have to wait until it's finished uploading if you're doing it from the phone. Nutty, but that works on the mrs' phone.

yeh the gDrive option works fine but that isnt the way it  should be working. ordered another one from tesco, lets see how that one behaves.

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something extremely strange has just happened... after migrating my phone and just using it normally for the past few hours while wallowing at the fact i cant install apks, just now i thought id have another go at amazon appstore, installed fine! i thought id try aDownloader, that too installed fine :) im not sure what caused this, i did install a couple of apks via gDrive, i wonder if that had any effect or maybe Moto Migrate migrated some setting from my S2?

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