I’m using a fairphone4 [Android 12, e/OS 1.9-s-20230310268290-strable-FP4].
In my “download-dir” on the SD-Card is an apk that I want to install. If I tap on it, nothing happens and
I cannot open the directory using the “App Lounge” to select/install the apk.
Any suggestions how to get it work?
Strange that nothing happens, I’d least expect a notification popup as apps need permission in order to install other apps.
I assume in this case it is either your file manager or maybe your browser (in case you downloaded the apk somewhere) that require permission.
system settings > “apps” > expand menu and select “special app access” (or the like, not sure about Englisch expression) > “install unknown apps” (or “from unknown sources” or the like …) >
grant permission for your file manager (or browser or else) to install apps
Now navigate in file manager and try again
Are you sure of your APK integrity ?
Perhaps re-download it and re-try to open it…
SOLVED - .apk files will not be installed if they are on the extern memory (sd-card)
Copy the file to the internal “Download” directory and double tap it there.
Then normal behaviour.
Nevertheless, thanks for the hints.
Good you solved it!
Nevertheless, on my phone it is possible to install apk from (external) SD drive without issues
Yes, that should work, even directly from cloud storage. Although I am rooted and have the Magisk Module called “no storage restrict” activated
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