Top 3 Method To Fix Issue Of “APK not installed package appears to be corrupt”


Are you an App developer using Android Studio? you might have come across this error “APK not installed package appears to be corrupt” while trying to install the app you are currently working on.

Fix APK installation Error

Meanwhile when such error comes up the App does not install because the APK package appears to be corrupt. But not in every case the app is corrupt. when faced with such a case you can run this few tweaks to fix.


How to Fix Issue Of APK not installed package appears to be corrupt.

Many factors and reasons are behind this error but we will quickly look into few solution in fixing the problem;


In Android Studio, go to Build -> Build APK(s).

After creating the APK file, you will see a dialogue that tells you the file has been successfully. Click on locate and proceed to install it in your phone.


It is possible that you already have the app installed on the phone, but in “disabled” state. Just uninstall the disabled application and try installing your APK file again. The installation should run without an error.


The error could be from you having downgraded the target SDK Version in the gradle app module file. For example a downgrade from 24 to 22.

Just change the target SDK version to the current version and the APK file should install without giving you that error any more. I Believe one of the above solution will fix the error.

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