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Android Can't install two apks on the same device at the same time

Discussion in 'GameMaker Studio 2 Community Tech Support' started by PixelPluto, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. PixelPluto

    PixelPluto Member

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    Hello there!

    I have encountered a weird problem. I transferred two APKs from my PC to my device, and I can only install one game at a time on it. As soon as I install the second one, the first one gets deinstalled (it's not getting deleted from the device, though). At first I thought it's because my phone is too old (Samsung J3 2016), but it's the same on my new tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2019). Shouldn't it be possible to have both installed?

    I did some research on the web, and here on the forum, too, but couldn't find any solution.

    Can anyone help? Thanks in advance for any advice :) .
     
  2. Nocturne

    Nocturne Friendly Tyrant Forum Staff Admin

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    Are these final APKs? ie: You've compiled them instead of just hitting "play" from the GMS2 interface? Also, what version of GMS2 are you on and what runtime?
     
  3. SnortySnoopy

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    What are the differences between those 2 apks? Some phone able to do "dual app" where it can run two instances of an app at the same time. But it is still just 1 app installed, shared for use with 2 SIM Cards, e.g. if each of your SIM Cards is setup to use WA, the WA app you install will adjust to which SIM is active. But never have I heard 2 app copies with same product information installed on 1 phone. So I'm doubtful what you want to do is possible.
     
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  4. Nocturne

    Nocturne Friendly Tyrant Forum Staff Admin

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    One thing... In the Android game options, do you have different Product names for the projects? If they are both using the same product name (ie: com.company.name by default) then Android will recognise them as the same package and overwrite one with the other. Make sure they have different product names and you should be fine.
     
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  5. PixelPluto

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    Thanks a lot for the advice, the product name thing worked, I now have both APKs on my device :) .
     
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