The Error “There is a problem Parsing the package or Parse Error” while installing 3rd party app APK in Android phone or tablet occurs due to some different reasons. This error will not let the user install the app, no matter whether it is Third party app or installing from Google Play store. We have some different solutions for this problem, but before that you need to first understand the causes of this error.
Fix Error “There was a Problem Parsing the Package” in Android
All the solutions should work to remove Error “There is a Problem Parsing the package” in Samsung Galaxy, Oneplus, Infocus, TCL, Intex Aqua, BLU, Phicomm, Motorola Moto, LETV LeEco Le, Sony Xperia, Asus Zenfone, Nexus, Oppo, Meizu, Huawei honor , ZTE, Xolo, Myphone, HTC Desire / One, LG, Lenovo, Acer, Alcatel, Coolpad, Spice, Cherry Mobile, Chinese, YU , Nokia, Gionee, Lava, Xiaomi, Micromax Canvas, and other android phones.
Solution 1: In some cases we can also say this particular error as incompatibility error. Yes, incompatibility error because if App developer has mentioned minSDKVersion higher in its App than your Android phone API level (phone is version outdated according to the app). Also if maxSDKVersion is lower than you Android version even then it OS will not let you install the app ( app outdated in this case).
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SO check if app is compatible with your Android version. To check you Android OS version Go to Settings > About Phone > System Information or Software information. There might be difference in app apk compatibility with Android Cupcake 1.5, Donut 1.6, Eclair 2.1, Froyo v2.2, Gingerbread v2.3, Android Jelly bean 4.1, Honeycomb 3.0, Ice-cream Sandwich 4.0, Kitkat 4.4, Lollipop 5.0, Marshmallow 6.0.
Solution 2: Make sure App is Fully Downloaded completely. If app is not full downloaded or is Corrupted then it will give error.
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Solution 3: Re-download the App or try to download it from some where else.
Solution 4: Make sure you have enabled the permission to install the apps from Unknown Sources. Enable it by going to Settings > Security > Scroll down to “unknown Sources” and enable it.
Solution 5: If you are developer and testing the App, Repack the App and then try installing it.
Solution 6: Try to install the same app on your friend / relatives / family members smartphone with different OS (higher version). If the app successfully installed on the other phone that simply means it is incompatible with your own phone.
With all the avobe methods you can easily fix parse Error in Android phone or tablet wjile installing new 3rd party apk file.