Fix Cannot Sideload Apps on Android 15 Developer Preview 1

Have you installed Android 15 Developer Preview 1 on your handset but cannot sideload apps? If yes, then you are in the right place. In this guide, you will get to know how to fix Cannot Sideload Apps on Android 15 Developer Preview 1.

Google recently came out with the Developer Preview 1 of the newest OS build and with that, the developers have introduced several exciting features. However, as the Android 15 Developer Preview 1 is still in the testing stage, various bugs and issues should be expected.

Along those lines, many users have complained that they have been getting Cannot Sideload Apps on Android 15 Developer Preview 1. Luckily, there is a way you can resolve this situation.

How to fix Cannot Sideload Apps on Android 15 Developer Preview 1

Cannot Sideload Apps

Many users have been facing challenges when installing apps. Previously, they were getting issues with the Google Play Store preventing folks from being able to install apps. This is why they had to look for alternate routes to sideload apps. Now, that route is bugged as well.

Many users are left wondering if there is a way to sideload apps on their smartphone. To resolve this issue, you need to downgrade the Package Manager app to the Android 14 firmware. Here are the steps you need to follow to fix Cannot Sideload Apps on Android 15 Developer Preview 1 –

  • Start by downloading and extracting the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC
  • After that, enable USB Debugging and connect your handset to PC using USB (To enable USB Debugging, you’ll need to go to Settings -> About Phone -> Tap on Build number 7 times -> Return to Settings -> System -> Developer Options -> Enable USB Debugging)

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  • After that, download the Android 14 Package Manager app by heading over to APKMirror
  • Transfer the app to platform-tools folder before renaming it to pm.apk
  • Open Command Prompt in the platform-tools folder and then type the following command –
adb install pm.apk
  • You can now sideload apps on Android 15 Developer Preview

We hope this guide helped you fix Cannot Sideload Apps on Android 15 Developer Preview. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to mention them in the comments section.

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learnt how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports and most importantly technology. Aviral is a regular writer for rootmygalaxy.net and has been getting better by the day. He currently own Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, iPhone 13 and a HP Pavilion laptop

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