Copy a Google Playstore APK from an Android Phone

Quick and Dirty Instructions to Copy an APK from a Genuine Android Phone and Install on a Smart TV


Install the App from the Google Playstore on your Android phone


Log into the Playstore and install the app first.

Install the Android ADB Standalone on the PC

https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools.html

Set the Android Phone To Developer Mode

SETTINGS->ABOUT DEVICE->SOFTWARE INFORMATION->(TAP THE BUILD NUMBER SEVERAL TIMES UNTIL YOU SEE "DEVELOPER MODE TURNED ON")


Pull the Netflix APK from the Android Phone

C:\utils\platform-tools>adb shell path com.netflix.mediaclient
error: device unauthorized.
This adb server's $ADB_VENDOR_KEYS is not set
Try 'adb kill-server' if that seems wrong.
Otherwise check for a confirmation dialog on your device.

C:\utils\platform-tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
5200f41eec84945d        unauthorized


***** CONFIRM THE USB DEBUGGING DIALOG ON THE PHONE !!!

C:\utils\platform-tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
5200f41eec84945d        device

C:\utils\platform-tools>adb shell pm list packages | findstr netflix
package:com.netflix.mediaclient

C:\utils\platform-tools>adb shell pm path com.netflix.mediaclient
package:/data/app/com.netflix.mediaclient-1/base.apk

C:\utils\platform-tools>adb pull /data/app/com.netflix.mediaclient-1/base.apk c:\utils\.
/data/app/com.netflix.mediaclient-1/base.apk: 1 file pulled. 19.1 MB/s (19846306 bytes in 0.993s)

C:\utils\platform-tools>

Copy the APK to a USB stick and insert into the Smart TV

Allow installation from untrusted sources on the Smart TV

Install the APK on the Smart TV

Enjoy !