Expo APK not installing in Android 8.0

Hello there.
I have problem in installing an expo-built apk in Android Oreo. I tried the solutions here https://forums.expo.dev/t/expo-build-android-unable-to-install-the-apk/14635 but it did not solve my problem:

Here’s my package.json:

  "main": "node_modules/expo/AppEntry.js",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "expo start",
    "android": "expo start --android",
    "ios": "expo start --ios",
    "eject": "expo eject"
  "dependencies": {
    "expo": "^32.0.0",
    "react": "16.5.0",
    "react-native": "https://github.com/expo/react-native/archive/sdk-32.0.0.tar.gz"
  "devDependencies": {
    "babel-preset-expo": "^5.0.0"
  "private": true

…and here’s my app.json

  "expo": {
    "name": "<APP_NAME>",
    "slug": "<APP_NAME>",
    "privacy": "public",
    "sdkVersion": "32.0.0",
    "platforms": [
    "version": "1.0.0",
    "orientation": "portrait",
    "icon": "./assets/icon.png",
    "splash": {
      "image": "./assets/splash.png",
      "resizeMode": "contain",
      "backgroundColor": "#ffffff"
    "updates": {
      "fallbackToCacheTimeout": 0
    "assetBundlePatterns": [
    "ios": {
      "supportsTablet": true
    "android": {
        "package": "com.example.<APP_NAME>",
        "versionCode": 1

as you can see here, I am using expo sdk 32.0.

I hope you can provide me the solution as soon as possible. Thanks.

Hey @cjestavillo,

What is the exact error you are getting? Also, are you trying to install the .apk from the play store? If not, are you using your signed .apk to run it in a simulator or physical device?


I built the apk using the command expo build:android and let the expo create the keystore. After that I downloaded the apk from the link where expo had built my .apk, Then after downloading and installing it in my Android Oreo actual device, this happens…

I hope it will be resolved immediately coz I need this app for my client. thanks

Note: The play store’s play protect function is turned off in my device.

Aside from this, I did an expo:build android to a freshly installed expo project however I still cannot install the apk.

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