Since Anbox currently does not come packaged with an app store, the only way to install applications is through ADB as follows:

adb install /path/to/file.apk

I have been able to successfully install QuickPic and Snapseed this way, however when I try to install Opera Mini or WPS Office, I receive the following error:

Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113]

I'm wondering whether this is an Anbox problem, Ubuntu problem, or ADB problem, and how I can fix it?


Let's take a look at the error message again:

Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113]

This means that the app in question uses native C/C++ libraries, but the APK doesn't include a version that library which has been compiled for the CPU architecture of the the target device. Unlike Java, C/C++ code is not cross-platform, nor is it cross-architecture.

Some apps have different APKs for the different CPU architectures.

But, bottom line, this is the app developer's fault, not yours.

  • 1
    So I should download apk's that support x86 architecture? And those will work? Apr 12 '17 at 14:54
  • @SumeetDeshmukh - An APK only needs to explicitly support x86 if it has native code. Most apps are written purely in Java and will just work. Apr 12 '17 at 15:08
  • Have the same problem even with Google Play
    – Almaron
    Jun 4 '19 at 9:54
  • @Almaron you need the x86 version of the Play Store then Jun 5 '19 at 17:44

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